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  • What you should do if you have the flu

    What you should do if you have the flu

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:36 AM EST2018-01-18 06:36:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

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  • WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

    WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-01-17 23:12:55 GMT

    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the Columbia river last summer, right before another boat crashed into his, is suing the other boat driver for $372,000. The Oregonian reports that the Clatsop County sheriff's office accused Marlin Lee Larson of several crimes after the boater told investigators he couldn't see where he was driving because the dash of his boat was blocking his view when he was sitting down.

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    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the Columbia river last summer, right before another boat crashed into his, is suing the other boat driver for $372,000. The Oregonian reports that the Clatsop County sheriff's office accused Marlin Lee Larson of several crimes after the boater told investigators he couldn't see where he was driving because the dash of his boat was blocking his view when he was sitting down.

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  • Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-01-18 15:06:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

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  • Montana man sentenced for running over wife with pickup truck

    Montana man sentenced for running over wife with pickup truck

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:48 PM EST2018-01-18 22:48:40 GMT
    Montana man sentenced for running over wife with pickup truckMontana man sentenced for running over wife with pickup truck

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 61-year-old north-central Montana man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for running over his wife with a pickup truck on New Year's Day 2017, killing her. Thomas Edward Mancha of Browning earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Charlene Mancha on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced him Wednesday. Court records say a witness reported seeing Mancha dragging his wife by the h...

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 61-year-old north-central Montana man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for running over his wife with a pickup truck on New Year's Day 2017, killing her. Thomas Edward Mancha of Browning earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Charlene Mancha on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced him Wednesday. Court records say a witness reported seeing Mancha dragging his wife by the h...

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  • Court Docs: Blood possibly found in rape suspect's car as detectives still search for missing woman

    Court Docs: Blood possibly found in rape suspect's car as detectives still search for missing woman

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-01-18 22:21:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives continue to investigate the brutal beating and rape of an employee at a Spokane Valley gas station. They arrested a level three sex offender for the crime. The victim had serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Detectives arrested 36-year-old Michael Rush near the gas station bathroom where the victim was found inside raped, strangled and beaten. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives continue to investigate the brutal beating and rape of an employee at a Spokane Valley gas station. They arrested a level three sex offender for the crime. The victim had serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Detectives arrested 36-year-old Michael Rush near the gas station bathroom where the victim was found inside raped, strangled and beaten. 

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  • Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

    Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:05 PM EST2018-01-18 17:05:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Scientists say last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

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    WASHINGTON - Scientists say last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

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  • Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-01-18 15:06:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

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  • National Geographic Travel names Spokane one of the best small cities in the U.S.

    National Geographic Travel names Spokane one of the best small cities in the U.S.

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-16 22:44:13 GMT

    National Geographic Traveler named Spokane in their list of 29 "Cities on the Rise." They drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest in a variety of fun categories including green spaces, coffee shops, live music, and even Instagrammable moments. The list includes Honolulu, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, and Olympia, Washington.

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    National Geographic Traveler named Spokane in their list of 29 "Cities on the Rise." They drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest in a variety of fun categories including green spaces, coffee shops, live music, and even Instagrammable moments. The list includes Honolulu, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, and Olympia, Washington.

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  • Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:33 AM EST2018-01-16 16:33:33 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - A 93-year-old former heart surgeon with three decades of experience with the Mormon church's top leadership panel has been officially named the faith's president. High-ranking Mormon D. Todd Christofferson announced the selection of Russell M. Nelson as president Tuesday in an address from Salt Lake City that broadcast to Mormons around the world. 

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    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - A 93-year-old former heart surgeon with three decades of experience with the Mormon church's top leadership panel has been officially named the faith's president. High-ranking Mormon D. Todd Christofferson announced the selection of Russell M. Nelson as president Tuesday in an address from Salt Lake City that broadcast to Mormons around the world. 

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  • Two injured in late night motorhome fire

    Two injured in late night motorhome fire

    Monday, January 15 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-01-15 23:19:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters report two people were taken to area hospitals after a mobile home fire Sunday night. Just before midnight, multiple units from Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a burning motorhome in the alley behind 1424 W. Maxwell Ave. The fire was quickly extinguished and fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters report two people were taken to area hospitals after a mobile home fire Sunday night. Just before midnight, multiple units from Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a burning motorhome in the alley behind 1424 W. Maxwell Ave. The fire was quickly extinguished and fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading. 

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  • Washington won't release driver's license info without order

    Washington won't release driver's license info without order

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:08 PM EST2018-01-15 17:08:42 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law. The agency announced the change Monday following a report in The Seattle Times last week that showed the Department of Licensing was handing over personal information to federal authorities 20 to 30 times a month. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law. The agency announced the change Monday following a report in The Seattle Times last week that showed the Department of Licensing was handing over personal information to federal authorities 20 to 30 times a month. 

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  • Stevens County fire crews respond to serious head-on crash

    Stevens County fire crews respond to serious head-on crash

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:47 AM EST2018-01-14 07:47:00 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash.- Fire crews in Stevens County are on scene of a head on crash north of Deer Park on Highway 395 at Williams Valley Road. Emergency crews say there were seven people involved in three cars. Two patients were transported with critical injuries and another with serious injuries. Washington State Patrol is on scene and the highway will be closed for the next several hours. 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash.- Fire crews in Stevens County are on scene of a head on crash north of Deer Park on Highway 395 at Williams Valley Road. Emergency crews say there were seven people involved in three cars. Two patients were transported with critical injuries and another with serious injuries. Washington State Patrol is on scene and the highway will be closed for the next several hours. 

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  • Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:25 AM EST2018-01-13 05:25:11 GMT
    Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation CenterPolice fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who fired shots at police is dead after seven officers returned fire in an incident near the Puyallup Recreation Center.  The News Tribune reports police were dispatched to the area at 4 p.m. Friday on a report of a man acting erratically. Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle says the man left his car and ran behind the center, taking a defensive position behind a utility pole. Engle says officers unsuccessfully attem...

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    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who fired shots at police is dead after seven officers returned fire in an incident near the Puyallup Recreation Center.  The News Tribune reports police were dispatched to the area at 4 p.m. Friday on a report of a man acting erratically. Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle says the man left his car and ran behind the center, taking a defensive position behind a utility pole. Engle says officers unsuccessfully attem...

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  • County responds to nuisance road complaint

    County responds to nuisance road complaint

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-01-13 02:51:10 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- New information on a story we brought to you last week. A Cheney woman is demanding answers after her street has turned into a pond. She lives in a high risk drainage area where homes have sump pumps. The problem is the water is getting pumped into the road with nowhere to go. The county says they want to help. 

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    CHENEY, Wash.- New information on a story we brought to you last week. A Cheney woman is demanding answers after her street has turned into a pond. She lives in a high risk drainage area where homes have sump pumps. The problem is the water is getting pumped into the road with nowhere to go. The county says they want to help. 

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  • The flu shot: answering your questions

    The flu shot: answering your questions

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:27 PM EST2018-01-13 02:27:49 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- Doctors want you to get your flu shot. The Spokane County Regional Health District says the county saw more than 100 new hospitalizations this past week for the flu. That brings the total for the season close to 300. So far, seven people have died in Spokane County from the flu. Most were elderly and unvaccinated. 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- Doctors want you to get your flu shot. The Spokane County Regional Health District says the county saw more than 100 new hospitalizations this past week for the flu. That brings the total for the season close to 300. So far, seven people have died in Spokane County from the flu. Most were elderly and unvaccinated. 

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  • The Latest: Another person located after California mudslide

    The Latest: Another person located after California mudslide

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:11 PM EST2018-01-13 01:11:26 GMT
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    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on deadly debris flows that devastated Montecito, California (all times local):  4:45 p.m. A man was located just moments after his name was announced as one of the people still missing after the California mudslide. At a news conference Friday, Sheriff Bill Brown said six people were still missing after the slide, including 53-year-old John Keating. Before the news conference had ended, Brown returned to the microph...

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    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on deadly debris flows that devastated Montecito, California (all times local):  4:45 p.m. A man was located just moments after his name was announced as one of the people still missing after the California mudslide. At a news conference Friday, Sheriff Bill Brown said six people were still missing after the slide, including 53-year-old John Keating. Before the news conference had ended, Brown returned to the microph...

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  • Montana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting death

    Montana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting death

    Friday, January 12 2018 1:08 AM EST2018-01-12 06:08:44 GMT
    Montana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting deathMontana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting death

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting his estranged wife to death in southern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 47-year-old Joseph DeWise was arrested Thursday on a charge of deliberate homicide stemming from the death of 35-year-old Lauren DeWise. He is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $1 million bail.    Sunday morning's shooting in Belgrade also critically injured one of Lauren DeWise's roommates

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    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting his estranged wife to death in southern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 47-year-old Joseph DeWise was arrested Thursday on a charge of deliberate homicide stemming from the death of 35-year-old Lauren DeWise. He is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $1 million bail.    Sunday morning's shooting in Belgrade also critically injured one of Lauren DeWise's roommates

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  • State agency gives drivers' info to immigration authorities

    State agency gives drivers' info to immigration authorities

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-12 05:10:45 GMT
    (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)(Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state licensing officials say the department has regularly been providing photos and driver's license applications upon request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Washington's Department of Licensing is among a minority of such agencies around the country to allow people living in the country without legal permission to get driver's licenses.  The Seattle Times reports 20 to 30 times a month, the department has been giving resi...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state licensing officials say the department has regularly been providing photos and driver's license applications upon request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Washington's Department of Licensing is among a minority of such agencies around the country to allow people living in the country without legal permission to get driver's licenses.  The Seattle Times reports 20 to 30 times a month, the department has been giving resi...

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  • Federal agency denies Montana's bid for more disaster aid

    Federal agency denies Montana's bid for more disaster aid

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-12 03:07:20 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The federal government has denied Montana's disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles (4,045 square kilometers).  Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December. The federal agency has already granted the state $11 million, covering some of the expenses for eight different fire...

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The federal government has denied Montana's disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles (4,045 square kilometers).  Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December. The federal agency has already granted the state $11 million, covering some of the expenses for eight different fire...

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  • 2 children die of flu in Oregon

    2 children die of flu in Oregon

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:04 PM EST2018-01-12 03:04:11 GMT
    2 children die of flu in Oregon2 children die of flu in Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10. Oregon Health Authority spokesman Jonathan Modie says one child died in December and the other in early January. One was younger than 5. He declined to say where the children lived. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season is severe this winter, with 14 pediatric deaths as of the last week of December. In Oregon, labs have confirmed ...

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10. Oregon Health Authority spokesman Jonathan Modie says one child died in December and the other in early January. One was younger than 5. He declined to say where the children lived. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season is severe this winter, with 14 pediatric deaths as of the last week of December. In Oregon, labs have confirmed ...

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  • What are you sick with? Spokane Regional Health District creates quick guide to help

    What are you sick with? Spokane Regional Health District creates quick guide to help

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:39 PM EST2018-01-12 02:39:13 GMT
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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Flu season is hitting Spokane hard. But how do you know if it's the flu, a stomach virus, or a cold? Spokane Regional Health District created a quick reference guide for those not feeling well.  Spokane Regional Health District

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Flu season is hitting Spokane hard. But how do you know if it's the flu, a stomach virus, or a cold? Spokane Regional Health District created a quick reference guide for those not feeling well.  Spokane Regional Health District

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  • Man, woman charged with murder in shooting death of deputy

    Man, woman charged with murder in shooting death of deputy

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:31 PM EST2018-01-12 02:31:06 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have charged a man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy.    The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Frank Pawul was also charged Thursday with kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of county Deputy Daniel McCartney. Pawul's bail was set at $5 million. Alleged getaway driver Brenda Troyer was also charged Thursday with murder and kidnapping. H...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have charged a man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy.    The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Frank Pawul was also charged Thursday with kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of county Deputy Daniel McCartney. Pawul's bail was set at $5 million. Alleged getaway driver Brenda Troyer was also charged Thursday with murder and kidnapping. H...

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  • Report: Trump suggests positive relationship with NK leader

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-01-11 22:11:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has suggested in an interview that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declines to say whether they have spoken. Trump told The Wall Street Journal Thursday, "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un." Asked if he had spoken with Kim, Trump was evasive: "I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment." 

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has suggested in an interview that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declines to say whether they have spoken. Trump told The Wall Street Journal Thursday, "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un." Asked if he had spoken with Kim, Trump was evasive: "I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment." 

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  • Garbage truck rolls down embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course; Driver suffers minor injuries

    Garbage truck rolls down embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course; Driver suffers minor injuries

    Thursday, January 11 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-01-11 21:21:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Waste Management driver was injured early Thursday morning after rolling a garbage truck down an embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course.  Firefighters responded to the crash and were able to provide medical assistance the driver and carefully bring him up the steep embankment. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Waste Management driver was injured early Thursday morning after rolling a garbage truck down an embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course.  Firefighters responded to the crash and were able to provide medical assistance the driver and carefully bring him up the steep embankment. 

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  • Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

    Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-11 00:55:46 GMT
    Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation plannedMontana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in eastern Idaho are investigating the death of a Montana man being held at the Bonneville County Jail. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Mosiah Prettypaint died Monday at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Officials say Prettypaint was found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday afternoon and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Prettypaint faced charges that included grand theft and attacking an ...

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in eastern Idaho are investigating the death of a Montana man being held at the Bonneville County Jail. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Mosiah Prettypaint died Monday at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Officials say Prettypaint was found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday afternoon and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Prettypaint faced charges that included grand theft and attacking an ...

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  • Department of Transportation investigates concrete crumbling on Hamilton Street overpass

    Department of Transportation investigates concrete crumbling on Hamilton Street overpass

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-01-10 23:19:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Transportation investigates concrete falling off of Hamilton street retaining wall, specifically the off-ramp of I-90 that heads towards the Spokane River and Gonzaga's campus.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Transportation investigates concrete falling off of Hamilton street retaining wall, specifically the off-ramp of I-90 that heads towards the Spokane River and Gonzaga's campus.

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  • Thieves leave behind stolen mail trail in Blanchard

    Thieves leave behind stolen mail trail in Blanchard

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-01-09 07:25:32 GMT

    BLANCHARD, Idaho- Neighbors in Blanchard and Spirit Lake are teaming up to stop the thieves who are stealing their mail. Someone has been taking important documents, checks, and medications from their mailboxes and leaving stolen mail trails on the side of the road. Neighbors say it has been going on for a month now. 

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    BLANCHARD, Idaho- Neighbors in Blanchard and Spirit Lake are teaming up to stop the thieves who are stealing their mail. Someone has been taking important documents, checks, and medications from their mailboxes and leaving stolen mail trails on the side of the road. Neighbors say it has been going on for a month now. 

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  • Murder suspect to Spokane Co. Deputy: 'The dog didn't mean to do it'

    Murder suspect to Spokane Co. Deputy: 'The dog didn't mean to do it'

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-09 00:55:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of murdering a woman over the weekend told a Spokane County deputy "the dog didn't mean to do it," according to documents released on Monday. The deputy was conducting a traffic stop early Saturday morning when his patrol car was hit by another car driven by 59-William W. Bost.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of murdering a woman over the weekend told a Spokane County deputy "the dog didn't mean to do it," according to documents released on Monday. The deputy was conducting a traffic stop early Saturday morning when his patrol car was hit by another car driven by 59-William W. Bost.

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  • Suspect in fatal shooting of Pierce County deputy apprehended

    Suspect in fatal shooting of Pierce County deputy apprehended

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-01-09 00:23:14 GMT

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - The Pierce County Sheriff's Department tweeted Monday that the suspect in the shooting of a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy early Monday morning has been arrested.

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    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - The Pierce County Sheriff's Department tweeted Monday that the suspect in the shooting of a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy early Monday morning has been arrested.

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  • Sheriff's Office: Level III sex offender living in Spokane

    Sheriff's Office: Level III sex offender living in Spokane

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-01-08 22:36:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of a release/move of a Level III sex offender in the Spokane area.  43-year-old Eric D. Cain. alias Eric D. Hurst, was convicted of 1st Degree Child Molestation in September of 2009 and is currently living in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln.  "(Cain)is not wanted by law enforcement at this time," the Sheriff's Office said in a release on Monday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of a release/move of a Level III sex offender in the Spokane area.  43-year-old Eric D. Cain. alias Eric D. Hurst, was convicted of 1st Degree Child Molestation in September of 2009 and is currently living in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln.  "(Cain)is not wanted by law enforcement at this time," the Sheriff's Office said in a release on Monday. 

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  • Energy panel rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power

    Energy panel rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power

    Monday, January 8 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-01-08 21:39:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON - An independent energy agency has rejected a bid by the Trump administration to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Monday the plan was not needed to add reliability to the nation's power grid.

