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  • Bissell fire continues to burn near Hunters in Stevens County

    Bissell fire continues to burn near Hunters in Stevens County

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:09:23 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Update 1 p.m.: About 200 firefighters from several agencies across the state continue to battle the Bissell fire Monday afternoon. The fire started around 7 p.m. Sunday about eight miles north of Hunters, Washington. Firefighters worked overnight, and no structures were lost and no injuries were reported. 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Update 1 p.m.: About 200 firefighters from several agencies across the state continue to battle the Bissell fire Monday afternoon. The fire started around 7 p.m. Sunday about eight miles north of Hunters, Washington. Firefighters worked overnight, and no structures were lost and no injuries were reported.

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  • Donna Perry given three life sentences for the murder of three women

    Donna Perry given three life sentences for the murder of three women

    Monday, July 24 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:01:53 GMT

    Donna (a.k.a. Douglas) Perry was given three life sentences without parole or early release for the murder of three women back in 1990.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Donna (a.k.a. Douglas) Perry was given three life sentences without parole or early release for the murder of three women back in 1990. "Ms. Perry, you killed these women for nothing but the sport of it," said Judge Price. Also saying that this was the most complicated criminal case he has seen in his career.

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  • Highway 95 reopens in Bonner County following crash

    Highway 95 reopens in Bonner County following crash

    Sunday, July 23 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-07-24 01:31:27 GMT

    PONDERAY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management reports a multi-vehicle crash closed Highway 95 in both direction Sunday afternoon. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office reports the highway is closed at milepost 490 near Elmira Road, about 11 miles north of Ponderay, while investigators gather evidence and interview witnesses.

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    PONDERAY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management reports a multi-vehicle crash closed Highway 95 in both direction Sunday afternoon. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office reports the highway is closed at milepost 490 near Elmira Road, about 11 miles north of Ponderay, while investigators gather evidence and interview witnesses.

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  • Idaho GOP elects former executive director as chairman

    Idaho GOP elects former executive director as chairman

    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-07-23 17:40:23 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Republican Party elected its former executive director as its chairman. The Spokesman-Review reports Jonathan Parker will be the next Idaho GOP chairman after a vote Saturday. Parker was elected by a secret ballot where voters wrote down a candidate's first name.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Republican Party elected its former executive director as its chairman. The Spokesman-Review reports Jonathan Parker will be the next Idaho GOP chairman after a vote Saturday. Parker was elected by a secret ballot where voters wrote down a candidate's first name.

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  • Official charges delayed in Washington murder, arson case

    Official charges delayed in Washington murder, arson case

    Saturday, July 22 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-07-22 18:22:03 GMT

    MOUNT VERNON (AP) - Washington prosecutors now have 30 days to officially file charges against two people suspected of causing a fire that killed two children and injured three adults. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Thursday while prosecutors generally have a 72-hour window to file charges in Skagit County Superior Court, a magistrate's warrant gives them until Aug. 18.

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    MOUNT VERNON (AP) - Washington prosecutors now have 30 days to officially file charges against two people suspected of causing a fire that killed two children and injured three adults. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Thursday while prosecutors generally have a 72-hour window to file charges in Skagit County Superior Court, a magistrate's warrant gives them until Aug. 18.

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  • Latah County murder suspects captured

    Latah County murder suspects captured

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:25:07 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - The Ferry County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they have recovered the white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am connected to recent homicide in Latah County. The two teenage suspects, Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta, have been on the run from law enforcement since the body of Timothy Jacob Reeves was discovered earlier this week.

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - The Ferry County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they have recovered the white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am connected to recent homicide in Latah County. The two teenage suspects, Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta, have been on the run from law enforcement since the body of Timothy Jacob Reeves was discovered earlier this week.

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  • U.S. Forest Service warns of aggressive bear on Canfield Mountain

    U.S. Forest Service warns of aggressive bear on Canfield Mountain

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:41:48 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - If you're planning on doing some outdoor activities on Canfield Mountain this weekend, listen up! The U.S. Forest Service wants the public to avoid the upper parking area and trail system on the mountain for the time being. An aggressive sow bear with a cub (possibly more than one cub) has been reported on the Cave Trail.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - If you're planning on doing some outdoor activities on Canfield Mountain this weekend, listen up! The U.S. Forest Service wants the public to avoid the upper parking area and trail system on the mountain for the time being. An aggressive sow bear with a cub (possibly more than one cub) has been reported on the Cave Trail.

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  • Washington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima

    Washington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:52:46 GMT
    Washington wildfire grows rapidly near YakimaWashington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military's Yakima Training Center in Washington state. The fire grew to 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) on Friday morning, but was not threatening any structures. Fire spokesman Rick Acosta says the fire is being driven by winds through steep, rugged terrain. There are about 200 firefighters and several helicopters battling the blaze. The fire is located 

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military's Yakima Training Center in Washington state. The fire grew to 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) on Friday morning, but was not threatening any structures. Fire spokesman Rick Acosta says the fire is being driven by winds through steep, rugged terrain. There are about 200 firefighters and several helicopters battling the blaze. The fire is located 

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  • Man who survived rollover, struck and killed by vehicle

    Man who survived rollover, struck and killed by vehicle

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-07-21 21:44:06 GMT
    Man who survived rollover, struck and killed by vehicleMan who survived rollover, struck and killed by vehicle

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 33-year old Montana man survived a rollover crash only to be struck and killed by another passing vehicle. Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg identified the victim as Adam David Zielie, of Helena. The Montana Highway Patrol says the initial crash was reported around 10:30 p.m. Thursday north of Helena. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, stand up and talk to another driver. 

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 33-year old Montana man survived a rollover crash only to be struck and killed by another passing vehicle. Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg identified the victim as Adam David Zielie, of Helena. The Montana Highway Patrol says the initial crash was reported around 10:30 p.m. Thursday north of Helena. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, stand up and talk to another driver. 

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  • Two 16-year-old boys arrested for thousands of dollars worth of damage in Eagle Ridge neighborhood

    Two 16-year-old boys arrested for thousands of dollars worth of damage in Eagle Ridge neighborhood

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:23:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested two teenagers they believed caused extensive damage to multiple homes in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood Wednesday night into Thursday morning. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested two teenagers they believed caused extensive damage to multiple homes in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood Wednesday night into Thursday morning.  Officers say several homes under construction in the Forest Ridge Park area were damaged, including broken windows, drywall and park equipment. Damages have already been estimated to be several thousand dollars, but that total may increase. 

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  • PHOTOS: McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweats to items it delivers

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:55:26 GMT

    OAK BROOK, Ill. - With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as "a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order." 

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    OAK BROOK, Ill. - With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as "a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order." 

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  • One woman dead after mobile home fire in Elk

    One woman dead after mobile home fire in Elk

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:10:07 GMT

    ELK, Wash. - One woman is dead after an early morning mobile home fire in Elk, Washington.  Firefighters responded to the fire in the heavily wooded area to find the home engulfed in flames. Two people were inside the home when the flames broke out. Crews say they were alerted by smoke detectors,

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    ELK, Wash. - One woman is dead after an early morning mobile home fire in Elk, Washington.  Firefighters responded to the fire in the heavily wooded area to find the home engulfed in flames. Two people were inside the home when the flames broke out. Crews say they were alerted by smoke detectors,

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  • WATCH: Bear rides motorcycle in Russia

    WATCH: Bear rides motorcycle in Russia

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:37:26 GMT

    RUSSIA - Drivers in northern Russia got quite a show when two bikers decided to take their motorcycle for a ride. this was no ordinary cruise as the duo had a live bear riding with them in their sidecar.  the very well-trained bear named Tim sat calmly in his seat while even waving at cars and folks passing by. the bikers and their 250-pound bear, are actually part of a traveling circus run by the local bike club that regularly makes appearances. 

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    RUSSIA - Drivers in northern Russia got quite a show when two bikers decided to take their motorcycle for a ride. this was no ordinary cruise as the duo had a live bear riding with them in their sidecar.  the very well-trained bear named Tim sat calmly in his seat while even waving at cars and folks passing by. the bikers and their 250-pound bear, are actually part of a traveling circus run by the local bike club that regularly makes appearances. 

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  • Officers involved in South Hill police shooting identified

    Officers involved in South Hill police shooting identified

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:55:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting that left one man dead near 57th and Regal on July 3. Police say Officers Kelsey Scott and Caleb Martin fired their weapons, striking 53-year-old Daniel Craven, who later died from his injuries at the hospital. Officer Kelsey Scott was hired by the Spokane Police Department in May of 2014. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting that left one man dead near 57th and Regal on July 3. Police say Officers Kelsey Scott and Caleb Martin fired their weapons, striking 53-year-old Daniel Craven, who later died from his injuries at the hospital. Officer Kelsey Scott was hired by the Spokane Police Department in May of 2014. 

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  • Man with previous ties to Coeur d'Alene and Spokane wanted by the FBI on meth trafficking charges

    Man with previous ties to Coeur d'Alene and Spokane wanted by the FBI on meth trafficking charges

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:57:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

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  • Avista sold to Canadian company Hydro One for $5.3 billion

    Avista sold to Canadian company Hydro One for $5.3 billion

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:51:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista was sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian company named Hydro One.  The deal was announced on Wednesday and according to a statement released by Avista, they will keep their corporate headquarters in Spokane and will operate as a stand-alone utility in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista was sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian company named Hydro One.  The deal was announced on Wednesday and according to a statement released by Avista, they will keep their corporate headquarters in Spokane and will operate as a stand-alone utility in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  

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  • PHOTOS: Code enforcement cleans up nearly 6,000 pounds of debris in downtown

    PHOTOS: Code enforcement cleans up nearly 6,000 pounds of debris in downtown

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:13:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 6,000 pounds of debris was picked up from several downtown areas during the month of June, according to Spokane Police.  "Code Enforcement worked with SPD Downtown Precinct officers, City Street department, Geiger clean-up crews, and City Litter Team to clean up 5,820 pounds of debris," the Department said on Facebook. More than half of that cam from under the Maple Street Bridge. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 6,000 pounds of debris was picked up from several downtown areas during the month of June, according to Spokane Police.  "Code Enforcement worked with SPD Downtown Precinct officers, City Street department, Geiger clean-up crews, and City Litter Team to clean up 5,820 pounds of debris," the Department said on Facebook. More than half of that cam from under the Maple Street Bridge. 

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  • WSDOT cameras catch hot air balloon landing next to Snohomish highway

    WSDOT cameras catch hot air balloon landing next to Snohomish highway

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:37:21 GMT

    SNOHOMISH, Wash. - WSDOT cameras were rolling Wednesday morning when a hot air balloon made a landing next to State Route 9 and Highway 2 in Snohomish.  The rainbow colored balloon landed in a retention pond at around 8:30 a.m., just a little further than they had originally planned. None of the 6 passengers were injured, in fact one of them described the landing as "soft", but the spectacle certain turned some heads from passing motorists.  

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    SNOHOMISH, Wash. - WSDOT cameras were rolling Wednesday morning when a hot air balloon made a landing next to State Route 9 and Highway 2 in Snohomish.  The rainbow colored balloon landed in a retention pond at around 8:30 a.m., just a little further than they had originally planned. None of the 6 passengers were injured, in fact one of them described the landing as "soft", but the spectacle certain turned some heads from passing motorists.  

