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  • Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

    Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 2:39 AM EDT2017-08-23 06:39:12 GMT

    NEW YORK - Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data. Verizon, like its rivals, will start charging more for higher-quality video while hoping to attract cost-conscious customers with a cheaper plan. 

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    NEW YORK - Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data. Verizon, like its rivals, will start charging more for higher-quality video while hoping to attract cost-conscious customers with a cheaper plan. 

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane County Detectives search for armed robber who demanded money and cigars

    PHOTOS: Spokane County Detectives search for armed robber who demanded money and cigars

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-08-22 21:06:02 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are asking for your help identifying an armed robbery suspect.  Deputies responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on W. Hastings on August 12, 2017 just after 3:00 a.m. The clerk said the man pulled a black semi-automatic handgun on him and demanded money and cigars. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are asking for your help identifying an armed robbery suspect.  Deputies responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on W. Hastings on August 12, 2017 just after 3:00 a.m. The clerk said the man pulled a black semi-automatic handgun on him and demanded money and cigars. 

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  • Powerball jackpot climbs to $700 million

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-08-22 15:38:03 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Powerball jackpot has increased to $700 million, making it the second largest in U.S. history. Lottery officials raised the expected jackpot Tuesday, pushing it past a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in 2012 by three people. The prize for Wednesday's drawing has grown so massive because it's been more than two months since a jackpot winner, on June 10.

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    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Powerball jackpot has increased to $700 million, making it the second largest in U.S. history. Lottery officials raised the expected jackpot Tuesday, pushing it past a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in 2012 by three people. The prize for Wednesday's drawing has grown so massive because it's been more than two months since a jackpot winner, on June 10.

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  • PHOTOS: Eclipse 2017!

    PHOTOS: Eclipse 2017!

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-08-22 05:52:49 GMT

    Everyone is talking about the eclipse, and we want to see your pictures!  Send us your photos by posting them on our Facebook page!  MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

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    Everyone is talking about the eclipse, and we want to see your pictures!  Send us your photos by posting them on our Facebook page!  MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

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  • Dutch Bros. recalls eclipse glasses

    Dutch Bros. recalls eclipse glasses

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-08-21 13:50:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dutch Bros is recalling solar eclipse glasses recently given away at their coffee stands.  Late Sunday night the company posted the recall on their Facebook page, citing the certification of the glasses as the reason. The company said they purchased the glasses after receiving ISO compliance from the manufacturer, but later decided to issue the recall.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dutch Bros is recalling solar eclipse glasses recently given away at their coffee stands.  Late Sunday night the company posted the recall on their Facebook page, citing the certification of the glasses as the reason. The company said they purchased the glasses after receiving ISO compliance from the manufacturer, but later decided to issue the recall.

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  • The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking

    The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-08-19 17:39:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just the skies that get dark when there's a total solar eclipse. So do we. Modern science explains that the sun disappears because the moon is passing in front of it. But before that, people had to come up with reasons for what was happening in the sky. Some of them weren't exactly bedtime stories.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just the skies that get dark when there's a total solar eclipse. So do we. Modern science explains that the sun disappears because the moon is passing in front of it. But before that, people had to come up with reasons for what was happening in the sky. Some of them weren't exactly bedtime stories.

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  • Man dead after crashing ATV in southwestern Montana

    Man dead after crashing ATV in southwestern Montana

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:26:12 GMT
    Man dead after crashing ATV in southwestern MontanaMan dead after crashing ATV in southwestern Montana

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A man is dead after crashing his all-terrain vehicle on a remote trail in southwestern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports a search that included two helicopters was launched after 76-year-old Stanley Hamilton's wife reported him overdue Wednesday night. The Bozeman man had been riding his ATV in the Little Bear area near the mouth of Gallatin Canyon. His body was found early Thursday morning on a 

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A man is dead after crashing his all-terrain vehicle on a remote trail in southwestern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports a search that included two helicopters was launched after 76-year-old Stanley Hamilton's wife reported him overdue Wednesday night. The Bozeman man had been riding his ATV in the Little Bear area near the mouth of Gallatin Canyon. His body was found early Thursday morning on a 

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  • Health official confirm 2 rabid bats in eastern Idaho

    Health official confirm 2 rabid bats in eastern Idaho

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:59:47 GMT

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Eastern Idaho officials say two rabid bats were recently found in Idaho Falls and Swan Valley. According to an Eastern Idaho Public Health news release, bats are the only animal in the state known to be natural carriers of the potentially fatal virus. Epidemiologist Ken Anderson says rabies can be transmitted to humans and other animals that have been bitten, scratched or come in close contact with an infected bat. 

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Eastern Idaho officials say two rabid bats were recently found in Idaho Falls and Swan Valley. According to an Eastern Idaho Public Health news release, bats are the only animal in the state known to be natural carriers of the potentially fatal virus. Epidemiologist Ken Anderson says rabies can be transmitted to humans and other animals that have been bitten, scratched or come in close contact with an infected bat. 

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  • Washington apple farmers may see higher returns this season

    Washington apple farmers may see higher returns this season

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:54:46 GMT
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    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Experts say Washington apple farmers may be in for higher returns with large crop amounts expected and a decline in apple production in Europe, Mexico and Canada. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association's Aug. 1 forecast estimates this year's crop will yield 130.9 million, 40-pound boxes (18-kilogram boxes). World apple market analyst and retired university agricultural economist Desmond O'Rourke tells 

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    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Experts say Washington apple farmers may be in for higher returns with large crop amounts expected and a decline in apple production in Europe, Mexico and Canada. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association's Aug. 1 forecast estimates this year's crop will yield 130.9 million, 40-pound boxes (18-kilogram boxes). World apple market analyst and retired university agricultural economist Desmond O'Rourke tells 

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  • Local actor charged with attempted murder after baseball bat attack

    Local actor charged with attempted murder after baseball bat attack

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:38:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of Attempted Murder after Spokane Police say he beat a woman with a baseball bat Wednesday night made his first court appearance on Thursday.  41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm showed no emotion as a judge handed down a $100,000 bond on Thursday. Lindholm is a local actor whose most recent work includes a role in the Twin Peaks reboot. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of Attempted Murder after Spokane Police say he beat a woman with a baseball bat Wednesday night made his first court appearance on Thursday.  41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm showed no emotion as a judge handed down a $100,000 bond on Thursday. Lindholm is a local actor whose most recent work includes a role in the Twin Peaks reboot. 

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  • Court documents in fatal downtown Spokane shooting: 'Oh my God, I thought the safety was on'

    Court documents in fatal downtown Spokane shooting: 'Oh my God, I thought the safety was on'

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:59:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The 16-year-old boy who shot and killed a man inside a car in downtown Spokane this week thought the safety of the gun was on, according to newly released court documents.  Spokane Police were called to a reported shooting in downtown on Tuesday near Washington and Spokane Falls Boulevard. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The 16-year-old boy who police believe shot and killed a man inside a car in downtown Spokane this week thought the safety of the gun was on, according to newly released court documents.  Spokane Police were called to a reported shooting in downtown on Tuesday near Washington and Spokane Falls Boulevard. 

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  • Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogation

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:44:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed Thursday. Trial had been scheduled for Sept. 5 in federal court in Spokane, Washington. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed Thursday. Trial had been scheduled for Sept. 5 in federal court in Spokane, Washington. 