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    WASHINGTON - An independent energy agency has rejected a bid by the Trump administration to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Monday the plan was not needed to add reliability to the nation's power grid. The decision by the Republican-controlled panel was unexpected and strikes a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to boost the struggling coal industry.

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  • Neighbors recall warning signs before West Spokane domestic violence murder

    Neighbors recall warning signs before West Spokane domestic violence murder

    Monday, January 8 2018 1:58 AM EST2018-01-08 06:58:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Police have said the weekend murder in West Spokane was the result of domestic violence. Officials have said roughly 75 percent of all murders in Spokane County are the result of DV. SPD arrested 59-year-old William Bost. He's facing a charge of second degree murder domestic violence. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Police have said the weekend murder in West Spokane was the result of domestic violence. Officials have said roughly 75 percent of all murders in Spokane County are the result of DV. SPD arrested 59-year-old William Bost. He's facing a charge of second degree murder domestic violence. 

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  • Shooting leaves 1 dead in Montana

    Shooting leaves 1 dead in Montana

    Sunday, January 7 2018 9:41 PM EST2018-01-08 02:41:36 GMT
    Shooting leaves 1 dead in MontanaShooting leaves 1 dead in Montana

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Police in southwestern Montana are investigating a fatal shooting and have taken one person into custody.    Gallatin County authorities say police were called about 9 a.m. Sunday and found one person dead and another injured at a residence in Belgrade. Both had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.    Belgrade Police Chief E.J. Clark says investigators identified a suspect, who was taken into custody.    No 

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    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Police in southwestern Montana are investigating a fatal shooting and have taken one person into custody.    Gallatin County authorities say police were called about 9 a.m. Sunday and found one person dead and another injured at a residence in Belgrade. Both had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.    Belgrade Police Chief E.J. Clark says investigators identified a suspect, who was taken into custody.    No 

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  • Spokane 21-year-old with terminal breast cancer gets heartwarming gift

    Spokane 21-year-old with terminal breast cancer gets heartwarming gift

    Friday, January 5 2018 9:08 PM EST2018-01-06 02:08:04 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.- Back in November, we told you about a 21-year-old Spokane woman who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Since our story aired, a Liberty Lake business with the help of the community, wanted to step in and help her with a simple gift that will make a big difference in her life. Her life has changed significantly since we last interviewed her. 

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    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.- Back in November, we told you about a 21-year-old Spokane woman who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Since our story aired, a Liberty Lake business with the help of the community, wanted to step in and help her with a simple gift that will make a big difference in her life. Her life has changed significantly since we last interviewed her. 

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  • All charges against Polish death metal band Decapitated dropped

    All charges against Polish death metal band Decapitated dropped

    Friday, January 5 2018 3:55 PM EST2018-01-05 20:55:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - All rape and kidnapping charges against the four members of the polish death metal band Decapitated have been dropped, according to our partners at the Spokesman Review.  Spokesman Reporter Jonathan Glover tweeted out Friday morning that Spokane County Prosecutors have dropped all rape and kidnapping charges, "citing the well-being of the alleged victim." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - All rape and kidnapping charges against the four members of the polish death metal band Decapitated have been dropped, according to our partners at the Spokesman Review.  Spokesman Reporter Jonathan Glover tweeted out Friday morning that Spokane County Prosecutors have dropped all rape and kidnapping charges, "citing the well-being of the alleged victim." 

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  • Court Docs: Man suspected of molesting multiple children in Spokane Co. was already under investigation for other sex crimes

    Court Docs: Man suspected of molesting multiple children in Spokane Co. was already under investigation for other sex crimes

    Friday, January 5 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-01-05 20:39:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man arrested Wednesday for molesting multiple children in Spokane County was already the target of a police sex investigation when these new crimes allegedly occurred. Documents obtained by KHQ show Dean "DJ" Zumwalt was accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl "over the 2016 summer break and the previous fall" at a camper in Elk, WA; an agent with the state's Child Protective Services (CPS) first alerted Spokane 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man arrested Wednesday for molesting multiple children in Spokane County was already the target of a police sex investigation when these new crimes allegedly occurred. Documents obtained by KHQ show Dean "DJ" Zumwalt was accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl "over the 2016 summer break and the previous fall" at a camper in Elk, WA; an agent with the state's Child Protective Services (CPS) first alerted Spokane 

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane Valley Detective wants to know if any of this jewelry is yours

    PHOTOS: Spokane Valley Detective wants to know if any of this jewelry is yours

    Friday, January 5 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-01-05 20:30:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley Detective is trying to find the owner or owners of some jewelry.  The Sheriff's Office says at least one of the pieces was stolen during a Spokane Valley burglary, but Detective Roger Knight ha not been successful identifying the owners of the other pieces. The jewelry appears to have been pawned/sold between late October through the end of November.  

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley Detective is trying to find the owner or owners of some jewelry.  The Sheriff's Office says at least one of the pieces was stolen during a Spokane Valley burglary, but Detective Roger Knight ha not been successful identifying the owners of the other pieces. The jewelry appears to have been pawned/sold between late October through the end of November.  

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  • Court Docs: Cheney man on 'magic mushrooms' tells cops he's 'freaking out'

    Court Docs: Cheney man on 'magic mushrooms' tells cops he's 'freaking out'

    Friday, January 5 2018 2:59 PM EST2018-01-05 19:59:29 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Cheney Police are investigating after a man told them he was "freaking out" on magic mushrooms he had grown himself. According to court documents, officers were called to a home on Pineview Court on Wednesday night for a reported overdose. When they arrived, they found the man's wife outside.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Cheney Police are investigating after a man told them he was "freaking out" on magic mushrooms he had grown himself. According to court documents, officers were called to a home on Pineview Court on Wednesday night for a reported overdose. When they arrived, they found the man's wife outside.

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  • WATCH: Incredible time-lapse from Space Needle captures growth of Seattle over three years in about 3 minutes

    WATCH: Incredible time-lapse from Space Needle captures growth of Seattle over three years in about 3 minutes

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-01-05 17:19:41 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - I don't get over to Seattle as much as I'd like to, maybe once a year, which is why it usually looks the same to me when I visit, but it is growing fast and a time-lapse video recently published proves it. The video was posted to YouTube by Ricardo Martin on Thursday and outlines the last three years in Seattle using a 360-degree webcam on top of the Space Needle. 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - I don't get over to Seattle as much as I'd like to, maybe once a year, which is why it usually looks the same to me when I visit, but it is growing fast and a time-lapse video recently published proves it. The video was posted to YouTube by Ricardo Martin on Thursday and outlines the last three years in Seattle using a 360-degree webcam on top of the Space Needle. 

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  • Spokane County Road Becomes Nuisance for Neighbors

    Spokane County Road Becomes Nuisance for Neighbors

    Thursday, January 4 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-01-05 02:44:26 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- A Cheney veteran says she's done everything possible to fix a problem on her street with Spokane County but so far, no one has helped her. She lives near the Fairways Golf Course off Raspberry Avenue. This winter has been a battle with water pooling up and having nowhere to go on her street. 

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    CHENEY, Wash.- A Cheney veteran says she's done everything possible to fix a problem on her street with Spokane County but so far, no one has helped her. She lives near the Fairways Golf Course off Raspberry Avenue. This winter has been a battle with water pooling up and having nowhere to go on her street. 

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  • Washington Department of Health adds third option to birth certificate

    Washington Department of Health adds third option to birth certificate

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:46 PM EST2018-01-04 21:46:12 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health announced a new rule on Thursday that will allow people to change the sex designation on their Washington birth certificate to "X".  DOH says the agency determined that the change will give people an option to have a birth certificate that aligns with their gender identity. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health announced a new rule on Thursday that will allow people to change the sex designation on their Washington birth certificate to "X".  DOH says the agency determined that the change will give people an option to have a birth certificate that aligns with their gender identity. 

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  • Coeur d'Alene Police Department asking for help identifying human remains

    Coeur d'Alene Police Department asking for help identifying human remains

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:33 PM EST2018-01-04 21:33:56 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is hoping you can help them identify human remains found back in September.  The department says the remains were found on September 3, 2017 in a rock quarry on W. Kathleen Ave. It is believed the remains had been there for approximately two years. Detectives believe the remains belonged to a man between the ages of 30 and 50-years-old.  

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is hoping you can help them identify human remains found back in September.  The department says the remains were found on September 3, 2017 in a rock quarry on W. Kathleen Ave. It is believed the remains had been there for approximately two years. Detectives believe the remains belonged to a man between the ages of 30 and 50-years-old.  

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  • Truck crashes, leaks diesel into creek near Bigelow Gulch & Palmer Road

    Truck crashes, leaks diesel into creek near Bigelow Gulch & Palmer Road

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-01-04 21:32:44 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A truck leaking diesel fuel into a creek shut down Bigelow Gulch Thursday.  Crews from Fire District #9, the Spokane Fire Department, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, and the Department of ecology responded to the area near Bigelow Gulch and Palmer Road.  Authorities say the driver of the truck was heading eastbound on Bigelow Gulch and crash.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A truck leaking diesel fuel into a creek shut down Bigelow Gulch Thursday.  Crews from Fire District #9, the Spokane Fire Department, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, and the Department of ecology responded to the area near Bigelow Gulch and Palmer Road.  Authorities say the driver of the truck was heading eastbound on Bigelow Gulch and crash.

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  • US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

    US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

    Thursday, January 4 2018 8:46 AM EST2018-01-04 13:46:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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  • Have YOU seen this missing woman?

    Have YOU seen this missing woman?

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-03 22:49:43 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a woman who has been missing from the Liberty Lake area for more than a week. The Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Donna Kemp was last seen on S. Molter Road, SW of Liberty Lake on the morning of December 27, 2017 walking east from her home.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a woman who has been missing from the Liberty Lake area for more than a week. The Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Donna Kemp was last seen on S. Molter Road, SW of Liberty Lake on the morning of December 27, 2017 walking east from her home.

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  • Sanders defends Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

    Sanders defends Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-01-03 21:02:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The White House is defending President Donald Trump's Twitter riposte to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's boast about his "nuclear button." Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, "I don't think that it's taunting to stand up for the people of this country," adding that people should be concerned about Kim's "mental fitness." 

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    WASHINGTON - The White House is defending President Donald Trump's Twitter riposte to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's boast about his "nuclear button." Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, "I don't think that it's taunting to stand up for the people of this country," adding that people should be concerned about Kim's "mental fitness." 

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  • Spokane Valley sexual assault detectives looking into possible child luring attempt

    Spokane Valley sexual assault detectives looking into possible child luring attempt

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-01-03 20:59:28 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 10-year-old girl told Spokane Valley deputies a man talked with her in the toy aisle of the Walmart on East Sprague and said she needed to leave with him. Deputies say the child was not grabbed, threatened or hurt and quickly ran to an adult family member, but they want the public to be aware of this possible child luring attempt.  

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 10-year-old girl told Spokane Valley deputies a man talked with her in the toy aisle of the Walmart on East Sprague and said she needed to leave with him. Deputies say the child was not grabbed, threatened or hurt and quickly ran to an adult family member, but they want the public to be aware of this possible child luring attempt.  

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  • The Eagles will play the Spokane Arena on May 8

    The Eagles will play the Spokane Arena on May 8

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:52 AM EST2018-01-03 15:52:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced The Eagles will perform on May 8, 2017!  The band, consisting of members Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Deacon Frey is the son of original member, Glenn Frey, and joined the band after his dad's death.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced The Eagles will perform on May 8, 2017!  The band, consisting of members Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. Deacon Frey is the son of original member, Glenn Frey, and joined the band after his dad's death.  

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  • Bond set at $200,000 for man charged in DUI crash that killed 16-year-old boy

    Bond set at $200,000 for man charged in DUI crash that killed 16-year-old boy

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 8:48 PM EST2018-01-03 01:48:24 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man arrested following a fatal crash Friday night on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene has been officially charged with felony manslaughter. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man arrested following a fatal crash Friday night on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene has been officially charged with felony manslaughter.  The crash happened after 20-year-old Jonah Leeder tried to pass a car on I-90. Leeder's car spun out of control and stalled perpendicular to oncoming traffic. The car was then t-boned by a pickup truck driven by William Swan. Leeder's 16-year-old brother, Jacob, was killed in the crash.

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  • Have you seen this missing Priest River man?

    Have you seen this missing Priest River man?

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 4:17 PM EST2018-01-02 21:17:19 GMT

    PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - The Priest River Police Department is hoping you can help them find a man who has not been heard from since December 29, 2017. 32-year-old Brandon S. Cramer of Priest River was reported missing by his family on Monday. The reporting family member said they had not heard from Brandon since Friday, December 29. 

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    PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - The Priest River Police Department is hoping you can help them find a man who has not been heard from since December 29, 2017. 32-year-old Brandon S. Cramer of Priest River was reported missing by his family on Monday. The reporting family member said they had not heard from Brandon since Friday, December 29. 

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  • Moses Lake man arrested for waving gun, assaulting officer sentenced to a year in prison

    Moses Lake man arrested for waving gun, assaulting officer sentenced to a year in prison

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 2:24 PM EST2018-01-02 19:24:47 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A man waving a gun while walking down a busy street in Moses Lake last summer has been sentenced to a year in prison, according to the Moses Lake Police Department.  The Moses Lake Police Department posted video of the incident from last June on their Facebook page Tuesday morning. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A man waving a gun while walking down a busy street in Moses Lake last summer has been sentenced to a year in prison, according to the Moses Lake Police Department.  The Moses Lake Police Department posted video of the incident from last June on their Facebook page Tuesday morning. 

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  • Ted Nugent supports Republic Police

    Ted Nugent supports Republic Police

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 1:51 AM EST2018-01-02 06:51:31 GMT

    REPUBLIC, Wash.- The city of Republic is trying to come back from a devastating loss. Their only narcotics K9 died unexpectedly last month in the police chief's arms. Now the police department is trying to rebuild their K9 program raising money through a GoFundMe page but it's not without some rock star help. Literally. 

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    REPUBLIC, Wash.- The city of Republic is trying to come back from a devastating loss. Their only narcotics K9 died unexpectedly last month in the police chief's arms. Now the police department is trying to rebuild their K9 program raising money through a GoFundMe page but it's not without some rock star help. Literally. 

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  • Strangers install carport for disabled Cheney woman

    Strangers install carport for disabled Cheney woman

    Sunday, December 31 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-12-31 05:13:35 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- It's amazing how much of an impact a random act of kindness from a stranger can have on our lives. A local woman battling severe arthritis is praising the four strangers who helped her when she needed it most. Debbie Brown didn't know where to turn. 

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    CHENEY, Wash.- It's amazing how much of an impact a random act of kindness from a stranger can have on our lives. A local woman battling severe arthritis is praising the four strangers who helped her when she needed it most. Debbie Brown didn't know where to turn. 

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  • Post Falls Police honor veteran with flag

    Saturday, December 30 2017 2:30 AM EST2017-12-30 07:30:43 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho- Post Falls Police say their investigation into the death of a veteran on Thursday, may have just created a new way for them to pay tribute to vets who pass away. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho- Post Falls Police say their investigation into the death of a veteran on Thursday, may have just created a new way for them to pay tribute to vets who pass away. 

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  • North Spokane family searches for hit and run driver

    North Spokane family searches for hit and run driver

    Friday, December 29 2017 2:22 AM EST2017-12-29 07:22:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A family in North Spokane is hoping for justice as they search for drivers who crashed into their car on Highway 291 on Christmas day and then took off. Thankfully nobody was hurt but it could have been a lot worse. Clyde Primm's car is totaled after the crash that happened on Monday. "I didn't know he was behind me.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A family in North Spokane is hoping for justice as they search for drivers who crashed into their car on Highway 291 on Christmas day and then took off. Thankfully nobody was hurt but it could have been a lot worse. Clyde Primm's car is totaled after the crash that happened on Monday. "I didn't know he was behind me.

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  • Thieves steal from North Spokane children learning center

    Thieves steal from North Spokane children learning center

    Friday, December 29 2017 12:47 AM EST2017-12-29 05:47:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- It's a race against time to find a stolen van. A North Spokane child learning center supervisor says one of their vans was stolen sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. They use it to bring kids to and from school and to field trips. Even though school isn't in session at the moment because of winter break, they are already dealing with the effects. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- It's a race against time to find a stolen van. A North Spokane child learning center supervisor says one of their vans was stolen sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. They use it to bring kids to and from school and to field trips. Even though school isn't in session at the moment because of winter break, they are already dealing with the effects. 

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  • 7 horses euthanized after herpes outbreak in Woodinville

    7 horses euthanized after herpes outbreak in Woodinville

    Thursday, December 28 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-12-28 23:12:06 GMT
    PHOTO: BLM.govPHOTO: BLM.gov

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A state veterinarian says seven horses have been euthanized after contracting a form of equine herpes at an equestrian center in the Seattle suburb of Woodinville.    The Seattle Times reports state veterinarian Brian Joseph says the outbreak at Gold Creek Equestrian Center was reported Dec. 13. Joseph says the equestrian center has been placed under quarantine and nearby horse ranches are on voluntary quarantine. The herpes virus known...