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  • Alleged burglar hog-tied on roadside after stealing cereal

    Alleged burglar hog-tied on roadside after stealing cereal

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:43:01 GMT
    Alleged burglar hog-tied on roadside after stealing cerealAlleged burglar hog-tied on roadside after stealing cereal

    CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say officers arrested an alleged burglar after a homeowner hog-tied him alongside a road about 45 miles east of Chehalis. Seattlepi.com reports police were called at early Monday to a home in Glenoma. Lewis County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dusty Breen says a homeowner reported that he found a stranger sitting at his kitchen table eating a bowl of cereal. Breen says when the homeowner entered the 

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    CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say officers arrested an alleged burglar after a homeowner hog-tied him alongside a road about 45 miles east of Chehalis. Seattlepi.com reports police were called at early Monday to a home in Glenoma. Lewis County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dusty Breen says a homeowner reported that he found a stranger sitting at his kitchen table eating a bowl of cereal. Breen says when the homeowner entered the 

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  • Idaho professor fired after showing LGBT support on Facebook

    Idaho professor fired after showing LGBT support on Facebook

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:40:34 GMT

    REXBURG, Idaho (AP) - A former Brigham Young University-Idaho professor says she was fired after posting a critical view of the Mormon church's policies against same-sex couples on Facebook. Former political science professor and LDS church member Ruthie Robertson wrote a lengthy Facebook post in favor of equal rights for the LGBT community during Pride Month in June. According to Robertson, university administrators met with 

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    REXBURG, Idaho (AP) - A former Brigham Young University-Idaho professor says she was fired after posting a critical view of the Mormon church's policies against same-sex couples on Facebook. Former political science professor and LDS church member Ruthie Robertson wrote a lengthy Facebook post in favor of equal rights for the LGBT community during Pride Month in June. According to Robertson, university administrators met with 

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  • Have you seen this missing Pend Oreille County man?

    Have you seen this missing Pend Oreille County man?

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-07-19 00:46:39 GMT

    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wah. - The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office is asking your help finding a man who hasn't been seen since Friday afternoon. The Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old Marty J. Lang picked up his dogs from a friend in Coeur d'Alene on Friday and hasn't been seen since. 

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    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office is asking your help finding a man who hasn't been seen since Friday afternoon. The Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old Marty J. Lang picked up his dogs from a friend in Coeur d'Alene on Friday and hasn't been seen since. 

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  • Woman dies after Moscow house fire

    Woman dies after Moscow house fire

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-07-18 23:10:49 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - Moscow Police and firefighters say a woman died from apparent smoke inhalation after a house fire on Tuesday. The fire broke out in a house in the 1000 block of Camas Street. Responding units found heavy smoke coming from the home. When firefighters entered the house, they found a woman unresponsive on the couch. She was taken to Gitman Medical Center where she died from her injuries.

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - Moscow Police and firefighters say a woman died from apparent smoke inhalation after a house fire on Tuesday. The fire broke out in a house in the 1000 block of Camas Street. Responding units found heavy smoke coming from the home. When firefighters entered the house, they found a woman unresponsive on the couch. She was taken to Gitman Medical Center where she died from her injuries.

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  • Search for Newman Lake man in Lake Pend Oreille called off

    Search for Newman Lake man in Lake Pend Oreille called off

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:29:58 GMT
    The Bonner County Sheriff's Office has called off the search for 67-year-old John Key in Lake Pend Oreille after the Kootenai County Sheriff's SONAR Team was unable to see the bottom of the lake.  Key went missing on July 2nd while returning to Bayview after a day on the lake. His unoccupied vessel was found idling in neutral with the engine running. Despite search efforts that included boats and a helicopter, Key was not found.  "Mr. Key presumably disappeared in ove...>>
    The Bonner County Sheriff's Office has called off the search for 67-year-old John Key in Lake Pend Oreille after the Kootenai County Sheriff's SONAR Team was unable to see the bottom of the lake.  Key went missing on July 2nd while returning to Bayview after a day on the lake. His unoccupied vessel was found idling in neutral with the engine running. Despite search efforts that included boats and a helicopter, Key was not found.  "Mr. Key presumably disappeared in ove...>>
  • Kyle Odom accepts deal for Coeur d'Alene pastor shooting

    Kyle Odom accepts deal for Coeur d'Alene pastor shooting

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:26:26 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man who had been wanted in Idaho for shooting a pastor when he was arrested for throwing items over the White House fence has accepted a plea deal that could keep his prison sentence under 25 years. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports 31-year-old former Marine Kyle A. Odom pleaded guilty on Monday to felony aggravated battery with a felony firearm enhancement. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man who had been wanted in Idaho for shooting a pastor when he was arrested for throwing items over the White House fence has accepted a plea deal that could keep his prison sentence under 25 years. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports 31-year-old former Marine Kyle A. Odom pleaded guilty on Monday to felony aggravated battery with a felony firearm enhancement. 

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  • UPDATE: Redford Canyon Fire near Keller now at 500 acres

    UPDATE: Redford Canyon Fire near Keller now at 500 acres

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-07-18 18:11:57 GMT

    KELLER, Wash. - DNR says the Redford Canyon Fire burning near Keller is now at 500 acres and 10% contained. Timber, grass and sage are the primary fuels burning, also single tree torching was observed. Fire crews on Monday held the western flank in place and constructed fire line along the southern and southeast flanks of the fire.

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    KELLER, Wash. - DNR says the Redford Canyon Fire burning near Keller is now at 500 acres and 10% contained. Timber, grass and sage are the primary fuels burning, also single tree torching was observed. Fire crews on Monday held the western flank in place and constructed fire line along the southern and southeast flanks of the fire.

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  • Man survives after falling into abandoned well in Sagle

    Man survives after falling into abandoned well in Sagle

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-07-18 14:59:39 GMT

    SAGLE, Idaho - A man is recovering after being rescued from an abandoned well in northwest Idaho. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the man was walking with a friend through private land in Sagle before he accidentally fell into a water well Sunday. Officials estimate that the surface of the water was about 12 feet below ground level. 

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    SAGLE, Idaho - A man is recovering after being rescued from an abandoned well in northwest Idaho. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the man was walking with a friend through private land in Sagle before he accidentally fell into a water well Sunday. Officials estimate that the surface of the water was about 12 feet below ground level. 

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  • Huckleberry rakes causing controversy in the region

    Huckleberry rakes causing controversy in the region

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:13:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A huckleberry controversy is trending on Facebook Monday after someone spotted a picker using a huckleberry rake, and called them out for damaging the plants. Huckleberry rakes look like buckets with metal or plastic pieces that strip the berries from the bush. But many pickers say they can do damage, and destroy the population of berries.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A huckleberry controversy is trending on Facebook Monday after someone spotted a picker using a huckleberry rake, and called them out for damaging the plants. Huckleberry rakes look like buckets with metal or plastic pieces that strip the berries from the bush. But many pickers say they can do damage, and destroy the population of berries.

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  • GETTING RESULTS: Spokane Police bust three teenage burglary suspects

    GETTING RESULTS: Spokane Police bust three teenage burglary suspects

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-07-18 00:40:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested three teenagers believed to be connected to a series of burglaries on Spokane's north side, including the ones we highlighted on Sunday at Monkey Boy Art. Sunday morning, officers responded to a report of of teens breaking windows at Cozza optical. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested three teenagers believed to be connected to a series of burglaries on Spokane's north side, including the ones we highlighted on Sunday at Monkey Boy Art. Sunday morning, officers responded to a report of of teens breaking windows at Cozza optical. 

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  • 17-year-old Spokane girl pulls gun on home intruder on the run from Spokane County deputies

    17-year-old Spokane girl pulls gun on home intruder on the run from Spokane County deputies

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:02:13 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 17-year-old north Spokane County girl protected herself and her home with her gun when a suspected car thief on the run from Spokane County deputies came into her house Monday morning.  The incident originally started at around 5:00 a.m. when deputies spotted a stolen car in the Wandermere area. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 17-year-old north Spokane County girl protected herself and her home with her gun when a suspected car thief on the run from Spokane County deputies came into her house Monday morning.  The incident originally started at around 5:00 a.m. when deputies spotted a stolen car in the Wandermere area. 

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  • Northern Lights fail to impress in the Inland NW

    Northern Lights fail to impress in the Inland NW

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:42 AM EDT2017-07-17 14:42:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Skywatchers in the Inland Northwest should be treated to a spectacular light show Sunday night into Monday morning.  A geomagnetic storm from the sun is expected to make the Northern Lights visible for Washington, Idaho and Montana, according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center.  If you get away from the city lights, you should be able to see them late Sunday night into Monday morning. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Skywatchers in the Inland Northwest should be treated to a spectacular light show Sunday night into Monday morning.  A geomagnetic storm from the sun is expected to make the Northern Lights visible for Washington, Idaho and Montana, according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center.  If you get away from the city lights, you should be able to see them late Sunday night into Monday morning. 

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  • Surveillance video catches criminals breaking in four times with an ax and a truck

    Surveillance video catches criminals breaking in four times with an ax and a truck

    Sunday, July 16 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-07-17 01:09:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The owner of an art and glass shop is fed up. She says a group of teens have broken in four times in the last 30 days. Maayan Gordon is tired of getting the same wake up call. “I heard a couple notifications on my phone and I looked up and saw that we had been broken into yet again, again by a group of kids,” she says. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The owner of an art and glass shop is fed up. She says a group of teens have broken in four times in the last 30 days. Maayan Gordon is tired of getting the same wake up call. “I heard a couple notifications on my phone and I looked up and saw that we had been broken into yet again, again by a group of kids,” she says. 

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  • Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton at 1,000 acres; One home and one outbuilding destroyed

    Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton at 1,000 acres; One home and one outbuilding destroyed

    Sunday, July 16 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-07-17 01:07:57 GMT

    CARLTON, Wash. - Okanogan Emergency Management says the Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton is estimated to be about 1000 acres and has destroyed one abandoned home. The fire is still very active and Level 3 evacuations are still in place from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek. Level 2 evacuation still in place from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek. Fire personnel will reevaluate Sunday morning. 

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    CARLTON, Wash. - Okanogan Emergency Management says the Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton is estimated to be about 1000 acres and has destroyed one abandoned home. The fire is still very active and Level 3 evacuations are still in place from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek. Level 2 evacuation still in place from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek. Fire personnel will reevaluate Sunday morning. 

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  • Car break-in victims urge vigilance at trailheads

    Car break-in victims urge vigilance at trailheads

    Sunday, July 16 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-07-16 22:40:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For some who go to trailheads often, they say they’ve seen the number of break-ins increase with the weather. Natalie Batch likes to longboard a lot along trails, but every time she does, she makes sure to lock her car. That’s because about a month ago, someone broke in. “Somebody had broken in and there were piles of glass where there were other cars that were broken into as well.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - For some who go to trailheads often, they say they’ve seen the number of break-ins increase with the weather. Natalie Batch likes to longboard a lot along trails, but every time she does, she makes sure to lock her car. That’s because about a month ago, someone broke in. “Somebody had broken in and there were piles of glass where there were other cars that were broken into as well.