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  • Juvenile arrested in downtown Spokane shooting

    Juvenile arrested in downtown Spokane shooting

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:23:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a juvenile in connection to a fatal shooting in downtown Spokane on Tuesday, according to our partners at The Spokesman Review.  The boy, whose name and age have not been released, is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a parked car near Washington and Spokane Falls Blvd.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a juvenile in connection to a fatal shooting in downtown Spokane on Tuesday, according to our partners at The Spokesman Review.  The boy, whose name and age have not been released, is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a parked car near Washington and Spokane Falls Blvd.

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  • Kootenai County Sheriff's Office donates to Union Gospel Mission

    Kootenai County Sheriff's Office donates to Union Gospel Mission

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:28:51 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office presented the Union Gospel Mission's Center for Women and Children a donation of $630 on Tuesday to help with operating cost of the residential recovery program. The money was provided by members of the community who donated during the National Night Out event at Mcintire Family Park in Hayden earlier this month.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office presented the Union Gospel Mission's Center for Women and Children a donation of $630 on Tuesday to help with operating cost of the residential recovery program. The money was provided by members of the community who donated during the National Night Out event at Mcintire Family Park in Hayden earlier this month.

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  • Washington State College Republicans announce new president following Allsup resignation

    Washington State College Republicans announce new president following Allsup resignation

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:18:34 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University College Republicans have a new president. Amir Rezamand, formerly the Vice President of the organization at WSU, told KHQ he is now the President. KHQ spoke with Rezamend by phone on Monday He confirmed that former president James Allsup has resigned his position.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University College Republicans have a new president. Amir Rezamand, formerly the Vice President of the organization at WSU, told KHQ he is now the President. KHQ spoke with Rezamend by phone on Monday He confirmed that former president James Allsup has resigned his position.

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  • Man airlifted to hospital after ATV crash in Shoshone County

    Man airlifted to hospital after ATV crash in Shoshone County

    Monday, August 14 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-08-14 22:13:47 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office reports a man had to be airlifted to the hospital after an ATV crash on Sunday. Deputies say it happened about one mile up Moon Pass. The driver, identified as 52-year-old Mark Howard had rolled his ATV on the Red Oak trail.

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office reports a man had to be airlifted to the hospital after an ATV crash on Sunday. Deputies say it happened about one mile up Moon Pass. The driver, identified as 52-year-old Mark Howard had rolled his ATV on the Red Oak trail.

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  • Woman hit by car while crossing street near Grand and Rockwood in Spokane

    Woman hit by car while crossing street near Grand and Rockwood in Spokane

    Saturday, August 12 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-08-12 23:51:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is in the hospital recovering after she was hit by a car while crossing the street near Grand and Rockwood in Spokane Saturday. It happened just after noon in the 900 block of N. Grand. The woman was reportedly crossing the street where there was no crosswalk and was struck by a 4-door Prius.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is in the hospital recovering after she was hit by a car while crossing the street near Grand and Rockwood in Spokane Saturday. It happened just after noon in the 900 block of N. Grand. The woman was reportedly crossing the street where there was no crosswalk and was struck by a 4-door Prius.

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  • Iowa man dies in rollover crash on Idaho interstate

    Iowa man dies in rollover crash on Idaho interstate

    Saturday, August 12 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-08-12 22:48:14 GMT

    MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) - A 70-year-old Iowa man riding in the back seat of a pickup without wearing his seatbelt died after the vehicle rolled on Interstate 84 in southwestern Idaho and he was ejected into oncoming traffic and struck by a tractor-trailer. The Elmore County Sheriff's Office says a 70-year-old Iowa woman driving the 2002 Dodge Durango drifted off the shoulder of the eastbound lanes just before 3 p.m. on Friday. 

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    MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) - A 70-year-old Iowa man riding in the back seat of a pickup without wearing his seatbelt died after the vehicle rolled on Interstate 84 in southwestern Idaho and he was ejected into oncoming traffic and struck by a tractor-trailer. The Elmore County Sheriff's Office says a 70-year-old Iowa woman driving the 2002 Dodge Durango drifted off the shoulder of the eastbound lanes just before 3 p.m. on Friday. 

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  • Washington state SUV driver with stuck gas pedal calls 911

    Washington state SUV driver with stuck gas pedal calls 911

    Saturday, August 12 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-08-12 18:16:38 GMT

    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in northwestern Washington state say a woman driving an SUV called 911 Saturday morning to report a stuck accelerator as she careened past stop signs and traffic lights. Mercer Island Police tell KOMO-TV that the 54-year-old woman reported using the brake and parking brake on the Nissan Xterra, but they became less effective as they heated up.

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    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in northwestern Washington state say a woman driving an SUV called 911 Saturday morning to report a stuck accelerator as she careened past stop signs and traffic lights. Mercer Island Police tell KOMO-TV that the 54-year-old woman reported using the brake and parking brake on the Nissan Xterra, but they became less effective as they heated up.

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  • Montana playground closed after equipment gets bear-sprayed

    Montana playground closed after equipment gets bear-sprayed

    Friday, August 11 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-08-11 22:46:00 GMT
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    WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) - A northwestern Montana playground was closed after someone discharged bear spray on the equipment and in the restrooms. Assistant Whitefish Police Chief Brad Kelch says the incident was reported Thursday morning when kids who were playing on the equipment started to burn and itch due to the pepper spray. Some parents sought medical treatment for their kids. City workers power-washed the 

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    WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) - A northwestern Montana playground was closed after someone discharged bear spray on the equipment and in the restrooms. Assistant Whitefish Police Chief Brad Kelch says the incident was reported Thursday morning when kids who were playing on the equipment started to burn and itch due to the pepper spray. Some parents sought medical treatment for their kids. City workers power-washed the 

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  • Priest Lake landowners sue over assessed valuations

    Priest Lake landowners sue over assessed valuations

    Friday, August 11 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-08-11 22:06:11 GMT
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    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A total of 27 lawsuits have been filed by landowners along an Idaho lake who say the county is overvaluing their property. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported Friday that the Priest Lake landowners are questioning whether Bonner County's assessed valuations reflected fair market value, whether the county failed to consider proper measures of applicable land sales and whether it relied on incorrect or incomplete information when setting values. 

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A total of 27 lawsuits have been filed by landowners along an Idaho lake who say the county is overvaluing their property. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported Friday that the Priest Lake landowners are questioning whether Bonner County's assessed valuations reflected fair market value, whether the county failed to consider proper measures of applicable land sales and whether it relied on incorrect or incomplete information when setting values. 

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  • PHOTOS: Do you recognize this man who tried to rob a Hayden bank?

    PHOTOS: Do you recognize this man who tried to rob a Hayden bank?

    Friday, August 11 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-08-11 16:14:48 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a man who tried to rob a US Bank on Thursday.  Deputies say the man pointed at the tellers of the US Bank in Hayden with hi hand in the shape of a gun and demanded money. After a brief conversation, he left without any money.  

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a man who tried to rob a US Bank on Thursday.  Deputies say the man pointed at the tellers of the US Bank in Hayden with hi hand in the shape of a gun and demanded money. After a brief conversation, he left without any money.  

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  • Free Swim Week is August 14-19!

    Free Swim Week is August 14-19!

