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  • New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:14:31 GMT
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
  • Psychiatric hospital coming to Spokane

    Psychiatric hospital coming to Spokane

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-09-21 16:17:08 GMT
    The three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane todayThe three finalists bidding for the Riverfront Park project visited Spokane today

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A new 100-bed psychiatric hospital is coming to Spokane.    The Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital, which opens to patients in October, will have about 200 employees.    The Spokesman-Review says the $33 million facility will be split into four units, each with 25 beds for inpatient services. One unit will be reserved for adolescent patients between the ages of 13 and 17.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A new 100-bed psychiatric hospital is coming to Spokane.    The Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital, which opens to patients in October, will have about 200 employees.    The Spokesman-Review says the $33 million facility will be split into four units, each with 25 beds for inpatient services. One unit will be reserved for adolescent patients between the ages of 13 and 17.

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  • DVR cuts ties with contractor, leaving hundreds of disabled people hanging in Spokane

    DVR cuts ties with contractor, leaving hundreds of disabled people hanging in Spokane

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-09-22 05:30:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a life-changing resource for hundreds of disabled people in Spokane. Finding them jobs, counseling and places to live. A big part of the agency's mission is at a standstill after DVR cut ties with one of it's major contractors without warning. For twenty-seven years, Compass has been a one-stop shop for launching disabled and disadvantaged residents on a path to a better, independent life. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a life-changing resource for hundreds of disabled people in Spokane. Finding them jobs, counseling and places to live. A big part of the agency's mission is at a standstill after DVR cut ties with one of it's major contractors without warning. For twenty-seven years, Compass has been a one-stop shop for launching disabled and disadvantaged residents on a path to a better, independent life. 

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  • Wind topples tree limb, concrete post; 1 killed, 2 injured in Tri-Cities

    Wind topples tree limb, concrete post; 1 killed, 2 injured in Tri-Cities

    Saturday, September 22 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-09-22 23:43:47 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - High winds toppled a tree limb and a concrete light post at two festivals in the Tri-Cities, killing one woman and sending two other people to a hospital. The Tri-City Herald reports that sustained winds of 18 mph (29 kmh) and gusts of up to 25 mph (40 kph) knocked down a tree limb at Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire on Saturday afternoon, killing a woman.  

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - High winds toppled a tree limb and a concrete light post at two festivals in the Tri-Cities, killing one woman and sending two other people to a hospital. The Tri-City Herald reports that sustained winds of 18 mph (29 kmh) and gusts of up to 25 mph (40 kph) knocked down a tree limb at Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire on Saturday afternoon, killing a woman.  

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  • Four hospitalized in military vehicle crash on I-90 in Kittitas County

    Four hospitalized in military vehicle crash on I-90 in Kittitas County

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-09-22 17:33:46 GMT

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - A military vehicle was involved in a collision on eastbound I-90 that sent four to the hospital with injuries in Kittitas County Saturday morning. Washington State Patrols responded to scene around 7:30 a.m. near milepost 125 near the Ryegrass Hill rest area. It was reported that the military vehicle was conducting training exercises when it rolled down an embankment onto I-90. 

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    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - A military vehicle was involved in a collision on eastbound I-90 that sent four to the hospital with injuries in Kittitas County Saturday morning. Washington State Patrols responded to scene around 7:30 a.m. near milepost 125 near the Ryegrass Hill rest area. It was reported that the military vehicle was conducting training exercises when it rolled down an embankment onto I-90. 

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  • Crews respond to total-loss shop fire in Medical Lake

    Crews respond to total-loss shop fire in Medical Lake

    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-09-22 16:51:12 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Crews responded to a structure fire Saturday morning in Medical Lake where a shop was a total loss. The fire began around 6:45 a.m. Saturday when a neighbor noticed and called it in. Upon arrival, the 30-by-50 foot shop was fully involved. Crews from Fire District 10, Airway Heights Fire and Fairchild AFB responded to the scene. 

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Crews responded to a structure fire Saturday morning in Medical Lake where a shop was a total loss. The fire began around 6:45 a.m. Saturday when a neighbor noticed and called it in. Upon arrival, the 30-by-50 foot shop was fully involved. Crews from Fire District 10, Airway Heights Fire and Fairchild AFB responded to the scene. 

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  • DVR cuts ties with contractor, leaving hundreds of disabled people hanging in Spokane

    DVR cuts ties with contractor, leaving hundreds of disabled people hanging in Spokane

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-09-22 05:30:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a life-changing resource for hundreds of disabled people in Spokane. Finding them jobs, counseling and places to live. A big part of the agency's mission is at a standstill after DVR cut ties with one of it's major contractors without warning. For twenty-seven years, Compass has been a one-stop shop for launching disabled and disadvantaged residents on a path to a better, independent life. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a life-changing resource for hundreds of disabled people in Spokane. Finding them jobs, counseling and places to live. A big part of the agency's mission is at a standstill after DVR cut ties with one of it's major contractors without warning. For twenty-seven years, Compass has been a one-stop shop for launching disabled and disadvantaged residents on a path to a better, independent life. 

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  • Spokane boy fighting rare illness gets wish to see law enforcement motorcycle granted

    Spokane boy fighting rare illness gets wish to see law enforcement motorcycle granted

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-09-22 01:30:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - All a little Spokane boy wanted was to sit on a motorcycle, a huge bonus if it was one belonging to law enforcement. The boy has overcome some unimaginable hardships in recent months after he was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis. The disease left him temporarily paralyzed. His family says during the darkest days, talking about motorcycles kept his spirits high. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - All a little Spokane boy wanted was to sit on a motorcycle, a huge bonus if it was one belonging to law enforcement. The boy has overcome some unimaginable hardships in recent months after he was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis. The disease left him temporarily paralyzed. His family says during the darkest days, talking about motorcycles kept his spirits high. 

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  • School bus drops off kids over an hour late after driver was lost

    School bus drops off kids over an hour late after driver was lost

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-09-21 02:24:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Durham Bus Services has had a rough start to the school year. Less, than one week in, Durham had to answer for a bus driver who dropped off a kindergartner at the wrong bus stop. Then, they had to respond to parents' concerns about overcrowding on school buses. On Thursday, they were once again addressing a serious parent concern.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Durham Bus Services has had a rough start to the school year. Less, than one week in, Durham had to answer for a bus driver who dropped off a kindergartner at the wrong bus stop. Then, they had to respond to parents' concerns about overcrowding on school buses. On Thursday, they were once again addressing a serious parent concern.

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  • SVFD utilizes opioid hot spot chart to tackle overdose crisis

    SVFD utilizes opioid hot spot chart to tackle overdose crisis

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-09-21 01:51:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The frontlines of the opioid crisis aren't in giant cities. They're in your neighbor's backyard. A man sent KHQ a video today, saying he watched his neighbor overdose. And then be rescued. All over the course of an afternoon. "I think there's a lack of understanding in the seriousness of an overdose, and how quickly death can develop," Rich Llewellyn, Division Chief of Medical Services for the Spokane Valley Fire Department, said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The frontlines of the opioid crisis aren't in giant cities. They're in your neighbor's backyard. A man sent KHQ a video today, saying he watched his neighbor overdose. And then be rescued. All over the course of an afternoon. "I think there's a lack of understanding in the seriousness of an overdose, and how quickly death can develop," Rich Llewellyn, Division Chief of Medical Services for the Spokane Valley Fire Department, said. 

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  • Spokane equestrian rider's Olympic dream hits snag after false sponsorship

    Spokane equestrian rider's Olympic dream hits snag after false sponsorship

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:54:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cheyenne doesn't have a lot of luxuries in life. But one thing she does have is her horse, Benjamin. "I've started riding him in January, and we've built on from there," Cheyenne Clark said. Cheyenne is part of Team Legacy. One of the many equestrian clubs organized by Hearts and Horses, a non-profit, with the mission of giving underprivileged kids the chance to ride. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cheyenne doesn't have a lot of luxuries in life. But one thing she does have is her horse, Benjamin. "I've started riding him in January, and we've built on from there," Cheyenne Clark said. Cheyenne is part of Team Legacy. One of the many equestrian clubs organized by Hearts and Horses, a non-profit, with the mission of giving underprivileged kids the chance to ride. 

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  • Detectives identify woman found in Spokane River

    Detectives identify woman found in Spokane River

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:35:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Detectives have identified the woman found in the Spokane River September 15 just hours after releasing a rending of what she may have looked like. Detectives continue to work to determine what occurred prior to her death.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Detectives have identified the woman found in the Spokane River September 15 just hours after releasing a rending of what she may have looked like. Detectives continue to work to determine what occurred prior to her death.

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  • Health advisory issued for Moses Lake due to toxic algae

    Health advisory issued for Moses Lake due to toxic algae

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:20:08 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. -  The Grant County Health District is now advising the public to avoid contact with Moses Lake in all areas after samples came back with high toxin levels for blue-green algae. Samples were taken Monday from Blue Heron Park, Montlake Park, Connelly Park and the Sand Dunes to test the spread of blue-green algae. GCHD says it's likely blue-green algae is present in all parts of Moses Lake.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. -  The Grant County Health District is now advising the public to avoid contact with Moses Lake in all areas after samples came back with high toxin levels for blue-green algae. Samples were taken Monday from Blue Heron Park, Montlake Park, Connelly Park and the Sand Dunes to test the spread of blue-green algae. GCHD says it's likely blue-green algae is present in all parts of Moses Lake.

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  • Former Warden substitute teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    Former Warden substitute teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-09-20 22:44:41 GMT

    WARDEN, Wash. -  A former Warden substitute teacher accused of recording videos under a nine-year-old girl's dress in class was arrested on Wednesday and later turned over to custody of the FBI. Warden Police arrested Michael Leavitt on a federal warrant for receipt and possession of child pornography, and later turned over to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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    WARDEN, Wash. -  A former Warden substitute teacher accused of recording videos under a nine-year-old girl's dress in class was arrested on Wednesday and later turned over to custody of the FBI. Warden Police arrested Michael Leavitt on a federal warrant for receipt and possession of child pornography, and later turned over to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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  • Spokane Deputies take possibly suicidal man into protective custody

    Spokane Deputies take possibly suicidal man into protective custody

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-09-20 22:09:23 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies successfully negotiated with a possibly suicidal male Wednesday night in south Spokane County. On Wednesday around 8:15 p.m., Deputies responded to a call of a male known to be carrying a pistol, reportedly depressed and stating he was going to end his life. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies successfully negotiated with a possibly suicidal male Wednesday night in south Spokane County. On Wednesday around 8:15 p.m., Deputies responded to a call of a male known to be carrying a pistol, reportedly depressed and stating he was going to end his life. 

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  • Freeman delivers care packages in remembrance of Strahan

    Freeman delivers care packages in remembrance of Strahan

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-09-20 06:13:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Freeman strong. It's been just past a year since a young man opened fire in Freeman High School, killing one student and injuring three others. In that time, students and staff have come a long way in healing and today was another step in that direction. Today, students worked to give back. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Freeman strong. It's been just past a year since a young man opened fire in Freeman High School, killing one student and injuring three others. In that time, students and staff have come a long way in healing and today was another step in that direction. Today, students worked to give back. 

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  • Idaho governor appoints John Judge as district judge

    Idaho governor appoints John Judge as district judge

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:40:54 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter on Wednesday appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to the Idaho Supreme Court. The Second Judicial District is based in Moscow.    

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter on Wednesday appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to the Idaho Supreme Court. The Second Judicial District is based in Moscow.    

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  • Former Spokane resident enduring Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

    Former Spokane resident enduring Hurricane Florence recovery efforts

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-09-18 06:31:21 GMT

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - Nicholas Newell moved from Spokane to North Carolina in 2015. He knew he was in for some big changes and adjustments, but Hurricane Florence wasn't quite in his forecast at that point. It is now. Well, it was. Newell is among thousands of residents stuck in the Wilmington area, where all roadways are blocked off both ways due to flooding.

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    WILMINGTON, N.C. - Nicholas Newell moved from Spokane to North Carolina in 2015. He knew he was in for some big changes and adjustments, but Hurricane Florence wasn't quite in his forecast at that point. It is now. Well, it was. Newell is among thousands of residents stuck in the Wilmington area, where all roadways are blocked off both ways due to flooding.

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  • Police: Man killed by Cheney officers planned death

    Police: Man killed by Cheney officers planned death

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-09-18 05:27:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Court documents indicate that a man who was killed by Cheney police officers earlier this month had reported himself to police the evening of the shooting. The Spokesman-Review reports 40-year-old Steve Anderson was shot by three officers in a grocery store parking lot after police say he was wielding a knife and moved toward officers. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Court documents indicate that a man who was killed by Cheney police officers earlier this month had reported himself to police the evening of the shooting. The Spokesman-Review reports 40-year-old Steve Anderson was shot by three officers in a grocery store parking lot after police say he was wielding a knife and moved toward officers. 

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  • Vandals' soapy pond prank kills Post Fall family's expensive fish

    Vandals' soapy pond prank kills Post Fall family's expensive fish

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-09-18 01:39:18 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - That's the question a Post Falls neighborhood is asking afte vandals threw laundry detergent into their ponds, killing expensive fish and ruining yards. Sunday morning, Ethan Litz and his family woke up to the suds. "Two people came around through the neighborhood and threw Tide pods in our pond and our neighbors pond," Litz said. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - That's the question a Post Falls neighborhood is asking afte vandals threw laundry detergent into their ponds, killing expensive fish and ruining yards. Sunday morning, Ethan Litz and his family woke up to the suds. "Two people came around through the neighborhood and threw Tide pods in our pond and our neighbors pond," Litz said. 

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  • Police impersonator attempts to pull over Spokane woman

    Police impersonator attempts to pull over Spokane woman

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:45:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He told me to pull over, and my jaw just dropped," a Spokane woman, who says a fake police officer tried to pull her over, doesn't want to be named. In fear, this could happen again. "It really scared me and kind of threw me off that night. I don't even want to drive by myself anymore," she said. She tells me that she was driving around North Spokane at night on her way home from work. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He told me to pull over, and my jaw just dropped," a Spokane woman, who says a fake police officer tried to pull her over, doesn't want to be named. In fear, this could happen again. "It really scared me and kind of threw me off that night. I don't even want to drive by myself anymore," she said. She tells me that she was driving around North Spokane at night on her way home from work. 

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  • Local girl battling cancer surprised by favorite princess

    Local girl battling cancer surprised by favorite princess

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:34:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The hospital can be a scary place for kids, machines and wires everywhere. The oncology wing at Sacred Heart does their best to decorate their halls, and today, during national childhood cancer awareness month, Kaya got to see those decorations come to life. "She wasn't expecting it because this is just one of our regular hospital visits," Jingle Gorton said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The hospital can be a scary place for kids, machines and wires everywhere. The oncology wing at Sacred Heart does their best to decorate their halls, and today, during national childhood cancer awareness month, Kaya got to see those decorations come to life. "She wasn't expecting it because this is just one of our regular hospital visits," Jingle Gorton said. 

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  • Historic home will set sail across Lake Coeur d'Alene Wednesday

    Historic home will set sail across Lake Coeur d'Alene Wednesday

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:26:53 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - As she gets ready for her maiden voyage, the "White House" is already off its foundation. The 115-year old home, located on the Orchard Ridge property, was home to the Coeur d'Alene College president. In 1903, the college opened up and by 1917 it folded when college co-eds went to serve their country in World War I. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - As she gets ready for her maiden voyage, the "White House" is already off its foundation. The 115-year old home, located on the Orchard Ridge property, was home to the Coeur d'Alene College president. In 1903, the college opened up and by 1917 it folded when college co-eds went to serve their country in World War I. 

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  • Robbery suspect identified by Spokane County detectives; already incarcerated

    Robbery suspect identified by Spokane County detectives; already incarcerated

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:19:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force Detectives have identified the suspect from a robbery of a North Point Mini-Storage in July. Scott Huston, 38, is already being held in the Spokane County Jail for several unrelated felony charges, and now faces several additional felony charges in connection with the robbery investigation.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force Detectives have identified the suspect from a robbery of a North Point Mini-Storage in July. Scott Huston, 38, is already being held in the Spokane County Jail for several unrelated felony charges, and now faces several additional felony charges in connection with the robbery investigation.

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  • WSU fraternity arson suspect arrested in Cheney

    WSU fraternity arson suspect arrested in Cheney

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-09-17 23:25:44 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. -  Pullman Police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday suspected of arson in connection to the fires that were ignited around a Washington State University fraternity house. Detectives developed leads using surveillance video and interviews with Theta Chi members. That led to the arrest of 19-year-old Isaac DePaolo in Cheney with assistance from Eastern Washington University and Cheney Police.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. -  Pullman Police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday suspected of arson in connection to the fires that were ignited around a Washington State University fraternity house. Detectives developed leads using surveillance video and interviews with Theta Chi members. That led to the arrest of 19-year-old Isaac DePaolo in Cheney with assistance from Eastern Washington University and Cheney Police.

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  • Detectives working to identify body found in Spokane River

    Detectives working to identify body found in Spokane River

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-09-17 23:01:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are working together to try to identify the dead woman found in the Spokane River over the weekend. They're asking for the public's help.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are working together to try to identify the dead woman found in the Spokane River over the weekend. They're asking for the public's help.