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  • It's National Ice Cream Day! Here's where you can get some freebies and discounts

    It's National Ice Cream Day! Here's where you can get some freebies and discounts

    Sunday, July 16 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-07-16 16:43:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Yeah, there's a day for everything, but today is one you might actually care about! It's National Ice Cream Day!  There are a few places offering freebies and discounts on this glorious day, but be advised these are at participating locations. Here's what we found: 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Yeah, there's a day for everything, but today is one you might actually care about! It's National Ice Cream Day!  There are a few places offering freebies and discounts on this glorious day, but be advised these are at participating locations. Here's what we found: 

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  • Man escapes from Eastern State Hospital, then has standoff with law enforcement in Medical Lake

    Man escapes from Eastern State Hospital, then has standoff with law enforcement in Medical Lake

    Saturday, July 15 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-07-16 01:36:14 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Rescue crews and Eastern State Hospital staff had a busy afternoon on Saturday attempting to get an escaped patient out of the water. "He jumped into the water and has some demands," said Medical Lake Assistant Fire Chief Stevens. Rescue crews used several methods to make sure that the escaped patient was okay.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Rescue crews and Eastern State Hospital staff had a busy afternoon on Saturday attempting to get an escaped patient out of the water. "He jumped into the water and has some demands," said Medical Lake Assistant Fire Chief Stevens. Rescue crews used several methods to make sure that the escaped patient was okay.

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  • Vandals hit another Spokane small business

    Vandals hit another Spokane small business

    Saturday, July 15 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-07-16 01:30:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Julie Bunch went to open her pet spa business on Friday she was welcomed by a pile of broken glass. "This one was kicked in and you could actually find foot prints on this side of the window," said Julie. Julie opened Soft Paws Pet Spa thirteen years ago and has never had a problem with vandalism until this year. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Julie Bunch went to open her pet spa business on Friday she was welcomed by a pile of broken glass. "This one was kicked in and you could actually find foot prints on this side of the window," said Julie. Julie opened Soft Paws Pet Spa thirteen years ago and has never had a problem with vandalism until this year. 

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  • Sandpoint woman killed in crash with semi-truck on Highway 95 near Athol

    Sandpoint woman killed in crash with semi-truck on Highway 95 near Athol

    Saturday, July 15 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-07-16 01:20:53 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - A 31-year-old Sandpoint woman was killed early Saturday morning after colliding with a semi-truck on Highway 95 near Athol, Idaho. Idaho State Police say Samantha Wolf of Sandpoint was traveling southbound on Highway 95 in the northbound lanes and crashed into a semi-truck head-on. ISP says Wolf was wearing a seatbelt, but was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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    ATHOL, Idaho - A 31-year-old Sandpoint woman was killed early Saturday morning after colliding with a semi-truck on Highway 95 near Athol, Idaho. Idaho State Police say Samantha Wolf of Sandpoint was traveling southbound on Highway 95 in the northbound lanes and crashed into a semi-truck head-on. ISP says Wolf was wearing a seatbelt, but was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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  • Know before you go: Campfire restrictions in Washington State

    Know before you go: Campfire restrictions in Washington State

    Saturday, July 15 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-07-15 20:18:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're planning to do a little camping this weekend or any time throughout the rest of the summer, you're probably going to want to know ahead of time if you can have a campfire at your site.  The Washington State Parks and Recreation Committee has made it easy for you to find out if you plan on visiting one of their campsites throughout the state.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're planning to do a little camping this weekend or any time throughout the rest of the summer, you're probably going to want to know ahead of time if you can have a campfire at your site.  The Washington State Parks and Recreation Committee has made it easy for you to find out if you plan on visiting one of their campsites throughout the state.

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  • Idaho sonar team to search for Washington state man's body in Lake Pend Oreille

    Idaho sonar team to search for Washington state man's body in Lake Pend Oreille

    Saturday, July 15 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-07-15 17:05:02 GMT

    SAGLE, Idaho - Northern Idaho officials say a sonar team will look for the body of a Washington state man believed to have drowned in Lake Pend Oreille earlier this month.Officials say 67-year-old John Key of Newman Lake, Washington, disappeared July 2, and friends found his unoccupied boat idling on the lake.

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    SAGLE, Idaho - Northern Idaho officials say a sonar team will look for the body of a Washington state man believed to have drowned in Lake Pend Oreille earlier this month.Officials say 67-year-old John Key of Newman Lake, Washington, disappeared July 2, and friends found his unoccupied boat idling on the lake.

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  • Pilot okay after small plane crash in Hillyard

    Pilot okay after small plane crash in Hillyard

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-07-15 02:12:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A small plane crashed in Hillyard near Wellesley and N. Freya on Friday. Firefighters were called to an extrication crash in the 3600 block of E. Wellesley which turned out to be a plane down. Officers were on scene within seconds and assisted the pilot as he got out of the plane. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A small plane crashed in Hillyard near Wellesley and N. Freya on Friday. Firefighters were called to an extrication crash in the 3600 block of E. Wellesley which turned out to be a plane down. Officers were on scene within seconds and assisted the pilot as he got out of the plane. 

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  • PHOTOS: Is any of this stolen property found at Silverwood yours?

    PHOTOS: Is any of this stolen property found at Silverwood yours?

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-07-15 02:01:43 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho- There's never a good time to be the victim of theft, but it feels especially violating when it happens during a holiday. That's why we're very happy to report that the Kootenai County Sheriff's office just posted dozens of pictures of property they recently found. ...

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    HAYDEN, Idaho- There's never a good time to be the victim of theft, but it feels especially violating when it happens during a holiday. That's why we're very happy to report that the Kootenai County Sheriff's office just posted dozens of pictures of property they recently found. ...

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  • UPDATE: Spokane Police arrest suspect in downtown ax vandalism

    UPDATE: Spokane Police arrest suspect in downtown ax vandalism

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:44:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After a tip from a viewer who saw our story Thursday night, Spokane Police say 28-year-old Torin Ford has been arrested in connection to the vandalism that took place in downtown Spokane Wednesday night. As of right now, Ford only has one charge of Second Degree Malicious Mischief against him. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - After a tip from a viewer who saw our story Thursday night, Spokane Police say 28-year-old Torin Ford has been arrested in connection to the vandalism that took place in downtown Spokane Wednesday night. As of right now, Ford only has one charge of Second Degree Malicious Mischief against him. 

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  • Debate on the Bluff: Bing or Rainier Cherry?

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:30:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cherry season is open at Green Bluff, and the big debate is about which cherry tastes best? The two most popular cherries are the darker, juicier, and more classic Bing cherry, and the yellow, crispy, and more tart Rainier cherry. We asked you on our Facebook Page which cherry you prefer. The results: 621 for the Rainier and 609 for the Bing. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cherry season is open at Green Bluff, and the big debate is about which cherry tastes best? The two most popular cherries are the darker, juicier, and more classic Bing cherry, and the yellow, crispy, and more tart Rainier cherry. We asked you on our Facebook Page which cherry you prefer. The results: 621 for the Rainier and 609 for the Bing. 

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  • Local Naval Commander charged with sexual exploitation and enticing of a child

    Local Naval Commander charged with sexual exploitation and enticing of a child

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:19:31 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho - A Naval Commander now sits behind bars in north Idaho after allegedly wanting to have sex with children and the details get even worse. According to police in Moscow, 51-year-old Jeremy Hannon wanted to arrange the heinous acts with someone he presumed was the mother of the children. Little did he know, detectives were the ones posing as the parent.

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    MOSCOW, Idaho - A Naval Commander now sits behind bars in north Idaho after allegedly wanting to have sex with children and the details get even worse. According to police in Moscow, 51-year-old Jeremy Hannon wanted to arrange the heinous acts with someone he presumed was the mother of the children. Little did he know, detectives were the ones posing as the parent.

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  • UPDATE: Sheriff's Office arrest 32-year-old man in connection to carjacking

    UPDATE: Sheriff's Office arrest 32-year-old man in connection to carjacking

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:04:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives investigating this incident identified the suspect as 32-year-old Joshua D. Trudeau and determined probable cause existed for his arrest. With the assistance of Spokane Police Officers and K9 Unit, Trudeau was located and arrested last night.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives investigating this incident identified the suspect as 32-year-old Joshua D. Trudeau and determined probable cause existed for his arrest. With the assistance of Spokane Police Officers and K9 Unit, Trudeau was located and arrested last night.  

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  • Woman frustrated after being hit twice by distracted drivers

    Woman frustrated after being hit twice by distracted drivers

    Friday, July 14 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-07-15 00:46:50 GMT

    Held together by bungee cords, Jill McDonald says she lost her bumper back in New Mexico and posted this message on her trunk. “One time in Seattle, Washington,” McDonald said. “And then I was headed to Texas. I had the car repaired and I was hit again on the way to New Mexico,” she said. Twice now McDonald says she’s been the victim of a texting and driving related crash.

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    Held together by bungee cords, Jill McDonald says she lost her bumper back in New Mexico and posted this message on her trunk. “One time in Seattle, Washington,” McDonald said. “And then I was headed to Texas. I had the car repaired and I was hit again on the way to New Mexico,” she said. Twice now McDonald says she’s been the victim of a texting and driving related crash.

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  • Family of 4-year-old who drowned in the Spokane River speaks

    Family of 4-year-old who drowned in the Spokane River speaks

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:39:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of the 4-year-old boy who drowned in the Spokane River Tuesday is speaking for the first time. “If you can imagine a train driving through your house and all of a sudden it hooked you and you're on the back of the train going a million miles-an-hour and can't hang on,” said the boys grandfather, Dwane Oliver. “It’s hard, it's like chaos trying to keep up.” 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of the 4-year-old boy who drowned in the Spokane River Tuesday is speaking for the first time. “If you can imagine a train driving through your house and all of a sudden it hooked you and you're on the back of the train going a million miles-an-hour and can't hang on,” said the boys grandfather, Dwane Oliver. “It’s hard, it's like chaos trying to keep up.” 

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  • Prosecutor's Office: Spokane Police Officers justified in May shooting

    Prosecutor's Office: Spokane Police Officers justified in May shooting

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:17:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has ruled three officers were justified in their use of deadly force while trying to arrest Terrance Wallette back in May.  Wallette checked into the emergency room at Holy Family Hospital on the afternoon of May 7, 2017 for a possible overdose. While in the ER, Wallette pulled a knife on an employee and fled the hospital in a blue Dodge Intrepid. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has ruled three officers were justified in their use of deadly force while trying to arrest Terrance Wallette back in May.  Wallette checked into the emergency room at Holy Family Hospital on the afternoon of May 7, 2017 for a possible overdose. While in the ER, Wallette pulled a knife on an employee and fled the hospital in a blue Dodge Intrepid. 

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  • Month and a half old moose with hunting arrow in its head put down in Shoshone County

    Month and a half old moose with hunting arrow in its head put down in Shoshone County

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:17:31 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office had to put down a month and a half-old moose calf Thursday night after they found it suffering with a hunting arrow in its head. Deputies were called after someone found the moose in distress near Vets Road in Pinehurst. Due to the injuries, and for humane reasons, the moose had to be put down. 