    Friday, August 11 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-08-11 15:45:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It won't be long before the kids head back to school but not before a fun, free week of swimming at Spokane pools!  Free Swim Week is August 14-19, which means each City pool is free on a different day of the week. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It won't be long before the kids head back to school but not before a fun, free week of swimming at Spokane pools!  Free Swim Week is August 14-19, which means each City pool is free on a different day of the week. 

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  • Inflatable Trump chicken for sale on eBay

    Inflatable Trump chicken for sale on eBay

    Friday, August 11 2017 9:13 AM EDT2017-08-11 13:13:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, a giant inflatable chicken appeared behind The White House.  We streamed the oddity live on our Facebook page and it has since been viewed more than a million times and shared more than 10,000 times. Some people thought it was funny, and others thought it was disrespectful. But it caught everyone's attention.

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    WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, a giant inflatable chicken appeared behind The White House.  We streamed the oddity live on our Facebook page and it has since been viewed more than a million times and shared more than 10,000 times. Some people thought it was funny, and others thought it was disrespectful. But it caught everyone's attention.

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  • Coroner: South Carolina man dies trying to get cellphone from burning home

    Coroner: South Carolina man dies trying to get cellphone from burning home

    Friday, August 11 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-08-11 12:47:53 GMT

    ANDERSON, S.C. - Authorities say a South Carolina man died trying to get his cellphone from a burning mobile home. News outlets report that Anderson County Chief Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman says the 22-year-old man and two women were inside the mobile home when the fire broke out about 3 a.m. Friday. He says all three made it out safely, but the man went back in to get his cellphone and didn't make it back out. 

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    ANDERSON, S.C. - Authorities say a South Carolina man died trying to get his cellphone from a burning mobile home. News outlets report that Anderson County Chief Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman says the 22-year-old man and two women were inside the mobile home when the fire broke out about 3 a.m. Friday. He says all three made it out safely, but the man went back in to get his cellphone and didn't make it back out. 

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  • McMorris Rodgers fields health care questions at town hall

    McMorris Rodgers fields health care questions at town hall

    Friday, August 11 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-08-11 05:17:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers held her first Spokane town hall since the 2016 election. The Republican congresswoman fielded over 20 questions Thursday at the event for 300 at Gonzaga University, including questions on health care, the president, and North Korea. Many that attended the meeting questioned McMorris' support of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, with the crowd chanting, "Save our health 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers held her first Spokane town hall since the 2016 election. The Republican congresswoman fielded over 20 questions Thursday at the event for 300 at Gonzaga University, including questions on health care, the president, and North Korea. Many that attended the meeting questioned McMorris' support of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, with the crowd chanting, "Save our health 

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  • A look inside an underground missile chamber

    A look inside an underground missile chamber

    Thursday, August 10 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-08-11 01:57:33 GMT

    MALSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. - Meet the men who could one day be in charge of pressing the buttons on a nuclear launch.     Airmen at Malstrom Air Force Base in Montana play a huge role in our nations defense against global threats.   KHQ's Evelyn Shultz takes us inside their underground chamber.

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    MALSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. - Meet the men who could one day be in charge of pressing the buttons on a nuclear launch.     Airmen at Malstrom Air Force Base in Montana play a huge role in our nations defense against global threats.   KHQ's Evelyn Shultz takes us inside their underground chamber.

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  • Wyoming man to be sentenced in murders on Crow reservation

    Wyoming man to be sentenced in murders on Crow reservation

    Thursday, August 10 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-08-10 22:39:31 GMT
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    BILILNGS, Mont. (AP) - Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to send a Wyoming man to prison for life after he pleaded guilty to killing a couple and wounding their daughter when the family stopped to help him on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. Twenty-year-old Jesus Deniz Mendoza is due to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Billings on Thursday in the July 2015 roadside shootings of Jason and Tana Shane near the town of Pryor. 

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    BILILNGS, Mont. (AP) - Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to send a Wyoming man to prison for life after he pleaded guilty to killing a couple and wounding their daughter when the family stopped to help him on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation. Twenty-year-old Jesus Deniz Mendoza is due to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Billings on Thursday in the July 2015 roadside shootings of Jason and Tana Shane near the town of Pryor. 

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  • Montana health officials recommend evacuations due to wildfire smoke

    Montana health officials recommend evacuations due to wildfire smoke

    Thursday, August 10 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-08-10 22:13:57 GMT
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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Health officials in western Montana are strongly recommending residents of Seeley Lake leave town due to hazardous smoke from area wildfires. The Missoula City-County Health Department says children, older adults, pregnant women and people with lung or heart disease could face serious health effects including reduced lung function, heart attack and stroke. The department notes Seeley Lake has one health clinic, and it is closed on weekends.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Health officials in western Montana are strongly recommending residents of Seeley Lake leave town due to hazardous smoke from area wildfires. The Missoula City-County Health Department says children, older adults, pregnant women and people with lung or heart disease could face serious health effects including reduced lung function, heart attack and stroke. The department notes Seeley Lake has one health clinic, and it is closed on weekends.

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  • Idaho police looking for shooter targeting llamas, livestock

    Idaho police looking for shooter targeting llamas, livestock

    Thursday, August 10 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-08-10 22:05:22 GMT
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    CURRY, Idaho (AP) - Idaho police are looking for a shooter who has been targeting livestock and llamas in southern Idaho. Llama owner Steve Westphal tells the Times-News that his two favorite llamas were killed in two separate incidents in Twin Falls County. Westphal says he found the first llama dead several weeks ago, and he found a second llama dead on Sunday with an obvious gunshot wound. A nearby cattleman reported that one 

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    CURRY, Idaho (AP) - Idaho police are looking for a shooter who has been targeting livestock and llamas in southern Idaho. Llama owner Steve Westphal tells the Times-News that his two favorite llamas were killed in two separate incidents in Twin Falls County. Westphal says he found the first llama dead several weeks ago, and he found a second llama dead on Sunday with an obvious gunshot wound. A nearby cattleman reported that one 

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  • Woman hit and killed by van in downtown Spokane identified

    Woman hit and killed by van in downtown Spokane identified

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:29:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office released the name of the woman who was hit and killed while crossing the street at Third Ave. and Division this week.  The Medical Examiner's Office says 50-year-old Patti Jo Hill died from bilateral rib fractures due to the impact to her chest. Mechanical compression of the chest and neck were also listed as contributing factors in her death.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office released the name of the woman who was hit and killed while crossing the street at Third Ave. and Division this week.  The Medical Examiner's Office says 50-year-old Patti Jo Hill died from bilateral rib fractures due to the impact to her chest. Mechanical compression of the chest and neck were also listed as contributing factors in her death.  

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  • New information on suspect vehicle in Kootenai County hit and run that injured bicyclist

    New information on suspect vehicle in Kootenai County hit and run that injured bicyclist

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-08-09 17:10:17 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office released an update on Wednesday regarding the vehicle they believe hit and injured a bicyclist Monday afternoon near W. Prairie Ave and N. Cornerstone Drive, then fled the scene.  New information obtained Tuesday night indicates the vehicle, likely a black Dodge Caliber SUV, had a windshield banner with 'Los Angeles" in black and white letters across the upper portion of the windshield. 