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  • Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

    Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:31:05 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 in Pasco.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 in Pasco.    

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  • Route of the Hiawatha celebrating record-breaking season

    Route of the Hiawatha celebrating record-breaking season

    Sunday, September 16 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-09-16 23:08:33 GMT

    WALLACE, Idaho - Still with a week left until closing, The Route of the Hiawatha Scenic Bike Trail in the Silver Valley has already set records for visitors this season. As of Friday, Hiawatha has recorded over 50,000 visitors. The trail will remain open through Sunday, Sept. 23, so that record is expected to grow even further. 

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    WALLACE, Idaho - Still with a week left until closing, The Route of the Hiawatha Scenic Bike Trail in the Silver Valley has already set records for visitors this season. As of Friday, Hiawatha has recorded over 50,000 visitors. The trail will remain open through Sunday, Sept. 23, so that record is expected to grow even further. 

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  • Spokane County treasurer tries to stop Avista sale

    Spokane County treasurer tries to stop Avista sale

    Sunday, September 16 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-09-16 20:44:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane County's treasurer is using a little-known part of federal law to try to block the sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility, though a state official says it isn't relevant to the deal. The Spokesman-Review reports that Rob Chase, who is running for Spokane County commissioner, told the state Utilities and Transportation Commission that the state should coordinate with local governments as it reviews the $5.3 billion sale.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane County's treasurer is using a little-known part of federal law to try to block the sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility, though a state official says it isn't relevant to the deal. The Spokesman-Review reports that Rob Chase, who is running for Spokane County commissioner, told the state Utilities and Transportation Commission that the state should coordinate with local governments as it reviews the $5.3 billion sale.    

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  • Woman previously reported missing booked into Latah County Jail

    Woman previously reported missing booked into Latah County Jail

    Saturday, September 15 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-09-16 01:30:23 GMT

    LATAH COUNTY, Idaho - A woman who was previously reported missing by the Latah County Sheriff's Office was booked into jail Saturday. Yvonne Louise Danich, who had been reported missing by her family on Monday, was listed on the Latah County Sheriff jail roster.

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    LATAH COUNTY, Idaho - A woman who was previously reported missing by the Latah County Sheriff's Office was booked into jail Saturday. Yvonne Louise Danich, who had been reported missing by her family on Monday, was listed on the Latah County Sheriff jail roster.

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  • 43-year-old man dies in Pasco motorcycle crash

    43-year-old man dies in Pasco motorcycle crash

    Saturday, September 15 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-09-15 23:17:09 GMT
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    PASCO, Wash. - One man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in Pasco Saturday morning.  According to KNDU, it happened at 8:00 a.m. on I-182 at the Road 68 on-ramp. Washington State Patrol said 43-year-old Otoniel Gomez-Gamero was driving eastbound when he lost control of his bike and crashed.

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    PASCO, Wash. - One man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in Pasco Saturday morning.  According to KNDU, it happened at 8:00 a.m. on I-182 at the Road 68 on-ramp. Washington State Patrol said 43-year-old Otoniel Gomez-Gamero was driving eastbound when he lost control of his bike and crashed.

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  • Man arrested in Downtown Spokane after stealing car with passenger inside

    Man arrested in Downtown Spokane after stealing car with passenger inside

    Saturday, September 15 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-09-15 22:00:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  A man is in custody after stealing a vehicle with a passenger inside and later crashing it in downtown Spokane Saturday afternoon. Spokane Police say a woman went into the Safeway on Ash and Northwest Blvd. as a passenger waited in the vehicle. Moments later, a man with no shirt or shoes ran up and stole the vehicle with the passenger still inside. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  A man is in custody after stealing a vehicle with a passenger inside and later crashing it in downtown Spokane Saturday afternoon. Spokane Police say a woman went into the Safeway on Ash and Northwest Blvd. as a passenger waited in the vehicle. Moments later, a man with no shirt or shoes ran up and stole the vehicle with the passenger still inside. 

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  • Two extricated after crash in Spokane Valley

    Two extricated after crash in Spokane Valley

    Saturday, September 15 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-09-15 20:54:31 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Firefighters successfully extricated two people that were trapped in an overturned vehicle in Spokane Valley Saturday morning. Firefighters say a vehicle with two occupants crashed over the side of a small retaining wall on the 100 block of N Raymond Road in Spokane Valley. The car landed on its roof along stairs and a guardrail outside a building, trapping both occupants inside.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Firefighters successfully extricated two people that were trapped in an overturned vehicle in Spokane Valley Saturday morning. Firefighters say a vehicle with two occupants crashed over the side of a small retaining wall on the 100 block of N Raymond Road in Spokane Valley. The car landed on its roof along stairs and a guardrail outside a building, trapping both occupants inside.

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  • Lapwai woman airlifted after Highway 95 collision

    Lapwai woman airlifted after Highway 95 collision

    Saturday, September 15 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-09-15 18:28:55 GMT

    NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Idaho - A Lapwai woman was airlifted and a Boise woman was hospitalized after a three-vehicle collision north of Lapwai early Saturday morning. Idaho State Police say the crash happened Saturday around 3:12 a.m. on Highway 95 near milepost 304 on the Spaulding Bridge north of Lapwai, Idaho. 

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    NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Idaho - A Lapwai woman was airlifted and a Boise woman was hospitalized after a three-vehicle collision north of Lapwai early Saturday morning. Idaho State Police say the crash happened Saturday around 3:12 a.m. on Highway 95 near milepost 304 on the Spaulding Bridge north of Lapwai, Idaho. 

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  • Video appears to show random shooting of Richland store shopper

    Video appears to show random shooting of Richland store shopper

    Saturday, September 15 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-09-15 17:45:19 GMT

    Authorities have released videos that appear to show a 45-year-old truck driver enter a Richland grocery store and randomly shoot a woman in the head. Matthew David McQuin of Umatilla is charged with attempted first-degree murder of the 33-year-old woman who survived the July 30 shooting at a WinCo in Richland.   

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    Authorities have released videos that appear to show a 45-year-old truck driver enter a Richland grocery store and randomly shoot a woman in the head. Matthew David McQuin of Umatilla is charged with attempted first-degree murder of the 33-year-old woman who survived the July 30 shooting at a WinCo in Richland.   

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  • Two dead after collision in Clark Fork

    Two dead after collision in Clark Fork

    Saturday, September 15 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-09-15 16:41:33 GMT

    CLARK FORK, Idaho - Two people were killed in a crash in Clark Fork Wednesday evening. Vicki Dettwiler-Hunter was driving a Nissan Sentra occupied by Jamy McCoy and three juveniles northbound on Spring Creek Rd. and crossed over the center line while negotiating a left-hand curve, striking a Dodge pickup. 

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    CLARK FORK, Idaho - Two people were killed in a crash in Clark Fork Wednesday evening. Vicki Dettwiler-Hunter was driving a Nissan Sentra occupied by Jamy McCoy and three juveniles northbound on Spring Creek Rd. and crossed over the center line while negotiating a left-hand curve, striking a Dodge pickup. 

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  • Rep. McMorris Rodgers joins in on health conference

    Rep. McMorris Rodgers joins in on health conference

    Friday, September 14 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-09-15 02:01:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Although there are differences in their philosophies, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers says democrats and republicans have shared goals when it comes to health care. During yesterday's conference, the congresswoman threw her support behind the republican plan, saying shes for more choices and competition to lower health care costs. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Although there are differences in their philosophies, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers says democrats and republicans have shared goals when it comes to health care. During yesterday's conference, the congresswoman threw her support behind the republican plan, saying shes for more choices and competition to lower health care costs. 

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  • Stevens County puppy mill suspects identified as investigation continues

    Stevens County puppy mill suspects identified as investigation continues

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:14:47 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspects involved in two dog breeding operations and is seeking information for anyone who might have done any business with them. The suspects have been identified as 68-year-old David Clark and 75-year-old Carolyn Clark of Ford, 63-year-old Stephen McDowell and 61-year-old Linley Staples of Nine Mile Falls. 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspects involved in two dog breeding operations and is seeking information for anyone who might have done any business with them. The suspects have been identified as 68-year-old David Clark and 75-year-old Carolyn Clark of Ford, 63-year-old Stephen McDowell and 61-year-old Linley Staples of Nine Mile Falls. 

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  • Suspect fleeing from police at high speed rolls car at 5th & Maple

    Suspect fleeing from police at high speed rolls car at 5th & Maple

    Friday, September 14 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-09-14 23:16:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man fleeing from police early Friday morning crashed his car at 5th and Maple then took off on foot.  Troopers say the man was being pursued by law enforcement on I-90 , at one point reaching 115 miles per hour. Due to the dangerous speeds, the pursuit was terminated, but the suspect kept fleeing at a high rate of speed.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man fleeing from police early Friday morning crashed his car at 5th and Maple then took off on foot.  Troopers say the man was being pursued by law enforcement on I-90 , at one point reaching 115 miles per hour. Due to the dangerous speeds, the pursuit was terminated, but the suspect kept fleeing at a high rate of speed.

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  • Shooting ban on WDFW lands to be lifted Sept. 15

    Shooting ban on WDFW lands to be lifted Sept. 15

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-09-14 22:43:12 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - As the danger for wildfires decreases with cooler temperatures and higher humidity, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is lifting target shooting restrictions on WDFW lands beginning Saturday, Sept. 15. A similar target shooting ban will be lifted the same day on lands managed by the state Department of Natural Resources.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - As the danger for wildfires decreases with cooler temperatures and higher humidity, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is lifting target shooting restrictions on WDFW lands beginning Saturday, Sept. 15. A similar target shooting ban will be lifted the same day on lands managed by the state Department of Natural Resources.

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  • Federal appeals court upholds judgment against Teck Cominco

    Federal appeals court upholds judgment against Teck Cominco

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-09-14 22:07:23 GMT
    Mining History AssociationMining History Association

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling that Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. was liable for the costs incurred by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in responding to the pollution.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling that Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. was liable for the costs incurred by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in responding to the pollution.    

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  • Airway Heights Police investigating reported child luring

    Airway Heights Police investigating reported child luring

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-09-14 17:51:15 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The Airway Heights Police Department is investigating a reported child luring that happened Friday morning.  Chief Lee Bennett said in a press release a girl was walking to school at Sunset Elementary when she says a white pickup truck with 4 doors and "colorful stickers in the back window" began slowly following her. 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The Airway Heights Police Department is investigating a reported child luring that happened Friday morning.  Chief Lee Bennett said in a press release a girl was walking to school at Sunset Elementary when she says a white pickup truck with 4 doors and "colorful stickers in the back window" began slowly following her. 

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  • Update: Missing 13-year-old boy found safe

    Update: Missing 13-year-old boy found safe

    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-09-14 02:58:49 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating 13-year-old Thomas Michalak. Michalak was last seen near the 6900 block of E. 4th around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. SVPD says Thomas, who has autism and functions at about a 4th-grade level, left his school after being disciplined. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating 13-year-old Thomas Michalak. Michalak was last seen near the 6900 block of E. 4th around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. SVPD says Thomas, who has autism and functions at about a 4th-grade level, left his school after being disciplined. 

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  • Grief-stricken family searches for late daughter's missing jewelry

    Grief-stricken family searches for late daughter's missing jewelry

    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-09-14 02:02:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - All a Spokane Valley family wants is their late loved one's jewelry. They said it's vanished after it was removed at the hospital where she passed. Marlee Weinstock Watkins was just 41-years-old when she died. Her father said her health deteriorated fast after a blood clot was discovered on her liver. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - All a Spokane Valley family wants is their late loved one's jewelry. They said it's vanished after it was removed at the hospital where she passed. Marlee Weinstock Watkins was just 41-years-old when she died. Her father said her health deteriorated fast after a blood clot was discovered on her liver. 

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  • SPD investigating after body found near Mission Park

    SPD investigating after body found near Mission Park

    Thursday, September 13 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-09-13 22:54:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating after a body was found near Spokane River by Mission Park Thursday afternoon. The body was found near N Superior & Sharp about 15-20 feet off the Centennial Trail up from the river. Police say it appears that the body has been there for quite sometime. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating after a body was found near Spokane River by Mission Park Thursday afternoon. The body was found near N Superior & Sharp about 15-20 feet off the Centennial Trail up from the river. Police say it appears that the body has been there for quite sometime. 

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  • Teens charged for vandalism spree in stolen golf carts

    Teens charged for vandalism spree in stolen golf carts

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-09-13 01:08:43 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Logan Hendren and Marcus Smith are just two of four teens deputies say stole golf carts, caused damage to the Avondale Golf Course and the carts. According to court documents, Avondale’s general manager told deputies he wasn’t sure how much damage the teens did dollar wise, but each cart costs almost $3,000. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Logan Hendren and Marcus Smith are just two of four teens deputies say stole golf carts, caused damage to the Avondale Golf Course and the carts. According to court documents, Avondale’s general manager told deputies he wasn’t sure how much damage the teens did dollar wise, but each cart costs almost $3,000. 

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  • Washington OK's killing more wolves that attacked cattle

    Washington OK's killing more wolves that attacked cattle

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-09-12 23:09:00 GMT
    One wolf killed so farOne wolf killed so far

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State wildlife officials will kill members of a new wolf pack that have attacked cattle in northeast Washington. Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind authorized the killing Wednesday. It's the second time in a month he's approved lethal remove of wolves.    Officials say the wolves killed a calf and injured five others on federal grazing land in Ferry County this month. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State wildlife officials will kill members of a new wolf pack that have attacked cattle in northeast Washington. Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind authorized the killing Wednesday. It's the second time in a month he's approved lethal remove of wolves.    Officials say the wolves killed a calf and injured five others on federal grazing land in Ferry County this month. 

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  • Four teens arrested for golf cart thefts in Kootenai County

    Four teens arrested for golf cart thefts in Kootenai County

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-09-12 16:23:29 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's office arrested four teenagers in connection to golf cart thefts from the Avondale Golf Course this week.  Monday night, a homeowner near the course called in to report people yelling on the golf course. The caller said they saw golf carts driving erratically on the greens. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's office arrested four teenagers in connection to golf cart thefts from the Avondale Golf Course this week.  Monday night, a homeowner near the course called in to report people yelling on the golf course. The caller said they saw golf carts driving erratically on the greens.  

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  • Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

    Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-09-11 18:07:44 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have been reluctant to: charge a direct fee on carbon pollution to fight climate change. If the measure passes, it will be the first direct fee or tax charged on carbon emissions in the U.S.    Experts say it will show that states can take climate action even if the Trump administration doesn't and nudge other states to follow.  

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have been reluctant to: charge a direct fee on carbon pollution to fight climate change. If the measure passes, it will be the first direct fee or tax charged on carbon emissions in the U.S.    Experts say it will show that states can take climate action even if the Trump administration doesn't and nudge other states to follow.  

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  • Detectives searching for stolen ATV and motorcycle

    Detectives searching for stolen ATV and motorcycle

    Monday, September 10 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-09-10 20:07:07 GMT
    The stolen ATV would look similar to this oneThe stolen ATV would look similar to this one

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force are asking for your help finding a stolen ATV.  Detectives say in 2017, three Can Am ATV's and one 1998 black Yamaha YZ 400 motorcycle were stolen from a house near Coolin, ID. This year, detectives have recovered two of the Can Am ATVs in Stevens County. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force are asking for your help finding a stolen ATV.  Detectives say in 2017, three Can Am ATV's and one 1998 black Yamaha YZ 400 motorcycle were stolen from a house near Coolin, ID. This year, detectives have recovered two of the Can Am ATVs in Stevens County. 

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  • Avista: balloons cause of power outage in Spokane Valley

    Avista: balloons cause of power outage in Spokane Valley

    Sunday, September 9 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-09-09 23:28:20 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Squirrels and balloons. This is not a riddle, just some of the latest causes of power outages in Spokane County, the latter happening Sunday in Spokane Valley. Avista Utilities reported an outage around 1 p.m. today that left over 1,000 customers without power in the Dishman area. They reported that balloons got into power lines, causing the outage. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Squirrels and balloons. This is not a riddle, just some of the latest causes of power outages in Spokane County, the latter happening Sunday in Spokane Valley. Avista Utilities reported an outage around 1 p.m. today that left over 1,000 customers without power in the Dishman area. They reported that balloons got into power lines, causing the outage. 

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  • Health experts alarmed by jump in STDs in Idaho

    Health experts alarmed by jump in STDs in Idaho

    Sunday, September 9 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-09-09 20:54:20 GMT
    PexelsPexels

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A jump in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in Idaho has health experts worried. The Idaho State Journal reports that last year there were nearly 6,600 STD cases, including HIV, up from fewer than 6,300 in 2016. Cases are also up nationally, with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing last week that nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.    

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A jump in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in Idaho has health experts worried. The Idaho State Journal reports that last year there were nearly 6,600 STD cases, including HIV, up from fewer than 6,300 in 2016. Cases are also up nationally, with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing last week that nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.    

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  • Two arrested following pursuit in Rock Island

    Two arrested following pursuit in Rock Island

    Sunday, September 9 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-09-09 19:23:00 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - A pair of people with outstanding warrants were arrested following a traffic stop that led to a pursuit Friday night in Douglas County. A Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle with a bad brake light in Rock Island around 8:30 p.m., when the driver sped away and fled before stopping near milepost 5 on SR-28 before continuing to flee on foot. 