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office had to put down a month and a half-old moose calf Thursday night after they found it suffering with a hunting arrow in its head. Deputies were called after someone found the moose in distress near Vets Road in Pinehurst. Due to the injuries, and for humane reasons, the moose had to be put down. 

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  • Old time phones bringing new sense of community west central Spokane

    Old time phones bringing new sense of community west central Spokane

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-07-14 01:45:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hello operator, tell me a story. It’s a unique way to bring a sense of community to West Central Spokane. “We have three dial-story phone booths like these, one at Indaba, one at Batch Bake shop, and one at the West Central Community Center,” Brooke Matson, the executive director of Spark Central said. Each dial tells a different story. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hello operator, tell me a story. It’s a unique way to bring a sense of community to West Central Spokane. “We have three dial-story phone booths like these, one at Indaba, one at Batch Bake shop, and one at the West Central Community Center,” Brooke Matson, the executive director of Spark Central said. Each dial tells a different story. 

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  • Treat yourself to a FREE iced tea Friday at Starbucks

    Treat yourself to a FREE iced tea Friday at Starbucks

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-07-14 01:06:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's gonna be hot on Friday, so why not treat yourself to some FREE ice tea!  Starbucks locations across the country will be offering free ice teas in a very small window on Friday. If you go in to a participating store before 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., you can receive one of Starbucks' new Shaken Iced Tea Infusions, which include Pineapple Black Tea, Strawberry Green Tea and Peach Citrus Tea.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's gonna be hot on Friday, so why not treat yourself to some FREE ice tea!  Starbucks locations across the country will be offering free ice teas in a very small window on Friday. If you go in to a participating store before 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., you can receive one of Starbucks' new Shaken Iced Tea Infusions, which include Pineapple Black Tea, Strawberry Green Tea and Peach Citrus Tea.  

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  • 68-year-old Spokane Valley woman accused of hate crime after tirade against neighbors

    68-year-old Spokane Valley woman accused of hate crime after tirade against neighbors

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:07:55 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 68-year-old Spokane Valley woman was arrested Tuesday evening after she was accused of repeatedly banging on the door of her Middle Eastern neighbors, kicking their cars and yelling racial slurs. Deputies were called to the apartment complex behind the Spokane Valley Library at around 6:00 p.m.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 68-year-old Spokane Valley woman was arrested Tuesday evening after she was accused of repeatedly banging on the door of her Middle Eastern neighbors, kicking their cars and yelling racial slurs. Deputies were called to the apartment complex behind the Spokane Valley Library at around 6:00 p.m.

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  • Honda recalls 1.2M Accords; battery sensors can catch fire

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:00:13 GMT

    DETROIT - Honda is recalling 1.2 million Accord midsize cars because a battery sensor can short out and potentially cause a fire. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2016 model years. Honda says it has four reports of engine compartment fires due to the problem but no injuries. All the fires were in states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter. 

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    DETROIT - Honda is recalling 1.2 million Accord midsize cars because a battery sensor can short out and potentially cause a fire. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2016 model years. Honda says it has four reports of engine compartment fires due to the problem but no injuries. All the fires were in states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter. 

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  • PHOTOS: Truck carrying hagfish overturns on Oregon highway

    PHOTOS: Truck carrying hagfish overturns on Oregon highway

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-07-13 23:42:56 GMT

    DEPOE BAY, Ore. - Highway 101 in Oregon was shut down Thursday afternoon after a truck carry eels overturned. The crash happened about three miles south of Depoe Bay and thankfully no one was seriously injured. The cleanup, however, was extensive and full of slime. Like Peter Venkman slimed by Slimer full of slime.

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    DEPOE BAY, Ore. - Highway 101 in Oregon was shut down Thursday afternoon after a truck carry eels overturned. The crash happened about three miles south of Depoe Bay and thankfully no one was seriously injured. The cleanup, however, was extensive and full of slime. Like Peter Venkman slimed by Slimer full of slime.

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  • Husband of slain Bonner County woman offering up $5000 reward for information that solves her murder

    Husband of slain Bonner County woman offering up $5000 reward for information that solves her murder

    Thursday, July 13 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-07-13 21:54:51 GMT
    Shirley Ramey's murder is still unsolved.Shirley Ramey's murder is still unsolved.

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The husband of a Bonner County woman who was murdered in her home back in April is now offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her death.  Shirley Ramey was found murdered in her home on April 5, 2017. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office initially named and arrested a suspect, however, that suspect had an alibi that checked out.

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The husband of a Bonner County woman who was murdered in her home back in April is now offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her death.  Shirley Ramey was found murdered in her home on April 5, 2017. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office initially named and arrested a suspect, however, that suspect had an alibi that checked out.

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  • K9 Bane leads deputies to violent assault suspect after child calls 911 saying his mom is bleeding

    K9 Bane leads deputies to violent assault suspect after child calls 911 saying his mom is bleeding

    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-07-13 20:26:32 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Deputies arrested a 42-year-old man for 2nd Degree Assault - Domestic Violence after a child called 911 saying his mother was beaten up and bleeding. Deputies responded to the home near Greenacres Elementary School and found the woman bleeding heavily from her head, as well as blood throughout the home. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Deputies arrested a 42-year-old man for 2nd Degree Assault - Domestic Violence after a child called 911 saying his mother was beaten up and bleeding. Deputies responded to the home near Greenacres Elementary School and found the woman bleeding heavily from her head, as well as blood throughout the home. 

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  • PHOTOS: Do you recognize these burglary suspects?

    PHOTOS: Do you recognize these burglary suspects?

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:24:52 GMT

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent burglary that happened in broad daylight, and it was that daylight that allowed security cameras to get some pretty decent photos of the suspects.  The Sheriff's Office believes the burglary happened on July 6, 2017 in the Waukon area, which is south of Reardan and east of Edwall.

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    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent burglary that happened in broad daylight, and it was that daylight that allowed security cameras to get some pretty decent photos of the suspects.  The Sheriff's Office believes the burglary happened on July 6, 2017 in the Waukon area, which is south of Reardan and east of Edwall.

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  • PHOTOS: Spacecraft reveals beauty of solar system's biggest storm

    PHOTOS: Spacecraft reveals beauty of solar system's biggest storm

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:33:00 GMT

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter is revealing the up-close beauty of our solar system's biggest planetary storm. Juno flew directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot on Monday, passing an amazingly close 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) above the monster storm. The images snapped by JunoCam were beamed back Tuesday and posted online Wednesday.

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter is revealing the up-close beauty of our solar system's biggest planetary storm. Juno flew directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot on Monday, passing an amazingly close 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) above the monster storm. The images snapped by JunoCam were beamed back Tuesday and posted online Wednesday.

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  • Are recent Spokane carjackings part of a trend?

    Are recent Spokane carjackings part of a trend?

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:16:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's the question on the minds of motorists around town: Are we actually looking at a mini-crime wave of carjackings? Fortunately the answer is no. In any other circumstance, five carjackings in such a short period of time would certainly be cause for alarm. But when we looked closer at each attack individually with Spokane police, we found out that in three of the cases, the victim knew their carjacker beforehand.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's the question on the minds of motorists around town: Are we actually looking at a mini-crime wave of carjackings? Fortunately the answer is no. In any other circumstance, five carjackings in such a short period of time would certainly be cause for alarm. But when we looked closer at each attack individually with Spokane police, we found out that in three of the cases, the victim knew their carjacker beforehand.

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  • Washington State University tuition to climb 2.2% this year

    Washington State University tuition to climb 2.2% this year

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-07-12 21:25:29 GMT
    WSU to review student conduct processWSU to review student conduct process

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State University Board of Regents has voted to raise undergraduate tuition 2.2 percent for the coming school year. Wednesday's vote means undergraduates will see their tuition increase by $103 per semester for the academic year that begins Aug. 21. The new full-time, annual tuition rate for resident undergraduates will be $9,530.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State University Board of Regents has voted to raise undergraduate tuition 2.2 percent for the coming school year. Wednesday's vote means undergraduates will see their tuition increase by $103 per semester for the academic year that begins Aug. 21. The new full-time, annual tuition rate for resident undergraduates will be $9,530.

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  • Sheriff's Office investigating possible child luring in Spokane Valley

    Sheriff's Office investigating possible child luring in Spokane Valley

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:35:53 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responded to a suspicious person and possible child luring on Tuesday that they want you to know about.  At around 3:30 p.m., a neighbor doing some yard work in the 1900 block of N. Ella, near Woodard Elementary, heard a car driving by slowly.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responded to a suspicious person and possible child luring on Tuesday that they want you to know about.  At around 3:30 p.m., a neighbor doing some yard work in the 1900 block of N. Ella, near Woodard Elementary, heard a car driving by slowly. Initially, the woman said she thought the driver was looking for homes for sale, but then she heard a man say, "Hey girls. Hey Girls come here. I have some books for you."

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  • Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol

    Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-07-12 18:15:49 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a lockdown at the state Capitol campus in Olympia has been lifted. The patrol said in an email alert that troopers conducted a thorough search Wednesday after reports of suspicious noises. The patrol says nothing was found.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a lockdown at the state Capitol campus in Olympia has been lifted. The patrol said in an email alert that troopers conducted a thorough search Wednesday after reports of suspicious noises. The patrol says nothing was found.

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  • Charges dropped against Spokane Police officer arrested for domestic violence

    Charges dropped against Spokane Police officer arrested for domestic violence

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-07-12 01:21:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested in Spokane County early Tuesday morning for domestic violence assault.  A deputy was sent to the officer's home at around midnight for a domestic violence investigation. Deputies arrested John Scott for one count of assault fourth degree domestic violence. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested in Spokane County early Tuesday morning for domestic violence assault.  A deputy was sent to the officer's home at around midnight for a domestic violence investigation. Deputies arrested John Scott for one count of assault fourth degree domestic violence. 

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  • Spokane man gets pistol-whipped as vehicle is carjacked in own driveway

    Spokane man gets pistol-whipped as vehicle is carjacked in own driveway

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:54:05 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A man in northwest Spokane is recovering from minor injuries after he was pistol-whipped and had his vehicle carjacked while sitting in it in his own driveway. The carjacking occurred at Hemlock and Grace, only about 50-feet away from where a carjacking occurred last Thursday in the same block. 

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    KHQ.COM - A man in northwest Spokane is recovering from minor injuries after he was pistol-whipped and had his vehicle carjacked while sitting in it in his own driveway. The carjacking occurred at Hemlock and Grace, only about 50-feet away from where a carjacking occurred last Thursday in the same block. 

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  • WATCH: Online outrage over grocery store loss prevention detaining teenager accused of stealing candy bar

    WATCH: Online outrage over grocery store loss prevention detaining teenager accused of stealing candy bar

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-07-11 05:02:51 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. - A teenage girl arrested was arrested in Vancouver, Washington for allegedly trying to steal a candy bar from a WinCo grocery store over the weekend, and video of loss prevention staff handling the situation is going viral.  Kristin Nerton posted the video of staff trying to detain the girl as she struggles and continues to resist.  

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. - A teenage girl arrested was arrested in Vancouver, Washington for allegedly trying to steal a candy bar from a WinCo grocery store over the weekend, and video of loss prevention staff handling the situation is going viral.  Kristin Nerton posted the video of staff trying to detain the girl as she struggles and continues to resist.  