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office released an update on Wednesday regarding the vehicle they believe hit and injured a bicyclist Monday afternoon near W. Prairie Ave and N. Cornerstone Drive, then fled the scene.  New information obtained Tuesday night indicates the vehicle, likely a black Dodge Caliber SUV, had a windshield banner with 'Los Angeles" in black and white letters across the upper portion of the windshield. 

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  • Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan

    Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 1:03 AM EDT2017-08-09 05:03:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs. The plant-eating giant is the largest of a group of dinosaurs called titanosaurs (tye-TAN'-u-sawr). At 76 tons (69 metric tons), the behemoth was as heavy as a space shuttle. A scientific paper released Tuesday describes and dates the fossils found in southern Argentina in 2012.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs. The plant-eating giant is the largest of a group of dinosaurs called titanosaurs (tye-TAN'-u-sawr). At 76 tons (69 metric tons), the behemoth was as heavy as a space shuttle. A scientific paper released Tuesday describes and dates the fossils found in southern Argentina in 2012.

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  • Man charged with vehicular homicide after running over woman in downtown knew brakes were not working properly

    Man charged with vehicular homicide after running over woman in downtown knew brakes were not working properly

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-08-09 02:26:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of running over and killing a woman at the intersection of 3rd and Division on Monday told officers at the scene that he knew his van had brake problems, but continued to drive it, according to court documents.   Witnesses told officers they saw Michael Lucey driving his brown Ford Econoline northbound on Division going about 35 to 40 miles per hour, hit two vehicles waiting at a red light and then run the red light at Third Avenue.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of running over and killing a woman at the intersection of 3rd and Division on Monday told officers at the scene that he knew his van had brake problems, but continued to drive it, according to court documents.   Witnesses told officers they saw Michael Lucey driving his brown Ford Econoline northbound on Division going about 35 to 40 miles per hour, hit two vehicles waiting at a red light and then run the red light at Third Avenue.

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  • Spokane Police find missing man

    Spokane Police find missing man

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-08-08 23:00:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Ten minutes after putting out the request for help finding Mr. Lemon, Spokane Police reported Mr. Lemon had been found. Thanks everyone for helping out! 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Ten minutes after putting out the request for help finding Mr. Lemon, Spokane Police reported Mr. Lemon had been found. Thanks everyone for helping out! 

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  • Shoshone County deputies seize $452,000 worth of marijuana at a home in Wallace

    Shoshone County deputies seize $452,000 worth of marijuana at a home in Wallace

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-08-08 18:11:39 GMT

    WALLACE, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office says a search warrant they recently executed yielded more than $450,000 worth of marijuana. Deputies say they executed the search warrant on Monday in Wallace at a home on Caron Court. A deputy initially responded to the home at 69 Caron Court after a complaint from a resident at the home.

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    WALLACE, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office says a search warrant they recently executed yielded more than $450,000 worth of marijuana. Deputies say they executed the search warrant on Monday in Wallace at a home on Caron Court. A deputy initially responded to the home at 69 Caron Court after a complaint from a resident at the home.

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  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash in north Spokane

    Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash in north Spokane

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-08-08 18:00:49 GMT

    MEAD, Wash. - Deputies are on scene of a car vs. motorcycle crash near Highway 2 and Farwell. Deputy Mark Gregory told KHQ witnesses said told deputies on scene the motorcyclist was traveling recklessly on Farwell at a high rate of speed. Preliminary information is that the gold Mustang was exiting Highway 2 and turning eastbound on Farwell and the motorcyclist collided with the rear-end of the Mustang. 

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    MEAD, Wash. - Deputies are on scene of a car vs. motorcycle crash near Highway 2 and Farwell. Deputy Mark Gregory told KHQ witnesses said told deputies on scene the motorcyclist was traveling recklessly on Farwell at a high rate of speed. Preliminary information is that the gold Mustang was exiting Highway 2 and turning eastbound on Farwell and the motorcyclist collided with the rear-end of the Mustang. 

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  • 2nd Idaho boy dies after brother tried to save him in river

    2nd Idaho boy dies after brother tried to save him in river

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-08-08 17:46:29 GMT

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Isaac Grasser, the 17-year-old north Idaho boy hospitalized after his brother died trying to save him from drowning has also died. Grasser was on life support for three days but died last Friday, according to the GoFundMe page set up for the family and The Bonner County Daily Bee. 

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Isaac Grasser, the 17-year-old north Idaho boy hospitalized after his brother died trying to save him from drowning has also died. Grasser was on life support for three days but died last Friday, according to the GoFundMe page set up for the family and The Bonner County Daily Bee. 

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  • Domestic violence victim uses Kootenai County deputy's baton to help take suspect into custody

    Domestic violence victim uses Kootenai County deputy's baton to help take suspect into custody

    Monday, August 7 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-08-08 02:10:21 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Deputies in Kootenai County were able to arrest a Spokane man accused of domestic violence on Sunday thanks to a little help from the victim. Deputies were told a woman had been battered and then dragged into a car near the Cedars Floating Restaurant Sunday afternoon. When they arrived they found the suspect, identified as Kanon M. Charbonneau, trying to leave the area in his car.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Deputies in Kootenai County were able to arrest a Spokane man accused of domestic violence on Sunday thanks to a little help from the victim. Deputies were told a woman had been battered and then dragged into a car near the Cedars Floating Restaurant Sunday afternoon. When they arrived they found the suspect, identified as Kanon M. Charbonneau, trying to leave the area in his car.

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  • Van driver charged with vehicular homicide in fatal auto vs pedestrian crash

    Van driver charged with vehicular homicide in fatal auto vs pedestrian crash

    Monday, August 7 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-08-07 21:58:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say a 62-year-old man has been arrested for vehicular homicide following a crash that killed a pedestrian on 3rd and Division Monday morning.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Update: Spokane Police say a 62-year-old man has been arrested for vehicular homicide following a crash that killed a pedestrian on 3rd and Division Monday morning.

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  • Air quality concerns triggered in Washington, Idaho

    Air quality concerns triggered in Washington, Idaho

    Sunday, August 6 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-08-07 01:52:43 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Health officials have issued air quality warning in eastern Washington and Idaho due to smoke from multiple large wildfires. According to air quality officials, strong winds have pushed the smoky haze down from the wildfires raging in British Columbia. This has caused readings climbed into the unhealthy range for sensitive groups throughout eastern Washington, spreading from Walla Walla to Spokane.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Health officials have issued air quality warning in eastern Washington and Idaho due to smoke from multiple large wildfires. According to air quality officials, strong winds have pushed the smoky haze down from the wildfires raging in British Columbia. This has caused readings climbed into the unhealthy range for sensitive groups throughout eastern Washington, spreading from Walla Walla to Spokane.

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  • Fire crews continue to make progress on Hayes Road fire in Douglas County

    Fire crews continue to make progress on Hayes Road fire in Douglas County

    Saturday, August 5 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-08-06 01:32:03 GMT

    BRIDGEPORT, Wash. -  Update, 6:30 p.m.: Fire crews continue to make progress on the Hayes Road Fire in Douglas County. At last report the fire was 3,000 acres and 50 percent contained as of Saturday evening. All evacuations in the area have been reduced to level 1. That means those in the area should be ready for potential evacuation and aware of the fire activity in the area.