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - A pair of people with outstanding warrants were arrested following a traffic stop that led to a pursuit Friday night in Douglas County. A Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle with a bad brake light in Rock Island around 8:30 p.m., when the driver sped away and fled before stopping near milepost 5 on SR-28 before continuing to flee on foot. 

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  • Man arrested for home invasion robbery in Logan area

    Man arrested for home invasion robbery in Logan area

    Sunday, September 9 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-09-09 17:15:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a convicted felon who was involved in a home invasion robbery in the Logan neighborhood Saturday night. Around 10 p.m., SPD responded to multiple calls for the area of 300 E Nora, including a female victim who said an unknown man entered her home, threatened her with a knife and stole property. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a convicted felon who was involved in a home invasion robbery in the Logan neighborhood Saturday night. Around 10 p.m., SPD responded to multiple calls for the area of 300 E Nora, including a female victim who said an unknown man entered her home, threatened her with a knife and stole property. 

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  • Fake tickets and unofficial cones: public parking debate turns to city

    Fake tickets and unofficial cones: public parking debate turns to city

    Saturday, September 8 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-09-09 01:15:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - To park or not to park? That was the question, but is now a debate between a group of Glen Dow Academy students and the owner of Urbanna Spa, Salon & Wine. It's all because of public parking on Division Street in downtown Spokane, right outside the salon and about a half-mile away from Glen Dow Academy. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - To park or not to park? That was the question, but is now a debate between a group of Glen Dow Academy students and the owner of Urbanna Spa, Salon & Wine. It's all because of public parking on Division Street in downtown Spokane, right outside the salon and about a half-mile away from Glen Dow Academy. 

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  • State mobilization authorized for Glade Creek fire in Yakima County

    State mobilization authorized for Glade Creek fire in Yakima County

    Saturday, September 8 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-09-08 21:28:56 GMT

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Glade Creek fire burning in Yakima County near Mabton. The fire started Friday night after 9 p.m. and is estimated at 3,000 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops and infrastructure. The fire is burning in grass and sage brush. Level 1 evacuations are in effect at this time. 

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    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Glade Creek fire burning in Yakima County near Mabton. The fire started Friday night after 9 p.m. and is estimated at 3,000 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops and infrastructure. The fire is burning in grass and sage brush. Level 1 evacuations are in effect at this time. 

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  • New trial request by N. Idaho man who killed wife rejected

    New trial request by N. Idaho man who killed wife rejected

    Saturday, September 8 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-09-08 17:34:02 GMT
    Charles CaponeCharles Capone
    Charles CaponeCharles Capone

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder. The Idaho Supreme Court in a ruling made public Friday agreed with the lower court's decision that new evidence offered by Charles Capone even if allowed wouldn't have led to an acquittal.   

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder. The Idaho Supreme Court in a ruling made public Friday agreed with the lower court's decision that new evidence offered by Charles Capone even if allowed wouldn't have led to an acquittal.   

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  • Mayor Condon vetoes renewable energy law passed by council

    Mayor Condon vetoes renewable energy law passed by council

    Saturday, September 8 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-09-08 17:02:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council may vote to override a mayoral veto of an ordinance that set goals for reaching 100 percent renewable energy for electricity by 2030. KPBX-FM reports that Mayor David Condon cited concerns about electricity costs and potential liability in his veto letter Thursday.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council may vote to override a mayoral veto of an ordinance that set goals for reaching 100 percent renewable energy for electricity by 2030. KPBX-FM reports that Mayor David Condon cited concerns about electricity costs and potential liability in his veto letter Thursday.    

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  • Central Valley teachers approve contract with pay raises

    Central Valley teachers approve contract with pay raises

    Saturday, September 8 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-09-08 04:08:25 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Central Valley teachers voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract with pay raises on Friday.. Pending approval Monday by the Central Valley School District, entry-level teachers' salaries will increase from $41,930 to $43,018, or 3.9 percent. With five years’ experience and a master’s degree, salary jumps from $54,307 to $58,903, or 8.4 percent.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Central Valley teachers voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract with pay raises on Friday.. Pending approval Monday by the Central Valley School District, entry-level teachers' salaries will increase from $41,930 to $43,018, or 3.9 percent. With five years’ experience and a master’s degree, salary jumps from $54,307 to $58,903, or 8.4 percent.

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  • Fairchild AFB fulfills dream for boy battling cancer

    Fairchild AFB fulfills dream for boy battling cancer

    Friday, September 7 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-09-08 02:12:02 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Doctors recently told the Now family that their four-year-old only has weeks left to live. L.J. has been battling cancer since he was two years old. With the dream of growing up to be a helicopter pilot, Fairchild Air Force Base made his dream come true. "Ever since he learned about helicopters, he's always wanted to be in one and fly in one," Samantha Now, L.J's mother, said. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Doctors recently told the Now family that their four-year-old only has weeks left to live. L.J. has been battling cancer since he was two years old. With the dream of growing up to be a helicopter pilot, Fairchild Air Force Base made his dream come true. "Ever since he learned about helicopters, he's always wanted to be in one and fly in one," Samantha Now, L.J's mother, said. 

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  • Computer virus scam hits local man

    Computer virus scam hits local man

    Friday, September 7 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-09-08 02:02:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is wishing he had never made a certain phone call. One call is all it took for his computer, bank accoun, everything to be hacked. Nobody wants a virus on their computer, including James Farone. "I was on my computer one morning and all of a sudden, it just went blue-y all over the place," said Farone.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is wishing he had never made a certain phone call. One call is all it took for his computer, bank accoun, everything to be hacked. Nobody wants a virus on their computer, including James Farone. "I was on my computer one morning and all of a sudden, it just went blue-y all over the place," said Farone.

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  • Recent amputee, grandma of six, receives gift of comfort

    Recent amputee, grandma of six, receives gift of comfort

    Friday, September 7 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-09-08 01:01:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A blood clot and then life threatening infection cost an Airway Heights woman her leg. She's adjusting to her new normal in a recliner that is in such rough shape, she can barely get in and out of it. That was until she said, "Help Me Hayley." "My toes were, my foot was too," said Ellie Rabaglia. "I couldn't wait for them to cut my leg off. I couldn't stand looking at it anymore. It was awful." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A blood clot and then life threatening infection cost an Airway Heights woman her leg. She's adjusting to her new normal in a recliner that is in such rough shape, she can barely get in and out of it. That was until she said, "Help Me Hayley." "My toes were, my foot was too," said Ellie Rabaglia. "I couldn't wait for them to cut my leg off. I couldn't stand looking at it anymore. It was awful." 

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  • California man sentenced to nine years for advance fee scheme

    California man sentenced to nine years for advance fee scheme

    Friday, September 7 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-09-08 00:41:11 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A California man was sentenced to nine years for his involvement in an advance fee scheme. Vassily Anthony Thompson, 64 of Los Angeles, was sentenced after being found guilty after a February trial of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Joseph Harrington, U.S. Attorney for the Easter District of Washington, announced the sentencing Friday. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A California man was sentenced to nine years for his involvement in an advance fee scheme. Vassily Anthony Thompson, 64 of Los Angeles, was sentenced after being found guilty after a February trial of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Joseph Harrington, U.S. Attorney for the Easter District of Washington, announced the sentencing Friday. 

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  • Court Documents: Nuisance home documentation leads to shooting

    Court Documents: Nuisance home documentation leads to shooting

    Friday, September 7 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-09-07 23:56:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Newly filed court documents following the first appearance of a man arrested for shooting a woman give us a better idea of what happened Thursday night. According to court documents, 32-year-old Jeremy Mallgren and his sister had been on high alert. They say they were living next to a nuisance house and were told by Spokane police to document who come and goes at that home, as part of their nuisance house complaint. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Newly filed court documents following the first appearance of a man arrested for shooting a woman give us a better idea of what happened Thursday night. According to court documents, 32-year-old Jeremy Mallgren and his sister had been on high alert. They say they were living next to a nuisance house and were told by Spokane police to document who come and goes at that home, as part of their nuisance house complaint. 

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  • No criminal charges for March Officer-Deputy involved shooting

    No criminal charges for March Officer-Deputy involved shooting

    Friday, September 7 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-09-07 23:48:28 GMT
    Deputy Sam Palmer and Officer Scott HiceDeputy Sam Palmer and Officer Scott Hice

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has determined that two officers involved in a March apartment shooting will not face criminal charges. A release says Spokane County Deputy Sheriff Sam Palmer and Spokane Police Officer Scott Hice were justified in their use of lethal force against Ronald Acre while attempting to serve him with a civil eviction notice on March 12, 2018 at the Agnes Kehoe Place Apartments on Regal St. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has determined that two officers involved in a March apartment shooting will not face criminal charges. A release says Spokane County Deputy Sheriff Sam Palmer and Spokane Police Officer Scott Hice were justified in their use of lethal force against Ronald Acre while attempting to serve him with a civil eviction notice on March 12, 2018 at the Agnes Kehoe Place Apartments on Regal St. 

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  • New test will better measure Idaho students' reading skills

    New test will better measure Idaho students' reading skills

    Friday, September 7 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-09-07 22:22:57 GMT
    IStationIStation

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade are gearing up to take a new reading test that's designed to feel like a computer game. The Times-News reported Friday that the Istation's Indicators of Progress Early Reading test is replacing the old Idaho Reading Indicator. The computer-based test will roll out statewide this fall, but some schools piloted the new test last school year. 

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade are gearing up to take a new reading test that's designed to feel like a computer game. The Times-News reported Friday that the Istation's Indicators of Progress Early Reading test is replacing the old Idaho Reading Indicator. The computer-based test will roll out statewide this fall, but some schools piloted the new test last school year. 

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  • Talks to continue in federal land, Snake River dispute

    Talks to continue in federal land, Snake River dispute

    Friday, September 7 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-09-07 22:15:02 GMT
    Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-ReviewTyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two dozen cattlemen and lawyers for the federal government have decided to work together to settle a legal dispute over a narrow strip of public land between the ranches and the Snake River. The Spokesman-Review says they are seeking to avoid the kind of armed standoffs that have occurred over land disputes in recent years. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two dozen cattlemen and lawyers for the federal government have decided to work together to settle a legal dispute over a narrow strip of public land between the ranches and the Snake River. The Spokesman-Review says they are seeking to avoid the kind of armed standoffs that have occurred over land disputes in recent years. 

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  • Sagle woman denies theft from midwifery clinic

    Sagle woman denies theft from midwifery clinic

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:56:18 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho woman is denying that she embezzled money from a Sandpoint midwifery clinic. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Samantha Sue Wasylko of Sagle pleaded not guilty Monday in 1st District Court to felony grand theft. Authorities say Wasylko pocketed cash receipts at Pend Oreille Midwifery where she worked as an office manager.  

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho woman is denying that she embezzled money from a Sandpoint midwifery clinic. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Samantha Sue Wasylko of Sagle pleaded not guilty Monday in 1st District Court to felony grand theft. Authorities say Wasylko pocketed cash receipts at Pend Oreille Midwifery where she worked as an office manager.  

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  • UPDATE: 32-year-old man charged with two counts of assault after woman shot in north Spokane

    UPDATE: 32-year-old man charged with two counts of assault after woman shot in north Spokane

    Friday, September 7 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-09-07 12:31:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say two suspects have been detained and a woman is in serious condition after a shooting in North Spokane Thursday night. An official says officers responded to multiple calls about a reported shooting on the 2400 block of N Calispel St. near W. Carlisle Ave. around 7:30 p.m. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say two suspects have been detained and a woman is in serious condition after a shooting in North Spokane Thursday night. An official says officers responded to multiple calls about a reported shooting on the 2400 block of N Calispel St. near W. Carlisle Ave. around 7:30 p.m. 

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  • Officials explain process after delayed Amber Alert for Hayden boy

    Officials explain process after delayed Amber Alert for Hayden boy

    Thursday, September 6 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-09-07 03:09:32 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A missed pick up at the Wal-Mart in Hayden led to a frantic search for a missing 11-year-old boy. According to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday night Thersea Shanholtzer did not return her biological son, Ryan, to his foster parents. Deputies say they received a call just after 10 p.m. from CPS about the missed pickup. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A missed pick up at the Wal-Mart in Hayden led to a frantic search for a missing 11-year-old boy. According to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday night Thersea Shanholtzer did not return her biological son, Ryan, to his foster parents. Deputies say they received a call just after 10 p.m. from CPS about the missed pickup. 

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  • Comedian bicyclist begins tour in support of non-profit

    Comedian bicyclist begins tour in support of non-profit

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-09-07 02:43:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man... his bike... a map... and his microphone? Stand-up comedian Austin Langley is about to start a journey across the coast, cracking jokes, and raising money for something bigger than his love of comedy. "So about a year ago, I decided I needed to do something that was different," Langley said. Austin Langley began writing stand-up comedy routines three years ago.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man... his bike... a map... and his microphone? Stand-up comedian Austin Langley is about to start a journey across the coast, cracking jokes, and raising money for something bigger than his love of comedy. "So about a year ago, I decided I needed to do something that was different," Langley said. Austin Langley began writing stand-up comedy routines three years ago.

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  • Man accelerates vehicle towards deputy in officer-involved shooting

    Man accelerates vehicle towards deputy in officer-involved shooting

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-09-07 02:26:03 GMT

    A 50-year-old man was arrested after an officer-involved shooting stemmed from him accelerating his vehicle towards a deputy Thursday morning. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a suspect failed to stop for a marked patrol car Thursday around 10:45 a.m., fleeing before turning into the driveway of his residence. 

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    A 50-year-old man was arrested after an officer-involved shooting stemmed from him accelerating his vehicle towards a deputy Thursday morning. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a suspect failed to stop for a marked patrol car Thursday around 10:45 a.m., fleeing before turning into the driveway of his residence. 

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  • Spokane high school students forced to sit in aisle of overcrowded bus

    Spokane high school students forced to sit in aisle of overcrowded bus

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-09-07 02:20:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The mother of a Lewis and Clark High School student contacted KHQ today to say her daughter had what she called an incident on the morning bus ride to school. She says her daughter's bus was so overcrowded, that she was forced to sit in the aisle. She says it's happened in the past as well, forcing her to stand. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The mother of a Lewis and Clark High School student contacted KHQ today to say her daughter had what she called an incident on the morning bus ride to school. She says her daughter's bus was so overcrowded, that she was forced to sit in the aisle. She says it's happened in the past as well, forcing her to stand. 

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  • Adams County search warrant results in six arrests

    Adams County search warrant results in six arrests

    Thursday, September 6 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-09-07 00:09:37 GMT

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - Adams County Deputies conducted a search warrant in the Othello area Thursday morning, leading to the arrests of six people. Deputies were serving a search warrant for sexual assault, narcotics and firearms in the 600 block of Saddle Rd. During the search, six adults were taken into custody for various charges and arrest warrants. 

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    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - Adams County Deputies conducted a search warrant in the Othello area Thursday morning, leading to the arrests of six people. Deputies were serving a search warrant for sexual assault, narcotics and firearms in the 600 block of Saddle Rd. During the search, six adults were taken into custody for various charges and arrest warrants. 

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  • Cougar Creek fire up to 71 percent containment

    Cougar Creek fire up to 71 percent containment

    Thursday, September 6 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-09-06 23:29:46 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County has improved to 71 percent containment and remains over 40,000 acres in size. While the size has grown to 42,412 acres, the containment percentage has steadily increased over the week.

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County has improved to 71 percent containment and remains over 40,000 acres in size. While the size has grown to 42,412 acres, the containment percentage has steadily increased over the week.

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  • Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-09-06 22:57:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a Level 3 sex offender moving in the Spokane area. Fifty-seven-year-old James McMahan, will now be living in a transient lifestyle. He previously lived on the 100 block of W. Pacific Ave.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a Level 3 sex offender moving in the Spokane area. Fifty-seven-year-old James McMahan, will now be living in a transient lifestyle. He previously lived on the 100 block of W. Pacific Ave.

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  • Spokane County Jail introducing opioid withdrawal program

    Spokane County Jail introducing opioid withdrawal program

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-09-06 22:34:47 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County will be implementing a new opioid withdrawal program for patients in the Jail system starting next week. The program will begin on Monday, September 10th. Spokane County Detention Services will be working with NaphCare with improving care of people withdrawing from opioids in jails.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County will be implementing a new opioid withdrawal program for patients in the Jail system starting next week. The program will begin on Monday, September 10th. Spokane County Detention Services will be working with NaphCare with improving care of people withdrawing from opioids in jails.

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  • Crescent Mountain fire approaching 50,000 acres; now 37 percent contained

    Crescent Mountain fire approaching 50,000 acres; now 37 percent contained

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-09-06 22:13:04 GMT

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp continues to grow in size, but hasn't seen much of an increase in containment percentage, with the fire now approaching 50,000 acres with 37 percent containment. The fire was reported at 37 percent containment for the third-straight day Thursday. After growing over 2,000 acres in size from Tuesday to Wednesday, Thursday saw another uptick now at 49,277 acres.