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    WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A state veterinarian says seven horses have been euthanized after contracting a form of equine herpes at an equestrian center in the Seattle suburb of Woodinville.    The Seattle Times reports state veterinarian Brian Joseph says the outbreak at Gold Creek Equestrian Center was reported Dec. 13. Joseph says the equestrian center has been placed under quarantine and nearby horse ranches are on voluntary quarantine. The herpes virus known...

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  • Wildlife officials kill mountain lion that attacked pet dog

    Wildlife officials kill mountain lion that attacked pet dog

    Thursday, December 28 2017 5:59 PM EST2017-12-28 22:59:00 GMT
    (Note: This is not the mountain lion responsible for the attack.)(Note: This is not the mountain lion responsible for the attack.)

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Wildlife officials have killed a mountain lion in eastern Idaho after it killed a dog near Pocatello. The Idaho State Journal reports a woman found her dog apparently mauled by a mountain lion Wednesday morning  Southeast Regional Fish and Game office Regional Supervisor Mark Gamblin says wildlife officers confirmed the attack. Regional Conservation Officer Scott Wright says the dog was medium sized and possibly part boxer.

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Wildlife officials have killed a mountain lion in eastern Idaho after it killed a dog near Pocatello. The Idaho State Journal reports a woman found her dog apparently mauled by a mountain lion Wednesday morning  Southeast Regional Fish and Game office Regional Supervisor Mark Gamblin says wildlife officers confirmed the attack. Regional Conservation Officer Scott Wright says the dog was medium sized and possibly part boxer.

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  • Armed robbery suspect shot dead by Spokane Police identified

    Armed robbery suspect shot dead by Spokane Police identified

    Thursday, December 28 2017 1:38 PM EST2017-12-28 18:38:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified an armed robbery suspect who was shot and killed by Spokane Police early Tuesday morning as 36-year-old, Joshua P. Spottedhorse. Spottedhorse died from multiple gunshot wounds after Spokane Police responded to  an armed robbery call at the Safeway on Northwest Blvd.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified an armed robbery suspect who was shot and killed by Spokane Police early Tuesday morning as 36-year-old, Joshua P. Spottedhorse. Spottedhorse died from multiple gunshot wounds after Spokane Police responded to  an armed robbery call at the Safeway on Northwest Blvd.

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  • Twitter suspends former WSU College Republicans president

    Twitter suspends former WSU College Republicans president

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-12-28 04:47:24 GMT

    (AP) - Twitter has suspended the account of the former president of the Washington State University College Republicans who resigned after attending a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The social media site suspended James Allsup Monday, saying the university student espousing far-right views violated its terms of use.

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    (AP) - Twitter has suspended the account of the former president of the Washington State University College Republicans who resigned after attending a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The social media site suspended James Allsup Monday, saying the university student espousing far-right views violated its terms of use.

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  • WATCH: The Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2017

    WATCH: The Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2017

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 4:15 PM EST2017-12-27 21:15:59 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Chocolate Rain. Gangnam Style. Dramatic Chipmunk.  All videos worthy of being on the Mount Rushmore of the greatest videos of all time on YouTube (please, don't make that a thing. Ever.). But to get on that list, you have to be one of the best videos of the year, and YouTube just released their Top 10 Videos of 2017.  Here's the list: 

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    KHQ.COM - Chocolate Rain. Gangnam Style. Dramatic Chipmunk.  All videos worthy of being on the Mount Rushmore of the greatest videos of all time on YouTube (please, don't make that a thing. Ever.). But to get on that list, you have to be one of the best videos of the year, and YouTube just released their Top 10 Videos of 2017.  Here's the list: 

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  • Okanogan County woman accused of murdering husband

    Okanogan County woman accused of murdering husband

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 2:15 PM EST2017-12-27 19:15:51 GMT

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - A 54-year-old Okanogan County woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after deputies say she shot her husband.

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    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - A 54-year-old Okanogan County woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after deputies say she shot her husband.  Sharon Allard was booked into Okanogan County Jail for 1st Degree Attempted Murder after shooting her husband, Daniel Allard, after an argument, according the Sheriff Frank Rogers. 

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  • North Idaho Community Rallies Around Family Of Car Crash Victim

    North Idaho Community Rallies Around Family Of Car Crash Victim

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-12-27 05:09:53 GMT

    Twenty-seven years old and full of life. Pictures of Anna Draper show a smile and her trademark “peace sign” up. “She was just an amazing person,” Jesse Weeks said. Weeks shared many memorable experiences with Anna; he was one of her best friends. “She could hang with the boys but all the girls also loved her, she was just an overall amazing person,” he said. But her life was cut short the week before Christmas.

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    Twenty-seven years old and full of life. Pictures of Anna Draper show a smile and her trademark “peace sign” up. “She was just an amazing person,” Jesse Weeks said. Weeks shared many memorable experiences with Anna; he was one of her best friends. “She could hang with the boys but all the girls also loved her, she was just an overall amazing person,” he said. But her life was cut short the week before Christmas.

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane Valley mom turns 6-month-old son into real-life elf on the shelf

    PHOTOS: Spokane Valley mom turns 6-month-old son into real-life elf on the shelf

    Monday, December 25 2017 7:50 PM EST2017-12-26 00:50:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley mother is embracing the spirit of the holidays with the help of her 6-month-old son, Charlie.  Kaley Burke has turned little Charlie into a real-life "elf on the shelf," for a series of photos posted to her social media pages. There will be 12 photos in all with the final photo falling on Christmas day, in celebration of the "12 days of Christmas." 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley mother is embracing the spirit of the holidays with the help of her 6-month-old son, Charlie.  Kaley Burke has turned little Charlie into a real-life "elf on the shelf," for a series of photos posted to her social media pages. There will be 12 photos in all with the final photo falling on Christmas day, in celebration of the "12 days of Christmas." 

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  • Cousins' Christmas card makes its yearly trip through mail

    Cousins' Christmas card makes its yearly trip through mail

    Monday, December 25 2017 1:16 PM EST2017-12-25 18:16:34 GMT

    (AP) - In 1941 Lois Margaret Frandsen of Dannebrog sent a Christmas card to her cousin, Janice "Neicie" Hansen, who was living at a military base with her new husband in Spokane, Washington. The card pictured a Scottish man in a kilt. It said, "Merry Christmas to all. That goes double." In 1942 Hansen sent the card back to Frandsen. In 1943 Frandsen sent it back to Hansen. Back and forth it went, year after year.

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    (AP) - In 1941 Lois Margaret Frandsen of Dannebrog sent a Christmas card to her cousin, Janice "Neicie" Hansen, who was living at a military base with her new husband in Spokane, Washington. The card pictured a Scottish man in a kilt. It said, "Merry Christmas to all. That goes double." In 1942 Hansen sent the card back to Frandsen. In 1943 Frandsen sent it back to Hansen. Back and forth it went, year after year.

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  • Woman finds lost present that fell from truck

    Woman finds lost present that fell from truck

    Monday, December 25 2017 12:16 AM EST2017-12-25 05:16:18 GMT
    The wrapping paper covering the lost present.The wrapping paper covering the lost present.

    A woman in North Idaho is trying to prevent another family's Christmas from being ruined, but she needs your help to do it.

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    A woman in North Idaho is trying to prevent another family's Christmas from being ruined, but she needs your help to do it.

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  • Christmas comes early for Spokane neighborhood after problem house shut down

    Christmas comes early for Spokane neighborhood after problem house shut down

    Saturday, December 23 2017 12:26 AM EST2017-12-23 05:26:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- People living in east Spokane got an early Christmas gift when Spokane Police shut down a nuisance house on Friday. Police said it was ridden with crime. The house is in the 4000 block of East Hartson Avenue, about a half a mile from Fred Meyer. "They gave the guy ample time to clean it up and he didn't do anything about it," said Brian Mills, a neighbor that lives in the area. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- People living in east Spokane got an early Christmas gift when Spokane Police shut down a nuisance house on Friday. Police said it was ridden with crime. The house is in the 4000 block of East Hartson Avenue, about a half a mile from Fred Meyer. "They gave the guy ample time to clean it up and he didn't do anything about it," said Brian Mills, a neighbor that lives in the area. 

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  • Smoke in airplane cabin forces flight from Boise to Houston to make emergency landing

    Smoke in airplane cabin forces flight from Boise to Houston to make emergency landing

    Friday, December 22 2017 1:54 AM EST2017-12-22 06:54:07 GMT

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A United Airlines flight from Boise to Houston was forced to make an emergency landing in College Station Thursday night.  Fire officials say the Boeing 737 had to land after smoke started to appear in the cabin. The plane landed without incident and all 80 passengers were evacuated to the terminal. They later boarded another aircraft to complete their journey.  It's still not clear what caused the smoke to appear in the cabin. 

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    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A United Airlines flight from Boise to Houston was forced to make an emergency landing in College Station Thursday night.  Fire officials say the Boeing 737 had to land after smoke started to appear in the cabin. The plane landed without incident and all 80 passengers were evacuated to the terminal. They later boarded another aircraft to complete their journey.  It's still not clear what caused the smoke to appear in the cabin. 

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  • South Hill dead deer head causes health, traffic hazard

    South Hill dead deer head causes health, traffic hazard

    Friday, December 22 2017 12:08 AM EST2017-12-22 05:08:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- According to a South Hill woman, a dead deer head showed up mysteriously in her neighborhood and it's become a health and traffic hazard. It's a foul site to see for any car that drives by. "I have no idea where the rest of the body is," said Sharon Miller. It's is even more awful to look at for Miller because it's sitting out in the middle of the road right by her driveway. It's the first thing she thinks about and sees when she wakes up in the morning. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- According to a South Hill woman, a dead deer head showed up mysteriously in her neighborhood and it's become a health and traffic hazard. It's a foul site to see for any car that drives by. "I have no idea where the rest of the body is," said Sharon Miller. It's is even more awful to look at for Miller because it's sitting out in the middle of the road right by her driveway. It's the first thing she thinks about and sees when she wakes up in the morning. 

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  • Post Falls Police: 'Masked bandit' trying to break into home resists arrest, runs off into woods

    Post Falls Police: 'Masked bandit' trying to break into home resists arrest, runs off into woods

    Thursday, December 21 2017 10:23 AM EST2017-12-21 15:23:37 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls Police say a bandit is still on the loose after resisting arrest during a burglary call.  Late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning a Post Falls resident reported a "suspicious individual" trying to get into her house through a basement window.  A Post Falls Police sergeant responded to the woman's home and found a "black masked burglar hiding in a window well." 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls Police say a bandit is still on the loose after resisting arrest during a burglary call.  Late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning a Post Falls resident reported a "suspicious individual" trying to get into her house through a basement window.  A Post Falls Police sergeant responded to the woman's home and found a "black masked burglar hiding in a window well." 

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  • Washington AG sues company that owns Value Village

    Washington AG sues company that owns Value Village

    Thursday, December 21 2017 2:28 AM EST2017-12-21 07:28:20 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a company that owns Value Village, saying the company has deceived thousands of Washington consumers and donors for more than a decade. The suit, filed Wednesday in King County Superior Court, alleges that TVI Inc., of Bellevue, has used deceptive marketing that led consumers and donors to believe that Value Village is a nonprofit or charity and that that all types 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a company that owns Value Village, saying the company has deceived thousands of Washington consumers and donors for more than a decade. The suit, filed Wednesday in King County Superior Court, alleges that TVI Inc., of Bellevue, has used deceptive marketing that led consumers and donors to believe that Value Village is a nonprofit or charity and that that all types 

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  • Missing Montana woman likely died of hypothermia

    Missing Montana woman likely died of hypothermia

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 11:23 PM EST2017-12-21 04:23:23 GMT
    Missing Montana woman likely died of hypothermiaMissing Montana woman likely died of hypothermia

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Investigators say a 34-year-old woman whose body was found in western Montana appears to have died of hypothermia. The Montana Standard in Butte reports the woman, whose name has not been released, walked away from a home late Tuesday night and was reported missing early Wednesday morning after friends and relatives couldn't find her. Her body was found late Wednesday morning about 2 ½ miles (4 kilometers) from the home southwest of Butte.

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    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Investigators say a 34-year-old woman whose body was found in western Montana appears to have died of hypothermia. The Montana Standard in Butte reports the woman, whose name has not been released, walked away from a home late Tuesday night and was reported missing early Wednesday morning after friends and relatives couldn't find her. Her body was found late Wednesday morning about 2 ½ miles (4 kilometers) from the home southwest of Butte.

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  • Paid sick leave, minimum wage increase in new year

    Paid sick leave, minimum wage increase in new year

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 5:48 PM EST2017-12-20 22:48:31 GMT

    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - More workers in Washington will have paid sick leave and the state's minimum wage will increase to $11.50 an hour in the new year. The increase is part of 2016's Initiative 1433, and will ultimately raise the state's rate to $13.50 an hour by 2020. The law also requires employers to provide paid sick leave starting Jan. 1, when the latest minimum wage rate takes effect. Employees will earn at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours w...

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    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - More workers in Washington will have paid sick leave and the state's minimum wage will increase to $11.50 an hour in the new year. The increase is part of 2016's Initiative 1433, and will ultimately raise the state's rate to $13.50 an hour by 2020. The law also requires employers to provide paid sick leave starting Jan. 1, when the latest minimum wage rate takes effect. Employees will earn at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours w...

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  • PHOTOS: Oregon police arrest 'drunk snowman' in St. Helens

    PHOTOS: Oregon police arrest 'drunk snowman' in St. Helens

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 3:36 PM EST2017-12-20 20:36:03 GMT

    ST. HELENS, Ore. - Tis' the season to be merry, and that might include having an adult beverage or two, but if you do, please make sure you don't drive drunk. 

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    ST. HELENS, Ore. - Tis' the season to be merry, and that might include having an adult beverage or two, but if you do, please make sure you don't drive drunk.  Law enforcement agencies across the country are conducting emphasis patrols to get drunk drivers off the road, including the St. Helens Police Department in Oregon. 

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  • Spokane Tribe opening new casino on January 8; Job openings still available

    Spokane Tribe opening new casino on January 8; Job openings still available

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 2:44 PM EST2017-12-20 19:44:45 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The Spokane Tribe announced on Wednesday that the doors of the brand new Spokane Tribe Casino will open to the public on January 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The new casino will offer approximately 450 slot machines, 12 table games, a restaurant-bar, a deli and a gaming floor bar. The Spokane Tribe says the casino will feature the following: 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The Spokane Tribe announced on Wednesday that the doors of the brand new Spokane Tribe Casino will open to the public on January 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The new casino will offer approximately 450 slot machines, 12 table games, a restaurant-bar, a deli and a gaming floor bar. The Spokane Tribe says the casino will feature the following: 

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  • Fire destroys home near Cheney

    Fire destroys home near Cheney

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 11:14 AM EST2017-12-20 16:14:21 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Firefighters battled a house fire near Fish Lake early Tuesday morning.  A viewer told KHQ her husband noticed the fire on his way to work near Cheney-Spokane Road and Spotted Road between Cheney and Marshall at around 5:30 a.m.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Firefighters battled a house fire near Fish Lake early Tuesday morning.  A viewer told KHQ her husband noticed the fire on his way to work near Cheney-Spokane Road and Spotted Road between Cheney and Marshall at around 5:30 a.m. She said her husband walked around the home to check if anyone was inside, but didn't see anyone. When firefighters arrived, the home was completely engulfed in flames. 

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  • Photographer takes Spokane readers back in time

    Photographer takes Spokane readers back in time

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 3:39 PM EST2017-12-19 20:39:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokesman-Review Photographer Jesse Tinsley says he wanted to get to know Spokane when he moved from the Spokesman-Review’s Coeur d’Alene bureau to work in the downtown Spokane newsroom. Tinsley’s interest in learning about his new city and the need for content in the Monday paper sparked his Then & Now photo series. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokesman-Review Photographer Jesse Tinsley says he wanted to get to know Spokane when he moved from the Spokesman-Review’s Coeur d’Alene bureau to work in the downtown Spokane newsroom. Tinsley’s interest in learning about his new city and the need for content in the Monday paper sparked his Then & Now photo series. 

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  • House forced to revote on GOP tax bill Wednesday

    House forced to revote on GOP tax bill Wednesday

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-12-19 22:07:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats say three provisions in the Republican $1.5 trillion tax bill violate Senate rules and will likely be removed before that chamber votes on the measure. The House approved the legislation Tuesday. But this means the House will have to vote again on the legislation once it's been amended and approved by the Senate.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats say three provisions in the Republican $1.5 trillion tax bill violate Senate rules and will likely be removed before that chamber votes on the measure. The House approved the legislation Tuesday. But this means the House will have to vote again on the legislation once it's been amended and approved by the Senate.