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    BRIDGEPORT, Wash. -  Update, 6:30 p.m.: Fire crews continue to make progress on the Hayes Road Fire in Douglas County. At last report the fire was 3,000 acres and 50 percent contained as of Saturday evening. All evacuations in the area have been reduced to level 1. That means those in the area should be ready for potential evacuation and aware of the fire activity in the area.

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  • The latest: a high-speed chase rips through I-90

    The latest: a high-speed chase rips through I-90

    Saturday, August 5 2017 2:47 AM EDT2017-08-05 06:47:28 GMT

    Right now one man is in jail and a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering from a terrifying moment where he narrowly avoided death. A man was leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Spokane Valley. As the deputy was putting out spike strips, the driver swerved and nearly hit him, forcing the Deputy to jump into his own trunk to avoid the driver.

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    Right now one man is in jail and a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering from a terrifying moment where he narrowly avoided death. A man was leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Spokane Valley. As the deputy was putting out spike strips, the driver swerved and nearly hit him, forcing the Deputy to jump into his own trunk to avoid the driver.

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  • Settlers Creek barn rebuilding from the ashes

    Settlers Creek barn rebuilding from the ashes

    Friday, August 4 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-08-05 03:08:54 GMT

    Dramatic cell phone video shows the historic barn at Settlers Creek burning. “We still feel the same way about the venue and we're going to have our wedding there,” Beth Baumann said. Baumann and her fiancé planned their wedding at Settlers Creek last March. She says they were going to have it in the barn, but that changed. 

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    Dramatic cell phone video shows the historic barn at Settlers Creek burning. “We still feel the same way about the venue and we're going to have our wedding there,” Beth Baumann said. Baumann and her fiancé planned their wedding at Settlers Creek last March. She says they were going to have it in the barn, but that changed. 

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  • Teen arrested for arson after a string of brush fires in Post Falls

    Teen arrested for arson after a string of brush fires in Post Falls

    Friday, August 4 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-08-05 02:54:36 GMT

    “We consider ourselves very lucky.” High heat, plus extremely dry conditions, equals a recipe for disaster. “We escaped what could've been a very serious brush fire which could've escalated into building fires or tree fires,” Steve Isaacson said. 

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    “We consider ourselves very lucky.” High heat, plus extremely dry conditions, equals a recipe for disaster. “We escaped what could've been a very serious brush fire which could've escalated into building fires or tree fires,” Steve Isaacson said. 

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  • Slippery and sly, are rattlesnake numbers high?

    Slippery and sly, are rattlesnake numbers high?

    Friday, August 4 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-08-05 01:26:02 GMT

    Hot and dry but slithery and sly. That's the word from Nine Mile Falls, where it seems like more rattlesnakes are showing up. A Washington Department Fish & Wildlife spokesperson says since we had a snowy winter and a wet spring, that means lush vegetation which in turn means rodents. That's where there will be a lot of snakes. "I go over here to grab my mail and it was right in there," said Sarah Ennis.

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    Hot and dry but slithery and sly. That's the word from Nine Mile Falls, where it seems like more rattlesnakes are showing up. A Washington Department Fish & Wildlife spokesperson says since we had a snowy winter and a wet spring, that means lush vegetation which in turn means rodents. That's where there will be a lot of snakes. "I go over here to grab my mail and it was right in there," said Sarah Ennis.

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  • PHOTOS: Fire at Greentree Apartments in Browne's Addition

    PHOTOS: Fire at Greentree Apartments in Browne's Addition

    Friday, August 4 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-08-04 22:08:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire at a Browne's Addition apartment complex Friday afternoon. When crews arrived at the Greentree Apartments there was heavy smoke coming from the building and the incident commander upgraded the call to a 2nd alarm. Crews were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes and we're told everyone made it out safely. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire at a Browne's Addition apartment complex Friday afternoon. When crews arrived at the Greentree Apartments there was heavy smoke coming from the building and the incident commander upgraded the call to a 2nd alarm. Crews were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes and we're told everyone made it out safely. 

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  • Elderly woman pronounced dead at scene of crash in Spokane Valley

    Elderly woman pronounced dead at scene of crash in Spokane Valley

    Friday, August 4 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-08-04 21:25:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Investigators with the Spokane Valley Traffic Unit are looking into a fatal crash that happened Friday morning near Sunrise Elementary. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Investigators with the Spokane Valley Traffic Unit are looking into a fatal crash that happened Friday morning near Sunrise Elementary. Just before 10:00 a.m., witnesses reported an SUV hitting a parked trailer on S. Adams between 22nd and 24th. Citizens reported an elderly woman was injured and CPR was in progress. Firefighters arrived and began life-saving efforts, but the woman was eventually pronounced dead at the scene. 

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  • Family of 11-year-old who drowned trying to save 17-year-old brother in Pend Oreille River releases statement

    Family of 11-year-old who drowned trying to save 17-year-old brother in Pend Oreille River releases statement

    Thursday, August 3 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-08-03 22:34:58 GMT

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The family of 11-year-old Michael Grasser, who tragically drowned earlier this week trying to save his 17-year-old brother from the Pend Oreille River, released a statement to KHQ on Thursday.  "We are in an unimaginable amount of grief with the loss of our youngest son and brother, Michael, and we are praying intently for our older son and only brother left, Isaac, for God's will and strength in this situation."

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The family of 11-year-old Michael Grasser, who tragically drowned earlier this week trying to save his 17-year-old brother from the Pend Oreille River, released a statement to KHQ on Thursday.  "We are in an unimaginable amount of grief with the loss of our youngest son and brother, Michael, and we are praying intently for our older son and only brother left, Isaac, for God's will and strength in this situation."

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  • Jogger dies after being hit by logging truck near Priest River

    Jogger dies after being hit by logging truck near Priest River

    Thursday, August 3 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-08-03 21:05:17 GMT

    PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - Officials say a jogger, who has not yet been identified, died as a result of being hit by a logging truck Thursday morning near Priest River. The collision happened on Dufort Road and the truck overturned afterward. Deputies say the driver of the truck was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. The jogger died. 

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    PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - Officials say a jogger, who has not yet been identified, died as a result of being hit by a logging truck Thursday morning near Priest River. The collision happened on Dufort Road and the truck overturned afterward. Deputies say the driver of the truck was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. The jogger died. 

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  • Several free vaccination clinics being offered during National Immunization Awareness Month

    Several free vaccination clinics being offered during National Immunization Awareness Month

    Thursday, August 3 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-08-03 19:05:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Spokane Regional Health District's Immunization Outreach program wants you to be aware of several free vaccination clinics that will be held in the community throughout the month.  The first event takes place on August 10 with a free vaccination clinic hosted by Spokane Police Activities League.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Spokane Regional Health District's Immunization Outreach program wants you to be aware of several free vaccination clinics that will be held in the community throughout the month.  The first event takes place on August 10 with a free vaccination clinic hosted by Spokane Police Activities League.

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane Valley firefighters help bring down giant tangled American flag

    PHOTOS: Spokane Valley firefighters help bring down giant tangled American flag

    Thursday, August 3 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-08-03 18:14:48 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Anyone who has ever driven on I-90 near Liberty Lake has seen the HUGE American Flag flying near Camping World. It's quite a sight to behold, especially on a windy day. But recently, it was apparently a little too windy and the flag became tangled.  The flag became so tangled that it couldn't be lowered and began tearing. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Anyone who has ever driven on I-90 near Liberty Lake has seen the HUGE American Flag flying near Camping World. It's quite a sight to behold, especially on a windy day. But recently, it was apparently a little too windy and the flag became tangled.  The flag became so tangled that it couldn't be lowered and began tearing. 