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    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp continues to grow in size, but hasn't seen much of an increase in containment percentage, with the fire now approaching 50,000 acres with 37 percent containment. The fire was reported at 37 percent containment for the third-straight day Thursday. After growing over 2,000 acres in size from Tuesday to Wednesday, Thursday saw another uptick now at 49,277 acres.

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  • 11-year-old boy kidnapped from Hayden, found in Omak; Mother in custody

    11-year-old boy kidnapped from Hayden, found in Omak; Mother in custody

    Thursday, September 6 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-09-06 16:12:27 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - An 11-year-old boy was kidnapped from Hayden late Wednesday night, but later found safe in Omak, Washington early Thursday morning.  The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a report of a potential kidnapping at around 10:30 pm Wednesday. Deputies say the boy was allowed visitation with his biological mother, 51-year-old Theresa Shanholtzer. 

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - An 11-year-old boy was kidnapped from Hayden late Wednesday night, but later found safe in Omak, Washington early Thursday morning.  The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a report of a potential kidnapping at around 10:30 pm Wednesday. Deputies say the boy was allowed visitation with his biological mother, 51-year-old Theresa Shanholtzer. 

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  • Ford recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickups due to fire concerns

    Ford recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickups due to fire concerns

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-09-06 14:57:04 GMT

    NEW YORK - Ford is recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickup trucks to address fire concerns with the seat belts. The North America recall covers 2015 through 2018 Ford F-150 regular cab and supercrew cab vehicles. The automaker says pre-tensioners in front seat belts could generate excessive sparks when deployed that could start a fire.

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    NEW YORK - Ford is recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickup trucks to address fire concerns with the seat belts. The North America recall covers 2015 through 2018 Ford F-150 regular cab and supercrew cab vehicles. The automaker says pre-tensioners in front seat belts could generate excessive sparks when deployed that could start a fire.

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  • Spokane PD offers "survival mindset" class

    Spokane PD offers "survival mindset" class

    Thursday, September 6 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-09-06 12:13:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - This week, there are fresh numbers from the Spokane Police Department's weekly crime report, and it's not looking good. Compared to this time last year, violent crime is up overall 22 percent. But Spokane Police are having a self-defense class this month, so you as a community, can protect yourself from being a victim of a violent crime. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - This week, there are fresh numbers from the Spokane Police Department's weekly crime report, and it's not looking good. Compared to this time last year, violent crime is up overall 22 percent. But Spokane Police are having a self-defense class this month, so you as a community, can protect yourself from being a victim of a violent crime. 

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  • Political signs swiped from Spokane neighborhood

    Political signs swiped from Spokane neighborhood

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-09-06 02:30:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There is new information now about a South Hill neighborhood we told you about a few weeks ago, where the political divide was exactly 50-50, Pittsburg and 57th. Lisa brown signs from a few houses, have been stolen. "I had two in my yard, people across the street had some." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - There is new information now about a South Hill neighborhood we told you about a few weeks ago, where the political divide was exactly 50-50, Pittsburg and 57th. Lisa brown signs from a few houses, have been stolen. "I had two in my yard, people across the street had some." 

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  • FBI seeks information in Yakima County man's death

    FBI seeks information in Yakima County man's death

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-09-06 00:59:31 GMT

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - The FBI is seeking information regarding a 53-year-old man’s death in Wapato last month. On August 17, John Sampson was found unconscious with a severe head injury by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office in a parking lot located at 717 W. 1st St. in Wapato, Wash.

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    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - The FBI is seeking information regarding a 53-year-old man’s death in Wapato last month. On August 17, John Sampson was found unconscious with a severe head injury by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office in a parking lot located at 717 W. 1st St. in Wapato, Wash.

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  • Knife-wielding man killed by officers in Cheney identified

    Knife-wielding man killed by officers in Cheney identified

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-09-05 23:35:38 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Update: The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified the man killed by officers in Cheney Monday night as 40-year-old Steve L. Anderson. The cause of death is listed as multiple gunshot wounds.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Update: The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified the man killed by officers in Cheney Monday night as 40-year-old Steve L. Anderson. The cause of death is listed as multiple gunshot wounds.

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  • City of Spokane to reopen North Monroe Corridor Thursday

    City of Spokane to reopen North Monroe Corridor Thursday

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-09-05 22:14:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The North Monroe Corridor is set to reopen Thursday morning following a construction project that began in April. Barricades at the intersection of Dalton Ave. and Monroe St. will be removed around 10 a.m. along the corridor, allowing vehicles to use North Monroe from Indiana to Kiernan. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The North Monroe Corridor is set to reopen Thursday morning following a construction project that began in April. Barricades at the intersection of Dalton Ave. and Monroe St. will be removed around 10 a.m. along the corridor, allowing vehicles to use North Monroe from Indiana to Kiernan. 

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  • DumpOzzie Dot Com, AKA Scott Maclay, killed in motorcycle crash near St. Maries

    DumpOzzie Dot Com, AKA Scott Maclay, killed in motorcycle crash near St. Maries

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-09-04 23:48:41 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The man opposing Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich in the election this November was killed in a motorcycle crash on Monday in Idaho, according to our partners at The Spokesman Review.  DumpOzzie Dot Com, also known as Scott Maclay before he legally changed his name, was killed when he crashed his motorcycle near St. Maries on Highway 3 Monday afternoon.  

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The man opposing Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich in the election this November was killed in a motorcycle crash on Monday in Idaho, according to our partners at The Spokesman Review.  DumpOzzie Dot Com, also known as Scott Maclay before he legally changed his name, was killed when he crashed his motorcycle near St. Maries on Highway 3 Monday afternoon.  

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  • Spokane Police arrest man in connection to west central stabbing

    Spokane Police arrest man in connection to west central stabbing

    Saturday, September 1 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-09-02 01:13:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a 29-year-old man Saturday morning in connection to a recent stabbing in west central Spokane. SPD took convicted felon and violent offender, Timothy Lubben, into custody. He was booked into Spokane County Jail for first-degree assault. On August 16 around 2 a.m., officers responded to the report of a man being stabbed at Dutch Jake Park. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a 29-year-old man Saturday morning in connection to a recent stabbing in west central Spokane. SPD took convicted felon and violent offender, Timothy Lubben, into custody. He was booked into Spokane County Jail for first-degree assault. On August 16 around 2 a.m., officers responded to the report of a man being stabbed at Dutch Jake Park. 

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  • State mobilization authorized for Crystal fire in Douglas County

    State mobilization authorized for Crystal fire in Douglas County

    Saturday, September 1 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-09-02 00:58:36 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - A fire that started early Saturday morning in Douglas County near East Wenatchee has grown to over 2,500 acres, forcing some Level 2 evacuation notices. State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Crystal fire in support of local firefighters working to contain the fire burning in brush, sage and grass. 

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - A fire that started early Saturday morning in Douglas County near East Wenatchee has grown to over 2,500 acres, forcing some Level 2 evacuation notices. State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Crystal fire in support of local firefighters working to contain the fire burning in brush, sage and grass. 

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  • Proposal would hike fishing, hunting fees to fill budget gap

    Proposal would hike fishing, hunting fees to fill budget gap

    Saturday, September 1 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-09-01 17:41:12 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Fees for recreational hunting and fishing licenses would increase by 15 percent in 2019 under a proposal recommended by a citizen board that sets policy for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Monday to revise its proposed license fee increase to 15 percent, from 5 percent. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Fees for recreational hunting and fishing licenses would increase by 15 percent in 2019 under a proposal recommended by a citizen board that sets policy for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Monday to revise its proposed license fee increase to 15 percent, from 5 percent. 

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  • Judge: Effort to recall Kennewick councilman can proceed

    Judge: Effort to recall Kennewick councilman can proceed

    Saturday, September 1 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-09-01 17:14:01 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A judge says an effort to recall a Kennewick city councilman can proceed on a single count. The Tri-City Herald reports that Benton County Superior Court judge Bruce Spanner on Friday dismissed six of the seven proposed charges against Councilman Steve Young, but he said one of the charges - an alleged violation of campaign law - can go forward.    

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A judge says an effort to recall a Kennewick city councilman can proceed on a single count. The Tri-City Herald reports that Benton County Superior Court judge Bruce Spanner on Friday dismissed six of the seven proposed charges against Councilman Steve Young, but he said one of the charges - an alleged violation of campaign law - can go forward.    

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  • Local man inspires with signs of hope movement

    Local man inspires with signs of hope movement

    Friday, August 31 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-09-01 02:51:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is on a mission to make people smile and feel good with a simple message, "You Matter." Terrance Nelson is a counselor at Adult and Teen Challenge in Airway Heights, helping others better themselves from addiction and other issues. He's also the founder of Great Community, a Facebook group that started off to inspire people in Spokane on a weekly basis. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is on a mission to make people smile and feel good with a simple message, "You Matter." Terrance Nelson is a counselor at Adult and Teen Challenge in Airway Heights, helping others better themselves from addiction and other issues. He's also the founder of Great Community, a Facebook group that started off to inspire people in Spokane on a weekly basis. 

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  • SPS looking for help in identifying arson suspects

    SPS looking for help in identifying arson suspects

    Friday, August 31 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-09-01 01:02:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Public Schools is asking for your help in identifying four suspects in an arson incident at Finch Elementary. The suspects were captured on video at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday throwing burning material against a school wall, and later onto a roof of an attached storage area, starting a small fire. The fire was contained by the Spokane Fire Department and the school day went uninterrupted. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Public Schools is asking for your help in identifying four suspects in an arson incident at Finch Elementary. The suspects were captured on video at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday throwing burning material against a school wall, and later onto a roof of an attached storage area, starting a small fire. The fire was contained by the Spokane Fire Department and the school day went uninterrupted. 

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  • Spokane man sentenced to 20 years for gun, meth possession

    Spokane man sentenced to 20 years for gun, meth possession

    Friday, August 31 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-09-01 00:06:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane felon was sentenced to over 20 years in prison for charges of firearm possession and drug trafficking. Michael Painter, 32, was sentenced to 240 months after having pleaded guilty of possessing over 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane felon was sentenced to over 20 years in prison for charges of firearm possession and drug trafficking. Michael Painter, 32, was sentenced to 240 months after having pleaded guilty of possessing over 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms. 

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  • The KHQ Inland Northwest Guide to Labor Day Weekend

    The KHQ Inland Northwest Guide to Labor Day Weekend

    Friday, August 31 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-08-31 23:36:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The end of summer is on the horizon. To help you make the most of the holiday weekend - from health concerns to camp outs to free things to do - we’ve put together a list to make sure that your weekend plans go uninterrupted. To check air quality in the state and around the area you can head over to the website of the Department of Ecology, right now Spokane is sitting at a 32, which is “Good,” for air quality. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The end of summer is on the horizon. To help you make the most of the holiday weekend - from health concerns to camp outs to free things to do - we’ve put together a list to make sure that your weekend plans go uninterrupted. To check air quality in the state and around the area you can head over to the website of the Department of Ecology, right now Spokane is sitting at a 32, which is “Good,” for air quality. 

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  • Spokane Public Schools, SEA ratify contract to increase salaries

    Spokane Public Schools, SEA ratify contract to increase salaries

    Thursday, August 30 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-08-31 03:43:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - An agreement between Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association was ratified Thursday night, increasing salaries by an average of 14.3 percent. According to SPS, the agreement includes a 13.32 percent overall increase for teaching and other certificated staff. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - An agreement between Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association was ratified Thursday night, increasing salaries by an average of 14.3 percent. According to SPS, the agreement includes a 13.32 percent overall increase for teaching and other certificated staff. 

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  • School-zone traffic cameras back for school year

    School-zone traffic cameras back for school year

    Thursday, August 30 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-08-31 00:53:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Traffic cameras are back on in school zones after being off for the summer. The cameras are near Longfellow Elementary and Finch Elementary. Two more will also be added near Ridgeview Elementary and Willard Elementary. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Traffic cameras are back on in school zones after being off for the summer. The cameras are near Longfellow Elementary and Finch Elementary. Two more will also be added near Ridgeview Elementary and Willard Elementary. 

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  • Local donation drive gathers thousands of school supplies for students

    Local donation drive gathers thousands of school supplies for students

    Thursday, August 30 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-08-31 00:38:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Going to school without enough supplies is a feeling Dustin Riggles said he knows too well. “I had like half of this when I was in school, if that. I didn’t have school supplies when I was in school,” Riggles said. Riggles now owns his own construction company and said he’s much better financially than ever before. “I got everything I want,” he said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Going to school without enough supplies is a feeling Dustin Riggles said he knows too well. “I had like half of this when I was in school, if that. I didn’t have school supplies when I was in school,” Riggles said. Riggles now owns his own construction company and said he’s much better financially than ever before. “I got everything I want,” he said. 

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  • Judge blocks grizzly hunts in Idaho, Wyoming

    Judge blocks grizzly hunts in Idaho, Wyoming

    Thursday, August 30 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-08-30 23:47:54 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A judge has blocked the opening of the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Rocky Mountains in more than 40 years.    U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's Thursday order comes as Idaho and Wyoming prepared to open the first grizzly bear hunting seasons in the Lower 48 states since 1974 on Saturday. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A judge has blocked the opening of the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Rocky Mountains in more than 40 years.    U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's Thursday order comes as Idaho and Wyoming prepared to open the first grizzly bear hunting seasons in the Lower 48 states since 1974 on Saturday. 

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  • App updates can change phone privacy

    App updates can change phone privacy

    Wednesday, August 29 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-08-30 01:58:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s nothing parents haven’t heard before. "It's important for them to know what sites young people are accessing and what the potential risks of those sites are,” Glenn Bartlett, a sergeant from the Spokane Police Department, said. But Bartlett points out that technology is changing faster than ever before, especially on cell phones. Applications are frequently updating, meaning updates to settings and even additional features. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s nothing parents haven’t heard before. "It's important for them to know what sites young people are accessing and what the potential risks of those sites are,” Glenn Bartlett, a sergeant from the Spokane Police Department, said. But Bartlett points out that technology is changing faster than ever before, especially on cell phones. Applications are frequently updating, meaning updates to settings and even additional features. 

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  • Athol woman claims her four German Shepherds were attacked by cougar

    Athol woman claims her four German Shepherds were attacked by cougar

    Wednesday, August 29 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-08-30 00:58:28 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - Miles from a bustling city, life is peaceful out in the country. But that peace and quiet turned to panic. “They were just covered in blood and had scratches all over them,” Whitney DesJarlais said. Whitney and her husband’s four German Shepherd’s were attacked Monday night. 

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    ATHOL, Idaho - Miles from a bustling city, life is peaceful out in the country. But that peace and quiet turned to panic. “They were just covered in blood and had scratches all over them,” Whitney DesJarlais said. Whitney and her husband’s four German Shepherd’s were attacked Monday night. 

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  • Intersection of Broadway and Fancher in Spokane Valley reopened after grease spill

    Intersection of Broadway and Fancher in Spokane Valley reopened after grease spill

    Wednesday, August 29 2018 2:38 AM EDT2018-08-29 06:38:15 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update: The intersection of Broadway and Francher has reopened late Tuesday night after a grease spill closed roads for hours. Spokane Valley Police say the intersection reopened around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update: The intersection of Broadway and Francher has reopened late Tuesday night after a grease spill closed roads for hours. Spokane Valley Police say the intersection reopened around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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  • Messages of hope on Monroe Street Bridge help suicidal man

    Messages of hope on Monroe Street Bridge help suicidal man

    Tuesday, August 28 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-08-29 00:52:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane woman began a mission a few weeks ago to prevent suicide on the Monroe Street Bridge by posting messages of hope and now her work is paying off in a big way. A man posted to Facebook and explained how he was contemplating suicide on the bridge but when he saw the woman's messages, it made him take a step back. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane woman began a mission a few weeks ago to prevent suicide on the Monroe Street Bridge by posting messages of hope and now her work is paying off in a big way. A man posted to Facebook and explained how he was contemplating suicide on the bridge but when he saw the woman's messages, it made him take a step back. 

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  • Mead Education Association ratifies contract

    Mead Education Association ratifies contract

    Tuesday, August 28 2018 1:39 AM EDT2018-08-28 05:39:55 GMT

    MEAD, Wash.- Two of Spokane County's 19 school districts have come to a contract agreement with their union, following the influx of state funds stemming from the McCleary court decision. East Valley's Education Association agreed earlier on Monday and the latest now is the Mead Education Association. 

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    MEAD, Wash.- Two of Spokane County's 19 school districts have come to a contract agreement with their union, following the influx of state funds stemming from the McCleary court decision. East Valley's Education Association agreed earlier on Monday and the latest now is the Mead Education Association. 

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  • NAFTA is being renamed US-Mexico Trade Agreement

    NAFTA is being renamed US-Mexico Trade Agreement

    Monday, August 27 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-08-27 17:12:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he intends to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and call its replacement "the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement" - a name that would exclude the third NAFTA partner, Canada. Trump made the comments after announcing an "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the 24-year-old trade pact, which Trump has called a job-killing "disaster."

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he intends to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and call its replacement "the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement" - a name that would exclude the third NAFTA partner, Canada. Trump made the comments after announcing an "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the 24-year-old trade pact, which Trump has called a job-killing "disaster."