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  • Report; NBC looking to bring back 'The Office'

    Report: NBC looking to bring back 'The Office'

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 1:52 PM EST2017-12-19 18:52:35 GMT

    NEW YORK - Even though there's snow outside and I know we're less than a week away from Christmas, I still had to check the calendar and make sure it wasn't April Fools' Day because NBC is seriously thinking about reviving The Office for the 2018-2019 season, according to a report from TVLine.

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    NEW YORK - Even though there's snow outside and I know we're less than a week away from Christmas, I still had to check the calendar and make sure it wasn't April Fools' Day because NBC is seriously thinking about reviving The Office for the 2018-2019 season, according to a report from TVLine. NBC won't confirm the report, but sources tell TVLine, with the success of Will & Grace, the company is considering bringing back the lovable crew from Scranton, PA.

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  • Jackknifed semi-truck blocks lanes of I-90 east of Coeur d'Alene

    Jackknifed semi-truck blocks lanes of I-90 east of Coeur d'Alene

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 11:38 AM EST2017-12-19 16:38:29 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - No one was injured after a semi-truck crashed just east of Coeur d'Alene on I-90 early Tuesday morning. Idaho State Police say the driver was going too fast for conditions with heavy slush on the roadway. The semi-truck jumped the barrier and slid for 150-200 yards according to ISP. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - No one was injured after a semi-truck crashed just east of Coeur d'Alene on I-90 early Tuesday morning. Idaho State Police say the driver was going too fast for conditions with heavy slush on the roadway. The semi-truck jumped the barrier and slid for 150-200 yards according to ISP. 

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  • NTSB: Derailed train going 80 mph in 30 mph zone

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 9:41 AM EST2017-12-19 14:41:21 GMT

    DUPONT, Wash. - Federal investigators say the Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone. Bella Dinh-Zarr, an NTSB board member, said at a Monday night news conference that information from the event data recorder in the rear locomotive provided information about the train's speed.

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    DUPONT, Wash. - Federal investigators say the Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone. Bella Dinh-Zarr, an NTSB board member, said at a Monday night news conference that information from the event data recorder in the rear locomotive provided information about the train's speed.

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  • The Latest: 72 people taken to hospitals after derailment

    The Latest: 72 people taken to hospitals after derailment

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 1:51 AM EST2017-12-19 06:51:24 GMT

    DUPONT, Wash. - Authorities say 72 people were medically evaluated and taken to hospitals for treatment after a train derailed onto a highway about 50 miles south of Seattle. Washington State Patrol Trooper Jon Nelson said Monday night that of those 72 people, 10 people were in serious condition.

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    DUPONT, Wash. (AP) . - Authorities say 72 people were medically evaluated and taken to hospitals for treatment after a train derailed onto a highway about 50 miles south of Seattle. Washington State Patrol Trooper Jon Nelson said Monday night that of those 72 people, 10 people were in serious condition.

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  • Court Docs: 25-day-old boy taken to hospital with brain injury; Dad arrested after admitting he hit him in the head

    Court Docs: 25-day-old boy taken to hospital with brain injury; Dad arrested after admitting he hit him in the head

    Monday, December 18 2017 5:32 PM EST2017-12-18 22:32:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 29-year-old man is facing felony assault charges after admitting to Spokane County Sheriff's deputies that he struck a 25-day-old child in the head hard enough to potentially cause brain damage, according to court documents.  Jase Burnett told detectives he hit his son twice in the forehead on Saturday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 29-year-old man is facing felony assault charges after admitting to Spokane County Sheriff's deputies that he struck a 25-day-old child in the head hard enough to potentially cause brain damage, according to court documents.  Jase Burnett told detectives he hit his son twice in the forehead on Saturday. 

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  • Spokane Boy Recipient of Random Act of Kindness

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:42 AM EST2017-12-18 05:42:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- There's just something about this time of year that brings out the best in so many. One 12-year-old boy was the recent recipient of a random act of kindness. He's hopeful what happened to him will inspire others to help out strangers as well. Kai Richerson told KHQ he would do just about anything to see his mom smile. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- There's just something about this time of year that brings out the best in so many. One 12-year-old boy was the recent recipient of a random act of kindness. He's hopeful what happened to him will inspire others to help out strangers as well. Kai Richerson told KHQ he would do just about anything to see his mom smile. 

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  • "Distraught" man boards school bus, asks for ride to Quincy

    "Distraught" man boards school bus, asks for ride to Quincy

    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:10 PM EST2017-12-18 02:10:04 GMT
    "Distraught" man boards school bus, asks for ride to Quincy"Distraught" man boards school bus, asks for ride to Quincy

    EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - An unknown man boarded an Eastmont School District bus Thursday, asking for a ride to Quincy.  Superintendent Garn Christensen says the driver finished unloading students at a stop on Route 28 when the man approached the bus.  "He boarded the bus, was distraught and did not appear well," Christensen stated in a news release. "He asked the driver to take him to Quincy. The driver told the man it was 

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    EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - An unknown man boarded an Eastmont School District bus Thursday, asking for a ride to Quincy.  Superintendent Garn Christensen says the driver finished unloading students at a stop on Route 28 when the man approached the bus.  "He boarded the bus, was distraught and did not appear well," Christensen stated in a news release. "He asked the driver to take him to Quincy. The driver told the man it was 

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  • Kootenai County man sentenced for insurance fraud

    Kootenai County man sentenced for insurance fraud

    Friday, December 15 2017 6:01 PM EST2017-12-15 23:01:09 GMT
    Kootenai County man sentenced for insurance fraudKootenai County man sentenced for insurance fraud

    BOISE, Idaho - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced the sentencing of an Idahoan convicted of Insurance Fraud. On Thursday, December 14, First District Judge John Luster sentenced 60-year-old Pat W. Benson of Coeur d’Alene. A jury convicted Benson on October 19. Judge Luster sentenced Benson to a unified term of three years, with one year fixed and two years indeterminate. The sentence was suspended and Benson was placed on two years probation. 

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    BOISE, Idaho - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced the sentencing of an Idahoan convicted of Insurance Fraud. On Thursday, December 14, First District Judge John Luster sentenced 60-year-old Pat W. Benson of Coeur d’Alene. A jury convicted Benson on October 19. Judge Luster sentenced Benson to a unified term of three years, with one year fixed and two years indeterminate. The sentence was suspended and Benson was placed on two years probation. 

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  • Bonner County Deputies cleared in officer involved shooting

    Bonner County Deputies cleared in officer involved shooting

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:58 PM EST2017-12-15 22:58:26 GMT
    Bonner County Deputies cleared in officer involved shootingBonner County Deputies cleared in officer involved shooting

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Bonner County Deputies Michael Gagnon, Justin Penn and William Craffey have been cleared in the January 16th, 2017 shooting of 31 year old, Adam D. Foster near Blanchard, ID. An investigation into the incident was submitted by the Multi-Jurisdictional, North Idaho Critical Incident Task Force for review. The review of the actions taken by the Bonner County Deputies was referred to the Office of the Kootenai 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Bonner County Deputies Michael Gagnon, Justin Penn and William Craffey have been cleared in the January 16th, 2017 shooting of 31 year old, Adam D. Foster near Blanchard, ID. An investigation into the incident was submitted by the Multi-Jurisdictional, North Idaho Critical Incident Task Force for review. The review of the actions taken by the Bonner County Deputies was referred to the Office of the Kootenai 

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  • Montana man shot by officers had reportedly been hallucinating

    Montana man shot by officers had reportedly been hallucinating

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:53 PM EST2017-12-15 22:53:36 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who was shot by police officers had reportedly been hallucinating and was later spotted hiding in the bushes with a gun. The Great Falls Tribune reports 51-year-old Stacey Micheletti's ex-wife called police around 5 a.m. Monday to report he'd been at her house and said he could see another man there. At about 5:30 a.m. Great Falls police officers located Micheletti. He denied needing assistance, said he was not suicidal and was heading home.

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who was shot by police officers had reportedly been hallucinating and was later spotted hiding in the bushes with a gun. The Great Falls Tribune reports 51-year-old Stacey Micheletti's ex-wife called police around 5 a.m. Monday to report he'd been at her house and said he could see another man there. At about 5:30 a.m. Great Falls police officers located Micheletti. He denied needing assistance, said he was not suicidal and was heading home.

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  • Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape

    Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:36 PM EST2017-12-15 22:36:07 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors in Washington state say they can't proceed with a rape case against the rapper Nelly because the accuser is not cooperating. The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb. Auburn police arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., in his tour bus at a Walmart. He was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree rape and released. Shortly afterward, the woman said she wanted to stop the in...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors in Washington state say they can't proceed with a rape case against the rapper Nelly because the accuser is not cooperating. The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb. Auburn police arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., in his tour bus at a Walmart. He was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree rape and released. Shortly afterward, the woman said she wanted to stop the in...

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  • PHOTOS: Snow returns to Spokane

    PHOTOS: Snow returns to Spokane

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-12-15 22:15:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Did you notice the snow outside? Of course you did!  The white stuff blanketed the Inland Northwest Friday morning, causing chaos on the roads with Washington State Patrol and other emergency responders getting called out to numerous crashes and slide-offs.  When the snow hit, you came through with a bunch of pictures and video (as you always do :) ). 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Did you notice the snow outside? Of course you did!  The white stuff blanketed the Inland Northwest Friday morning, causing chaos on the roads with Washington State Patrol and other emergency responders getting called out to numerous crashes and slide-offs.  When the snow hit, you came through with a bunch of pictures and video (as you always do :) ). 

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  • Cheney man on a holiday mission needs your help

    Cheney man on a holiday mission needs your help

    Friday, December 15 2017 1:10 AM EST2017-12-15 06:10:36 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- It's a simple wish for a big cause: giving the gift of joy and happiness to children. One Cheney man has made it his mission this Christmas to give to children in need. "I've always thought about doing something like this," said Andrew Graham. There are four boxes under his Christmas tree but it's not for his family. 

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    CHENEY, Wash.- It's a simple wish for a big cause: giving the gift of joy and happiness to children. One Cheney man has made it his mission this Christmas to give to children in need. "I've always thought about doing something like this," said Andrew Graham. There are four boxes under his Christmas tree but it's not for his family. 

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  • Air Force investigating death of airman found in dorm

    Air Force investigating death of airman found in dorm

    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:13 PM EST2017-12-15 01:13:53 GMT
    USAFUSAF

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of an airman found in his dorm at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma. The Air Force announced that Airman Cody Watt was found dead Tuesday just after noon.    Watt was an aerospace propulsion apprentice assigned to the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron who arrived to the station in March. He enlisted in October 2016. No foul play is suspected. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press....

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of an airman found in his dorm at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma. The Air Force announced that Airman Cody Watt was found dead Tuesday just after noon.    Watt was an aerospace propulsion apprentice assigned to the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron who arrived to the station in March. He enlisted in October 2016. No foul play is suspected. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press....

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  • Possible worker radiation exposure at Hanford has halted a project

    Possible worker radiation exposure at Hanford has halted a project

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-12-15 00:46:28 GMT
    Hanford SiteHanford Site

    HANFORD SITE - Demolition at a highly contaminated complex at the Hanford nuclear reservation was halted Wednesday after monitors worn by the workers showed they might have inhaled radioactive particles on the job. To ensure safety during demolition at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), the Department of Energyy (DOE) and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company have a robust monitoring system, which includes air

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    HANFORD SITE - Demolition at a highly contaminated complex at the Hanford nuclear reservation was halted Wednesday after monitors worn by the workers showed they might have inhaled radioactive particles on the job. To ensure safety during demolition at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), the Department of Energyy (DOE) and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company have a robust monitoring system, which includes air

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  • Deputies confirm missing Spokane woman in remote area of Shoshone County found safe

    Deputies confirm missing Spokane woman in remote area of Shoshone County found safe

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-12-15 00:27:17 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police are actively searching for a missing Spokane woman north of Kingston near Coeur d'Alene River Road.  Undersheriff Holly Lindsey tells us that this all started Wednesday night when three girls, two of them teenagers and one in her 20's, went north to watch the meteor shower. 

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police are actively searching for a missing Spokane woman north of Kingston near Coeur d'Alene River Road.  Undersheriff Holly Lindsey tells us that this all started Wednesday night when three girls, two of them teenagers and one in her 20's, went north to watch the meteor shower. 

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  • AR-15 stolen from Spokane County deputy's patrol car

    AR-15 stolen from Spokane County deputy's patrol car

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-12-14 21:54:29 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a deputy's AR-15 was stolen a week ago out of the deputy's patrol car.  The Sheriff's Office says the window of the car was smashed while it was parked at the deputy's home overnight.  The Sheriff's Office says it is normal for deputies to keep guns locked in patrol cars overnight. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a deputy's AR-15 was stolen a week ago out of the deputy's patrol car.  The Sheriff's Office says the window of the car was smashed while it was parked at the deputy's home overnight.  The Sheriff's Office says it is normal for deputies to keep guns locked in patrol cars overnight. 

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  • FCC votes down Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

    FCC votes down Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

    Thursday, December 14 2017 1:38 PM EST2017-12-14 18:38:54 GMT

    NEW YORK - The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. The agency's Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday. The FCC's new rules could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet. 

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    NEW YORK - The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. The agency's Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday. The FCC's new rules could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet. 

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  • Man shot, killed by police in northern Montana ID'd

    Man shot, killed by police in northern Montana ID'd

    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:52 AM EST2017-12-14 05:52:12 GMT
    Man shot, killed by police in northern Montana ID'dMan shot, killed by police in northern Montana ID'd

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police in northern Montana. The Great Falls Tribune reports 51-year-old Stacy Micheletti was shot when he brandished a weapon during a confrontation in the city's east side Monday morning. Police were trying to speak with the man about an incident that occurred about an hour earlier. No officers were injured, and investigators have not said what kind of weapon Micheletti brandished....

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by police in northern Montana. The Great Falls Tribune reports 51-year-old Stacy Micheletti was shot when he brandished a weapon during a confrontation in the city's east side Monday morning. Police were trying to speak with the man about an incident that occurred about an hour earlier. No officers were injured, and investigators have not said what kind of weapon Micheletti brandished....

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  • Mumps confirmed in Grant County healthcare worker

    Mumps confirmed in Grant County healthcare worker

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:03 PM EST2017-12-14 01:03:25 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Health District has confirmed a new case of mumps in a Grant County health care worker. Grant County Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny says the person is a vaccinated healthcare worker with a recent history of travel. The individual developed symptoms Dec. 2, which means the contagious period was from Nov. 30 through Dec. 7. During that period of time, the worker was at Samaritan 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Health District has confirmed a new case of mumps in a Grant County health care worker. Grant County Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny says the person is a vaccinated healthcare worker with a recent history of travel. The individual developed symptoms Dec. 2, which means the contagious period was from Nov. 30 through Dec. 7. During that period of time, the worker was at Samaritan 

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  • Missoula Police searching for 'person of interest' after childrens' bones found in shed

    Missoula Police searching for 'person of interest' after childrens' bones found in shed

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:25 PM EST2017-12-13 23:25:24 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a "person of interest" they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - Law enforcement officers in western Montana have a "person of interest" they want to interview after a box containing the bones and teeth of three children were found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.

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  • Bellingham indecent exposure report marks third in 4 days

    Bellingham indecent exposure report marks third in 4 days

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:04 PM EST2017-12-13 23:04:02 GMT
    Bellingham indecent exposure report marks third in 4 daysBellingham indecent exposure report marks third in 4 days

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - An unknown man exposed himself in a neighborhood near the campus of Western Washington University, marking the third indecent exposure reported to police in four days. The Bellingham Herald reports the latest incident occurred Monday night, and the man roughly matches the description of a suspect from a Friday exposure incident. Bellingham police have not indicated if the latest indecent exposure is linked to the man police say is responsible for more ...

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - An unknown man exposed himself in a neighborhood near the campus of Western Washington University, marking the third indecent exposure reported to police in four days. The Bellingham Herald reports the latest incident occurred Monday night, and the man roughly matches the description of a suspect from a Friday exposure incident. Bellingham police have not indicated if the latest indecent exposure is linked to the man police say is responsible for more ...

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  • Man arrested in 1989 rape, murder of teen near Bellingham

    Man arrested in 1989 rape, murder of teen near Bellingham

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-12-13 22:52:28 GMT
    Whatcom County Sheriff's OfficeWhatcom County Sheriff's Office

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager near Bellingham nearly 30 years ago. The Bellingham Herald reports Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said DNA evidence led to the arrest of 50-year-old Timothy Bass of Everson on Tuesday. Sheriff's detectives arrested Bass on suspicion of murder, kidnapping and rape.    Mandy Stavik vanished in 1989 on the Friday after Thanksgiving while jogging near her home ...