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  • Heat and winds damage air quality in Eastern Washington

    Heat and winds damage air quality in Eastern Washington

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-08-03 02:21:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - High temperatures and winds will combine to damage air quality in much of Eastern Washington for the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert for Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Ferry counties through noon on Saturday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - High temperatures and winds will combine to damage air quality in much of Eastern Washington for the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert for Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Ferry counties through noon on Saturday.

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  • PHOTOS: Skyfest 2017

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-08-02 21:25:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Did you miss out on Skyfest this year?  No worries! We had our photographer Reed Schmitt go out and bake under the hot sun to take plenty of photos for you! Thousands of them, but here are a couple (hundred) of the ones he liked the most!  Sorry, no UFOs.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Did you miss out on Skyfest this year?  No worries! We had our photographer Reed Schmitt go out and bake under the hot sun to take plenty of photos for you! Thousands of them, but here are a couple (hundred) of the ones he liked the most!  Sorry, no UFOs.  

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  • Notice an increase in military air traffic above Spokane? It's part of a large air war exercise

    Notice an increase in military air traffic above Spokane? It's part of a large air war exercise

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-08-02 17:42:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Skyfest may be over, but if you notice an increase in military aircraft over the Inland Northwest in the next two weeks, it's just an exercise. Fairchild Air Force Base is participating in the largest air war exercise ever seen in the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of weeks. The exercise began on Monday with more than 3,700 military personnel from 30 countries also taking part. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Skyfest may be over, but if you notice an increase in military aircraft over the Inland Northwest in the next two weeks, it's just an exercise. Fairchild Air Force Base is participating in the largest air war exercise ever seen in the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of weeks. The exercise began on Monday with more than 3,700 military personnel from 30 countries also taking part. 

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  • Throwing a cigarette out of your car window could cost you $1025

    Throwing a cigarette out of your car window could cost you $1025

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-08-02 15:56:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Prepare to pay a hefty fine if you are caught throwing a lit cigarette out of your car window. It doesn't take much for a little spark to ignite an entire area of brush. Local law enforcement is taking every precaution possible to prevent fires this season including issuing fines to deter people from doing so. It is going to cost you $1,025 dollars if you are caught littering. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Prepare to pay a hefty fine if you are caught throwing a lit cigarette out of your car window. It doesn't take much for a little spark to ignite an entire area of brush. Local law enforcement is taking every precaution possible to prevent fires this season including issuing fines to deter people from doing so. It is going to cost you $1,025 dollars if you are caught littering. 

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  • Montana's Seeley Lake closed to boaters, swimmers to fight nearby fire

    Montana's Seeley Lake closed to boaters, swimmers to fight nearby fire

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-08-02 00:26:06 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials are closing Seeley Lake so that crews can safely draw the water to fight a nearby fire. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said Tuesday the closure of the popular recreational spot for boaters and swimmers takes effect immediately.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials are closing Seeley Lake so that crews can safely draw the water to fight a nearby fire. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said Tuesday the closure of the popular recreational spot for boaters and swimmers takes effect immediately.

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  • Flights at Sea-Tac Airport could face delays due to smoke

    Flights at Sea-Tac Airport could face delays due to smoke

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-08-01 23:48:23 GMT

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a notice alerting people to possible flight delays at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because of low visibility. The FAA said on its website Tuesday afternoon that weather could cause delays. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said air traffic controllers reported a haze in the area from wildfire smoke but that the airport wasn't seeing any widespread delays Tuesday afternoon.

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    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a notice alerting people to possible flight delays at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because of low visibility. The FAA said on its website Tuesday afternoon that weather could cause delays. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said air traffic controllers reported a haze in the area from wildfire smoke but that the airport wasn't seeing any widespread delays Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Fire destroys barn at Coeur d'Alene wedding venue

    Fire destroys barn at Coeur d'Alene wedding venue

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-08-01 23:31:25 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - One structure was lost and two others were damaged after a fire at a wedding venue near Coeur d'Alene Tuesday afternoon.  Officials on scene say the fire started in a barn at the Settlers Creek wedding venue and then spread into some nearby brush. The barn was destroyed and at least two others suffered damage, but crews from multiple districts were able to get a hand the blaze rather quickly. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - One structure was lost and two others were damaged after a fire at a wedding venue near Coeur d'Alene Tuesday afternoon.  Officials on scene say the fire started in a barn at the Settlers Creek wedding venue and then spread into some nearby brush. The barn was destroyed and at least two others suffered damage, but crews from multiple districts were able to get a hand the blaze rather quickly. 

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  • Handgun found by WSDOT employee along I-90 near Highway 2

    Handgun found by WSDOT employee along I-90 near Highway 2

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-08-01 17:54:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A WSDOT employee found a handgun along I-90 Tuesday morning.  Maintenance specialist Corey Osborne told KHQ's Peter Maxwell he was picking up litter prior to mowing on the right shoulder of eastbound I-90 near Highway 2 when he came across the gun. Osborne says it looked like the gun slid across the road because it had scratch marks on it, however the serial number was in tact.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A WSDOT employee found a handgun along I-90 Tuesday morning.  Maintenance specialist Corey Osborne told KHQ's Peter Maxwell he was picking up litter prior to mowing on the right shoulder of eastbound I-90 near Highway 2 when he came across the gun. Osborne says it looked like the gun slid across the road because it had scratch marks on it, however the serial number was in tact.

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  • UberEATS now delivering in Spokane

    UberEATS now delivering in Spokane

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-08-01 17:11:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What are you doing for lunch today? If you're not sure, you have a new option to consider.  UberEATS launches in Spokane on Tuesday and offers delivery of full menu items from roughly 100 Spokane-area restaurants.  "UberEATS is for anyone who needs an easy and reliable way to get great food–no matter what they’re doing, where they are, or what time it is," said David Rutenberg.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - What are you doing for lunch today? If you're not sure, you have a new option to consider.  UberEATS launches in Spokane on Tuesday and offers delivery of full menu items from roughly 100 Spokane-area restaurants.  "UberEATS is for anyone who needs an easy and reliable way to get great food–no matter what they’re doing, where they are, or what time it is," said David Rutenberg.

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  • Cougar sighting reported in Spokane Valley near Evergreen Middle School

    Cougar sighting reported in Spokane Valley near Evergreen Middle School

    Monday, July 31 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-08-01 01:03:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Officers from the Department of Fish and Wildlife did not locate the cougar in Spokane Valley, however they did find tracks in the area and are setting up cameras in hopes of tracking it better. Officers say you shouldn't need to adjust your daily life, but please be aware of your surroundings. If you see the cougar, you are asked to please call the Department of Fish and Wildlife at 509-892-1001.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Officers from the Department of Fish and Wildlife did not locate the cougar in Spokane Valley, however they did find tracks in the area and are setting up cameras in hopes of tracking it better. Officers say you shouldn't need to adjust your daily life, but please be aware of your surroundings. If you see the cougar, you are asked to please call the Department of Fish and Wildlife at 509-892-1001.