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  • Moscow man airlifted after car crash near Viola

    Moscow man airlifted after car crash near Viola

    Sunday, August 26 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-08-27 00:42:47 GMT

    LATAH COUNTY, Idaho - Two Moscow men were involved in a vehicle crash early Sunday Morning near Viola, with one of them being airlifted for medical treatment. Idaho State Police say they were requested to assist Latah County with the crash around 2:35 a.m. Sunday near Saddle Ridge Rd. 23-year-old Thomas Redinger and 26-year-old William McDonough, both of Moscow, were traveling in a Jeep that left the roadway while negotiating a curve and crashed.

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    LATAH COUNTY, Idaho - Two Moscow men were involved in a vehicle crash early Sunday Morning near Viola, with one of them being airlifted for medical treatment. Idaho State Police say they were requested to assist Latah County with the crash around 2:35 a.m. Sunday near Saddle Ridge Rd. 23-year-old Thomas Redinger and 26-year-old William McDonough, both of Moscow, were traveling in a Jeep that left the roadway while negotiating a curve and crashed.

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  • Death of Spokane County Jail female inmate under investigation

    Death of Spokane County Jail female inmate under investigation

    Sunday, August 26 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-08-26 23:12:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell. A spokesperson said the woman was discovered around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Jail staff and medics performed life-saving measures in route, but the woman was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell. A spokesperson said the woman was discovered around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Jail staff and medics performed life-saving measures in route, but the woman was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. 

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  • Boyds fire near Kettle Falls now 73 percent contained

    Boyds fire near Kettle Falls now 73 percent contained

    Sunday, August 26 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-08-26 20:55:53 GMT

    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. -  For the second-straight day, the Boyds fire has seen a strong increase in containment percentage, now at 73 percent as of Sunday. The fire containment percentage jumped from 58 to 64 Saturday, then to 73 Sunday. The size of the fire is 4,549 acres. Saturday, aerial ignitions were used for the final time, to control the consumption of fuels within the fires perimeter. 

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    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. -  For the second-straight day, the Boyds fire has seen a strong increase in containment percentage, now at 73 percent as of Sunday. The fire containment percentage jumped from 58 to 64 Saturday, then to 73 Sunday. The size of the fire is 4,549 acres. Saturday, aerial ignitions were used for the final time, to control the consumption of fuels within the fires perimeter. 

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  • Idaho judge scolds Kootenai County deputies for illegal detention

    Idaho judge scolds Kootenai County deputies for illegal detention

    Sunday, August 26 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-08-26 17:25:19 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho judge scolded sheriff's deputies after a man was held at gunpoint for having a loud muffler and driving slightly more than the speed limit. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Judge Lansing Haynes dismissed methamphetamine and paraphernalia charges against 28-year-old Jared A. Tanner on Thursday.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho judge scolded sheriff's deputies after a man was held at gunpoint for having a loud muffler and driving slightly more than the speed limit. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Judge Lansing Haynes dismissed methamphetamine and paraphernalia charges against 28-year-old Jared A. Tanner on Thursday.

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  • Suspect at large who rammed SPD vehicle, fled from pursuit

    Suspect at large who rammed SPD vehicle, fled from pursuit

    Saturday, August 25 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-08-25 22:23:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Police are looking for a suspect who struck an officer's car and led police on a chase in Spokane Saturday afternoon. Spokane Police say an officer tried to make a traffic stop on Liberty and Smith in the Bemiss area around 1 p.m. Saturday, when the black SUV backed up and rammed into the patrol car before fleeing. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Police are looking for a suspect who struck an officer's car and led police on a chase in Spokane Saturday afternoon. Spokane Police say an officer tried to make a traffic stop on Liberty and Smith in the Bemiss area around 1 p.m. Saturday, when the black SUV backed up and rammed into the patrol car before fleeing. 

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  • Avista investigating power outage affecting thousands in north Spokane

    Avista investigating power outage affecting thousands in north Spokane

    Saturday, August 25 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-08-25 19:11:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista says an outage has left thousands without power in the north Spokane area Saturday morning. The Utility company says it is investigating the issue and crews are working as quickly and safely as possible. The outage appears to be affecting around 7,000 customers in the areas of northwest Spokane, Town and Country and Northtown. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista says an outage has left thousands without power in the north Spokane area Saturday morning. The Utility company says it is investigating the issue and crews are working as quickly and safely as possible. The outage appears to be affecting around 7,000 customers in the areas of northwest Spokane, Town and Country and Northtown. 

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  • Family hopes to recover heirlooms accidentally sold at flea market

    Family hopes to recover heirlooms accidentally sold at flea market

    Saturday, August 25 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-08-25 06:11:22 GMT

    UNIONTOWN, Wash. - A family in Uniontown is hoping to get some family heirlooms back that they accidentally sold at the city-wide flea market last weekend. Kelly Matkovich says she was at work when a family member grabbed the wrong box by mistake, and ended up setting out some of her possessions that weren't supposed to go up for sale outside their home. 

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    UNIONTOWN, Wash. - A family in Uniontown is hoping to get some family heirlooms back that they accidentally sold at the city-wide flea market last weekend. Kelly Matkovich says she was at work when a family member grabbed the wrong box by mistake, and ended up setting out some of her possessions that weren't supposed to go up for sale outside their home. 

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  • Body found in Quincy ruled homicide, police investigating

    Body found in Quincy ruled homicide, police investigating

    Saturday, August 25 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-08-25 04:34:42 GMT

    QUINCY, Wash. - Authorities say foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was found behind an auto parts store in Quincy. The body was found Thursday near QMS Auto Supply. Officers believed the man was shot multiple times while investigators believe he was targeted. Quincy Police Department Chief Kieth Siebert initially said the case was being investigated as a homicide, and that was later confirmed by the Grant County Coroner's Office. 

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    QUINCY, Wash. - Authorities say foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was found behind an auto parts store in Quincy. The body was found Thursday near QMS Auto Supply. Officers believed the man was shot multiple times while investigators believe he was targeted. Quincy Police Department Chief Kieth Siebert initially said the case was being investigated as a homicide, and that was later confirmed by the Grant County Coroner's Office. 

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  • City of Worley issues boil advisory

    City of Worley issues boil advisory

    Friday, August 24 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-08-25 02:26:39 GMT

    The city of Worley, Idaho is issuing a boil effect Friday night for anyone who uses the city's water lines for their home. Mayor Charlene Waddell says a construction crew broke a water main on 2nd on Friday, and because city workers were gone at the time, the break essentially drained the reservoir. While the reservoir is starting to fill up again, the mayor says they aren't sure if the water is safe. 

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    The city of Worley, Idaho is issuing a boil effect Friday night for anyone who uses the city's water lines for their home. Mayor Charlene Waddell says a construction crew broke a water main on 2nd on Friday, and because city workers were gone at the time, the break essentially drained the reservoir. While the reservoir is starting to fill up again, the mayor says they aren't sure if the water is safe. 

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  • Nine-year old starts “Slime for Police Canine” donation drive

    Nine-year old starts “Slime for Police Canine” donation drive

    Friday, August 24 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-08-25 02:16:14 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Take a thoughtful idea, throw in a lot of slime and even more time: those are the simplified steps to how 9-year old Kenna Morrison created a local donation drive to help the Moses Lake Police Department. Jesyka Morrison, Kenna’s mother, said her daughter sells slime at their local farmers market and wanted to donate the profits to a good cause. Slime is a popular, homemade toy that has surged in popularity with many children across the country.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Take a thoughtful idea, throw in a lot of slime and even more time: those are the simplified steps to how 9-year old Kenna Morrison created a local donation drive to help the Moses Lake Police Department. Jesyka Morrison, Kenna’s mother, said her daughter sells slime at their local farmers market and wanted to donate the profits to a good cause. Slime is a popular, homemade toy that has surged in popularity with many children across the country.

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  • Man paralyzed from Tubbs Hill fall battles new life-threatening wound

    Man paralyzed from Tubbs Hill fall battles new life-threatening wound

    Friday, August 24 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-08-25 02:05:30 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A local man's whole world change in just one second. He was left paralyzed from the chest down doing what you and your family have likely done at least once this summer. Years later, a new injury is threatening his life once again. His loved ones said, "Help Me Hayley." Summer 2011 was going great for Anthony Cada. He was young, dating, and making dreams come true. "I was in the military," he said. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - A local man's whole world change in just one second. He was left paralyzed from the chest down doing what you and your family have likely done at least once this summer. Years later, a new injury is threatening his life once again. His loved ones said, "Help Me Hayley." Summer 2011 was going great for Anthony Cada. He was young, dating, and making dreams come true. "I was in the military," he said. 

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  • Former Spokane Police officer convicted of rape sentenced to at least 7 years in prison

    Friday, August 24 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-08-24 21:52:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gordon Ennis, the former Spokane Police officer convicted of raping another police officer at a house party three years ago, was sentenced to 7 years in prison on Friday. Ennis received a minimum 84 months (7 years) in prison with a maximum sentence of life. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gordon Ennis, the former Spokane Police officer convicted of raping another police officer at a house party three years ago, was sentenced to 7 years in prison on Friday. Ennis received a minimum 84 months (7 years) in prison with a maximum sentence of life. 

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  • COURT DOCS: Ferris freshman football coach Charles Eglet facing rape charges involving student

    COURT DOCS: Ferris freshman football coach Charles Eglet facing rape charges involving student

    Friday, August 24 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-08-24 21:51:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Ferris High School football coach faces accusations of having sex with a 15-year-old female student from Moses Lake High School, according to court documents. Records show Charles “Charlie” Eglet, 29, added the student on Snapchat - a social media application.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Ferris High School football coach faces accusations of having sex with a 15-year-old female student from Moses Lake High School, according to court documents. Records show Charles “Charlie” Eglet, 29, added the student on Snapchat - a social media application. The app allows users to see each other's location in real time. Records show the student was contacted “almost immediately” by Eglet when her location changed to Spokane...

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  • Ferris freshman football coach arrested on child rape and molestation charges

    Ferris freshman football coach arrested on child rape and molestation charges

    Friday, August 24 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-08-24 20:44:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sources confirm with KHQ a Ferris football coach has been arrested and charged with child molestation and child rape. Freshman football coach Charles Eglet was booked into the Spokane County jail early Friday morning just before 1 am.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sources confirm with KHQ a Ferris football coach has been arrested and charged with child molestation and child rape. Freshman football coach Charles Eglet was booked into the Spokane County jail early Friday morning just before 1 am. Charges listed with Eglet's booking information include 2 counts of 3rd Degree Child Rape, 1 count of Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes and 1 count of 3rd Degree Child Molestation. 

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  • Two injured after DUI crash near Shadle Park

    Two injured after DUI crash near Shadle Park

    Friday, August 24 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-08-24 12:40:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to a DUI crash near Shadle Park on Thursday evening that left two people injured. At around 8:15 p.m., police and fire crews were dispatched to a two-car crash on Wellesley Ave. and Ash St. Police determined a vehicle ran a red light and struck another vehicle.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to a DUI crash near Shadle Park on Thursday evening that left two people injured. At around 8:15 p.m., police and fire crews were dispatched to a two-car crash on Wellesley Ave. and Ash St. Police determined a vehicle ran a red light and struck another vehicle.

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  • Woman wants to use goats for fire mitigation

    Woman wants to use goats for fire mitigation

    Friday, August 24 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-08-24 06:22:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nicole Burrow said fire season hits close to her heart. "I've always wanted to make an impact somehow, but didn't know how," Burrow said. Back in 2009, she woke up in the middle of the night to find her home was engulfed in flames. She lost everything. But that lose was paled in comparison to what would happen to her brother-in-law. Burrow says he had terminal cancer, brought on by his years as a local firefighter. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nicole Burrow said fire season hits close to her heart. "I've always wanted to make an impact somehow, but didn't know how," Burrow said. Back in 2009, she woke up in the middle of the night to find her home was engulfed in flames. She lost everything. But that lose was paled in comparison to what would happen to her brother-in-law. Burrow says he had terminal cancer, brought on by his years as a local firefighter. 

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  • Vandals dump picnic tables into Bear Lake

    Vandals dump picnic tables into Bear Lake

    Friday, August 24 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-08-24 06:21:15 GMT

    CHATTAROY, Wash. - It was certainly no picnic for one local couple who was just trying to enjoy lunch at Bear Lake. They found up to seven picnic tables dumped into the water. "We sat in the dirt yesterday because there's no picnic tables," Steve Sanders said. Other beach-goers were also disappointed to find fewer seats Thursday. County crews said while the lake has seen vandalism before, it's never been quite this bad.

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    CHATTAROY, Wash. - It was certainly no picnic for one local couple who was just trying to enjoy lunch at Bear Lake. They found up to seven picnic tables dumped into the water. "We sat in the dirt yesterday because there's no picnic tables," Steve Sanders said. Other beach-goers were also disappointed to find fewer seats Thursday. County crews said while the lake has seen vandalism before, it's never been quite this bad.

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  • Union holds demonstration on eve of mediation with school district

    Union holds demonstration on eve of mediation with school district

    Friday, August 24 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-08-24 06:20:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Education Association (SEA) members picketed outside the Spokane Public Schools office on Thursday. The demonstration comes a day before the educators union and school district enter mediation, which are face-to-face meetings with a third-party mediator to help the two sides reach an agreement. Brian Coddington, the school district’s communications director, said three mediation meetings are scheduled. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Education Association (SEA) members picketed outside the Spokane Public Schools office on Thursday. The demonstration comes a day before the educators union and school district enter mediation, which are face-to-face meetings with a third-party mediator to help the two sides reach an agreement. Brian Coddington, the school district’s communications director, said three mediation meetings are scheduled. 

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  • Child in custody after woman found sleeping in vehicle intoxicated in Post Falls

    Child in custody after woman found sleeping in vehicle intoxicated in Post Falls

    Thursday, August 23 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-08-24 03:45:50 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A 13-month-old child is in state custody after Post Falls Police arrested a woman who was sleeping in a vehicle intoxicated. Early Thursday morning after 3 a.m., police say a citizen called in about a "passed out female" inside a running vehicle on Greensferry Rd. and Sundance Dr. Officers responded and discovered that the female was intoxicated due to alcohol and Xanax. They also found a 13-month-old child sleeping in the vehicle. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - A 13-month-old child is in state custody after Post Falls Police arrested a woman who was sleeping in a vehicle intoxicated. Early Thursday morning after 3 a.m., police say a citizen called in about a "passed out female" inside a running vehicle on Greensferry Rd. and Sundance Dr. Officers responded and discovered that the female was intoxicated due to alcohol and Xanax. They also found a 13-month-old child sleeping in the vehicle. 

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  • Licensing offices and website to shut down during Labor Day Weekend for system overhaul

    Licensing offices and website to shut down during Labor Day Weekend for system overhaul

    Thursday, August 23 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-08-24 02:16:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Statewide changes are coming to the Department of Licensing during Labor Day Weekend, which means offices and online services will temporarily shut down. The last day to renew tabs online before the temporary closure is August 29 (Wednesday). The last day to renew tabs in-person before the temporary closure is August 30 (Thursday). Offices are scheduled to reopen on September 4 (Tuesday). 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Statewide changes are coming to the Department of Licensing during Labor Day Weekend, which means offices and online services will temporarily shut down. The last day to renew tabs online before the temporary closure is August 29 (Wednesday). The last day to renew tabs in-person before the temporary closure is August 30 (Thursday). Offices are scheduled to reopen on September 4 (Tuesday). 

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  • Cold Case: Body found in North Spokane landfill in 1989, still unidentified

    Cold Case: Body found in North Spokane landfill in 1989, still unidentified

    Thursday, August 23 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-08-23 23:10:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It all started with an employee at the North Spokane landfill moving debris back in July of 1989. As they were working, they saw a human leg entangled in garbage. Police were called and the victim was found, but never identified. Investigators believe the garbage the remains were found in had been at the dump for roughly two to the three weeks. It's referred to as a possible homicide, but because his body was is such a state of decomposition, they can't be sure. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It all started with an employee at the North Spokane landfill moving debris back in July of 1989. As they were working, they saw a human leg entangled in garbage. Police were called and the victim was found, but never identified. Investigators believe the garbage the remains were found in had been at the dump for roughly two to the three weeks. It's referred to as a possible homicide, but because his body was is such a state of decomposition, they can't be sure. 

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  • Tax fraud from identify theft decreasing in Idaho

    Tax fraud from identify theft decreasing in Idaho

    Thursday, August 23 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-08-23 21:48:54 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say tax fraud from identity theft is decreasing in the state. The Idaho State Tax Commission in a news release Thursday says it stopped more than $129,000 fraudulent income tax refund requests so far this year. The agency says that's a 74 percent decrease from the same period last year. Tax fraud from identity theft is when someone uses another person's information to file an income tax return, typically requesting a refund. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say tax fraud from identity theft is decreasing in the state. The Idaho State Tax Commission in a news release Thursday says it stopped more than $129,000 fraudulent income tax refund requests so far this year. The agency says that's a 74 percent decrease from the same period last year. Tax fraud from identity theft is when someone uses another person's information to file an income tax return, typically requesting a refund. 