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  • Deputies: Suspected burglar breaks into Spokane County home and orders pizza

    Deputies: Suspected burglar breaks into Spokane County home and orders pizza

    Monday, July 10 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-07-11 01:49:36 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office arrested a 28-year-old man after they say he broke into the garage of a vacant home and then apparently ordered pizza.  On July 4, a neighbor reported seeing a man break into the garage near her house on N. Monroe. A deputy arrived on scene and a man identified as 28-year-old Derek Dolan came out of the garage with a backpack in his hand. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office arrested a 28-year-old man after they say he broke into the garage of a vacant home and then apparently ordered pizza.  On July 4, a neighbor reported seeing a man break into the garage near her house on N. Monroe. A deputy arrived on scene and a man identified as 28-year-old Derek Dolan came out of the garage with a backpack in his hand. 

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  • No, you will not get two free Delta tickets if you click on that link floating around Facebook

    No, you will not get two free Delta tickets if you click on that link floating around Facebook

    Monday, July 10 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-07-10 22:01:43 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Two of these in one day. Honestly, we could probably write an article a day for every scam on Facebook, but after we posted the warning about the Jayden K Smith hoax, we noticed another oldie but goodie (badie?) making it's way across our feed on Monday: The Delta ticket scam.  The post isn't new, but seems to be getting popular again, with plenty of people falling for it. 

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    KHQ.COM - Two of these in one day. Honestly, we could probably write an article a day for every scam on Facebook, but after we posted the warning about the Jayden K Smith hoax, we noticed another oldie but goodie (badie?) making it's way across our feed on Monday: The Delta ticket scam.  The post isn't new, but seems to be getting popular again, with plenty of people falling for it. 

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  • Jayden K Smith warning on Facebook is new version of an old, fake message

    Jayden K Smith warning on Facebook is new version of an old, fake message

    Monday, July 10 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-07-10 16:42:21 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Someone named Jayden K Smith is not trying to hack into your Facebook account, despite warnings that have been circulating around the social media site. It is a new version of an old hoax that warns friends not to accept a request from a "hacker" - who is this case is name "Jayden K Smith" - because it will give them access to your personal information.  

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    KHQ.COM - Someone named Jayden K Smith is not trying to hack into your Facebook account, despite warnings that have been circulating around the social media site. It is a new version of an old hoax that warns friends not to accept a request from a "hacker" - who is this case is name "Jayden K Smith" - because it will give them access to your personal information.  

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  • Police investigating death at Al's Motel in Spokane

    Police investigating death at Al's Motel in Spokane

    Sunday, July 9 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-07-09 22:11:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police were on scene at Al's Motel in Spokane investigating a death Sunday. Officers were at the motel in the area of Division and Mission investigating an unattended death. Police say they are investigating the death as they would any other, and that the death is suspicious in nature.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police were on scene at Al's Motel in Spokane investigating a death Sunday. Officers were at the motel in the area of Division and Mission investigating an unattended death. Police say they are investigating the death as they would any other, and that the death is suspicious in nature.

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  • Another small quake shakes SE Montana

    Another small quake shakes SE Montana

    Saturday, July 8 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-07-08 16:28:48 GMT

    LINCOLN, Mont. - The United States Geological Survey reports a small earthquake shook residents near Helena, Montana, early Saturday morning. The USGS says the 4.1 magnitude quake was reported around 4:30 a.m. about 13 km southeast of Lincoln, Montana. This is the latest report of a quake in the area following a reported 5.8 magnitude struck near Lincoln late Wednesday night.

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    LINCOLN, Mont. - The United States Geological Survey reports a small earthquake shook residents near Helena, Montana, early Saturday morning. The USGS says the 4.1 magnitude quake was reported around 4:30 a.m. about 13 km southeast of Lincoln, Montana. This is the latest report of a quake in the area following a reported 5.8 magnitude struck near Lincoln late Wednesday night.

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  • Man allegedly uses false documents to get veteran discount at Spokane car dealership

    Man allegedly uses false documents to get veteran discount at Spokane car dealership

    Saturday, July 8 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-07-08 16:07:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We recently received a news tip that a local man is posing as a veteran by using a false story to get discounts at local car dealerships. The man claims he was in a helicopter crash, honorably discharged, and now has a small source of income. The problem is, it may not be true. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We recently received a news tip that a local man is posing as a veteran by using a false story to get discounts at local car dealerships. The man claims he was in a helicopter crash, honorably discharged, and now has a small source of income. The problem is, it may not be true. 

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  • City of Cheney issues mandatory lawn irrigation shutdown

    City of Cheney issues mandatory lawn irrigation shutdown

    Friday, July 7 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-07-08 03:13:56 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - The City of Cheney is enacting a mandatory shutdown of residents and businesses watering their lawns. On June 30, the City of Cheney lost one of its largest production wells due to mechanical failure. Since then, the City's water reservoirs have been reduced to critically low levels. Because of this, there has been an immediate lawn watering shutdown to replenish the reservoirs. 

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    CHENEY, Wash. - The City of Cheney is enacting a mandatory shutdown of residents and businesses watering their lawns. On June 30, the City of Cheney lost one of its largest production wells due to mechanical failure. Since then, the City's water reservoirs have been reduced to critically low levels. Because of this, there has been an immediate lawn watering shutdown to replenish the reservoirs. 

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  • How to help people beat the heat this summer

    How to help people beat the heat this summer

    Friday, July 7 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-07-08 02:22:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are tens of thousands of people in the Inland Northwest without air conditioning or fans, and with the temperatures in the mid 90s this week, there are plenty of people in need of help. But the problem is the two organizations that can help cool folks off aren’t able to. Meals on Wheels deliver fans to elderly folks who are part of their program, but they are currently out of fans. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - There are tens of thousands of people in the Inland Northwest without air conditioning or fans, and with the temperatures in the mid 90s this week, there are plenty of people in need of help. But the problem is the two organizations that can help cool folks off aren’t able to. Meals on Wheels deliver fans to elderly folks who are part of their program, but they are currently out of fans. 

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  • Tall grass presents not only an eyesore but a fire hazard

    Tall grass presents not only an eyesore but a fire hazard

    Friday, July 7 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-07-08 01:47:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tall grass in Spokane is not only an eyesore but it's becoming a fire hazard "we've had everything from large brush fires to homes particularly in the valley view incident to apartment fires even here in the city on the north side that have been started from small grass fires," said Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tall grass in Spokane is not only an eyesore but it's becoming a fire hazard "we've had everything from large brush fires to homes particularly in the valley view incident to apartment fires even here in the city on the north side that have been started from small grass fires," said Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer. 

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  • Costco testing out Cheeseburgers in select food courts

    Costco testing out Cheeseburgers in select food courts

    Friday, July 7 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-07-07 22:46:57 GMT

    UNFORTUNATELY NOT SPOKANE, Wash. - A trip through Costco can be a magical journey. You walk in with a plan to just get some toothpaste and walk out with 5 gallons of mayonnaise, a 70" LED TV, and 24 foot inflatable Orca for the pool that you don't own. And you forgot the toothpaste.  Oh yeah, don't forget the obligatory $1.50 sausage and soda! 

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    UNFORTUNATELY NOT SPOKANE, Wash. - A trip through Costco can be a magical journey. You walk in with a plan to just get some toothpaste and walk out with 5 gallons of mayonnaise, a 70" LED TV, and 24 foot inflatable Orca for the pool that you don't own. And you forgot the toothpaste.  Oh yeah, don't forget the obligatory $1.50 sausage and soda! 

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  • Spokane County issues burn restriction

    Spokane County issues burn restriction

    Friday, July 7 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-07-07 20:12:37 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - This might affect your weekend.  Spokane County has issued a burning restriction effective Friday at 5:00 p.m. The restriction will remain in effect until further notice for any currently unauthorized "open burning" and recreational fires within the unincorporated areas of Spokane County.  

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - This might affect your weekend.  Spokane County has issued a burning restriction effective Friday at 5:00 p.m. The restriction will remain in effect until further notice for any currently unauthorized "open burning" and recreational fires within the unincorporated areas of Spokane County.  

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  • How to build your own AC unit for about $20

    How to build your own AC unit for about $20

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 5:58 PM EDT2015-06-10 21:58:39 GMT
    Friday, July 7 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-07-07 19:54:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the sun shining and the temperatures rising, the need to stay cool is pivotal, which is why KHQ constructed its own air conditioning unit. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the sun shining and the temperatures rising, the need to stay cool is pivotal, which is why KHQ constructed its own air conditioning unit. People can pay a fortune for top of the line A/C units, but you can make your own for about $20.All you need is a PVC pipe, a fan, a cooler and some ice to make your own A/C unit. 

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  • Local 11-year-old thankful to have his eyesight after fireworks accident

    Local 11-year-old thankful to have his eyesight after fireworks accident

    Friday, July 7 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-07-07 14:27:01 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS - Wash. Legal fireworks turned out to be extremely dangerous after a fluke fireworks accident left one local boy with serious injuries. 11-year-old Jonas Bovey says he's grateful to still have his eyesight and is happy that he can still hear. "It was more just scary then pain," said Jonas. The Fourth of July will always be burned into the Bovey families memories.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS - Wash. Legal fireworks turned out to be extremely dangerous after a fluke fireworks accident left one local boy with serious injuries. 11-year-old Jonas Bovey says he's grateful to still have his eyesight and is happy that he can still hear. "It was more just scary then pain," said Jonas. The Fourth of July will always be burned into the Bovey families memories.

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  • Grant County man missing after his car was found in lake

    Grant County man missing after his car was found in lake

    Friday, July 7 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-07-07 05:26:43 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office is asking for you help finding a missing 31-year-old man after his car was found in Moses Lake on Thursday. Lionel Pando's family reported him missing to the Sheriff's Office and early Thursday morning, the last vehicle Pando was driving was found in the water of Moses Lake in the McConihe Flats area.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office is asking for you help finding a missing 31-year-old man after his car was found in Moses Lake on Thursday. Lionel Pando's family reported him missing to the Sheriff's Office and early Thursday morning, the last vehicle Pando was driving was found in the water of Moses Lake in the McConihe Flats area.

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  • Spokane Public Schools Board member arrested for DUI

    Spokane Public Schools Board member arrested for DUI

    Thursday, July 6 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-07-07 02:15:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He feels terrible that he has impacted his ability to do that and he's also impacted some of the people who have full faith and trust in him,"

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He feels terrible that he has impacted his ability to do that and he's also impacted some of the people who have full faith and trust in him,"

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  • Search for child pornography victims

    Search for child pornography victims

    Thursday, July 6 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-07-07 02:10:03 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - "With the amount of images that I have to identify is daunting," Farina said.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - "With the amount of images that I have to identify is daunting," Farina said.

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  • Firefighters get quick handle on brush fire near Beacon Hill

    Firefighters get quick handle on brush fire near Beacon Hill

    Thursday, July 6 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-07-07 01:28:03 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters responded to a brush fire next to E. Upriver Drive near Shields Park, which is just south of Beacon Hill Thursday afternoon. As of about 5:30 p.m., it is estimated to be about 2 acres in size, but it also appears crews have a good handle on the fire and no homes or structures are threatened. The cause is unknown at this time. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters responded to a brush fire next to E. Upriver Drive near Shields Park, which is just south of Beacon Hill Thursday afternoon. As of about 5:30 p.m., it is estimated to be about 2 acres in size, but it also appears crews have a good handle on the fire and no homes or structures are threatened. The cause is unknown at this time. 