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  • Spokane Valley Deputies searching for naked man 'high on LSD' accused of stabbing woman in the neck

    Spokane Valley Deputies searching for naked man 'high on LSD' accused of stabbing woman in the neck

    Monday, July 31 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-08-01 00:57:20 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputies are hoping you can help them find a man accused of robbing a woman, stabbing her in the neck, then stripping off his clothes and running away, all while high on LSD according to the victim.  Deputies were called to a home near 15th and Dartmouth, just east of 16th and Dishman Mica Sunday evening for a report of a woman who had been stabbed in the neck. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputies are hoping you can help them find a man accused of robbing a woman, stabbing her in the neck, then stripping off his clothes and running away, all while high on LSD according to the victim.  Deputies were called to a home near 15th and Dartmouth, just east of 16th and Dishman Mica Sunday evening for a report of a woman who had been stabbed in the neck. 

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  • White House: Scaramucci out to give Kelly 'clean slate'

    White House: Scaramucci out to give Kelly 'clean slate'

    Monday, July 31 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-07-31 20:10:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The White House says Anthony Scaramucci is leaving his job as communications director to give President Donald Trump's new chief of staff a "clean slate."That's according to a statement by the press secretary. Scaramucci "felt it was best" and wants to give John Kelly "the ability to build his own team," the statement says. Kelly was sworn in Monday as chief of staff.

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    WASHINGTON - The White House says Anthony Scaramucci is leaving his job as communications director to give President Donald Trump's new chief of staff a "clean slate."That's according to a statement by the press secretary. Scaramucci "felt it was best" and wants to give John Kelly "the ability to build his own team," the statement says. Kelly was sworn in Monday as chief of staff.

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  • Spokane leaders seek tighter controls over ride services

    Monday, July 31 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-07-31 15:42:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The city of Spokane for years has allowed ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber to operate with fewer regulations than traditional taxis. Now city leaders say they'll seek tighter controls when the companies' new contracts expire at the end of the year. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The city of Spokane for years has allowed ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber to operate with fewer regulations than traditional taxis. Now city leaders say they'll seek tighter controls when the companies' new contracts expire at the end of the year. Cab drivers have been lobbying the Spokane City Council for years to subject those taking fares from smartphone apps to the same scrutiny.

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  • Spokane man in ICU after jumping from bridge

    Spokane man in ICU after jumping from bridge

    Sunday, July 30 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-07-30 18:59:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is in the intensive care unit after an accident on the Spokane River Saturday evening. It happened around 6:30 p.m.  near the Convent of the Holy Names by Spokane Falls Community College. Firefighters say the man was floating down the river and decided to jump off an abandoned bridge in the area.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is in the intensive care unit after an accident on the Spokane River Saturday evening. It happened around 6:30 p.m.  near the Convent of the Holy Names by Spokane Falls Community College. Firefighters say the man was floating down the river and decided to jump off an abandoned bridge in the area.

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  • Spokane firefighters quickly extinguish attic fire

    Spokane firefighters quickly extinguish attic fire

    Saturday, July 29 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-07-29 23:35:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Fire Department crews were able to quickly extinguish a house fire near the intersection of Rich and Standard Saturday afternoon. The fire was reported just after 3:30 p.m. A passerby saw smoke coming from a home's attic and called the fire department. Arriving fire crews were able to get the fire under control before it spread beyond the attic.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Fire Department crews were able to quickly extinguish a house fire near the intersection of Rich and Standard Saturday afternoon. The fire was reported just after 3:30 p.m. A passerby saw smoke coming from a home's attic and called the fire department. Arriving fire crews were able to get the fire under control before it spread beyond the attic.

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  • Seattle Public Schools faces potential molestation lawsuit

    Seattle Public Schools faces potential molestation lawsuit

    Saturday, July 29 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-07-29 17:11:49 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A 24-year-old woman who says a Seattle Public Schools teacher molested her when she was in elementary school has filed a notice of a potential lawsuit seeking up to $5 million. The notice was sent Thursday, and Attorney Ashton Dennis tells The Seattle Times that he intends to file a lawsuit at the end of a 60-day waiting period. The woman contends that as a child she was molested by Phil McGee.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A 24-year-old woman who says a Seattle Public Schools teacher molested her when she was in elementary school has filed a notice of a potential lawsuit seeking up to $5 million. The notice was sent Thursday, and Attorney Ashton Dennis tells The Seattle Times that he intends to file a lawsuit at the end of a 60-day waiting period. The woman contends that as a child she was molested by Phil McGee.

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  • Avista warns customers about new phone scam

    Avista warns customers about new phone scam

    Friday, July 28 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-07-29 00:56:24 GMT

    Avista is alerting customers to beware of phone calls from anyone pretending to be Avista employees. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be an Avista representative demanding immediate payment or asking for confidential information, immediately end the call. Some scammers have duplicated the Avista phone greeting and the caller ID to seem exactly like Avista. Be aware of these red flags: The scammer becomes angry and tells the customer his or her account is past due and...

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    Avista is alerting customers to beware of phone calls from anyone pretending to be Avista employees. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be an Avista representative demanding immediate payment or asking for confidential information, immediately end the call. Some scammers have duplicated the Avista phone greeting and the caller ID to seem exactly like Avista. Be aware of these red flags: The scammer becomes angry and tells the customer his or her account is past due and...

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  • The Latest: Judge lets CIA interrogation lawsuit proceed

    The Latest: Judge lets CIA interrogation lawsuit proceed

    Friday, July 28 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-07-29 00:16:47 GMT
    Psychologists fight blame for CIA's interrogation tacticsPsychologists fight blame for CIA's interrogation tactics

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The two psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror are battling to have a lawsuit from former detainees dismissed. Lawyers for James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen say they were contractors and the CIA was responsible for the interrogations. But the American Civil Liberties Union says the psychologists should be held accountable for the methods they 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The two psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror are battling to have a lawsuit from former detainees dismissed. Lawyers for James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen say they were contractors and the CIA was responsible for the interrogations. But the American Civil Liberties Union says the psychologists should be held accountable for the methods they 

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  • Firefighters continue to battle Montana wildfires

    Firefighters continue to battle Montana wildfires

    Friday, July 28 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-07-28 22:47:29 GMT
    Firefighters continue to battle Montana wildfiresFirefighters continue to battle Montana wildfires

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A fire in the Lolo National Forest in western Montana has forced the evacuation of more homes in Mineral County. The fire about 12 miles southeast of Superior continues to grow and is moving toward scattered residences in the area. The fire has burned about 6.7 square miles (17 kilometers) since it was ignited by lightning on July 16. There are about 420 firefighters aided by helicopters battling the fire. They have 

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A fire in the Lolo National Forest in western Montana has forced the evacuation of more homes in Mineral County. The fire about 12 miles southeast of Superior continues to grow and is moving toward scattered residences in the area. The fire has burned about 6.7 square miles (17 kilometers) since it was ignited by lightning on July 16. There are about 420 firefighters aided by helicopters battling the fire. They have 

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  • Washington kills wolf that attacked cattle in Stevens County

    Washington kills wolf that attacked cattle in Stevens County

    Friday, July 28 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-07-28 19:23:48 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials have killed a wolf in northeast Washington to prevent more livestock attacks. The Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday that one wolf was killed last week. It did not provide details about the killing. Officials say removal operations are continuing.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials have killed a wolf in northeast Washington to prevent more livestock attacks. The Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday that one wolf was killed last week. It did not provide details about the killing. Officials say removal operations are continuing.