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  • 'Habitual sex offender' sentenced to life in prison

    'Habitual sex offender' sentenced to life in prison

    Thursday, August 23 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-08-23 21:42:52 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A 65-year-old Idaho man, who was arrested a year ago during a police sting operation after driving to a Coeur d'Alene hotel to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Ronald Nold, of Hayden, was sentenced Wednesday to a fixed term of life for one count of enticing a child by using the internet, and another count of being a habitual sex offender. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A 65-year-old Idaho man, who was arrested a year ago during a police sting operation after driving to a Coeur d'Alene hotel to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Ronald Nold, of Hayden, was sentenced Wednesday to a fixed term of life for one count of enticing a child by using the internet, and another count of being a habitual sex offender. 

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  • Stranger strips nude in woman's West Central home

    Stranger strips nude in woman's West Central home

    Thursday, August 23 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-08-23 06:28:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane woman's peaceful night sleeping was interrupted when she found a stranger broke into her home and began to strip naked, feet from her children's room. There's still vomit near her back door. "He had excrement in his pants, vomit on his clothes. It took him a while to undue the laces on his sneakers but he stayed right there and completely stripped in front of me," she said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane woman's peaceful night sleeping was interrupted when she found a stranger broke into her home and began to strip naked, feet from her children's room. There's still vomit near her back door. "He had excrement in his pants, vomit on his clothes. It took him a while to undue the laces on his sneakers but he stayed right there and completely stripped in front of me," she said. 

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  • Educator unions & local districts continue negotiations

    Educator unions & local districts continue negotiations

    Thursday, August 23 2018 2:27 AM EDT2018-08-23 06:27:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Districts across Washington state are trying to come to an agreement with their unions over key issues like salaries and class sizes. That hasn't happened here yet and today educators with the Mead School District gathered outside a school board meeting where their salaries were on the agenda. Two western Washington unions have already voted to strike if an agreement isn't reached by next Wednesday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Districts across Washington state are trying to come to an agreement with their unions over key issues like salaries and class sizes. That hasn't happened here yet and today educators with the Mead School District gathered outside a school board meeting where their salaries were on the agenda. Two western Washington unions have already voted to strike if an agreement isn't reached by next Wednesday. 

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  • Signs of hope to prevent suicide disappear from Monroe Street Bridge

    Signs of hope to prevent suicide disappear from Monroe Street Bridge

    Thursday, August 23 2018 2:27 AM EDT2018-08-23 06:27:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Suicide prevention signs posted on the Monroe Street Bridge last week meant to help those who need it, have partially disappeared. There's really no telling where the signs ended up. "I was speechless. I was like, that's a lot of hard work for somebody to try and save someone's life. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Suicide prevention signs posted on the Monroe Street Bridge last week meant to help those who need it, have partially disappeared. There's really no telling where the signs ended up. "I was speechless. I was like, that's a lot of hard work for somebody to try and save someone's life. 

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  • Volunteers step up to help feed firefighters

    Volunteers step up to help feed firefighters

    Thursday, August 23 2018 2:26 AM EDT2018-08-23 06:26:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ told you earlier this week that Firehouse Subs was looking for volunteers to make sandwiches for the Wildland firefighters, and our viewers seriously stepped up. KHQ met with the owner of Firehouse Subs today, Eric Johnson, and he said this is the was his first time volunteering, and he was blown away when more than 200 people signed up to help. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ told you earlier this week that Firehouse Subs was looking for volunteers to make sandwiches for the Wildland firefighters, and our viewers seriously stepped up. KHQ met with the owner of Firehouse Subs today, Eric Johnson, and he said this is the was his first time volunteering, and he was blown away when more than 200 people signed up to help. 

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  • WSU making changes in wake of Hilinski suicide

    WSU making changes in wake of Hilinski suicide

    Thursday, August 23 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-08-23 06:25:42 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - It's been just over seven month's since Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski committed suicide. In the days, weeks and months since, the community and the Hilinski family have started the process of healing. While we'll never know if football played a role in Tyler's decision, Washington State University is being proactive about changes. Classes are kicking off at WSU and football season is just around the corner, just about a week until the Cougars kickoff. 

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - It's been just over seven month's since Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski committed suicide. In the days, weeks and months since, the community and the Hilinski family have started the process of healing. While we'll never know if football played a role in Tyler's decision, Washington State University is being proactive about changes. Classes are kicking off at WSU and football season is just around the corner, just about a week until the Cougars kickoff. 

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  • Police arrest man in connection to tractor theft

    Police arrest man in connection to tractor theft

    Wednesday, August 22 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-08-23 01:29:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say after receiving several tips from the public, Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force detectives located and recovered a stolen Kubota L4701 HST tractor. Detectives continue to actively investigate the theft and hope additional tips and information will be received as they work toward identifying the suspects.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police have arrested a man in connection to the theft of a tractor from earlier this month. Tuesday, Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force Detectives continued to investigate the theft of a stolen Kubota tractor. They arrested 37-year-old Zane Lumpkin in the 5000 block of N. Havana.

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  • Spokane Bomb Squad responds to report of explosive materials in Boundary County

    Spokane Bomb Squad responds to report of explosive materials in Boundary County

    Wednesday, August 22 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-08-22 23:33:48 GMT

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - Members of the Spokane Bomb Squad assisted the Boundary County Sheriff's Office Wednesday after some explosive materials were reported. Tuesday, a local ATF agent and the Boundary County Sheriff's Office were contacted by a family who had discovered the explosive materials in a shop on their property. The ATF contacted the Spokane Bomb Squad to identify and dispose of the materials. 

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    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - Members of the Spokane Bomb Squad assisted the Boundary County Sheriff's Office Wednesday after some explosive materials were reported. Tuesday, a local ATF agent and the Boundary County Sheriff's Office were contacted by a family who had discovered the explosive materials in a shop on their property. The ATF contacted the Spokane Bomb Squad to identify and dispose of the materials. 

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  • Catholic Charities of Spokane pushes back against critics

    Catholic Charities of Spokane pushes back against critics

    Wednesday, August 22 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-08-22 22:13:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Catholic Charities of Spokane, which runs the city's largest homeless shelter, is pushing back against critics of its housing.    Catholic Charities President Rob McCann says flyers have been passed around near the House of Charity recently listing numerous lies about the shelter and crime associated with it. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Catholic Charities of Spokane, which runs the city's largest homeless shelter, is pushing back against critics of its housing.    Catholic Charities President Rob McCann says flyers have been passed around near the House of Charity recently listing numerous lies about the shelter and crime associated with it. 

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  • SPD Graveyard & K-9 units capture trio of vehicle thieves

    SPD Graveyard & K-9 units capture trio of vehicle thieves

    Wednesday, August 22 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-08-22 21:59:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Graveyard & K-9 units were able to arrest a trio of out-of-town suspects after a string of vehicle thefts this week. Monday night, a man was caught by a homeowner vehicle prowling but fled into the dark and hid. Police said he left a truck behind that had not been reported stolen at the time. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Graveyard & K-9 units were able to arrest a trio of out-of-town suspects after a string of vehicle thefts this week. Monday night, a man was caught by a homeowner vehicle prowling but fled into the dark and hid. Police said he left a truck behind that had not been reported stolen at the time. 

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  • VIDEO: 15 shots fired during officer involved shooting last summer

    VIDEO: 15 shots fired during officer involved shooting last summer

    Wednesday, August 22 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-08-22 21:00:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Body camera footage released Wednesday shows a pair of Spokane police officers fire 15 shots during an encounter with an armed man last summer. “Under these circumstances, it was reasonable for officers Martin and Scott to use deadly force,” said SPD Captain Brad Arleth. “Craven presented a serious and immediate threat to officers as he was armed with a firearm, standing very close, within 15 yards or less, and ignored commands to show his 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Body camera footage released Wednesday shows a pair of Spokane police officers fire 15 shots during an encounter with an armed man last summer. “Under these circumstances, it was reasonable for officers Martin and Scott to use deadly force,” said SPD Captain Brad Arleth. “Craven presented a serious and immediate threat to officers as he was armed with a firearm, standing very close, within 15 yards or less, and ignored commands to show his 

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  • Father, daughters clean bench found with graffiti at Spokane park

    Father, daughters clean bench found with graffiti at Spokane park

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-08-22 00:35:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Kids are supposed to come be kids, not exposed to poor graffiti. That's what one Spokane father is saying after he says a playground where his little girls play at, was found vandalized over the weekend. Loma Vista Park is a popular spot for Jacob Gallion and his two daughters. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Kids are supposed to come be kids, not exposed to poor graffiti. That's what one Spokane father is saying after he says a playground where his little girls play at, was found vandalized over the weekend. Loma Vista Park is a popular spot for Jacob Gallion and his two daughters. 

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  • Officers involved in shooting near Soap Lake identified

    Officers involved in shooting near Soap Lake identified

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-08-22 00:25:50 GMT

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Police say an officer-involved shooting happened Sunday morning near the Soap Lake area, with a male suspect being shot and later hospitalized. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Northwest in Lakeview. Police were responding to the report of a wanted person sighting.

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    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Police say an officer-involved shooting happened Sunday morning near the Soap Lake area, with a male suspect being shot and later hospitalized. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Northwest in Lakeview. Police were responding to the report of a wanted person sighting.

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  • West Nile Virus confirmed in Spokane County Mosquitoes

    West Nile Virus confirmed in Spokane County Mosquitoes

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-08-21 19:48:05 GMT

    The Spokane Regional Health District reported confirmation of West Nile virus in two separate mosquito samples from Spokane County.  The SRHD says no cases of WNV have been identified in Spokane County humans, birds or horses, but early-to mid- August "typically marks the first onset of symptoms in these groups."  “While we expect mosquito populations to dwindle as the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, continued warm temperatures will contribute...

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    The Spokane Regional Health District reported confirmation of West Nile virus in two separate mosquito samples from Spokane County.  The SRHD says no cases of WNV have been identified in Spokane County humans, birds or horses, but early-to mid- August "typically marks the first onset of symptoms in these groups."  “While we expect mosquito populations to dwindle as the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, continued warm temperatures will contribute...

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  • US Army Officer from Spokane killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

    US Army Officer from Spokane killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-08-21 17:14:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Department of Defense identified the man who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq as 34-year-old Taylor Galvin from Spokane. The DOD says Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin died as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crash in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq on Monday. The crash is still under investigation. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Department of Defense identified the man who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq as 34-year-old Taylor Galvin from Spokane. The DOD says Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin died as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crash in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq on Monday. The crash is still under investigation. 

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  • One killed, neighbors lose everything in Spokane Valley condo fire

    One killed, neighbors lose everything in Spokane Valley condo fire

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-08-21 06:10:55 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Spokane Valley firefighters say a condo fire that happened Sunday night killed one person and destroyed at least nine units at the Central Park Condominiums off of 6th Avenue. Billowing smoke and flames was all anyone could see. "It's hard and it all happened so sudden. Within two minutes, everything gets taken away from you. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Spokane Valley firefighters say a condo fire that happened Sunday night killed one person and destroyed at least nine units at the Central Park Condominiums off of 6th Avenue. Billowing smoke and flames was all anyone could see. "It's hard and it all happened so sudden. Within two minutes, everything gets taken away from you. 

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  • One fatality confirmed in Spokane Valley condo fire

    One fatality confirmed in Spokane Valley condo fire

    Monday, August 20 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:35:28 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- The Spokane Valley Fire Department says one person died as a result of a fire at the Central Park Condominiums Sunday night. "SVFD investigators say it will likely take several days to complete the investigation into the cause of the fire that was reported shortly after 8:30 pm on August 19," Melanie Rose from the Spokane Valley Fire Department said.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- The Spokane Valley Fire Department says one person died as a result of a fire at the Central Park Condominiums Sunday night. "SVFD investigators say it will likely take several days to complete the investigation into the cause of the fire that was reported shortly after 8:30 pm on August 19," Melanie Rose from the Spokane Valley Fire Department said.

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  • Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane

    Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-08-20 13:57:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Windy conditions and wildfire smoke have hit the Inland Northwest hard as air quality levels rose throughout the day, ending up in the hazardous range Sunday evening. Changes in wind direction have brought over more smoke to the area from wildfires around northern and central Washington, as well as from British Columbia. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Windy conditions and wildfire smoke have hit the Inland Northwest hard as air quality levels rose throughout the day, ending up in the hazardous range Sunday evening. Changes in wind direction have brought over more smoke to the area from wildfires around northern and central Washington, as well as from British Columbia. 

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  • Local firefighter released from hospital after house fire

    Local firefighter released from hospital after house fire

    Sunday, August 19 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-08-20 00:15:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A firefighter from the Spokane Fire Department was transported to a local hospital and later released after an early-morning house fire. The firefighter was treated for possible heat exhaustion and later released from the hospital. At around 3 a.m. Sunday, crews responded to the 800 block of E. Bridgeport Ave. and there were reports of smoke filling the structure. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A firefighter from the Spokane Fire Department was transported to a local hospital and later released after an early-morning house fire. The firefighter was treated for possible heat exhaustion and later released from the hospital. At around 3 a.m. Sunday, crews responded to the 800 block of E. Bridgeport Ave. and there were reports of smoke filling the structure. 

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  • Spokane FD investigating house fire

    Spokane FD investigating house fire

    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:59:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department is conducting an investigation on a house fire that happened on Friday evening. Around 11 p.m. Friday, crews responded to a reported building fire on the 400 block of E. Carlisle Ave. Upon arrival, crews noted fire on the side of a residence that appeared to be moving into the attic. Crews were able to knock down the fire and search the building within five minutes of arrival. The house was unoccupied at the time. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department is conducting an investigation on a house fire that happened on Friday evening. Around 11 p.m. Friday, crews responded to a reported building fire on the 400 block of E. Carlisle Ave. Upon arrival, crews noted fire on the side of a residence that appeared to be moving into the attic. Crews were able to knock down the fire and search the building within five minutes of arrival. The house was unoccupied at the time. 

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  • Suspect dies after officer-involved shooting in Spokane Valley

    Suspect dies after officer-involved shooting in Spokane Valley

    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:47:04 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A male suspect has died after being involved in a police shooting following a standoff situation in Spokane Valley Sunday morning. Police say the matter originated as a vandalism call after a man pulled into a gas station and began breaking windows in a vehicle. They later found the male to be armed and possibly suicidal, leading to a standoff at Trent and Evergreen where he was barricaded in the vehicle. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A male suspect has died after being involved in a police shooting following a standoff situation in Spokane Valley Sunday morning. Police say the matter originated as a vandalism call after a man pulled into a gas station and began breaking windows in a vehicle. They later found the male to be armed and possibly suicidal, leading to a standoff at Trent and Evergreen where he was barricaded in the vehicle. 

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  • Air quality worsening in Northwest as smoke returns

    Air quality worsening in Northwest as smoke returns

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:50:40 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Forecasters are warning of unhealthy air in parts of the Pacific Northwest as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region. The National Weather Service has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state. The service says air quality in Western Washington is expected to worsen starting Sunday. Some improvement is expected by Wednesday. An air quality alert is also in place across Eastern Washington and North Idaho. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Forecasters are warning of unhealthy air in parts of the Pacific Northwest as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region. The National Weather Service has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state. The service says air quality in Western Washington is expected to worsen starting Sunday. Some improvement is expected by Wednesday. An air quality alert is also in place across Eastern Washington and North Idaho. 

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  • Gonzaga Official: Chick-Fil-A not coming to Spokane

    Gonzaga Official: Chick-Fil-A not coming to Spokane

    Sunday, August 19 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-08-19 16:53:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The rumor that was quickly spread Saturday about a Chick-Fil-A franchise coming to Gonzaga University is false, according to a Gonzaga official. Mary Joan Hahn, the Senior Director of Community & Public Relations at Gonzaga, tells KHQ that this information is inaccurate. She wasn't able to explain how the information got out in the first place, but Gonzaga is looking into it.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The rumor that was quickly spread Saturday about a Chick-Fil-A franchise coming to Gonzaga University is false, according to a Gonzaga official. Mary Joan Hahn, the Senior Director of Community & Public Relations at Gonzaga, tells KHQ that this information is inaccurate. She wasn't able to explain how the information got out in the first place, but Gonzaga is looking into it.

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  • 3 people killed in car crash north of Cusick

    3 people killed in car crash north of Cusick

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-08-18 18:33:43 GMT

    CUSICK, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says three people were killed in a car crash north of Cusick Wednesday morning.  Trooper Jeff Sevigney tweeted out that the crash happened near the intersection of Leclerc Rd and Cee Cee Ah Creek Rd. Trooper Sevigney said the crash involved one car with five occupants. 

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    CUSICK, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says three people were killed in a car crash north of Cusick Wednesday morning.  Trooper Jeff Sevigney tweeted out that the crash happened near the intersection of Leclerc Rd and Cee Cee Ah Creek Rd. Trooper Sevigney said the crash involved one car with five occupants. 

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  • Idaho officials name director for Idaho Department of Lands

    Idaho officials name director for Idaho Department of Lands

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-08-18 16:48:05 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have named a new director to lead a state agency that manages 2.4 million acres (970,000 hectares) of state endowment lands that generate money mostly for public schools. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board on Friday selected Dustin Miller to lead the Idaho Department of Lands. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have named a new director to lead a state agency that manages 2.4 million acres (970,000 hectares) of state endowment lands that generate money mostly for public schools. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board on Friday selected Dustin Miller to lead the Idaho Department of Lands. 