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  • Spokane Police on how to protect yourself against carjackers

    Spokane Police on how to protect yourself against carjackers

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:39:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - No one thinks it could happen to them. Imagine you’re sitting at a stoplight, and someone opens your door demanding you to give up your car. That was the reality for two women this week. On Monday, a woman was carjacked as she was leaving work. Her shoe got caught, and was dragged for about a block. Police caught the suspect, Tamara Hayes. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - No one thinks it could happen to them. Imagine you’re sitting at a stoplight, and someone opens your door demanding you to give up your car. That was the reality for two women this week. On Monday, a woman was carjacked as she was leaving work. Her shoe got caught, and was dragged for about a block. Police caught the suspect, Tamara Hayes. 

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  • Spokane Police asking for help identifying man who assaulted woman in Walmart parking lot

    Spokane Police asking for help identifying man who assaulted woman in Walmart parking lot

    Thursday, July 6 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-07-06 23:16:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are hoping you can help them identify a man who they say assaulted a woman in a parking lot of the Walmart on N. Colton between 1:00pm and 2:00pm on July 1.  Pictures are not available, but police say the suspect is white, in his mid-twenties, 5’10”-6’00” tall, average build, short blond hair, with tattoos on his neck and both arms.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are hoping you can help them identify a man who they say assaulted a woman in a parking lot of the Walmart on N. Colton between 1:00pm and 2:00pm on July 1.  Pictures are not available, but police say the suspect is white, in his mid-twenties, 5’10”-6’00” tall, average build, short blond hair, with tattoos on his neck and both arms.

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  • Man is 1st death in Spokane County linked to hantavirus

    Man is 1st death in Spokane County linked to hantavirus

    Thursday, July 6 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-07-06 22:13:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane County man in his 50s has died from complications of hantavirus disease, the county's first confirmed fatality tied to the illness. Hantavirus is caused by infection usually spread by infected mouse droppings. Health officials said Thursday the man likely came into contact with the virus inside a barn located in Adams County. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane County man in his 50s has died from complications of hantavirus disease, the county's first confirmed fatality tied to the illness. Hantavirus is caused by infection usually spread by infected mouse droppings. Health officials said Thursday the man likely came into contact with the virus inside a barn located in Adams County. 

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  • Gov. Inslee signs education funding plan

    Gov. Inslee signs education funding plan

    Thursday, July 6 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-07-06 22:09:25 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate to increase state dollars to basic education.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to bring the state into compliance with a state Supreme Court mandate to increase state dollars to basic education. Inslee signed the measure Thursday surrounded by legislative leaders from both parties, budget negotiators and school-aged children. He said that he believes the plan fully funds basic education for the state's children. 

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  • Police: Child porn case could have hundreds of victims

    Police: Child porn case could have hundreds of victims

    Thursday, July 6 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-07-06 22:03:18 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Northern Idaho investigators say there may be hundreds of victims linked with a child pornography case recently uncovered. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports investigators found about 24,000 images of kids, some who were naked, on the electronic devices of 41-year-old Jason McGovern of Hayden. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Northern Idaho investigators say there may be hundreds of victims linked with a child pornography case recently uncovered. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports investigators found about 24,000 images of kids, some who were naked, on the electronic devices of 41-year-old Jason McGovern of Hayden. 

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  • States sue over EPA's decision to keep pesticide on market

    States sue over EPA's decision to keep pesticide on market

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-07-06 17:57:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Several states want to join a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision to keep a widely used pesticide on the market, despite studies showing it can harm kids' brains. Led by New York, the coalition of states filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in the legal fight over the continued spraying of chlorpyrifos on food. Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia also joined the suit. 

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    WASHINGTON - Several states want to join a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision to keep a widely used pesticide on the market, despite studies showing it can harm kids' brains. Led by New York, the coalition of states filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in the legal fight over the continued spraying of chlorpyrifos on food. Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia also joined the suit. 

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  • PHOTOS: Items up for sale from 'haunted' St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax

    PHOTOS: Items up for sale from 'haunted' St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-07-06 05:20:10 GMT

    COLFAX, Wash. - If you're a picker or just someone who likes the paranormal, then you're in the right place!  St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, often regarded as being haunted, is selling a bunch of the stuff that still sits inside the hospital and it's outlying buildings. The hospital provided health care to the Palouse region from 1893-1964. It became an assisted living facility until it closed for good in 2000. 

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    COLFAX, Wash. - If you're a picker or just someone who likes the paranormal, then you're in the right place!  St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, often regarded as being haunted, is selling a bunch of the stuff that still sits inside the hospital and it's outlying buildings. The hospital provided health care to the Palouse region from 1893-1964. It became an assisted living facility until it closed for good in 2000. 

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  • Semi carrying 43,000 lbs of apples overturns on I-90 near Moses Lake

    Semi carrying 43,000 lbs of apples overturns on I-90 near Moses Lake

    Thursday, July 6 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-07-06 04:19:48 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol says eastbound I-90 near Moses Lake was blocked for several hours because of an overturned semi. Troopers say the semi carrying 43,000 lbs of apples overturned near milepost 179 around 7 p.m. The Department of Transportation has set up a detour for people traveling in the area.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol says eastbound I-90 near Moses Lake was blocked for several hours because of an overturned semi. Troopers say the semi carrying 43,000 lbs of apples overturned near milepost 179 around 7 p.m. The Department of Transportation has set up a detour for people traveling in the area.

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  • Firework found in front seat of car after fire in north Spokane

    Firework found in front seat of car after fire in north Spokane

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-06 02:00:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators are taking a look at a car fire that happened in north Spokane a few blocks south of Shadle Park High School.  Smoked out windows, the smell of burnt plastic filled the area as the car burned. Randall South was on his way home from work when saw the smoke billowing into the air.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators are taking a look at a car fire that happened in north Spokane a few blocks south of Shadle Park High School.  Smoked out windows, the smell of burnt plastic filled the area as the car burned. Randall South was on his way home from work when saw the smoke billowing into the air.

     

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  • UPDATE: Woman dragged out of her car while at stoplight in downtown Spokane; Suspect quickly arrested after pursuit

    UPDATE: Woman dragged out of her car while at stoplight in downtown Spokane; Suspect quickly arrested after pursuit

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:46:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A carjacking suspect was quickly arrested by Spokane Police following a brief pursuit that began in downtown Spokane and ended on I-90 near the Highway 2 exit. Spokane Police say a woman was sitting in her car in downtown Spokane near Stevens and Spokane Falls Blvd. at a red light, when another woman walked up, opened the driver's door and pulled her out. The suspect then got in the car and drove off. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A carjacking suspect was quickly arrested by Spokane Police following a brief pursuit that began in downtown Spokane and ended on I-90 near the Highway 2 exit. Spokane Police say a woman was sitting in her car in downtown Spokane near Stevens and Spokane Falls Blvd. at a red light, when another woman walked up, opened the driver's door and pulled her out. The suspect then got in the car and drove off. 

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  • Spokane Interstate Fair hiring for more than 200 temporary positions

    Spokane Interstate Fair hiring for more than 200 temporary positions

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-07-05 20:50:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Interstate Fair is still about two months away, but they are already looking to fill about 200 temporary job openings they'll have for the event.  Two job fairs will be held this month at the Fair and Expo Center (corner of Havana and Broadway) in Bay 3.  Wednesday, July 12th – 4:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 15th – 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Interstate Fair is still about two months away, but they are already looking to fill about 200 temporary job openings they'll have for the event.  Two job fairs will be held this month at the Fair and Expo Center (corner of Havana and Broadway) in Bay 3.  Wednesday, July 12th – 4:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 15th – 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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  • Where YOU can watch FIREWORKS this 4th of July

    Where YOU can watch FIREWORKS this 4th of July

    Monday, July 3 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-07-04 03:28:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wondering where you can watch fireworks this 4th of July? Wonder no more! Here are the fireworks displays happening in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area this year: If we missed any, please let us know on our Facebook page! 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wondering where you can watch fireworks this 4th of July? Wonder no more! Here are the fireworks displays happening in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area this year: If we missed any, please let us know on our Facebook page!  Happy 4th of July!  Riverfront Park Live music, tons of food, group performances and more all leading up to the big event – the annual fireworks show over the park and the Spokane River gorge! 

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  • Wildfire burning in Washington near Hanford site

    Wildfire burning in Washington near Hanford site

    Monday, July 3 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-07-03 21:59:20 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning in Benton County, Washington, shut down roads and forced the evacuation of some workers at the Hanford nuclear site. KING-TV reports that all non-essential employees north of the Wye Barricade were sent home due to heavy smoke in the area, which impacted visibility. Rae Moss, a Hanford spokesperson, says the fire started Sunday at a firing range in Yakima County.

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning in Benton County, Washington, shut down roads and forced the evacuation of some workers at the Hanford nuclear site. KING-TV reports that all non-essential employees north of the Wye Barricade were sent home due to heavy smoke in the area, which impacted visibility. Rae Moss, a Hanford spokesperson, says the fire started Sunday at a firing range in Yakima County.

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  • CDA Police: Man trying to pass off Mongolian money as US dollars

    CDA Police: Man trying to pass off Mongolian money as US dollars

    Monday, July 3 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-07-03 20:37:12 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - In the past few days, Coeur d'Alene Police say five businesses have been hit by a man trying to pass Mongolian currency as US dollars.  Police say the suspect has been going to area businesses either attempting to purchase goods or trying to make change for a $100 bill. According to police, the suspect has been concealing the Mongolian currency by wrapping it inside US dollars.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - In the past few days, Coeur d'Alene Police say five businesses have been hit by a man trying to pass Mongolian currency as US dollars.  Police say the suspect has been going to area businesses either attempting to purchase goods or trying to make change for a $100 bill. According to police, the suspect has been concealing the Mongolian currency by wrapping it inside US dollars.

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  • Athol man drowns in Lake Pend Oreille

    Monday, July 3 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-07-03 15:46:04 GMT

    BAYVIEW, Idaho - A 41-year-old Athol man drowned in Lake Pend Oreille Saturday night after falling off a dock. Witnesses say Jarrod Tanner fell off Dock D in Scenic Bay and did not resurface just after 11:00 p.m. Citizens called 911 and tried to locate Tanner but were unsuccessful. 

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    BAYVIEW, Idaho - A 41-year-old Athol man drowned in Lake Pend Oreille Saturday night after falling off a dock. Witnesses say Jarrod Tanner fell off Dock D in Scenic Bay and did not resurface just after 11:00 p.m. Citizens called 911 and tried to locate Tanner but were unsuccessful. 

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  • Harsh winter took heavy toll on wildlife across western US

    Harsh winter took heavy toll on wildlife across western US

    Sunday, July 2 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-07-02 17:30:55 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife managers in seven states in the western U.S. report this past winter was rough on wildlife. California, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming report above-normal losses of wildlife in the wake of one of the coldest and snowiest winters in decades. Record snowfall made it difficult for wildlife to find food, and spells of bitter cold made matters worse.