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  • Man killed in UTV accident near Calder

    Man killed in UTV accident near Calder

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:52:53 GMT
    Man killed in UTV accident near CalderMan killed in UTV accident near Calder

    CALDER, Idaho - Idaho State Police say 35-year-old Fernando A Camayo was driving a John Deer Gator UTV Wednesday evening when he backed it over an embankment.  The vehicle overturned, killing Camayo.  Police say he was not wearing  seatbelt or helmet at the time and they are continuing to investigate the accident. 

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    CALDER, Idaho - Idaho State Police say 35-year-old Fernando A Camayo was driving a John Deer Gator UTV Wednesday evening when he backed it over an embankment.  The vehicle overturned, killing Camayo.  Police say he was not wearing  seatbelt or helmet at the time and they are continuing to investigate the accident. 

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  • Jail guard in Clark County arrested in sex misconduct case

    Jail guard in Clark County arrested in sex misconduct case

    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-07-28 00:02:28 GMT
    Jail guard in Clark County arrested in sex misconduct caseJail guard in Clark County arrested in sex misconduct case

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Clark County corrections deputy has been arrested in a sexual misconduct case involving a female prisoner. The Columbian newspaper reports that 29-year-old Christopher A. North made his initial appearance in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday, a day after his arrest, and told the judge he's "ready to be a man about what happened." North was being held on $50,000 bail for investigation of indecent 

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Clark County corrections deputy has been arrested in a sexual misconduct case involving a female prisoner. The Columbian newspaper reports that 29-year-old Christopher A. North made his initial appearance in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday, a day after his arrest, and told the judge he's "ready to be a man about what happened." North was being held on $50,000 bail for investigation of indecent 

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  • Plane crashes in Pend Oreille River

    Plane crashes in Pend Oreille River

    Thursday, July 27 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-07-27 22:25:09 GMT

    PRIEST RIVER, Id. - One pilot is safe after a plane landed and overturned in the Pend Oreille River. A viewer heard the crash and came outside to find a plane sinking into the waters. Three private boaters quickly came to the rescue to tow the plane to the north side of the river. As soon as we get more information, we will update this story.

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    PRIEST RIVER, Id. - One pilot is safe after a plane landed and overturned in the Pend Oreille River. A viewer heard the crash and came outside to find a plane sinking into the waters. Three private boaters quickly came to the rescue to tow the plane to the north side of the river. As soon as we get more information, we will update this story.

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  • Home in North Spokane County a total loss after fire

    Home in North Spokane County a total loss after fire

    Thursday, July 27 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-07-27 21:04:43 GMT

    One woman was evacuated from her home when she woke up to her front porch in flames. Firefighters were called to a fire on North Spotted Road around 6 am this morning and discovered flames engulfing a double wide manufactured home. One female occupant had evacuated safely, after being woken up by a family member who saw flames on the porch. Fire crews were unable to fight the fire from inside as the fire grew so intensely.

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    SPOKANE, Wash - One woman was evacuated from her home when she woke up to her front porch in flames. Firefighters were called to a fire on North Spotted Road around 6 am this morning and discovered flames engulfing a double wide manufactured home. One female occupant had evacuated safely, after being woken up by a family member who saw flames on the porch. Fire crews were unable to fight the fire from inside as the fire grew so intensely.

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  • Thunderbirds kick of Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base

    Thunderbirds kick of Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base

    Thursday, July 27 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-07-27 21:03:59 GMT

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Could you hear the thunder in the sky? Thunderbirds gave a spectacular show to kick off the Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base. Team Fairchild is celebrating 75 years of heritage and community partnership with the 2017 Skyfest air show and open house.  This free event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. Our gates open at 9:00 a.m. and aerial events are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. 

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    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Could you hear the thunder in the sky? Thunderbirds gave a spectacular show to kick off the Skyfest Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base. Team Fairchild is celebrating 75 years of heritage and community partnership with the 2017 Skyfest air show and open house.  This free event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. Our gates open at 9:00 a.m. and aerial events are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. 

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  • Post Falls woman pleads guilty to stealing from a tribal organization

    Post Falls woman pleads guilty to stealing from a tribal organization

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:33:48 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - 53-year-old Julianna Park from Post Falls pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft from a tribal organization.  According to the plea agreement and statements made in court, Parker was an employee of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in its Natural Resources Department in the Land Services Program since 2009.  In 2015, an investigation revealed that Parker stole 15 checks totaling $12,870.09 that were meant for the tribe. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - 53-year-old Julianna Park from Post Falls pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft from a tribal organization.  According to the plea agreement and statements made in court, Parker was an employee of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in its Natural Resources Department in the Land Services Program since 2009.  In 2015, an investigation revealed that Parker stole 15 checks totaling $12,870.09 that were meant for the tribe. 

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  • Psychologists not liable for CIA interrogations, lawyers say

    Psychologists not liable for CIA interrogations, lawyers say

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:24:57 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Lawyers for two psychologists who helped craft the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror say their clients should be as free from liability as a worker for a company that supplied the Nazis with the poison gas used at concentration camps. The American Civil Liberties Union argues the psychologists should be held accountable for the methods they designed, including waterboarding. The 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Lawyers for two psychologists who helped craft the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror say their clients should be as free from liability as a worker for a company that supplied the Nazis with the poison gas used at concentration camps. The American Civil Liberties Union argues the psychologists should be held accountable for the methods they designed, including waterboarding. The 

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  • Seahawks tickets go on sale Monday

    Seahawks tickets go on sale Monday

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-07-27 20:03:55 GMT
    Seahawks tickets go on sale MondaySeahawks tickets go on sale Monday

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks tickets go on sale Monday - but the sale plan will be a little different than in the past. KOMO-TV reports that the team had big problems with the camping and wristband process last year - so that's not allowed any more. This year, the line will start at 7 a.m. at the northwest box office, which will then open at 9 a.m. You can only buy four tickets at a time. More than 3,400 single-game tickets will be available per game.

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks tickets go on sale Monday - but the sale plan will be a little different than in the past. KOMO-TV reports that the team had big problems with the camping and wristband process last year - so that's not allowed any more. This year, the line will start at 7 a.m. at the northwest box office, which will then open at 9 a.m. You can only buy four tickets at a time. More than 3,400 single-game tickets will be available per game.

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  • Evacuation orders lifted for Bissell fire near Hunters in Stevens County

    Evacuation orders lifted for Bissell fire near Hunters in Stevens County

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-07-25 02:13:53 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Update 7:10 p.m.: Trooper Jeff Sevigney with Washington State Patrol reports the Bissell fire near Hunters, Washington, is 411 acres and 10 percent contained as of Monday night. All evacuation orders for residents in the vicinity have been lifted Monday night according to Stevens County Emergency Management.

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Update 7:10 p.m.: Trooper Jeff Sevigney with Washington State Patrol reports the Bissell fire near Hunters, Washington, is 411 acres and 10 percent contained as of Monday night. All evacuation orders for residents in the vicinity have been lifted Monday night according to Stevens County Emergency Management.

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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 5:58 PM EDT2017-07-24 21:58:15 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
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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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    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
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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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    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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