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager near Bellingham nearly 30 years ago. The Bellingham Herald reports Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said DNA evidence led to the arrest of 50-year-old Timothy Bass of Everson on Tuesday. Sheriff's detectives arrested Bass on suspicion of murder, kidnapping and rape.    Mandy Stavik vanished in 1989 on the Friday after Thanksgiving while jogging near her home ...

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  • See a movie in a theater every day for a year for only $90? Costco offering bundle with MoviePass and Fandor

    See a movie in a theater every day for a year for only $90? Costco offering bundle with MoviePass and Fandor

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-12-13 22:35:41 GMT

    KHQ.COM - If you're into watching movies in theaters AND at home, Costco has a deal for you! The wholesaler is offering an evoucher that bundles a full year of access to MoviePass and Fandor for only $89.99.  MoviePass, which gives free movie tickets, usually costs $120 a year alone. Twelve months of Fandor, a movie streaming service, is $60. 

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    KHQ.COM - If you're into watching movies in theaters AND at home, Costco has a deal for you! The wholesaler is offering an evoucher that bundles a full year of access to MoviePass and Fandor for only $89.99.  MoviePass, which gives free movie tickets, usually costs $120 a year alone. Twelve months of Fandor, a movie streaming service, is $60. 

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  • Florida couple 'win a baby' in radio contest

    Florida couple 'win a baby' in radio contest

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:08 PM EST2017-12-13 22:08:51 GMT

    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A couple in Florida is overjoyed after winning a baby through a radio contest. A baby? In a radio contest? Let me explain. Anthony and Krista Rivera were one of 35 couples who entered the B-103.9 competition in Florida.

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    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A couple in Florida is overjoyed after winning a baby through a radio contest. A baby? In a radio contest? Let me explain. Anthony and Krista Rivera were one of 35 couples who entered the B-103.9 competition in Florida.

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  • Top five best chrome extensions

    Top five best chrome extensions

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-12-12 21:54:23 GMT

    As the world becomes more and more digital, Chrome Extensions are here to help you as you navigate the web. From Force Block to help you block all of those nasty Star Wars spoilers to a Christmas puppies and kittens countdown clock, here are our top five winners of the best Chrome Extensions.

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    As the world becomes more and more digital, Chrome Extensions are here to help you as you navigate the web. From Force Block to help you block all of those nasty Star Wars spoilers to a Christmas puppies and kittens countdown clock, here are our top five winners of the best Chrome Extensions.

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  • Sheriff's Office: Level III sex offender in Spokane

    Sheriff's Office: Level III sex offender in Spokane

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 2:29 PM EST2017-12-12 19:29:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of a Level III living in the area.  60-year-old Jeffrey William Naftel was convicted of 1st Degree Rape of a Child in 1991 and 1st Degree Child Molestation in 1992. The Sheriff's Office says he in west central Spokane on W. Dean Ave.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of a Level III living in the area.  60-year-old Jeffrey William Naftel was convicted of 1st Degree Rape of a Child in 1991 and 1st Degree Child Molestation in 1992. The Sheriff's Office says he in west central Spokane on W. Dean Ave.

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  • Electronics stolen from North Spokane home before Christmas

    Electronics stolen from North Spokane home before Christmas

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 2:16 AM EST2017-12-12 07:16:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A North Spokane family is hoping to find the thieves who stole not just from their Christmas but from the people whose belongings they were repairing. Kevin and Ronnie Ryno say they've never had a problem with theft until Monday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A North Spokane family is hoping to find the thieves who stole not just from their Christmas but from the people whose belongings they were repairing. Kevin and Ronnie Ryno say they've never had a problem with theft until Monday. 

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  • Rising rents becoming an issue in Spokane County

    Rising rents becoming an issue in Spokane County

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:26 PM EST2017-12-11 21:26:51 GMT

    (AP) - Higher rents are becoming an issue in Spokane County, where a new report says half of renters are spending over 30 percent of their income on rent. Rents in the Spokane market have increased notably over the past year and a half. That's according to Terri Anderson, co-director of the Spokane Tenants Union. The Spokesman-Review reports that rents in Spokane are rising while wages remain stagnant.

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    (AP) - Higher rents are becoming an issue in Spokane County, where a new report says half of renters are spending over 30 percent of their income on rent. Rents in the Spokane market have increased notably over the past year and a half. That's according to Terri Anderson, co-director of the Spokane Tenants Union. The Spokesman-Review reports that rents in Spokane are rising while wages remain stagnant.

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  • Reward for information on slain wolves grows to $20,000

    Reward for information on slain wolves grows to $20,000

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-12-11 20:42:46 GMT

    (AP) - The reward for information regarding the killing of two wolves in northeastern Washington state has grown to $20,000. The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands on Monday said they had doubled a previously announced reward by Conservation Northwest for information leading to conviction in the killing of the wolves.

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    (AP) - The reward for information regarding the killing of two wolves in northeastern Washington state has grown to $20,000. The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands on Monday said they had doubled a previously announced reward by Conservation Northwest for information leading to conviction in the killing of the wolves.

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  • Helping students handling homelessness this holiday season

    Helping students handling homelessness this holiday season

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:35 PM EST2017-12-09 02:35:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Public Schools says right now, at least 150 high school students are either homeless or living without the support of their parents. Needless to say, they could use some extra help this season. The district says they have what's called the Heart program and they want to give a gift card to each high school student in their program that's experiencing homelessness. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Public Schools says right now, at least 150 high school students are either homeless or living without the support of their parents. Needless to say, they could use some extra help this season. The district says they have what's called the Heart program and they want to give a gift card to each high school student in their program that's experiencing homelessness. 

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  • Airway Heights man arrested after inappropriate behavior towards little girl

    Airway Heights man arrested after inappropriate behavior towards little girl

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:23 PM EST2017-12-09 02:23:11 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- An Airway Heights man accused of saying something inappropriate to a little girl is now behind bars, thanks to our viewers and your tips to Airway Heights Police. Police say 26-year-old Daniel Hastings saw himself all over social media, called up police and was interviewed. Then, he was arrested at his home.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- An Airway Heights man accused of saying something inappropriate to a little girl is now behind bars, thanks to our viewers and your tips to Airway Heights Police. Police say 26-year-old Daniel Hastings saw himself all over social media, called up police and was interviewed. Then, he was arrested at his home.

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  • Injured Mount Vernon police officer retires after 32 years

    Injured Mount Vernon police officer retires after 32 years

    Friday, December 8 2017 3:31 PM EST2017-12-08 20:31:24 GMT

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A Mount Vernon police officer who was injured while on duty has retired after 32 years on the force.    KOMO-TV reported Thursday that Officer Mike McClaughry's daughter announced in a Facebook post that her father officially retired on Nov. 30.    According to the post, McClaughry has taken on multiple roles at the department such as the first local D.A.R.E. officer, a squad lead officer and a field training officer.

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    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A Mount Vernon police officer who was injured while on duty has retired after 32 years on the force.    KOMO-TV reported Thursday that Officer Mike McClaughry's daughter announced in a Facebook post that her father officially retired on Nov. 30.    According to the post, McClaughry has taken on multiple roles at the department such as the first local D.A.R.E. officer, a squad lead officer and a field training officer.

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  • Spokane court docs: man arrested for hurting girlfriend

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:19 PM EST2017-12-08 04:19:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend ended violently and now a 23-year-old man is behind bars charged with second degree assault and first degree kidnapping.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend ended violently and now a 23-year-old man is behind bars charged with second degree assault and first degree kidnapping.

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  • Last Spokane survivor of Pearl Harbor recalls infamous day 75 years later

    Last Spokane survivor of Pearl Harbor recalls infamous day 75 years later

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-12-08 04:00:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - At one time there were 125 members of the Lilac City Chapter of Pearl Harbor survivors. Sadly, that number is now down to one. Ray Garland is the sole survivor from the Japanese attack in Hawaii. Now 94 years old, he has vivid memories of that day 75 years ago as a member of the Marines.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - At one time there were 125 members of the Lilac City Chapter of Pearl Harbor survivors. Sadly, that number is now down to one. Ray Garland is the sole survivor from the Japanese attack in Hawaii. Now 94 years old, he has vivid memories of that day 75 years ago as a member of the Marines.

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  • 78-year-old man hit by Yakima police car expected to be OK

    78-year-old man hit by Yakima police car expected to be OK

    Thursday, December 7 2017 8:09 PM EST2017-12-08 01:09:33 GMT
    78-year-old man hit by Yakima police car expected to be OK78-year-old man hit by Yakima police car expected to be OK

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A man hit by a Yakima police car while crossing the street suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The Yakima Herald reports that the 78-year-old man hit Tuesday evening suffered a broken arm and a dislocated shoulder. Yakima police say the officer involved is assigned as a school resource officer. The officer was leaving Eisenhower High School after working security for a basketball game when his patrol car hit the man. Yakima police patr...

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A man hit by a Yakima police car while crossing the street suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The Yakima Herald reports that the 78-year-old man hit Tuesday evening suffered a broken arm and a dislocated shoulder. Yakima police say the officer involved is assigned as a school resource officer. The officer was leaving Eisenhower High School after working security for a basketball game when his patrol car hit the man. Yakima police patr...

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  • Tractor-trailer driver dies in SW Idaho collision with train

    Tractor-trailer driver dies in SW Idaho collision with train

    Thursday, December 7 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-12-07 23:12:17 GMT

    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say the driver of a tractor-trailer died in southwestern Idaho when he failed to yield at a train crossing and was struck by a locomotive. Idaho State Police Trooper Donnie Heida tells KTVB that the collision happened at about 10 a.m. Thursday in Caldwell.    Heida says the crossing has a stop sign but no crossing arm. Heida says the Union Pacific Railroad train couldn't stop in time.    The truck driver's name hasn't be...

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    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say the driver of a tractor-trailer died in southwestern Idaho when he failed to yield at a train crossing and was struck by a locomotive. Idaho State Police Trooper Donnie Heida tells KTVB that the collision happened at about 10 a.m. Thursday in Caldwell.    Heida says the crossing has a stop sign but no crossing arm. Heida says the Union Pacific Railroad train couldn't stop in time.    The truck driver's name hasn't be...

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  • Jury finds Montana man guilty of causing woman's fatal burns

    Jury finds Montana man guilty of causing woman's fatal burns

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:56 PM EST2017-12-07 22:56:58 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A federal jury in Montana has found a man guilty of strangling a woman, pouring gasoline on her and setting her on fire, leading to her death more than two months later. Jurors deliberated for two hours Thursday before finding 20-year-old Dimarzio Swade Sanchez of Busby guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2016 death of 28-year-old Roylynn Rides Horse.    Sanchez faces a mandatory life sentence when he is sentenced on March 29. Co-defend...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A federal jury in Montana has found a man guilty of strangling a woman, pouring gasoline on her and setting her on fire, leading to her death more than two months later. Jurors deliberated for two hours Thursday before finding 20-year-old Dimarzio Swade Sanchez of Busby guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2016 death of 28-year-old Roylynn Rides Horse.    Sanchez faces a mandatory life sentence when he is sentenced on March 29. Co-defend...

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  • Seattle mayor inks KeyArena deal to lure NBA, NHL teams

    Seattle mayor inks KeyArena deal to lure NBA, NHL teams

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:33 PM EST2017-12-06 21:33:39 GMT
    Key Arena Facebook PageKey Arena Facebook Page

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has inked an agreement with a private developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team. Durkan said at a news conference Wednesday that the deal with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group is the best path right now for Seattle to get an NHL team and bring back the SuperSonics.    OVG CEO Tim Leiweke says his group will work diligently to get Seattle a team to join the WNBA's Seattle Storm

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has inked an agreement with a private developer to renovate KeyArena so the venue could be ready for an NBA or NHL team. Durkan said at a news conference Wednesday that the deal with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group is the best path right now for Seattle to get an NHL team and bring back the SuperSonics.    OVG CEO Tim Leiweke says his group will work diligently to get Seattle a team to join the WNBA's Seattle Storm

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  • 2 arrested in shooting outside Graham-Kapowsin High School

    2 arrested in shooting outside Graham-Kapowsin High School

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-12-06 20:55:44 GMT

    GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) - Two suspects have been arrested following the shooting of two students outside a high school in Graham, Washington.    KOMO reports that a getaway car has also been located in connection with Tuesday's shooting at Graham-Kapowsin High School. The male students shot were hospitalized and expected to survive. One of the students was found in a parking lot near the football field. The other student was found inside a locker room.  Pierce County Sheriff's.

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    GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) - Two suspects have been arrested following the shooting of two students outside a high school in Graham, Washington.    KOMO reports that a getaway car has also been located in connection with Tuesday's shooting at Graham-Kapowsin High School. The male students shot were hospitalized and expected to survive. One of the students was found in a parking lot near the football field. The other student was found inside a locker room.  Pierce County Sheriff's.

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  • Man who killed Boise State student gets life in prison

    Man who killed Boise State student gets life in prison

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:18 PM EST2017-12-06 20:18:59 GMT
    Man who killed Boise State student gets life in prisonMan who killed Boise State student gets life in prison

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 62-year-old man who killed an 18-year-old Boise State University student and dumped her body in a creek has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.Bruce Marchant received the sentence Wednesday in 4th District Court after prosecutors argued Marchant will be dangerous for the rest of his life. Marchant in September pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors who agreed to drop rape and kidnapping charges.    Bo...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 62-year-old man who killed an 18-year-old Boise State University student and dumped her body in a creek has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.Bruce Marchant received the sentence Wednesday in 4th District Court after prosecutors argued Marchant will be dangerous for the rest of his life. Marchant in September pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors who agreed to drop rape and kidnapping charges.    Bo...

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  • 2 flu-related deaths reported in Flathead County

    2 flu-related deaths reported in Flathead County

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:16 PM EST2017-12-06 20:16:38 GMT
    2 flu-related deaths reported in Flathead County2 flu-related deaths reported in Flathead County

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Two Flathead County residents over the age of 65 have died due to complications from influenza. The state Department of Public Health and Human Services says the deaths reported by the Flathead City-County Health Department on Wednesday are the first two flu-related deaths reported in the state this season. Last year, the flu contributed to 56 deaths in Montana.  Health officials urge anyone ages 6 months or older to be vaccinated aga...

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Two Flathead County residents over the age of 65 have died due to complications from influenza. The state Department of Public Health and Human Services says the deaths reported by the Flathead City-County Health Department on Wednesday are the first two flu-related deaths reported in the state this season. Last year, the flu contributed to 56 deaths in Montana.  Health officials urge anyone ages 6 months or older to be vaccinated aga...

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  • EWU Associate Director of Athletics faces theft charges

    EWU Associate Director of Athletics faces theft charges

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-12-06 20:14:06 GMT
    Don RossDon Ross
    A current Eastern Washington Athletic Department employee is facing felony theft charges.  According to court documents obtained by KHQ, Associate Director of Athletics Don Ross is accused of stealing over $4,000 from two separate fundraisers in 2014. Ross was responsible for fundraising for the athletic department, which included organizing raffles and depositing the funds. According to the court documents, Ross stated that he "...>>
    A current Eastern Washington Athletic Department employee is facing felony theft charges.  According to court documents obtained by KHQ, Associate Director of Athletics Don Ross is accused of stealing over $4,000 from two separate fundraisers in 2014. Ross was responsible for fundraising for the athletic department, which included organizing raffles and depositing the funds. According to the court documents, Ross stated that he "...>>
  • Coeur d'Alene couple reunited with wedding rings after escaping house fire

    Coeur d'Alene couple reunited with wedding rings after escaping house fire

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:11 PM EST2017-12-06 19:11:57 GMT
    Chuck MendozaChuck Mendoza

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene family is finding a glimmer of hope after they lost nearly everything in an early morning house fire last Tuesday.  Chuck and Kristi Mendoza thought their wedding rings were among items they'd never see again. Firefighters recovered Kristi's near where she'd left the ring before they were forced to evacuate. They searched and searched for Chuck's ring with nothing to show.  "The amount of damage 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene family is finding a glimmer of hope after they lost nearly everything in an early morning house fire last Tuesday.  Chuck and Kristi Mendoza thought their wedding rings were among items they'd never see again. Firefighters recovered Kristi's near where she'd left the ring before they were forced to evacuate. They searched and searched for Chuck's ring with nothing to show.  "The amount of damage 

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  • Inmate charged for having weed, lighter in jail cell

    Inmate charged for having weed, lighter in jail cell

    Monday, December 4 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-12-05 01:34:42 GMT

    Travis J. Patten is already serving time in the Spokane County Jail but on Sunday, December 3, officers responded to his cell after they smelled marijuana. During a strip search of Patten, Officer Anderson found a blue lighter and brown paper bag that contained marijuana inside of Patten's sock. Patten has been booked into Spokane County Jail with his new charges.