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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife managers in seven states in the western U.S. report this past winter was rough on wildlife. California, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming report above-normal losses of wildlife in the wake of one of the coldest and snowiest winters in decades. Record snowfall made it difficult for wildlife to find food, and spells of bitter cold made matters worse.

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  • Two people dead, driver in custody for vehicular homicide after crash on Highway 27 south of Spokane

    Two people dead, driver in custody for vehicular homicide after crash on Highway 27 south of Spokane

    Saturday, July 1 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-07-01 21:24:50 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Update 11:25 a.m.: Washington State Patrol has released the names of the driver and one passenger involved in a fatal crash early Saturday morning on Highway 27. A second passenger killed was identified as 21-year-old Raymond Maximillian Madrid of Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Update 11:25 a.m.: Washington State Patrol has released the names of the driver and one passenger involved in a fatal crash early Saturday morning on Highway 27. A second passenger killed was identified as 21-year-old Raymond Maximillian Madrid of Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon.

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  • Post Falls Police trespass large marmot from Walmart after dramatic rescue from car engine

    Post Falls Police trespass large marmot from Walmart after dramatic rescue from car engine

    Saturday, July 1 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-07-01 14:13:21 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A standoff, tense negotiations and a forced extraction of a stubborn suspect. It's just another night on the graveyard shift for officers with the Post Falls Police Department. Oh yeah, and it was all centered around a large marmot.  

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - A standoff, tense negotiations and a forced extraction of a stubborn suspect. It's just another night on the graveyard shift for officers with the Post Falls Police Department. Oh yeah, and it was all centered around a large marmot.  I could sit here and try to type out what happened in my own words, but honestly, the Post Falls Police Department already perfectly summed it up. 

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  • Police look into possible bike 'chop shop' in Spokane

    Police look into possible bike 'chop shop' in Spokane

    Saturday, July 1 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-07-01 04:00:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police looked into a possible bike chop-shop Friday. A tent here and a tent there. Right across from Lewis and Clark High School. The camps stretch all the way from Monroe to Bernard- but one camp stood out. The one with all the bikes and bike frames and bike rims- dozens of them, way more bikes than here were people. There were enough to open up their own - possibly illegal -- bike shop. When we were filming Thursday 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police looked into a possible bike chop-shop Friday. A tent here and a tent there. Right across from Lewis and Clark High School. The camps stretch all the way from Monroe to Bernard- but one camp stood out. The one with all the bikes and bike frames and bike rims- dozens of them, way more bikes than here were people. There were enough to open up their own - possibly illegal -- bike shop. When we were filming Thursday 

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  • Coeur d'Alene Police warn bar patrons to watch their drinks after several reports of possible druggings

    Coeur d'Alene Police warn bar patrons to watch their drinks after several reports of possible druggings

    Friday, June 30 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-07-01 01:32:53 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police are warning people who may go out to bars this holiday weekend to be aware of your surroundings after they've received several reports concerning men and women who feel they've been drugged after drinking at different bars around town.  Several members of the police department have met with local bars to discuss the issue and are working to address it. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police are warning people who may go out to bars this holiday weekend to be aware of your surroundings after they've received several reports concerning men and women who feel they've been drugged after drinking at different bars around town.  Several members of the police department have met with local bars to discuss the issue and are working to address it. 

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  • Washington man drowns in same lake where mom, brother died

    Washington man drowns in same lake where mom, brother died

    Friday, June 30 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-06-30 21:51:59 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man has drowned in the same lake where his mother and brother died 38 years ago. The News Tribune newspaper reports that 44-year-old Anthony Fuentes had been fishing with his 12-year-old son on the shore of Lake Kapowsin, southeast of Tacoma, last Sunday when the boy's raft floated away. He began having trouble and the boy went to get help. Authorities estimate Fuentes was underwater for about five minutes before several people pulled him out.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man has drowned in the same lake where his mother and brother died 38 years ago. The News Tribune newspaper reports that 44-year-old Anthony Fuentes had been fishing with his 12-year-old son on the shore of Lake Kapowsin, southeast of Tacoma, last Sunday when the boy's raft floated away. He began having trouble and the boy went to get help. Authorities estimate Fuentes was underwater for about five minutes before several people pulled him out.

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  • Death in SUV in downtown Spokane ruled as suspicious

    Death in SUV in downtown Spokane ruled as suspicious

    Friday, June 30 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-06-30 18:35:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The circumstances surrounding the death of a man found in an SUV in downtown Spokane earlier this week have been ruled as suspicious.  Medics told police they were at the 7-11 at 2nd and Division on an unrelated call when GMC Yukon pulled up and the driver requested they check on the man in her passenger seat because he was having a medical emergency

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The circumstances surrounding the death of a man found in an SUV in downtown Spokane earlier this week have been ruled as suspicious.  Medics told police they were at the 7-11 at 2nd and Division on an unrelated call when GMC Yukon pulled up and the driver requested they check on the man in her passenger seat because he was having a medical emergency. 

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  • Post Falls beer heist bungled by lies and unreliable getaway driver

    Post Falls beer heist bungled by lies and unreliable getaway driver

    Friday, June 30 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-06-30 16:41:31 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Right off the bat: I do not condone stealing. Don't do it. It's wrong.  That being said, there are a few things you can do to increase your odds of success. A couple of obvious ones would be to have a sober mind and a reliable getaway driver. You never saw George Clooney and Brad Pitt wasted out of their minds while trying to steal Andy Garcia's money, and they always had a sure-fire getaway plan. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Right off the bat: I do not condone stealing. Don't do it. It's wrong.  That being said, there are a few things you can do to increase your odds of success. A couple of obvious ones would be to have a sober mind and a reliable getaway driver. You never saw George Clooney and Brad Pitt wasted out of their minds while trying to steal Andy Garcia's money, and they always had a sure-fire getaway plan. 

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  • What fireworks can you legally light in the state?

    What fireworks can you legally light in the state?

    Thursday, June 29 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-06-30 01:46:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bring out the red, white and blue! The Fourth of July is right around the corner but how can you be safe and what are you allowed to use legally for fireworks? According to the Washington State Fire Marshal's Office, you can use ground spinners, a dipped stick sparkler and a cone fountain. Click here for a full legal list. Don't get carried away however. You cannot use firecrackers or sky rockets or bottle rockets. However, those 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bring out the red, white and blue! The Fourth of July is right around the corner but how can you be safe and what are you allowed to use legally for fireworks? According to the Washington State Fire Marshal's Office, you can use ground spinners, a dipped stick sparkler and a cone fountain. Click here for a full legal list. Don't get carried away however. You cannot use firecrackers or sky rockets or bottle rockets. However, those 

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  • Lawsuit filed against Spokane water rates

    Lawsuit filed against Spokane water rates

    Thursday, June 29 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-06-30 01:23:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Three different people have filed a lawsuit against the city of Spokane, claiming that they've been over charged in water bills. The class action lawsuit was filed earlier on Thursday. They're looking for $30 million. The claim is also filed on behalf of 6,000 Spokane County residents who have been over-charged for water services. Attorney Bob Dunn says these Spokane County residents are paying double the amount for using 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Three different people have filed a lawsuit against the city of Spokane, claiming that they've been over charged in water bills. The class action lawsuit was filed earlier on Thursday. They're looking for $30 million. The claim is also filed on behalf of 6,000 Spokane County residents who have been over-charged for water services. Attorney Bob Dunn says these Spokane County residents are paying double the amount for using 

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  • Woman, horse die in head-on collision with gravel truck

    Woman, horse die in head-on collision with gravel truck

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:55:45 GMT
    Woman, horse die in head-on collision with gravel truckWoman, horse die in head-on collision with gravel truck

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an Idaho Falls woman is dead after a head-on collision in a construction zone south of Idaho Falls. An Idaho State Police news release says 65-year-old Shirley Williams was driving in a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer on Wednesday when a man driving an empty gravel truck veered into oncoming traffic hitting Williams' truck head-on. The male driver also crashed into Williams' horse trailer and another car behind him.

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an Idaho Falls woman is dead after a head-on collision in a construction zone south of Idaho Falls. An Idaho State Police news release says 65-year-old Shirley Williams was driving in a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer on Wednesday when a man driving an empty gravel truck veered into oncoming traffic hitting Williams' truck head-on. The male driver also crashed into Williams' horse trailer and another car behind him.

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  • Aerospace company in Newport fined $500K for 2015 explosion

    Aerospace company in Newport fined $500K for 2015 explosion

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:53:04 GMT
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    NEWPORT, Wash. (AP) - An eastern Washington aerospace company has been fined $500,000 by the state Department of Labor and Industries, one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the agency. The agency announced the settlement Thursday in its case against Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support LLC of Newport, Washington. Seventeen workers were injured in an explosion at Zodiac's plant in 2015. An L&I investigation completed in 

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    NEWPORT, Wash. (AP) - An eastern Washington aerospace company has been fined $500,000 by the state Department of Labor and Industries, one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the agency. The agency announced the settlement Thursday in its case against Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support LLC of Newport, Washington. Seventeen workers were injured in an explosion at Zodiac's plant in 2015. An L&I investigation completed in 

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  • Spokane jury finds Donna Perry guilty on all three counts of murder

    Spokane jury finds Donna Perry guilty on all three counts of murder

    Thursday, June 29 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-06-29 18:33:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The jury has found Donna Perry guilty on all three counts of first-degree murder. Donna Perry, formerly Douglas Perry, is a 65-year-old transgender woman charged with first-degree murder in the killings of 26-year-old Yolanda A. Sapp, 34-year-old Nickie I. Lowe, and 38-year-old Kathy A. Brisbois.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The jury has found Donna Perry guilty on all three counts of first-degree murder. Donna Perry, formerly Douglas Perry, is a 65-year-old transgender woman charged with first-degree murder in the killings of 26-year-old Yolanda A. Sapp, 34-year-old Nickie I. Lowe, and 38-year-old Kathy A. Brisbois.

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  • Self-proclaimed 'Spokane Spanker' found guilty of 8 counts of assault with sexual motivation

    Self-proclaimed 'Spokane Spanker' found guilty of 8 counts of assault with sexual motivation

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-06-29 02:10:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man arrested back in April after confessing to KHQ to sexually assaulting multiple women by slapping their backsides was found guilty on Wednesday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man arrested back in April after confessing to KHQ to sexually assaulting multiple women by slapping their backsides was found guilty on Wednesday. The self-proclaimed "Spokane Spanker", 28-year-old Jonathan Smith, was charged with 11 counts of assault with sexual motivation in a string of Centennial Trail attacks this past spring.  