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  • Non-profit collecting funds for dog's life-saving surgery

    Non-profit collecting funds for dog's life-saving surgery

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:38 AM EDT2018-08-18 06:38:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sitting silently in the back corner of his kennel here at SCRAPS, a 2-year-old miniature pinscher mix who's blind in one eye, is desperately hoping for a second chance. Back in July, Alex was adopted by a family, but less than a month later, he was dropped back off with a potentially life-threatening injury. Alex fell from a  two-story balcony, likely due to perception issues, and shattered both his front legs in the process. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sitting silently in the back corner of his kennel here at SCRAPS, a 2-year-old miniature pinscher mix who's blind in one eye, is desperately hoping for a second chance. Back in July, Alex was adopted by a family, but less than a month later, he was dropped back off with a potentially life-threatening injury. Alex fell from a  two-story balcony, likely due to perception issues, and shattered both his front legs in the process. 

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  • Legal battle raging over home owned by Shasta Groene but used by her dad

    Legal battle raging over home owned by Shasta Groene but used by her dad

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-08-18 06:37:31 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - 13 years ago Shasta Groene lived through unimaginable horror. In mid-May, 2005, her mother, her mother's boyfriend, and her oldest brother were murdered in front of her. 8-year-old Shasta was kidnapped and, along with her 9-year-old brother Dylan, tortured and sexually abused for weeks. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - 13 years ago Shasta Groene lived through unimaginable horror. In mid-May, 2005, her mother, her mother's boyfriend, and her oldest brother were murdered in front of her. 8-year-old Shasta was kidnapped and, along with her 9-year-old brother Dylan, tortured and sexually abused for weeks. 

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  • Cd'A Little League fans, parents take in World Series experience

    Cd'A Little League fans, parents take in World Series experience

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:10:39 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Parents, thousands of miles away in Williamsport, Pennsylvania were eager to cheer on their ballplayers. A surreal feeling, Coeur d’Alene Little League is the second team from Idaho to ever make it to the Little League World Series. The kids have taken a humble attitude and have enjoyed the moment. Back at home, dozens of fans packed Capone’s in Midtown to see the first pitch. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Parents, thousands of miles away in Williamsport, Pennsylvania were eager to cheer on their ballplayers. A surreal feeling, Coeur d’Alene Little League is the second team from Idaho to ever make it to the Little League World Series. The kids have taken a humble attitude and have enjoyed the moment. Back at home, dozens of fans packed Capone’s in Midtown to see the first pitch. 

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  • Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:57:55 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

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  • Community pulling together funds for Cd'A Little League team

    Community pulling together funds for Cd'A Little League team

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:18:33 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - When parents of the Coeur d'Alene Little League asked to set out donation jars at the Caddyshack, all the managers said yes. "Of course we said yeah. They're here all the time and are regulars of the Caddyshack," Johnny French, general manager, said. The World Series for little league baseball is here. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - When parents of the Coeur d'Alene Little League asked to set out donation jars at the Caddyshack, all the managers said yes. "Of course we said yeah. They're here all the time and are regulars of the Caddyshack," Johnny French, general manager, said. The World Series for little league baseball is here. 

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  • Spokane Police arrest man after investigation of infant's death

    Spokane Police arrest man after investigation of infant's death

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:17 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:17:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a man for homicide by abuse after an investigation of an infant’s death. The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit investigation led to the arrest of 33-year-old Erik Sherman. On August 7th, an infant had been taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Despite medical efforts, the infant passed away. The lead Detective developed probable cause to arrest Sherman for homicide by abuse. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a man for homicide by abuse after an investigation of an infant’s death. The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit investigation led to the arrest of 33-year-old Erik Sherman. On August 7th, an infant had been taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Despite medical efforts, the infant passed away. The lead Detective developed probable cause to arrest Sherman for homicide by abuse. 

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  • Grizzly bear previously spotted in Athol/Garwood area captured

    Grizzly bear previously spotted in Athol/Garwood area captured

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:10:49 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The grizzly bear previously spotted in the Athol/Garwood area has been captured according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game. An official from the IDFG confirmed with KHQ that the bear was captured Wednesday night.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The grizzly bear previously spotted in the Athol/Garwood area has been captured according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game. An official from the IDFG confirmed with KHQ that the bear was captured Wednesday night.

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  • FDA approves first generic competitor to the EpiPen

    FDA approves first generic competitor to the EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:17:28 GMT

    NEW YORK - Important news for anyone with life-threatening allergies as the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to the EpiPen. The Epinephrine auto-injector is used in an emergency when a person has a severe allergic reaction to things like food or insect stings. Mylan, the company that sells the EpiPen, drew intense criticism a few years ago when it increased the price of an EpiPen twin-pack to $600.

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    NEW YORK - Important news for anyone with life-threatening allergies as the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to the EpiPen. The Epinephrine auto-injector is used in an emergency when a person has a severe allergic reaction to things like food or insect stings. Mylan, the company that sells the EpiPen, drew intense criticism a few years ago when it increased the price of an EpiPen twin-pack to $600.

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  • Athletic Director Rob Spear fired by University of Idaho

    Athletic Director Rob Spear fired by University of Idaho

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:19:51 GMT
    U of I Athletic Director Rob SpearU of I Athletic Director Rob Spear

    The University of Idaho has fired Athletic Director Rob Spear.  Spear had been placed on administrative leave since April following the University's botched handling of a woman's sexual assault complaint against a football player.  "The Board moved to terminate for convenience, pursuant to Doctor Spears' employment agreement with the University," Communications Chief Mike Keckler told KHQ.

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    The University of Idaho has fired Athletic Director Rob Spear.  Spear had been placed on administrative leave since April following the University's botched handling of a woman's sexual assault complaint against a football player.  "The Board moved to terminate for convenience, pursuant to Doctor Spears' employment agreement with the University," Communications Chief Mike Keckler told KHQ.

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  • 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

    'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-08-16 14:06:36 GMT

    DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.  The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. 

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    DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.  The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. 

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  • SPD Reserve Officers set up bike sting that yields three arrests on drug and theft charges

    SPD Reserve Officers set up bike sting that yields three arrests on drug and theft charges

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:47 AM EDT2018-08-16 11:47:47 GMT
    A third SPD officer has been placed on leave in connection to a recent sexual assault investigation.A third SPD officer has been placed on leave in connection to a recent sexual assault investigation.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department set up a bike sting in the Mission and Hamilton area on Wednesday in an effort to reduce property crime numbers and ended up making three arrests. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department set up a bike sting in the Mission and Hamilton area on Wednesday in an effort to reduce property crime numbers and ended up making three arrests.  The area has seen numerous calls for thefts, burglaries, drug calls and assaults recently, according to the Spokane Police Department and the sting operation was put together by SPD Reserve Officers wanting to do their part to curb crime in the community. 

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  • BLM places temporary ban on target shooting

    BLM places temporary ban on target shooting

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:29:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management has placed a temporary ban on target shooting in eastern Washington as hot, dry conditions bring high dangers of fire in the area. The BLM says legal firearm hunting is still allowed. Target shooting activities have already contributed to several fires on BLM lands this summer burning over 2,000 acres. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management has placed a temporary ban on target shooting in eastern Washington as hot, dry conditions bring high dangers of fire in the area. The BLM says legal firearm hunting is still allowed. Target shooting activities have already contributed to several fires on BLM lands this summer burning over 2,000 acres. 

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  • Signs of hope to prevent suicide posted on Spokane's Monroe Street Bridge

    Signs of hope to prevent suicide posted on Spokane's Monroe Street Bridge

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:26 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:26:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- You are not alone. A woman's story that went viral in the UK has made it right here to Spokane. 18-year-old Paige Hunter handwrote dozens of positive messages and posted them all over a bridge in England in hopes it would stop someone from committing suicide. So far, her messages have helped save nine lives. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- You are not alone. A woman's story that went viral in the UK has made it right here to Spokane. 18-year-old Paige Hunter handwrote dozens of positive messages and posted them all over a bridge in England in hopes it would stop someone from committing suicide. So far, her messages have helped save nine lives. 

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  • Poor air quality forces high school practices indoors

    Poor air quality forces high school practices indoors

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:25:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - August means it's almost time for Friday night lights, but poor air quality meant high schools couldn't practice outdoors on Wednesday. Air quality was measured as "Unhealthy" by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. Greater Spokane League rules prohibit teams from practicing outdoors when air conditions are found in the "Unhealthy" section. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - August means it's almost time for Friday night lights, but poor air quality meant high schools couldn't practice outdoors on Wednesday. Air quality was measured as "Unhealthy" by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. Greater Spokane League rules prohibit teams from practicing outdoors when air conditions are found in the "Unhealthy" section. 

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  • WSU deals with housing issues due to record freshman class

    WSU deals with housing issues due to record freshman class

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:23:12 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - "I really didn't want to be stuck in a three person corner room," Alley Carney said. She is an incoming freshman to Washington State University and was not happy to find her double room had been converted into a triple. "One person gets shorted no matter what way you split it up, and it would be just way to inconvenient," Carney said. 

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - "I really didn't want to be stuck in a three person corner room," Alley Carney said. She is an incoming freshman to Washington State University and was not happy to find her double room had been converted into a triple. "One person gets shorted no matter what way you split it up, and it would be just way to inconvenient," Carney said. 

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  • Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

    Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:26:15 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Unhealthy smoky air from wildfires is blanketing the Northwest. The National Weather Service says Washington state had the worst air quality in the country Wednesday. In the Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute masks. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Unhealthy smoky air from wildfires is blanketing the Northwest. The National Weather Service says Washington state had the worst air quality in the country Wednesday. In the Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute masks. 

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  • Spokane ranks at most affordable 'outdoorsy' city in the US

    Spokane ranks at most affordable 'outdoorsy' city in the US

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:18:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We all know what an outdoor paradise Spokane is, but word is getting out as the Lilac City was just named the #1 "Most Affordable Outdoorsy" City in the nation, according to Realtor.com.  The website said there was a bit of an uproar when they released the list last year because towns like Boulder, Colorado, Salt Lake City and Honolulu were left off. Well, yeah. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We all know what an outdoor paradise Spokane is, but word is getting out as the Lilac City was just named the #1 "Most Affordable Outdoorsy" City in the nation, according to Realtor.com.  The website said there was a bit of an uproar when they released the list last year because towns like Boulder, Colorado, Salt Lake City and Honolulu were left off. Well, yeah. 

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  • Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:13:21 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

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  • Smoky skies impact air ambulance operations

    Smoky skies impact air ambulance operations

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:12:13 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- The air quality in the Inland Northwest has been bad. Not only is it unhealthy, it's hard to see. That visibility can have an impact on the way air ambulances, like Life Flight Network can operate. "When the smoke comes in, the visibility comes down and it limits what we can do," said Scott MacKenzie, Assistant Chief Pilot and Regional Manager with Life Flight Network.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- The air quality in the Inland Northwest has been bad. Not only is it unhealthy, it's hard to see. That visibility can have an impact on the way air ambulances, like Life Flight Network can operate. "When the smoke comes in, the visibility comes down and it limits what we can do," said Scott MacKenzie, Assistant Chief Pilot and Regional Manager with Life Flight Network.

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  • Cd'A Little League team arrives at World Series

    Cd'A Little League team arrives at World Series

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:14:07 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The boys of summer march on. A long way from home, the Coeur d’Alene Little League team made it to Williamsport, Pennsylvania Monday morning. New uniforms, new gear, the surreal feeling is setting in for the Northwest champs. Coeur d’Alene Little League is only the second Idaho team to qualify for the Little League World Series since South Boise did in 1999. But back at home, the team is the talk of the town. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The boys of summer march on. A long way from home, the Coeur d’Alene Little League team made it to Williamsport, Pennsylvania Monday morning. New uniforms, new gear, the surreal feeling is setting in for the Northwest champs. Coeur d’Alene Little League is only the second Idaho team to qualify for the Little League World Series since South Boise did in 1999. But back at home, the team is the talk of the town. 

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  • Embezzling arraignment for Isenberg pushed back

    Embezzling arraignment for Isenberg pushed back

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:06:13 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Lori Isenberg was also the last person who saw her husband, Larry, alive and the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office now says she’s officially a person of interest in his death. But that’s not why she was in court Monday, Isenberg is the former North Idaho Housing Coalition President accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the non-profit and is charged with one count of grand theft. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Lori Isenberg was also the last person who saw her husband, Larry, alive and the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office now says she’s officially a person of interest in his death. But that’s not why she was in court Monday, Isenberg is the former North Idaho Housing Coalition President accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the non-profit and is charged with one count of grand theft. 

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  • Masks not an effective solution with poor air quality

    Masks not an effective solution with poor air quality

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:05:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Right now the air quality is unhealthy, and you might be tempted to throw on a mask. But the Spokane Regional Health Distrct assured KHQ that you really don't need to be wearing one. "It's not going to be the cure-all that some people think it is," Bob Lutz, the Health Officer for Spokane County, said. Lutz smashed some myths about wearing masks and told KHQ that there is a crucial step most people aren't taking after buying a mask.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Right now the air quality is unhealthy, and you might be tempted to throw on a mask. But the Spokane Regional Health Distrct assured KHQ that you really don't need to be wearing one. "It's not going to be the cure-all that some people think it is," Bob Lutz, the Health Officer for Spokane County, said. Lutz smashed some myths about wearing masks and told KHQ that there is a crucial step most people aren't taking after buying a mask.

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  • Tips to rid home of smoke stench

    Tips to rid home of smoke stench

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:04:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you left your windows to your house open, and now you can't seem to get rid of the smoke smell, The Cleaning Authority in Spokane gave KHQ some easy tips to get rid of that stench. I spoke with Shannon Oakley, the Director of Operations as The Cleaning Authority, and she told me the first thing you need to do is clean the top of your ceiling fans and door frames. When you do this, it stops the particles from falling back onto the countertops and furniture. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you left your windows to your house open, and now you can't seem to get rid of the smoke smell, The Cleaning Authority in Spokane gave KHQ some easy tips to get rid of that stench. I spoke with Shannon Oakley, the Director of Operations as The Cleaning Authority, and she told me the first thing you need to do is clean the top of your ceiling fans and door frames. When you do this, it stops the particles from falling back onto the countertops and furniture. 

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  • 34-year-old man lodged at Grant County jail found dead

    34-year-old man lodged at Grant County jail found dead

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:11:24 GMT

    EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man who was being held at Grant County Jail in Ephrata. The Columbia Basin Herald reports corrections deputies found the man in his bunk Sunday morning and called emergency personnel. The inmate was pronounced dead by paramedics after unsuccessful attempts at CPR and other measures. The Grant County Coroner plans to do an autopsy.    

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    EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man who was being held at Grant County Jail in Ephrata. The Columbia Basin Herald reports corrections deputies found the man in his bunk Sunday morning and called emergency personnel. The inmate was pronounced dead by paramedics after unsuccessful attempts at CPR and other measures. The Grant County Coroner plans to do an autopsy.    

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  • Togo wolf pack responsible for killing cattle

    Togo wolf pack responsible for killing cattle

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:11:33 GMT
    Eli Francovich / The Spokesman-ReviewEli Francovich / The Spokesman-Review

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Members of the Togo wolf pack in the Colville National Forest killed one cow and injured another last week. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Togo pack is responsible for five depredations in the past 10 months, including two last November and one in May. The agency said Monday that it was alerted last week about a potential wolf depredation near Danville, Washington. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Members of the Togo wolf pack in the Colville National Forest killed one cow and injured another last week. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Togo pack is responsible for five depredations in the past 10 months, including two last November and one in May. The agency said Monday that it was alerted last week about a potential wolf depredation near Danville, Washington. 

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  • CdA Police: suspect dead after exchanging shots following bank robbery attempt

    CdA Police: suspect dead after exchanging shots following bank robbery attempt

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:58:54 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police say a suspect is dead after shots were fired following a robbery attempt at the Global Credit Union Saturday afternoon. Police say the armed suspect went into the bank and an armed security guard was on scene. The two exchanged gunfire at some point, but police are unsure of exactly when at this point. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police say a suspect is dead after shots were fired following a robbery attempt at the Global Credit Union Saturday afternoon. Police say the armed suspect went into the bank and an armed security guard was on scene. The two exchanged gunfire at some point, but police are unsure of exactly when at this point. 

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  • Firefighter injured fighting Grass Valley fire in 'satisfactory' condition

    Firefighter injured fighting Grass Valley fire in 'satisfactory' condition

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:38:10 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The firefighter injured while fighting the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas County is in satisfactory condition. 38-year-old Omak County Fire District #8 firefighter Brett Read was and another firefighter were trying to leave their work area on Saturday when the fire unexpectedly intensified.

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The firefighter injured while fighting the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas County is in satisfactory condition. 38-year-old Omak County Fire District #8 firefighter Brett Read was and another firefighter were trying to leave their work area on Saturday when the fire unexpectedly intensified.