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    Travis J. Patten is already serving time in the Spokane County Jail but on Sunday, December 3, officers responded to his cell after they smelled marijuana. During a strip search of Patten, Officer Anderson found a blue lighter and brown paper bag that contained marijuana inside of Patten's sock. Patten has been booked into Spokane County Jail with his new charges.

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  • No soup for you! Suspected burglar caught making dinner inside Gig Harbor home

    No soup for you! Suspected burglar caught making dinner inside Gig Harbor home

    Friday, December 1 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-12-02 04:52:39 GMT
    Pierce County Sheriff's OfficePierce County Sheriff's Office

    GIG HARBOR, Wash. - A Gig Harbor homeowner found quite the surprise inside their kitchen Friday.  A burglar was dust sitting down to dinner at the Goldman Drive residence when the man who lived there returned home from work.  The 32-year-old made a run for the garage, abandoning his bowl of chicken noodle soup and bottle of whiskey on the counter.  Pierce County Sheriff's Office says that the homeowner found the suspected burglar 

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    GIG HARBOR, Wash. - A Gig Harbor homeowner found quite the surprise inside their kitchen Friday.  A burglar was dust sitting down to dinner at the Goldman Drive residence when the man who lived there returned home from work.  The 32-year-old made a run for the garage, abandoning his bowl of chicken noodle soup and bottle of whiskey on the counter.  Pierce County Sheriff's Office says that the homeowner found the suspected burglar 

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  • Spokane residents follow porch pirate 'poo' movement

    Spokane residents follow porch pirate 'poo' movement

    Friday, December 1 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-12-02 02:55:47 GMT

    SPOKANE- Wash.- With the holidays arriving, so is the crime. Package thieves, porch pirates, property criminals, call them what you want but it all comes down to the same thing: a holiday bust if you are the victim. Some people are fighting back and getting creative with it. Two nights ago, one man stole a package from a Spokane home but it wasn't filled with this year's hottest toy.

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    SPOKANE- Wash.- With the holidays arriving, so is the crime. Package thieves, porch pirates, property criminals, call them what you want but it all comes down to the same thing: a holiday bust if you are the victim. Some people are fighting back and getting creative with it. Two nights ago, one man stole a package from a Spokane home but it wasn't filled with this year's hottest toy.

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  • Pot belly pigs and rabbits die in barn fire near Bellingham

    Pot belly pigs and rabbits die in barn fire near Bellingham

    Friday, December 1 2017 5:42 PM EST2017-12-01 22:42:23 GMT
    Pot belly pigs and rabbits die in barn fire near BellinghamPot belly pigs and rabbits die in barn fire near Bellingham

    EVERSON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two pot belly pigs and four rabbits died in a barn fire northeast of Bellingham. The Bellingham Herald reports that fire crews responded to the blaze in Everson Thursday morning. Whatcom County Fire District No. 1 Chief Mel Blankers says that when firefighters arrived, the structure was nearly gone. Whatcom County Fire Marshal Will Anderson says a horse and a pig were able to escape but the 

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    EVERSON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two pot belly pigs and four rabbits died in a barn fire northeast of Bellingham. The Bellingham Herald reports that fire crews responded to the blaze in Everson Thursday morning. Whatcom County Fire District No. 1 Chief Mel Blankers says that when firefighters arrived, the structure was nearly gone. Whatcom County Fire Marshal Will Anderson says a horse and a pig were able to escape but the 

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  • Idaho nurse sentenced to probation after stealing drugs

    Idaho nurse sentenced to probation after stealing drugs

    Friday, December 1 2017 5:37 PM EST2017-12-01 22:37:12 GMT

    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho nurse who was accused of stealing prescription drugs from residents of the retirement and assisted living home where she worked has been sentenced to more than two years of probation. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 32-year-old Jennifer Talich has pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to two years and six months of felony probation on Nov. 20.    Talich will also have to pay $280.50 in court...

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    CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho nurse who was accused of stealing prescription drugs from residents of the retirement and assisted living home where she worked has been sentenced to more than two years of probation. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 32-year-old Jennifer Talich has pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to two years and six months of felony probation on Nov. 20.    Talich will also have to pay $280.50 in court...

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  • Navy disciplines two aviators following obscene images drawn in skies over Okanogan Co.

    Navy disciplines two aviators following obscene images drawn in skies over Okanogan Co.

    Friday, December 1 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-12-01 22:27:07 GMT

    OMAK, Wash. - I can picture the Austin Powers bit now.  The people of Omak looking up at the sky and seeing a giant (Fill in the blank innuendo here) just like in 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. If you're unfamiliar, I'll save you a Google search.  A simple, yet effectively funny joke.  Except the U.S. Navy doesn't see humor in the real-life version at all.  

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    OMAK, Wash. - I can picture the Austin Powers bit now.  The people of Omak looking up at the sky and seeing a giant (Fill in the blank innuendo here) just like in 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. If you're unfamiliar, I'll save you a Google search.  A simple, yet effectively funny joke.  Except the U.S. Navy doesn't see humor in the real-life version at all.  

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  • Post Falls woman warns of possible package thief

    Post Falls woman warns of possible package thief

    Friday, December 1 2017 2:34 AM EST2017-12-01 07:34:31 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho- You've heard it before, but it's a problem that only seems to be getting worse as the holidays get closer. A Post Falls woman wants you to know, package thieves are out in full force. Tiffany Wolf lives near Box Canyon Drive and she says on Thursday, she witnessed what looked like a man following a UPS truck and trying to steal the packages they delivered to someone's doorstep. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho- You've heard it before, but it's a problem that only seems to be getting worse as the holidays get closer. A Post Falls woman wants you to know, package thieves are out in full force. Tiffany Wolf lives near Box Canyon Drive and she says on Thursday, she witnessed what looked like a man following a UPS truck and trying to steal the packages they delivered to someone's doorstep. 

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  • Spokane woman finds gun after mysterious encounter

    Spokane woman finds gun after mysterious encounter

    Friday, December 1 2017 1:04 AM EST2017-12-01 06:04:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- After police lost track of an armed suspect on Tuesday on the lower South Hill, a mysterious man showed up on a woman's doorstep the next day, claiming she had something that belonged to him. Spokane police told residents to lock their doors after a police chase near Thor and Hartson. A car full of people crashed into a pole, and everyone scattered. All the suspects were caught except for one man, believed to be armed and he's still out there. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- After police lost track of an armed suspect on Tuesday on the lower South Hill, a mysterious man showed up on a woman's doorstep the next day, claiming she had something that belonged to him. Spokane police told residents to lock their doors after a police chase near Thor and Hartson. A car full of people crashed into a pole, and everyone scattered. All the suspects were caught except for one man, believed to be armed and he's still out there. 

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  • Amazon releases throwback Super Sonics jackets

    Amazon releases throwback Super Sonics jackets

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:02 PM EST2017-12-01 02:02:38 GMT
    Calling all Sonics fans: a throwback collection of jackets is now available exclusively on Amazon, giving you one more way to reminisce of the good ol' days when Washington still had its team.   The vintage-inspired satin bomber jacket features classic striped ribbing, a snap closure, and retro NBA Seattle Sonics embroidered patches. Adult jackets cost $120 and child jackets are available for $100. >>
    Calling all Sonics fans: a throwback collection of jackets is now available exclusively on Amazon, giving you one more way to reminisce of the good ol' days when Washington still had its team.   The vintage-inspired satin bomber jacket features classic striped ribbing, a snap closure, and retro NBA Seattle Sonics embroidered patches. Adult jackets cost $120 and child jackets are available for $100. >>
  • Man shot and killed in Hillyard domestic violence call identified

    Man shot and killed in Hillyard domestic violence call identified

    Thursday, November 30 2017 5:25 PM EST2017-11-30 22:25:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified the man shot and killed by Spokane Police responding to a domestic violence call earlier this week in Hillyard. 59-year-old James C. Danforth died after being shot in the arm and torso. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified the man shot and killed by Spokane Police responding to a domestic violence call earlier this week in Hillyard. 59-year-old James C. Danforth died after being shot in the arm and torso. 

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  • First flu-related death in eastern Washington confirmed in Spokane County

    First flu-related death in eastern Washington confirmed in Spokane County

    Thursday, November 30 2017 2:36 PM EST2017-11-30 19:36:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed the first flu-related death this season in eastern Washington on Thursday.  The SRHD said the man was in his 60s. "Unfortunately, this is an example of how serious flu can be," said Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane Regional Health District’s health officer. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed the first flu-related death this season in eastern Washington on Thursday.  The SRHD said the man was in his 60s. "Unfortunately, this is an example of how serious flu can be," said Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane Regional Health District’s health officer. 

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  • UPDATE: Missing mother and son found safe near Newman Lake home

    UPDATE: Missing mother and son found safe near Newman Lake home

    Thursday, November 30 2017 11:41 AM EST2017-11-30 16:41:25 GMT

    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the missing woman and her son have been found and are safe. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word. 

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    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says the missing woman and her son have been found and are safe. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word. 

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  • Spokane firefighters tackle two-alarm fire at glass shop

    Spokane firefighters tackle two-alarm fire at glass shop

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 8:59 PM EST2017-11-30 01:59:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a two-alarm structure fire at a glass shop near Gonzaga Wednesday afternoon.  Flames shot up from Tormino's Sash and Glass near Riverside and Helena just before noon. The business sells window and doors. Everyone inside the business made it out safely.  The building suffered major damage and the cause is under investigation. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a two-alarm structure fire at a glass shop near Gonzaga Wednesday afternoon.  Flames shot up from Tormino's Sash and Glass near Riverside and Helena just before noon. The business sells window and doors. Everyone inside the business made it out safely.  The building suffered major damage and the cause is under investigation. 

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  • Several injured after Bellingham bus jumps curb

    Several injured after Bellingham bus jumps curb

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 5:56 PM EST2017-11-29 22:56:23 GMT
    Courtesy Bellingham HeraldCourtesy Bellingham Herald

    (AP) - Officials say three people suffered minor injuries when a bus jumped a curb in Bellingham, drove onto a sidewalk and crashed through a glass and metal enclosure for waiting passengers. The Bellingham Herald reports the Whatcom Transportation Authority bus jumped the curb Wednesday morning at its Cordata Station. WTA spokeswoman Maureen McCarthy said officials are investigating what happened and why. Bellingham Fire Department Assistant Chi...

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    (AP) - Officials say three people suffered minor injuries when a bus jumped a curb in Bellingham, drove onto a sidewalk and crashed through a glass and metal enclosure for waiting passengers. The Bellingham Herald reports the Whatcom Transportation Authority bus jumped the curb Wednesday morning at its Cordata Station. WTA spokeswoman Maureen McCarthy said officials are investigating what happened and why. Bellingham Fire Department Assistant Chi...

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  • Spokane Valley Police: Drunk man arrested for giving false name, resisting arrest and assaulting a deputy

    Spokane Valley Police: Drunk man arrested for giving false name, resisting arrest and assaulting a deputy

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 2:38 PM EST2017-11-29 19:38:35 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - An intoxicated 37-year-old man was arrested in Spokane Valley Saturday night for giving a false name, resisting arrest and assaulting a deputy.  Saturday night a Spokane Valley deputy noticed a car without a license plate driving 44 mph in a 35 mph zone. The deputy pulled the driver over after he merged onto I-90. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - An intoxicated 37-year-old man was arrested in Spokane Valley Saturday night for giving a false name, resisting arrest and assaulting a deputy.  Saturday night a Spokane Valley deputy noticed a car without a license plate driving 44 mph in a 35 mph zone. The deputy pulled the driver over after he merged onto I-90. 

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  • White House defends Trump's retweet of anti-Muslim videos

    White House defends Trump's retweet of anti-Muslim videos

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 12:04 PM EST2017-11-29 17:04:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON - White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is defending President Donald Trump's posting of videos purporting to show violence against Muslims, saying he wants to "promote strong borders and strong national security." Sanders said Wednesday that she was not sure how Trump found the videos, which he retweeted from the leader of an extreme far-right British group. 

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    WASHINGTON - White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is defending President Donald Trump's posting of videos purporting to show violence against Muslims, saying he wants to "promote strong borders and strong national security." Sanders said Wednesday that she was not sure how Trump found the videos, which he retweeted from the leader of an extreme far-right British group. 

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  • Trump after NK launch: US will 'take care of it'

    Trump after NK launch: US will 'take care of it'

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-11-28 21:22:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea is continuing to build missiles that can "threaten everywhere in the world. Mattis says a missile that North Korea launched early Wednesday local time flew higher than its previous projectiles. He says South Korea has fired pinpoint missiles into surrounding waters to make certain that North Korea understands it can be "taken under fire" by the South.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea is continuing to build missiles that can "threaten everywhere in the world. Mattis says a missile that North Korea launched early Wednesday local time flew higher than its previous projectiles. He says South Korea has fired pinpoint missiles into surrounding waters to make certain that North Korea understands it can be "taken under fire" by the South.

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  • Volunteers needed for Santa Express store benefiting Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

    Volunteers needed for Santa Express store benefiting Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 1:18 PM EST2017-11-28 18:18:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Volunteers are needed for the Santa Express retail store that helps raise money for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.  What is the Santa Express?  For the past 25 years, shoppers between the ages of 4 and 12 get paired with a volunteer (you get to be an Elf!), to help them shop for items on their list! Gifts range from $.50 to $8.00 and the kids get to shop while the adults wait in the front of the store. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Volunteers are needed for the Santa Express retail store that helps raise money for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.  What is the Santa Express?  For the past 25 years, shoppers between the ages of 4 and 12 get paired with a volunteer (you get to be an Elf!), to help them shop for items on their list! Gifts range from $.50 to $8.00 and the kids get to shop while the adults wait in the front of the store. 

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  • Body found in alley near Stevens Elementary

    Body found in alley near Stevens Elementary

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 12:28 PM EST2017-11-28 17:28:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased man in an alley near Stevens Elementary Tuesday morning.  Employees of the school found the man in an alley between Magnolia and Marshall just before 8:00 a.m. and called it in.  At this time, the cause of death is unknown and the medical examiner has been called in to investigate.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating the discovery of a deceased man in an alley near Stevens Elementary Tuesday morning.  Employees of the school found the man in an alley between Magnolia and Marshall just before 8:00 a.m. and called it in.  At this time, the cause of death is unknown and the medical examiner has been called in to investigate.  

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  • City Council votes in favor of 'Ban the Box' ordinance

    City Council votes in favor of 'Ban the Box' ordinance

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 2:16 AM EST2017-11-28 07:16:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: After hours of public comment from the Spokane community, the Spokane City Council has voted in favor of an ordinance that would "ban the box" on job applications. Banning the box means employers are prohibited from using criminal or arrest records to make decisions on employment until after an in-person interview. The vote passed 5-2.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: After hours of public comment from the Spokane community, the Spokane City Council has voted in favor of an ordinance that would "ban the box" on job applications. Banning the box means employers are prohibited from using criminal or arrest records to make decisions on employment until after an in-person interview. The vote passed 5-2.

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  • Suspect met on Tinder charged with rape, felony assault, unlawful imprisonment & harassment

    Suspect met on Tinder charged with rape, felony assault, unlawful imprisonment & harassment

    Monday, November 27 2017 8:09 PM EST2017-11-28 01:09:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged a 35-year-old man with 3rd degree rape, assault, unlawful imprisonment and harassment Monday morning. The investigation into Torrey Gambill began back on November 11 when a deputy responded to a report of a rape in the Wandermere area.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged a 35-year-old man with 3rd degree rape, assault, unlawful imprisonment and harassment Monday morning. The investigation into Torrey Gambill began back on November 11 when a deputy responded to a report of a rape in the Wandermere area.

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  • Former Davenport H.S. counselor convicted of forcing students to appear in porn movies killed in crash near Sagle

    Former Davenport H.S. counselor convicted of forcing students to appear in porn movies killed in crash near Sagle

    Monday, November 27 2017 2:20 PM EST2017-11-27 19:20:53 GMT

    SAGLE, Idaho - Law enforcement officials say a 70-year-old man was killed Sunday afternoon when a deer that had been struck by another car crashed through his windshield near Sagle.

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    SAGLE, Idaho - Law enforcement officials say a 70-year-old man was killed Sunday afternoon when a deer that had been struck by another car crashed through his windshield near Sagle. The Idaho State Police said in a news release that 70-year-old Charles Jungblom of Davenport, Washington was in the front passenger seat of his 2008 Chrysler Town and Country when the collision occurred on U.S. Highway 95 near Sagle.