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  • Jury says Spokane County deputies didn't use excessive force

    Jury says Spokane County deputies didn't use excessive force

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:17:51 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal court jury has decided that two Spokane County sheriff's deputies did not use excessive force against a man in a confrontation outside a gym. The U.S. District Court jury issued its verdict Tuesday in the death of 34-year-old William Berger. The Spokesman-Review says Berger's family filed the civil lawsuit seeking to hold the deputies responsible for excessive force resulting in his death. Criminal and 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal court jury has decided that two Spokane County sheriff's deputies did not use excessive force against a man in a confrontation outside a gym. The U.S. District Court jury issued its verdict Tuesday in the death of 34-year-old William Berger. The Spokesman-Review says Berger's family filed the civil lawsuit seeking to hold the deputies responsible for excessive force resulting in his death. Criminal and 

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  • Spokane Police find body of teenage boy in Hangman Valley area

    Spokane Police find body of teenage boy in Hangman Valley area

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-06-28 23:46:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say officers found the body of a teenage boy in the Hangman Valley area early Wednesday morning. Officer Ben Green would not give an exact location where the body was found, but did say family reported the boy missing earlier in the day. Officers would not officially identify the young man, but according to The Spokesman Review, who cited SPD, it appears he committed suicide. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say officers found the body of a teenage boy in the Hangman Valley area early Wednesday morning. Officer Ben Green would not give an exact location where the body was found, but did say family reported the boy missing earlier in the day. Officers would not officially identify the young man, but according to The Spokesman Review, who cited SPD, it appears he committed suicide. 

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  • Woman found dead in residential pool in Prosser

    Woman found dead in residential pool in Prosser

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-06-28 22:04:28 GMT
    Woman found dead in residential pool in ProsserWoman found dead in residential pool in Prosser

    PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a 63-year-old woman who was found in a backyard pool in southeast Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports authorities responded to a call Tuesday afternoon to the 100 block of Highway 22 in Prosser. Prosser police say attempts to resuscitate the woman were unsuccessful. The woman's name hasn't been released. Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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    PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a 63-year-old woman who was found in a backyard pool in southeast Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports authorities responded to a call Tuesday afternoon to the 100 block of Highway 22 in Prosser. Prosser police say attempts to resuscitate the woman were unsuccessful. The woman's name hasn't been released. Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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  • PHOTOS: First Meals on Wheels Pet Food Drive a success

    First Meals on Wheels Pet Food Drive a success

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:10:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Saturday, June 24, Meals on Wheels started their first Pet Food Drive to collect pet food for pets of the elderly. After 4 hours, they collected 180 bags of dry dog food, 80 bags of dry cat food, 300 small cans of cat food, 96 large cans of dog food, and 35 bags of cat litter, totaling over 4,000 pounds of food! They also received over $500 in cash that will be used specifically for the Pet Food Drive Fund.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Saturday, June 24, Meals on Wheels started their first Pet Food Drive to collect pet food for pets of the elderly. After 4 hours, they collected 180 bags of dry dog food, 80 bags of dry cat food, 300 small cans of cat food, 96 large cans of dog food, and 35 bags of cat litter, totaling over 4,000 pounds of food! They also received over $500 in cash that will be used specifically for the Pet Food Drive Fund.

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  • Bob Ferguson disappointed by court narrowed travel ban freeze

    Bob Ferguson disappointed by court narrowed travel ban freeze

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:48:56 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he's "deeply disappointed" that the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed injunctions that had blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban from taking effect.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he's "deeply disappointed" that the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed injunctions that had blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban from taking effect.

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  • Idaho police: Baby dead after being left in hot car

    Idaho police: Baby dead after being left in hot car

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:14:28 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Twin Falls police are investigating the death of a 10-month-old baby left unattended in a parked vehicle for several hours during the afternoon.      Lt. Terry Thueson says that officers responded to a report of a baby not breathing just before midnight Friday. The baby girl was transported to a local hospital, but efforts to save her life were not successful.

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Twin Falls police are investigating the death of a 10-month-old baby left unattended in a parked vehicle for several hours during the afternoon.      Lt. Terry Thueson says that officers responded to a report of a baby not breathing just before midnight Friday. The baby girl was transported to a local hospital, but efforts to save her life were not successful.

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  • Strawberry season is here!

    Strawberry season is here!

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

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

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

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  • Team recovers body of 19 year old who disappeared on pass

    Team recovers body of 19 year old who disappeared on pass

    Sunday, June 25 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-06-25 23:00:46 GMT

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - A mountain rescue team has recovered the body of a 19-year-old Mercer Island man who disappeared into a crevasse on Aasgard Pass on June 4.      The Chelan County Sheriff's Office says the team and a sheriff's deputy recovered the body of Benjamin Gore at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. 

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    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - A mountain rescue team has recovered the body of a 19-year-old Mercer Island man who disappeared into a crevasse on Aasgard Pass on June 4.      The Chelan County Sheriff's Office says the team and a sheriff's deputy recovered the body of Benjamin Gore at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. 

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  • Auctioned lots on northern Idaho lake sell for $7.8M

    Auctioned lots on northern Idaho lake sell for $7.8M

    Sunday, June 25 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-06-25 18:49:03 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Lands has auctioned 14 lots along Payette Lake for more than $7.8 million.  Officials said Friday that two of the lots had competitive bidding, where the current lessees lost to the winning bidders. Those lots sold for a combined $54,500 over appraised value - winning bidders must pay the lessees for the appraised value of their cabins and other improvements.

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    BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Lands has auctioned 14 lots along Payette Lake for more than $7.8 million.  Officials said Friday that two of the lots had competitive bidding, where the current lessees lost to the winning bidders. Those lots sold for a combined $54,500 over appraised value - winning bidders must pay the lessees for the appraised value of their cabins and other improvements.

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  • Drunk driver rams light pole twice in Pasco

    Drunk driver rams light pole twice in Pasco

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

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

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

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  • Spokane Valley crews respond to fire at scrap yard

    Spokane Valley crews respond to fire at scrap yard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Homeless Hoopfest team counts points and blessings

    Homeless Hoopfest team counts points and blessings

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

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

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

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  • Driver lands on I-90 barrier after overcorrecting

    Driver lands on I-90 barrier after overcorrecting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Iron-couple: an Ironman love story

    Iron-couple: an Ironman love story

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

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

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

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  • Man found alive after 4 days missing in Montana wilderness

    Man found alive after 4 days missing in Montana wilderness

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:43:31 GMT
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    CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a U.S. Forest Service official has found a Pennsylvania man who had been missing in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness since Monday. Rocky Mountain District Ranger Mike Munoz says 21-year-old Eric Hellmuth was found alive on Friday. The Choteau Acantha first reported the discovery of Hellmuth. The newspaper reports Hellmuth is tired and dehydrated, but in good condition. A backcountry outfitter reported ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Post Falls man charged with downloading and disseminating child pornography

    Post Falls man charged with downloading and disseminating child pornography

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

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

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

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  • R.I.P. Maddie the Bulldog

    R.I.P. Maddie the Bulldog

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

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

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

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  • Palouse Falls State Park temporarily closes during fire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Body of missing Gold Bar man recovered from river

    Body of missing Gold Bar man recovered from river

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:05:21 GMT
    @SnoCoSheriff@SnoCoSheriff

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

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

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  • Glider makes emergency landing to avoid air traffic collision

    Glider makes emergency landing to avoid air traffic collision

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:26:11 GMT
    @GCFD13@GCFD13

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

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

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  • Idaho governor welcomes delisting of Yellowstone grizzlies

    Idaho governor welcomes delisting of Yellowstone grizzlies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Driver of Idaho school bus charged following injury crash

    Driver of Idaho school bus charged following injury crash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Seattle student, 23, likely drowned in Lake Chelan

    Seattle student, 23, likely drowned in Lake Chelan

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

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

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

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

    Nurse caught with child porn photos gets 11 years in prison

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

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

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

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

    Car overheats, sparking small grass fire along I-90

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Foo Fighters coming to Spokane Arena!

    CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Foo Fighters coming to Spokane Arena!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Lawsuit claims church ignored warnings about principal

    Lawsuit claims church ignored warnings about principal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Summer mischief in South Hill neighborhood

    Summer mischief in South Hill neighborhood

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

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

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

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  • Former Nez Perce Deputy convicted of killing ex-wife

    Former Nez Perce Deputy convicted of killing ex-wife

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

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

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

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

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

    Friday, June 16 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-06-17 03:39:04 GMT
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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A 22-pound cat is up for adoption in Washington. Meet Mao, the elderly male with a bit of a weight issue. He was brought to the Benton-Franklin Humane Society Friday by a woman who had been caring for him for her brother. Mao is a big, fat hit with staffers for his sweet personality and extra pudge. Whe woman who was caring for him told staff that she hopes he’ll find a loving home. The Humane Society posted a 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Giant rubber duck floats into Western Washington

    Giant rubber duck floats into Western Washington

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

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

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  • Idaho man accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at courthouse

    Idaho man accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at courthouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Gianforte calls for civil politics after assaulting reporter

    Gianforte calls for civil politics after assaulting reporter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 3.6 quake shakes Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle

    3.6 quake shakes Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle

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

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

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

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  • Daughter denied lunch over 80 cents

    Daughter denied lunch over 80 cents

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

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

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

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  • US expands review of cyanide predator traps after boy hurt

    US expands review of cyanide predator traps after boy hurt

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

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

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

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  • Washington woman claims innocence in toddler's death

    Washington woman claims innocence in toddler's death

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

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

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

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  • KHQ GUIDE: Complete list of area summer camps!

    KHQ GUIDE: Complete list of area summer camps!

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

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

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

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  • Washington man charged with murder in Oregon shooting

    Washington man charged with murder in Oregon shooting

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

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

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

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

    University of Idaho to ask ed board for game alcohol sales

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

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

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

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  • Driver crashes pickup after sun gets in his eyes

    Driver crashes pickup after sun gets in his eyes

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

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

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

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  • City of Spokane says drinking water is safe

    City of Spokane says drinking water is safe

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

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

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

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  • PHOTOS: Dwight Merkel BMX park vandalized over the weekend

    PHOTOS: Dwight Merkel BMX park vandalized over the weekend

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

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

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

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

    State's largest solar project to be built near Richland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 2 escaped inmates captured in Washington state

    2 escaped inmates captured in Washington state

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

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

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

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

    Marches against Islamic law to be held in many US cities

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

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

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

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  • Murder charge filed against Yakima man in death of wife

    Murder charge filed against Yakima man in death of wife

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Idaho lawyer suspended for evidence tampering in Alaska

    Idaho lawyer suspended for evidence tampering in Alaska

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

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

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

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

    Missing person's case in Benewah County has been reopened

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

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

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

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  • Health insurers abandon 2 Washington counties

    Health insurers abandon 2 Washington counties

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

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

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

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  • Highway 395 reopen to both lanes of traffic following washout

    Highway 395 reopen to both lanes of traffic following washout

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

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

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

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  • Lawsuit: Washington failing to teach special-ed students

    Lawsuit: Washington failing to teach special-ed students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Spokane County agrees to $2.25M settlement in wrongful convictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Have you seen this wanted fugitive?

    Have you seen this wanted fugitive?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

    Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

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

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

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

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  • Richland woman picked for NASA astronaut candidate class

    Richland woman picked for NASA astronaut candidate class

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

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

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

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

    Police try to identify man linked to killing of 4 relatives

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

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

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

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  • Interior head orders review of sage-grouse conservation plan

    Interior head orders review of sage-grouse conservation plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Gianforte granted extension for appearance on assault charge

    Gianforte granted extension for appearance on assault charge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Brian Schaeffer confirmed as Spokane's fire chief

    Brian Schaeffer confirmed as Spokane's fire chief

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

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

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

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