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  • Two men arrested after assault with BB gun in road rage incident

    Two men arrested after assault with BB gun in road rage incident

    Sunday, August 12 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-08-13 01:48:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have made two arrests after a road rage incident led to a BB gun assault Sunday evening. Police say two men were driving and got into a road rage dispute with two other men. One man was shot in the face with a BB gun, bloodying his face and shirt and requiring to be transported to a hospital for medical attention. The pair who did the shooting were taken into custody. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have made two arrests after a road rage incident led to a BB gun assault Sunday evening. Police say two men were driving and got into a road rage dispute with two other men. One man was shot in the face with a BB gun, bloodying his face and shirt and requiring to be transported to a hospital for medical attention. The pair who did the shooting were taken into custody. 

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  • Bicyclist in serious condition after hit-and-run crash

    Bicyclist in serious condition after hit-and-run crash

    Sunday, August 12 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-08-13 01:15:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a male bicyclist is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle that fled from the scene on the South Hill. The collision occurred early Sunday evening on 6th and Bishop Ct. The bicyclist was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and has been reported in serious condition. The victim's identity is unknown at this point.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a male bicyclist is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle that fled from the scene on the South Hill. The collision occurred early Sunday evening on 6th and Bishop Ct. The bicyclist was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and has been reported in serious condition. The victim's identity is unknown at this point.

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  • SPD Detectives investigating after body found in truck in North Spokane

    SPD Detectives investigating after body found in truck in North Spokane

    Sunday, August 12 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-08-12 23:05:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives from Spokane Police are investigating after a man's body was found in a truck in an apartment parking lot in north Spokane. Police say the body was found later this morning at the Turning Leaf townhomes, an extended living apartment complex on Pineridge Ct. The Major Crimes Unit is investigating the death as suspicious, as is protocol when they find an unattended body.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives from Spokane Police are investigating after a man's body was found in a truck in an apartment parking lot in north Spokane. Police say the body was found later this morning at the Turning Leaf townhomes, an extended living apartment complex on Pineridge Ct. The Major Crimes Unit is investigating the death as suspicious, as is protocol when they find an unattended body.

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  • Angel Springs fire near Davenport approaches full containment

    Angel Springs fire near Davenport approaches full containment

    Sunday, August 12 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-08-12 20:48:08 GMT

    DAVENPORT, Wash. - The Angel Springs fire that has burned over 5,000 acres near Davenport is on the brink of containment, now sitting at 95 percent. In a final update, officials say the fire was kept within the containment lines despite significant winds testing them. Crews will be finishing mop up of the fire Sunday. 

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    DAVENPORT, Wash. - The Angel Springs fire that has burned over 5,000 acres near Davenport is on the brink of containment, now sitting at 95 percent. In a final update, officials say the fire was kept within the containment lines despite significant winds testing them. Crews will be finishing mop up of the fire Sunday. 

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  • Silver Lake fire near Cheney reaches 75 percent containment

    Silver Lake fire near Cheney reaches 75 percent containment

    Sunday, August 12 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-08-12 20:33:04 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - The Silver Lake fire near Cheney has reached 75 percent containment as of Sunday. Crews have continued to make progress mopping up the fire perimeter. Officials expect the fire to transition from a type 3 incident to a type 4 Monday morning.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - The Silver Lake fire near Cheney has reached 75 percent containment as of Sunday. Crews have continued to make progress mopping up the fire perimeter. Officials expect the fire to transition from a type 3 incident to a type 4 Monday morning.

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  • Bofer Canyon fire in Kennewick burning over 250 acres

    Bofer Canyon fire in Kennewick burning over 250 acres

    Sunday, August 12 2018 1:39 AM EDT2018-08-12 05:39:45 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Bofer Canyon fire in Benton County is burning at over 250 acres as of Saturday. Residents of the Canyon Lakes area are no longer under any restrictions due to the fire. Residents in the county area of Sealsprings, 47th and Oak to Gamefarm Rd are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. State fire assistance has been mobilized in support of local crews. There have been no reports of containment.

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Bofer Canyon fire in Benton County is burning at over 250 acres as of Saturday. Residents of the Canyon Lakes area are no longer under any restrictions due to the fire. Residents in the county area of Sealsprings, 47th and Oak to Gamefarm Rd are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. State fire assistance has been mobilized in support of local crews. There have been no reports of containment.

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  • Sheep Creek fire near Northport now at 70 percent containment

    Sheep Creek fire near Northport now at 70 percent containment

    Saturday, August 11 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-08-11 19:23:27 GMT

    NORTHPORT, Wash. - The Sheep Creek fire near Northport is up to 70 percent containment as of Saturday morning. The Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management team said in a final update that crews are on the line Saturday gathering equipment and most firefighters will begin demobilizing from the fire. A red flag warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday and a cold front is expected, so crews have a heightened awareness of possible changing fire conditions.

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    NORTHPORT, Wash. - The Sheep Creek fire near Northport is up to 70 percent containment as of Saturday morning. The Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management team said in a final update that crews are on the line Saturday gathering equipment and most firefighters will begin demobilizing from the fire. A red flag warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday and a cold front is expected, so crews have a heightened awareness of possible changing fire conditions.

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  • Alpine fire in Bonner County fully contained

    Alpine fire in Bonner County fully contained

    Saturday, August 11 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-08-11 18:38:33 GMT

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Idaho Department of Lands says the Alpine Fire near Caribou Lake has reached 100-percent containment. The 103-ace fire was caused by lightning and it's estimated cost to date was $1.9 million. Crews were able to strengthen existing lines and used a series of hoses to continue mop-up and cool hot spots.

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Idaho Department of Lands says the Alpine Fire near Caribou Lake has reached 100-percent containment. The 103-ace fire was caused by lightning and it's estimated cost to date was $1.9 million. Crews were able to strengthen existing lines and used a series of hoses to continue mop-up and cool hot spots.

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  • Growing Spokane sheds its sleepy city image

    Growing Spokane sheds its sleepy city image

    Saturday, August 11 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-08-11 18:13:43 GMT
    The low winter snow pack may have some positive consequences for some outdoor enthusiasts.The low winter snow pack may have some positive consequences for some outdoor enthusiasts.

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane, Washington, has long been in Seattle' shadow. But now the Lilac City is luring more jobs and has a hot real estate market, a fast-growing population and a rising arts and entertainment sector. The state's second-largest city has for decades been known as a sleepy place with cheap housing and slow growth. But the economic recovery has reached this community of 217,000 people near the Washington-Idaho border.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane, Washington, has long been in Seattle' shadow. But now the Lilac City is luring more jobs and has a hot real estate market, a fast-growing population and a rising arts and entertainment sector. The state's second-largest city has for decades been known as a sleepy place with cheap housing and slow growth. But the economic recovery has reached this community of 217,000 people near the Washington-Idaho border.    

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  • Former patient comes face-to-face with blood donors who helped saved her life

    Former patient comes face-to-face with blood donors who helped saved her life

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-08-11 01:49:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Stephanie Johnson will never forget the day she gave birth to her daughter Ellie because it’s the same day she almost lost her own life. Stephanie hemorrhaged during an emergency C-section, which meant she needed blood immediately. In a span of a few hours, she went from bringing a new life into the world to fighting for her own. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Stephanie Johnson will never forget the day she gave birth to her daughter Ellie because it’s the same day she almost lost her own life. Stephanie hemorrhaged during an emergency C-section, which meant she needed blood immediately. In a span of a few hours, she went from bringing a new life into the world to fighting for her own. 

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  • CdA man creates vigilante Facebook group exposing potential sexual predators

    CdA man creates vigilante Facebook group exposing potential sexual predators

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-08-10 06:09:15 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - “Hi my name is Jesse and I’m a part of a sting operation. I’m recording for your safety and mine.” A tense few moments captured on cell phone video at the Coeur d’Alene Albertson’s. The man behind the camera confronts a man from Saint Maries, who thought he was supposed to be meeting a teenage girl he met online. Coeur d’Alene Police showed up and they’re now investigating the situation. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - “Hi my name is Jesse and I’m a part of a sting operation. I’m recording for your safety and mine.” A tense few moments captured on cell phone video at the Coeur d’Alene Albertson’s. The man behind the camera confronts a man from Saint Maries, who thought he was supposed to be meeting a teenage girl he met online. Coeur d’Alene Police showed up and they’re now investigating the situation. 

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  • Heat wave raises concerns for kids' outdoor activities

    Heat wave raises concerns for kids' outdoor activities

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-08-10 06:06:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "With conditions being as extreme as they are right now, I think a little bit of prudence is worth while," Bob Lutz, Spokane County Health Officer, said. He tells KHQ that on days like this, when the weather is expected to be 103, it's better to be playing indoors than risking heat stroke. "It doesn't make sense to be pushing the body, to be pushing young peoples bodies to the point where they're passing out," Lutz said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - "With conditions being as extreme as they are right now, I think a little bit of prudence is worth while," Bob Lutz, Spokane County Health Officer, said. He tells KHQ that on days like this, when the weather is expected to be 103, it's better to be playing indoors than risking heat stroke. "It doesn't make sense to be pushing the body, to be pushing young peoples bodies to the point where they're passing out," Lutz said. 

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  • Update: Victim in Sandpoint shooting identified; suspect still at large

    Update: Victim in Sandpoint shooting identified; suspect still at large

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-08-10 01:31:07 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - The Sandpoint Police have identified the victim from a deadly Sandpoint shooting on Monday night. The 34-year-old Blas Salvador Alonzo “Duke” Dias was shot by an unknown male subject in the front door of his apartment. He was shot one time in the chest after he opened the door to the suspect, who then fled on foot.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - The Sandpoint Police have identified the victim from a deadly Sandpoint shooting on Monday night. The 34-year-old Blas Salvador Alonzo “Duke” Dias was shot by an unknown male subject in the front door of his apartment. He was shot one time in the chest after he opened the door to the suspect, who then fled on foot.

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  • Crews search for Lewiston woman reported missing

    Crews search for Lewiston woman reported missing

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-08-10 01:03:59 GMT

    Search crews are combing the Snake River and shoreline south of Asotin after a 19-year-old Lewiston woman was reported missing Thursday morning. According to the Asotin County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabeth “Liz” Krueger was camping with friends at Buffalo Eddy when she disappeared sometime during the night. The Lewiston Tribune says the group of campers left the beach around 10 a.m. and realized Krueger was not in any of the vehicles when they arrived in town. 

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    Search crews are combing the Snake River and shoreline south of Asotin after a 19-year-old Lewiston woman was reported missing Thursday morning. According to the Asotin County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabeth “Liz” Krueger was camping with friends at Buffalo Eddy when she disappeared sometime during the night. The Lewiston Tribune says the group of campers left the beach around 10 a.m. and realized Krueger was not in any of the vehicles when they arrived in town. 

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  • WSU short of dorm rooms as it welcomes largest frosh class

    WSU short of dorm rooms as it welcomes largest frosh class

    Thursday, August 9 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-08-10 00:49:14 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University is preparing to welcome the largest freshman class in its history, and is short of dorm rooms to house them. More than 4,300 freshmen are expected to fill the school's residence halls next week. Officials of the Pullman school say 237 students are still on a wait list for a place to live. WSU spokesman Phil Weiler says officials are scrambling to find beds for those students.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University is preparing to welcome the largest freshman class in its history, and is short of dorm rooms to house them. More than 4,300 freshmen are expected to fill the school's residence halls next week. Officials of the Pullman school say 237 students are still on a wait list for a place to live. WSU spokesman Phil Weiler says officials are scrambling to find beds for those students.

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  • Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Thursday, August 9 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-08-09 23:39:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Spokane area. 51-year-old Warren Plowden was convicted of second-degree rape in December of 1991. He will be living on the 200 block of W. Sprague in Spokane. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Spokane area. 51-year-old Warren Plowden was convicted of second-degree rape in December of 1991. He will be living on the 200 block of W. Sprague in Spokane. 

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  • Contaminated equipment from Hanford site entered Richland

    Contaminated equipment from Hanford site entered Richland

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-08-09 05:25:21 GMT
    Chris UhlikChris Uhlik

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Officials say equipment found with "low levels" of plutonium and other radioactive contamination left the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and entered Richland by mistake.  The Tri-City Herald reports a message sent to Hanford employees Wednesday says a worker removed the spreader bar used at the Plutonium Finishing Plant without checking it for radiation late last month.    

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Officials say equipment found with "low levels" of plutonium and other radioactive contamination left the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and entered Richland by mistake.  The Tri-City Herald reports a message sent to Hanford employees Wednesday says a worker removed the spreader bar used at the Plutonium Finishing Plant without checking it for radiation late last month.    

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  • 60-year-old bicyclist dies in crash on Division

    60-year-old bicyclist dies in crash on Division

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-09 04:50:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 60-year-old man was killed in a vehicle-bicycle collision Wednesday evening in Spokane. Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, a witness said the bicyclist was traveling west on Division when he went over a divider and was struck by a car. An off-duty officer stopped to help and provide medical attention with an off-duty paramedic, including CPR. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 60-year-old man was killed in a vehicle-bicycle collision Wednesday evening in Spokane. Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, a witness said the bicyclist was traveling west on Division when he went over a divider and was struck by a car. An off-duty officer stopped to help and provide medical attention with an off-duty paramedic, including CPR. 

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  • K9 Grizzly subdues hatchet-assault suspect hiding in Grant County

    K9 Grizzly subdues hatchet-assault suspect hiding in Grant County

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-08-09 03:37:29 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant Couny Sheriff's K9 Grizzly helped track down a suspect from an assault involving a hatchet Tuesday afternoon in Lakeview. Deputies were called around 5:45 p.m. for an assault with a hatchet in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Officers later learned the suspect was hiding at a home nearby on Ephrata Ave. 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant Couny Sheriff's K9 Grizzly helped track down a suspect from an assault involving a hatchet Tuesday afternoon in Lakeview. Deputies were called around 5:45 p.m. for an assault with a hatchet in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Officers later learned the suspect was hiding at a home nearby on Ephrata Ave. 

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  • City of Cheney again issues mandatory lawn watering shutdown

    City of Cheney again issues mandatory lawn watering shutdown

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:09:42 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Anton Croos / CC BY-SA 3.0Cropped Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Anton Croos / CC BY-SA 3.0

    CHENEY, Wash. - Effective immediately and at least through the weekend, the City of Cheney is again enacting a mandatory lawn watering shutdown for all green spaces due to low water levels in the city’s five reservoirs.  The City's water reservoirs have been reduced to critically low levels, 13 feet as of today, August 8.  Reservoirs are full at 29 feet.  

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Effective immediately and at least through the weekend, the City of Cheney is again enacting a mandatory lawn watering shutdown for all green spaces due to low water levels in the city’s five reservoirs.  The City's water reservoirs have been reduced to critically low levels, 13 feet as of today, August 8.  Reservoirs are full at 29 feet.  

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  • Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:29:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Spokane area. 59-year-old James Peterschick was convicted of third-degree statutory rape in May of 1986, third-degree rape of a child and sexual intercourse without consent in June 1986, and sexual intercourse without consent in October of 1990. He will be living in a transient lifestyle in Spokane. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Spokane area. 59-year-old James Peterschick was convicted of third-degree statutory rape in May of 1986, third-degree rape of a child and sexual intercourse without consent in June 1986, and sexual intercourse without consent in October of 1990. He will be living in a transient lifestyle in Spokane. 

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  • Level 3 sex offender moving in Cheney area

    Level 3 sex offender moving in Cheney area

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:08:00 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Cheney area. 56-year-old Elijah Stanford was convicted of first-degree child molestation in October of 1998. He will be living on the 7600 block of W. White Rd. in Cheney. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Cheney area. 56-year-old Elijah Stanford was convicted of first-degree child molestation in October of 1998. He will be living on the 7600 block of W. White Rd. in Cheney. 

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  • Spokane County detectives travel to Florida to make cold case murder arrest

    Spokane County detectives travel to Florida to make cold case murder arrest

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-08-08 19:40:46 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's been an agonizing two and a half years for the family of murder victim Cory Fowler, but this week, they finally have justice. The Fowler's got a call from detectives Wednesday to inform them they had made an arrest in connection to their son's brutal murder. KHQ's Hayley Guenthner had been working with the Fowler family over the summer to feature Cory's case in her weekly Cold Case series.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's been an agonizing two and a half years for the family of murder victim Cory Fowler, but this week, they finally have justice. The Fowler's got a call from detectives Wednesday to inform them they had made an arrest in connection to their son's brutal murder. KHQ's Hayley Guenthner had been working with the Fowler family over the summer to feature Cory's case in her weekly Cold Case series.

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  • Motorcyclist killed in crash near Rathdrum

    Motorcyclist killed in crash near Rathdrum

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:39:52 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Idaho State Police say a person was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night near Rathdrum. Details are limited, but ISP says the motorcycle crashed on Highway 53 near Rathdrum. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash and the rider has not yet been identified. 

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    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Idaho State Police say a person was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night near Rathdrum. Details are limited, but ISP says the motorcycle crashed on Highway 53 near Rathdrum. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash and the rider has not yet been identified. 

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  • Dealing with air quality issues this wildfire season

    Dealing with air quality issues this wildfire season

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-08-08 02:14:29 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- Sore throat, swollen glands, and extreme headaches. That's what some people say they are experiencing as the wildfires are pushing smoke into our region, creating a thick haze in our skies.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- Sore throat, swollen glands, and extreme headaches. That's what some people say they are experiencing as the wildfires are pushing smoke into our region, creating a thick haze in our skies.

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