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  • SPD investigating drive-by shooting in Northeast Spokane

    Sunday, November 26 2017 11:44 PM EST2017-11-27 04:44:34 GMT
    Police find suspicious devicePolice find suspicious device

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Spokane Police patrol officers responded to a drive-by shooting in the 1500 block of E Walton Avenue. No injuries were reported. Several shell casings were recovered at the scene. SPD says this does not appear to be a random incident, but officers are still investigating. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Spokane Police patrol officers responded to a drive-by shooting in the 1500 block of E Walton Avenue. No injuries were reported. Several shell casings were recovered at the scene. SPD says this does not appear to be a random incident, but officers are still investigating. 

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  • Man charged with second degree murder in Newman Lake death investigation

    Man charged with second degree murder in Newman Lake death investigation

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-25 04:09:49 GMT

    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - UPDATE: Detectives have charged 29-year-old Nicholas L. Holden with second degree murder Friday evening. After concluding interviews, detectives booked Holden into Spokane County Jail. They will continue to process evidence and conduct interviews as the investigation continues.

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    NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - UPDATE: Detectives have charged 29-year-old Nicholas L. Holden with second degree murder Friday evening. After concluding interviews, detectives booked Holden into Spokane County Jail. They will continue to process evidence and conduct interviews as the investigation continues.

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  • Thanksgiving thieves target Spokane Valley veterans

    Thanksgiving thieves target Spokane Valley veterans

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:05 PM EST2017-11-25 03:05:45 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Thursday was a rough Thanksgiving for veterans at the VFW post in Spokane Valley after they had an unexpected guest. Whoever came in, ransacked the place and it was all caught on camera. The criminal busted through one of the doors, leaving behind visible damage. The suspect stole an ATM and bottles of booze. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Thursday was a rough Thanksgiving for veterans at the VFW post in Spokane Valley after they had an unexpected guest. Whoever came in, ransacked the place and it was all caught on camera. The criminal busted through one of the doors, leaving behind visible damage. The suspect stole an ATM and bottles of booze. 

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  • Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

    Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:38 PM EST2017-11-23 02:38:39 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho - Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

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  • UPDATE: One person shot at north Spokane pot shop

    UPDATE: One person shot at north Spokane pot shop

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 5:03 PM EST2017-11-22 22:03:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police are looking for the person responsible for robbing a north Spokane pot shop and gun point and shooting an employee Tuesday night. Police say a man wearing dark clothing walked into Starbuds Cannabis on east Francis and held two employees up at gunpoint. The robber fired a round, hitting one of the employees. The victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police are looking for the person responsible for robbing a north Spokane pot shop and gun point and shooting an employee Tuesday night. Police say a man wearing dark clothing walked into Starbuds Cannabis on east Francis and held two employees up at gunpoint. The robber fired a round, hitting one of the employees. The victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury. 

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  • Northern Idaho man pleads guilty after fatal punch

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:15 AM EST2017-11-22 16:15:10 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A northern Idaho man who threw a punch that killed another man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that 21-year-old Tyler Finlay made the plea Tuesday in 1st District Court. Police say that Finley on June 18 was harassing three women outside a Coeur d'Alene tavern, including 29-year-old Jeffrey Marfice's girlfriend.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A northern Idaho man who threw a punch that killed another man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that 21-year-old Tyler Finlay made the plea Tuesday in 1st District Court. Police say that Finley on June 18 was harassing three women outside a Coeur d'Alene tavern, including 29-year-old Jeffrey Marfice's girlfriend.

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  • Coeur d'Alene woman with brain cyst creates bucket list

    Coeur d'Alene woman with brain cyst creates bucket list

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-11-22 02:45:51 GMT

    Nothing can wipe away the smile off Kayley Marks’s face. Her fiancé, Thomas Williams, and her three-year-old daughter, Kaliyah, keep her busy, but also keep her smiling, even through the worst of times. “The x-rays came back with a little something different than I expected,” Marks said. A few months ago, a routine check for migraines turned into doctors finding an epidermoid cyst in her brain.

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    Nothing can wipe away the smile off Kayley Marks’s face. Her fiancé, Thomas Williams, and her three-year-old daughter, Kaliyah, keep her busy, but also keep her smiling, even through the worst of times. “The x-rays came back with a little something different than I expected,” Marks said. A few months ago, a routine check for migraines turned into doctors finding an epidermoid cyst in her brain.

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  • Protecting your stuff from Spokane's Real Life Grinches

    Protecting your stuff from Spokane's Real Life Grinches

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:13 PM EST2017-11-22 01:13:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- To you, it may be an old gym bag, or a backpack full of homework, but all thieves see is a potential gold mine unmanned in your car. It's a year-round problem in our community, but Black Friday is like Christmas for crooks. "I came back to my car and the window was broke out, everything was gone from the jockey box," said one car prowling victim. "It made me angry, it's a violation."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -- To you, it may be an old gym bag, or a backpack full of homework, but all thieves see is a potential gold mine unmanned in your car. It's a year-round problem in our community, but Black Friday is like Christmas for crooks. "I came back to my car and the window was broke out, everything was gone from the jockey box," said one car prowling victim. "It made me angry, it's a violation."

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  • Security System Donated to Victims of Vicious Spokane Break-in

    Security System Donated to Victims of Vicious Spokane Break-in

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-11-22 01:04:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A family is beside themselves after a man defecated throughout their home, destroyed family pictures, flooded their basement, and then tried to light the property on fire. The tragedy had them questioning their faith in humanity, until a hero stepped in to help. "We put a lot of work into the house over the past couple months, working full time, we have four kids," said homeowner Rodney Gunther.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A family is beside themselves after a man defecated throughout their home, destroyed family pictures, flooded their basement, and then tried to light the property on fire. The tragedy had them questioning their faith in humanity, until a hero stepped in to help. "We put a lot of work into the house over the past couple months, working full time, we have four kids," said homeowner Rodney Gunther.

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  • Kootenai County Sheriff's Office looking for missing man

    Kootenai County Sheriff's Office looking for missing man

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 6:36 PM EST2017-11-21 23:36:28 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is hoping you can help them find a missing man. Robert Westbrook's son posted on Facebook that his dad left Hayden at 4:30 p.m. on Monday for Kellogg, but has not been seen or heard from since. 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is hoping you can help them find a missing man. Robert Westbrook's son posted on Facebook that his dad left Hayden at 4:30 p.m. on Monday for Kellogg, but has not been seen or heard from since. 

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  • City adds 'Give Real Change' meters to STA Plaza and airport security checkpoints

    City adds 'Give Real Change' meters to STA Plaza and airport security checkpoints

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-11-21 22:54:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane has installed two additional "Give Real Change" meters in an effort to end homelessness.  New meters were placed at the STA Plaza and at the Spokane Airport. Bus riders can donate extra change at the Plaza in downtown Spokane and airline passengers can donate their spare change at security checkpoints in both terminals of SIA.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane has installed two additional "Give Real Change" meters in an effort to end homelessness.  New meters were placed at the STA Plaza and at the Spokane Airport. Bus riders can donate extra change at the Plaza in downtown Spokane and airline passengers can donate their spare change at security checkpoints in both terminals of SIA.  

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  • Shareholders approve Avista acquisition by Hydro One

    Shareholders approve Avista acquisition by Hydro One

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 5:11 PM EST2017-11-21 22:11:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista shareholders have approved the acquisition of the company by Canadian utility Hydro One. “We are pleased that our shareholders have demonstrated their strong support of this transaction and the value and benefits it will provide for all of our stakeholders,” Avista Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Morris said.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista shareholders have approved the acquisition of the company by Canadian utility Hydro One. “We are pleased that our shareholders have demonstrated their strong support of this transaction and the value and benefits it will provide for all of our stakeholders,” Avista Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Morris said.

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  • Do you know who these burglary/fraud/theft suspects are?

    Do you know who these burglary/fraud/theft suspects are?

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 2:27 PM EST2017-11-21 19:27:33 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are hoping you can help them identify three men suspected of stealing a car, credit cards and other items last week.  Detectives say the credit cards were used a Walmart on E. Sprague and video surveillance shows three men leaving the store in the stolen car after the fraudulent transactions.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are hoping you can help them identify three men suspected of stealing a car, credit cards and other items last week.  Detectives say the credit cards were used a Walmart on E. Sprague and video surveillance shows three men leaving the store in the stolen car after the fraudulent transactions.

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  • Seattle budget includes money for safe-injection site

    Seattle budget includes money for safe-injection site

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-11-21 16:46:49 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle City Council has passed a 2018 budget that includes $1.3 million to create what could be the nation's first authorized safe-injection site for drug users. The Seattle Times reports that the $5.6 billion budget approved Monday also increases city spending on programs that address homelessness to $63 million, a nearly 40 percent jump over four years ago. 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle City Council has passed a 2018 budget that includes $1.3 million to create what could be the nation's first authorized safe-injection site for drug users. The Seattle Times reports that the $5.6 billion budget approved Monday also increases city spending on programs that address homelessness to $63 million, a nearly 40 percent jump over four years ago. 

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  • Spokane Police searching for Shadle Park student who threatened another student

    Spokane Police searching for Shadle Park student who threatened another student

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:40 AM EST2017-11-21 16:40:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a student making threats toward another student near Shadle Park High School.  Spokane Police Officer John O'Brien tells us a school resource officer heard a threat against another student and called for backup.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a student making threats toward another student near Shadle Park High School.  Spokane Police Officer John O'Brien tells us a school resource officer heard a threat against another student and called for backup. Spokane Police are canvassing the area to find the student making threats. Police say the student was last seen near the library near Shadle Park High School wearing all black.

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  • Spokane city councilwoman speaks out against sexual harassment

    Spokane city councilwoman speaks out against sexual harassment

    Monday, November 20 2017 9:23 PM EST2017-11-21 02:23:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane city councilwoman is sharing her story too as more allegations against different men continue to come out. Kate Burke was elected to city council for her first term. She shared her story about sexual harassment too. Since Burke shared her story, she says she’s received messages from other women, reaching out. “I want women to know that I'm an ally I'm here to chat. I'm here to listen,” she says. “There are allies in 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane city councilwoman is sharing her story too as more allegations against different men continue to come out. Kate Burke was elected to city council for her first term. She shared her story about sexual harassment too. Since Burke shared her story, she says she’s received messages from other women, reaching out. “I want women to know that I'm an ally I'm here to chat. I'm here to listen,” she says. “There are allies in 

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  • Recovering addict finds passion, helps others

    Recovering addict finds passion, helps others

    Monday, November 20 2017 9:19 PM EST2017-11-21 02:19:48 GMT

    Sherry Hegstad loves to cut hair. She’s had her cosmetology license since 2014 and it makes her feel alive, gives her a sense of passion, a passion that she says wouldn’t be possible today. “I was addicted to meth for 22 years,” she said. Hegstad was headed for rock bottom, “I was at Walmart on the day before Black Friday shoplifting and I had meth on me." And in 2015, her life would change.

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    Sherry Hegstad loves to cut hair. She’s had her cosmetology license since 2014 and it makes her feel alive, gives her a sense of passion, a passion that she says wouldn’t be possible today. “I was addicted to meth for 22 years,” she said. Hegstad was headed for rock bottom, “I was at Walmart on the day before Black Friday shoplifting and I had meth on me." And in 2015, her life would change.

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  • North Idaho boy recovering from hit and run

    North Idaho boy recovering from hit and run

    Monday, November 20 2017 9:13 PM EST2017-11-21 02:13:42 GMT

    STATELINE, Idaho -- "I thought I was going to die." Henry Heidecker is alive after a frightening accident Sunday night. “I was in a lot of pain, but I ran to the bar and got help,” Heidecker said. His bike on the other hand, well it’s mangled. Heidecker says he was going to grab a pop for his dad from a gas station close by, but on his way back that’s when things went south.

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    STATELINE, Idaho -- "I thought I was going to die." Henry Heidecker is alive after a frightening accident Sunday night. “I was in a lot of pain, but I ran to the bar and got help,” Heidecker said. His bike on the other hand, well it’s mangled. Heidecker says he was going to grab a pop for his dad from a gas station close by, but on his way back that’s when things went south.

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  • Spokane woman feels like prisoner in home, desperate for wheelchair ramp

    Spokane woman feels like prisoner in home, desperate for wheelchair ramp

    Monday, November 20 2017 9:11 PM EST2017-11-21 02:11:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A local mother said she feels like a prisoner in her home. She's wheelchair bound and just moved into a property with no ramp. She said she doesn't qualify for the programs out there that could assist with putting one in. With nowhere else to turn, she said "Help Me Hayley."   "Mainly I move around by scooting," said April Belnap. "I have Spina bifida. I do not walk at all."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A local mother said she feels like a prisoner in her home. She's wheelchair bound and just moved into a property with no ramp. She said she doesn't qualify for the programs out there that could assist with putting one in. With nowhere else to turn, she said "Help Me Hayley."   "Mainly I move around by scooting," said April Belnap. "I have Spina bifida. I do not walk at all."

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  • New technology helps North Idaho boy with scoliosis

    New technology helps North Idaho boy with scoliosis

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:25 PM EST2017-11-21 01:25:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- 3 people out of 1,000 deal with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. In some cases, it could mean surgery every six months, until now. There’s a new procedure being done in Spokane and that one North Idaho parent says is nothing short of magic.  9-year-old Rielynn McCall lives in Troy, Idaho with his family. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- 3 people out of 1,000 deal with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. In some cases, it could mean surgery every six months, until now. There’s a new procedure being done in Spokane and that one North Idaho parent says is nothing short of magic.  9-year-old Rielynn McCall lives in Troy, Idaho with his family. 

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  • Elaborate online romance ends in abduction of Kennewick baby

    Elaborate online romance ends in abduction of Kennewick baby

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-11-21 00:37:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A chilling and elaborate scheme ends in the kidnapping of a six-month-old baby. Investigators believe the baby's mother was tricked into handing him over to a con artist. Police worked tirelessly to bring the baby home safe. The suspect, Fern Little Calf made her first appearance in court on Monday afternoon. Detectives believe she posed as a man on the internet to lure a mother and her children from Kennewick to Spokane.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A chilling and elaborate scheme ends in the kidnapping of a six-month-old baby. Investigators believe the baby's mother was tricked into handing him over to a con artist. Police worked tirelessly to bring the baby home safe. The suspect, Fern Little Calf made her first appearance in court on Monday afternoon. Detectives believe she posed as a man on the internet to lure a mother and her children from Kennewick to Spokane.

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  • Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads over contamination fear

    Monday, November 20 2017 11:11 AM EST2017-11-20 16:11:56 GMT

    PHOENIX - Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.    The grocery chain said Saturday on its website that packages of white meat chicken salad, curried white chicken deli salad and turkey cranberry apple salad sold in some areas that expire from Nov. 10-21 could be contaminated. 

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    PHOENIX - Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.    The grocery chain said Saturday on its website that packages of white meat chicken salad, curried white chicken deli salad and turkey cranberry apple salad sold in some areas that expire from Nov. 10-21 could be contaminated. 

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  • Van stolen day before woman's birthday

    Van stolen day before woman's birthday

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:32 PM EST2017-11-18 02:32:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A local woman is torn after her only mode of transportation was stolen, with clothes inside for her kids. To make matters worse, the van was stolen a day before the victim's birthday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A local woman is torn after her only mode of transportation was stolen, with clothes inside for her kids. To make matters worse, the van was stolen a day before the victim's birthday.

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  • Celebrating the Fox Theater then and now

    Celebrating the Fox Theater then and now

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:24 PM EST2017-11-18 02:24:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Revived and restored. This month marks the 10th anniversary of restoration for the historic Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, saving it from becoming a parking lot. We talked with a woman with a legitimate claim on being the first fan of the Fox, through all of its ups and downs. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Revived and restored. This month marks the 10th anniversary of restoration for the historic Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, saving it from becoming a parking lot. We talked with a woman with a legitimate claim on being the first fan of the Fox, through all of its ups and downs. 

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  • Sources identify suspect in kidnapping of 6 month old baby as Fern Littlecalf

    Sources identify suspect in kidnapping of 6 month old baby as Fern Littlecalf

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:33 PM EST2017-11-18 00:33:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 6-month-old child is in protective custody and a suspect has been detained as Spokane Police investigate a kidnapping early Friday morning.  Police said in a press released they made contact with a man outside of the Public Safety Building early Friday morning just before 2:30 a.m. The man had two children who were not related to him, but had been left in his custody. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 6-month-old child is in protective custody and a suspect has been detained as Spokane Police investigate a kidnapping early Friday morning.  Police said in a press released they made contact with a man outside of the Public Safety Building early Friday morning just before 2:30 a.m. The man had two children who were not related to him, but had been left in his custody. 

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  • Washington Potato Co. settles discrimination claim

    Washington Potato Co. settles discrimination claim

    Friday, November 17 2017 6:03 PM EST2017-11-17 23:03:24 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Washington Potato Co. has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty to settle a discrimination claim involving Freeze Pack, its Pasco vegetable processing plant. The Tri-City Herald reports that the U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement on Thursday. The agreement resolves an investigation into whether the company discriminated against immigrants by requiring different documents than it did for U.S. citizens. The Immigration and Nationality A...

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Washington Potato Co. has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty to settle a discrimination claim involving Freeze Pack, its Pasco vegetable processing plant. The Tri-City Herald reports that the U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement on Thursday. The agreement resolves an investigation into whether the company discriminated against immigrants by requiring different documents than it did for U.S. citizens. The Immigration and Nationality A...

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  • City of Spokane settles lawsuit with former Parks and Recreation employee, Nancy Goodspeed

    City of Spokane settles lawsuit with former Parks and Recreation employee, Nancy Goodspeed

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:58 PM EST2017-11-17 21:58:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane and former Parks and Recreation Department employee Nancy Goodspeed reached an agreement on Friday that resolved a lawsuit Goodspeed brought against the City. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane and former Parks and Recreation Department employee Nancy Goodspeed reached an agreement on Friday that resolved a lawsuit Goodspeed brought against the City.  The City will pay Goodspeed $165,000, according to the agreement. Goodspeed claimed she was illegally replaced from her job as the city attempted to manage a sexual harassment scandal involving former police chief Frank Straub. 

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  • Spokane Valley Detectives arrest third suspect in Bret Snow homicide investigation

    Spokane Valley Detectives arrest third suspect in Bret Snow homicide investigation

    Friday, November 17 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-11-17 20:55:46 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives have made a third arrest in the homicide investigation of Bret Snow.  37-year-old Cheryl L. Sutton was arrested on charges of Leading Organized Crime and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Kidnapping in connection to Snow's disappearance.  

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives have made a third arrest in the homicide investigation of Bret Snow.  37-year-old Cheryl L. Sutton was arrested on charges of Leading Organized Crime and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Kidnapping in connection to Snow's disappearance.  

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  • City of Spokane doubles equipment to help fill potholes

    City of Spokane doubles equipment to help fill potholes

    Thursday, November 16 2017 9:29 PM EST2017-11-17 02:29:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.-No matter where I go, there's always potholes: that's what some people in Spokane are saying, already frustrated by city streets. However, the city says this year, they are taking a different approach that could be a better solution. The roads are rougher in certain areas but the city has double the equipment now to try and fill the potholes. They have two trucks with two added pothole trailers. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.-No matter where I go, there's always potholes: that's what some people in Spokane are saying, already frustrated by city streets. However, the city says this year, they are taking a different approach that could be a better solution. The roads are rougher in certain areas but the city has double the equipment now to try and fill the potholes. They have two trucks with two added pothole trailers. 

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  • Search on for elk hunter missing in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

    Search on for elk hunter missing in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:58 PM EST2017-11-16 22:58:38 GMT

    STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) - Teams are searching by foot and by snowmobile for a 37-year-old elk hunter reported overdue in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown says the hunter, Joel Presler, of Vancouver, last had contact with his family on Saturday.    Authorities found his pickup truck on Wednesday on a Forest Service road in the Forlorn Lakes area. There's about 2 feet of snow there, and there 

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    STEVENSON, Wash. (AP) - Teams are searching by foot and by snowmobile for a 37-year-old elk hunter reported overdue in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown says the hunter, Joel Presler, of Vancouver, last had contact with his family on Saturday.    Authorities found his pickup truck on Wednesday on a Forest Service road in the Forlorn Lakes area. There's about 2 feet of snow there, and there 

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  • Lake City High School student arrested after making threat toward another student

    Lake City High School student arrested after making threat toward another student

    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-11-16 21:57:19 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a student near Lake City High School Thursday morning for making a verbal threat.  Principal Deanne Clifford told KHQ's Adam Meyer the student fled from school officials who were trying to detain him after he made verbal threats to another student. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a student near Lake City High School Thursday morning for making a verbal threat.  Principal Deanne Clifford told KHQ's Adam Meyer the student fled from school officials who were trying to detain him after he made verbal threats to another student. 

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  • U.S. Marshals urging public to report imposter scams to FTC

    U.S. Marshals urging public to report imposter scams to FTC

    Thursday, November 16 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-11-16 20:42:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals want you to know of several nationwide imposter scams from people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.  During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses.

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    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals want you to know of several nationwide imposter scams from people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.  During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses.

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  • US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

    US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:35 PM EST2017-11-16 00:35:26 GMT
    Idaho national LaboratoryIdaho national Laboratory

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - U.S. officials have restarted an Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility at the Idaho National Laboratory began operating Tuesday for the first time since it went on standby in 1994. The Energy Department proposed resuming operations at the Transient Reactor Test Facility in 2013 as part of former President Barack Obama's plan to redu...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - U.S. officials have restarted an Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility at the Idaho National Laboratory began operating Tuesday for the first time since it went on standby in 1994. The Energy Department proposed resuming operations at the Transient Reactor Test Facility in 2013 as part of former President Barack Obama's plan to redu...

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  • Silver Mountain to open early for winter season

    Silver Mountain to open early for winter season

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:23 PM EST2017-11-16 00:23:24 GMT
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    KELLOGG, Idaho - Silver Mountain Ski Resort in Kellogg Idaho is pleased to announce that they will be opening early for a “Sneak Preview” on Sunday, Nov 19. “We are excited to get an early start to our winter season, and even more excited about the long-term snow predictions for our area.” said Marketing Coordinator Willy Bartlett Silver Mountain expects to run chairs 1, 2, and the carpet lift for skiing and boarding. Tubing sessions and 

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    KELLOGG, Idaho - Silver Mountain Ski Resort in Kellogg Idaho is pleased to announce that they will be opening early for a “Sneak Preview” on Sunday, Nov 19. “We are excited to get an early start to our winter season, and even more excited about the long-term snow predictions for our area.” said Marketing Coordinator Willy Bartlett Silver Mountain expects to run chairs 1, 2, and the carpet lift for skiing and boarding. Tubing sessions and 

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  • American Heart Association asks for red hats to be knit for thousands of babies

    American Heart Association asks for red hats to be knit for thousands of babies

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:13 PM EST2017-11-15 22:13:30 GMT

    The American Heart Association has started a campaign called Little Hats, Big Hearts, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies that will be born in February. These red hats will be worn by thousands of newborns after they are born to encourage moms to live heart-healthy lives.

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    The American Heart Association has started a campaign called Little Hats, Big Hearts, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies that will be born in February. These red hats will be worn by thousands of newborns after they are born to encourage moms to live heart-healthy lives.

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  • 5 House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 12:03 PM EST2017-11-15 17:03:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Five Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. The five articles accused the president of obstruction of justice, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offenses. 

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    WASHINGTON - Five Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. The five articles accused the president of obstruction of justice, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offenses. 

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  • KHQ Investigates: 'A car accident saved my life'

    KHQ Investigates: 'A car accident saved my life'

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-11-14 22:02:05 GMT

    SAGLE, Idaho - A North Idaho woman says a car crash wound up saving her life. During a checkup following her injuries from the wreck, doctors found a cancerous tumor in her neck. While she is grateful to be alive, she believes the tumor was captured in imaging months prior and she wasn’t notified. She hopes sharing her story will inspire you to do a double take on your medical records.

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    SAGLE, Idaho - A North Idaho woman says a car crash wound up saving her life. During a checkup following her injuries from the wreck, doctors found a cancerous tumor in her neck. While she is grateful to be alive, she believes the tumor was captured in imaging months prior and she wasn’t notified. She hopes sharing her story will inspire you to do a double take on your medical records.

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  • Man arrested in fatal hit and run admits involvement and writes apology letter

    Man arrested in fatal hit and run admits involvement and writes apology letter

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:32 PM EST2017-11-14 21:32:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man arrested for hitting and killing a woman with his pickup over the weekend initially denied involvement, but later confessed after detectives presented them with their evidence, according to court documents. The woman, identified by family as Melissa L. Tolliver, died after being struck by a pickup late Saturday night on East Holland. The driver of the pickup fled the scene.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man arrested for hitting and killing a woman with his pickup over the weekend initially denied involvement, but later confessed after detectives presented them with their evidence, according to court documents. The woman, identified by family as Melissa L. Tolliver, died after being struck by a pickup late Saturday night on East Holland. The driver of the pickup fled the scene.

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  • Kootenai County Deputies arrest man for the 31st time

    Kootenai County Deputies arrest man for the 31st time

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 2:06 PM EST2017-11-14 19:06:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man with 30 previous arrests was taken into custody again by Kootenai County Deputies on Monday.  Deputies were trying to arrest 48-year-old Lisa M. Helvie on an outstanding drug warrant in the 2000 block of W. Prairie Avenue. While looking for Helvie, deputies encountered 57-year-old Timie Lenz. Deputies say Lenz obstructed them and he was placed under arrest. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man with 30 previous arrests was taken into custody again by Kootenai County Deputies on Monday.  Deputies were trying to arrest 48-year-old Lisa M. Helvie on an outstanding drug warrant in the 2000 block of W. Prairie Avenue. While looking for Helvie, deputies encountered 57-year-old Timie Lenz. Deputies say Lenz obstructed them and he was placed under arrest. 

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  • Sheriff's Office: Level 3 sex offender released

    Sheriff's Office: Level 3 sex offender released

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:41 PM EST2017-11-14 17:41:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants residents to be aware of a Level III sex offender moving into the area.  31-year-old Randi Daniel Raney Hobbs was convicted of 1st Degree Rape of a Child in 2004. The Sheriff's Office says Hobbs has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts and Hobbs IS NOT wanted by law enforcement at this time. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants residents to be aware of a Level III sex offender moving into the area.  31-year-old Randi Daniel Raney Hobbs was convicted of 1st Degree Rape of a Child in 2004. The Sheriff's Office says Hobbs has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts and Hobbs IS NOT wanted by law enforcement at this time. 

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  • PHOTOS: Can you help identify this robbery suspect?

    PHOTOS: Can you help identify this robbery suspect?

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-11-14 16:33:34 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Major Crimes Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office need your help identifying a robbery suspect.  Detectives say the man stole several items from Home Depot on E. Sprague on November 6 and assaulted an employee who tried to stop him. The man was last seen running south on Howe. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Major Crimes Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office need your help identifying a robbery suspect.  Detectives say the man stole several items from Home Depot on E. Sprague on November 6 and assaulted an employee who tried to stop him. The man was last seen running south on Howe. 

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  • Thieves use U-Haul to steal packages in Spokane Valley

    Thieves use U-Haul to steal packages in Spokane Valley

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 2:32 AM EST2017-11-14 07:32:53 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- A Spokane Valley woman wants to warn you to be on the lookout for a U-Haul that may be being used for more than just moving. She spotted two people stealing packages off her porch and it was all caught on camera. Katie Hess says the packages were winter clothes for her two little boys. Hess says she ordered the clothes off Amazon and they were supposed to come on November 8th. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- A Spokane Valley woman wants to warn you to be on the lookout for a U-Haul that may be being used for more than just moving. She spotted two people stealing packages off her porch and it was all caught on camera. Katie Hess says the packages were winter clothes for her two little boys. Hess says she ordered the clothes off Amazon and they were supposed to come on November 8th. 

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  • Spokane 21-year-old with terminal breast cancer wants to raise awareness in young people

    Spokane 21-year-old with terminal breast cancer wants to raise awareness in young people

    Monday, November 13 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-11-14 01:42:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- In a matter of two weeks, one Spokane woman's life turned upside down after she learned she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer at the age of 21. It's very rare, in fact so rare, Amanda Degraff's doctor says she's only seen a handful of women her age with breast cancer. Degraff wants to prove a point: it doesn't matter what age you are, you need to check yourself. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- In a matter of two weeks, one Spokane woman's life turned upside down after she learned she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer at the age of 21. It's very rare, in fact so rare, Amanda Degraff's doctor says she's only seen a handful of women her age with breast cancer. Degraff wants to prove a point: it doesn't matter what age you are, you need to check yourself. 

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  • Spokane Police make arrest in fatal hit and run case

    Spokane Police make arrest in fatal hit and run case

    Monday, November 13 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-11-13 22:55:59 GMT

    Spokane Police have made an arrest in connection to a fatal hit and run that happened late Saturday night in north Spokane.  Saturday night, a woman was crossing the street near Holland and N. Colton when she was struck by a pickup. The truck took off and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.  Late Sunday night, an officer spotted a truck near Buckeye and Lee Street that matched the description of the truck witnesses reported fleeing the scene on Saturday night. The ...

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    Spokane Police have made an arrest in connection to a fatal hit and run that happened late Saturday night in north Spokane.  Saturday night, a woman was crossing the street near Holland and N. Colton when she was struck by a pickup. The truck took off and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.  Late Sunday night, an officer spotted a truck near Buckeye and Lee Street that matched the description of the truck witnesses reported fleeing the scene on Saturday night. The ...

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  • Family of fatal hit and run victim pleads for justice

    Family of fatal hit and run victim pleads for justice

    Monday, November 13 2017 2:57 AM EST2017-11-13 07:57:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family is left with questions after they say their family member was killed in a hit and run late Saturday night. Police responded to a pedestrian versus car accident near Newport Highway and Holland Avenue late Saturday. Police say a woman was crossing the street around 10:30 pm, when a green pickup truck hit her and then fled the scene. The driver of that truck still has not been found. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family is left with questions after they say their family member was killed in a hit and run late Saturday night. Police responded to a pedestrian versus car accident near Newport Highway and Holland Avenue late Saturday. Police say a woman was crossing the street around 10:30 pm, when a green pickup truck hit her and then fled the scene. The driver of that truck still has not been found. 

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  • Spokane Police investigating fatal hit and run in north Spokane

    Sunday, November 12 2017 11:10 PM EST2017-11-13 04:10:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatal hit and run that happened late Saturday night in north Spokane.  Police say a pedestrian was hit by a green pickup truck on the Newport Highway just past the "Y" near E. Holland Avenue.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatal hit and run that happened late Saturday night in north Spokane.  Police say a pedestrian was hit by a green pickup truck on the Newport Highway just past the "Y" near E. Holland Avenue.  Details are still limited at this time, but police say a green truck who hit the unidentified pedestrian fled the scene.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned for details. 

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  • SPD, Spokane Arena investigating drugged drinks claim at concert

    Saturday, November 11 2017 2:06 AM EST2017-11-11 07:06:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.-A scary reminder from two women who just wanted to have fun at the Garth Brooks concert Thursday night: always watch your drinks. They say they think two men slipped something into their drinks. Spokane police have been made aware of the situation and they are working with the security at the Spokane Arena, looking through surveillance trying to track down the two men who could have done this. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.-A scary reminder from two women who just wanted to have fun at the Garth Brooks concert Thursday night: always watch your drinks. They say they think two men slipped something into their drinks. Spokane police have been made aware of the situation and they are working with the security at the Spokane Arena, looking through surveillance trying to track down the two men who could have done this. 

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  • PHOTOS: Garth Brooks opening night!

    PHOTOS: Garth Brooks opening night!

    Friday, November 10 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-11-10 23:37:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Yee-Haw!  Did you head out to Garth's first show at the Spokane Arena Thursday night? Want to relive the magic? Want to get a sneak peek on what to expect if you're going to the other shows?

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Yee-Haw!  Did you head out to Garth's first show at the Spokane Arena Thursday night? Want to relive the magic? Want to get a sneak peek on what to expect if you're going to the other shows? Just like looking at pictures of Garth? Well here you go!  Our talented photographer Reed Schmitt got access to Garth's opening night in Spokane. Check out what he came out with in the slideshow above! 

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  • Veterans Day deals

    Veterans Day deals

    Friday, November 10 2017 2:23 PM EST2017-11-10 19:23:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We love and appreciate our Veterans and so do plenty of businesses in the area!  The following are deals Veterans can snag on this Veterans Day Weekend. Thank you to all of our Vets! Here are some deals for you: 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We love and appreciate our Veterans and so do plenty of businesses in the area!  The following are deals Veterans can snag on this Veterans Day Weekend. Thank you to all of our Vets! Here are some deals for you: 

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  • Schweitzer opening November 18

    Schweitzer opening November 18

    Friday, November 10 2017 1:15 PM EST2017-11-10 18:15:30 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - "It's go time!" a press release from Schweitzer Mountain said on Friday.  Citing a "fabulous" November  for snowfall, the mountain announced the 2017/18 season for them will kick off on Saturday November 18, 2017.  “We’ve received 37 inches so far this month and with the temps staying below freezing on the mountain, we’ve been able to make snow as well,"  

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - "It's go time!" a press release from Schweitzer Mountain said on Friday.  Citing a "fabulous" November  for snowfall, the mountain announced the 2017/18 season for them will kick off on Saturday November 18, 2017.  “We’ve received 37 inches so far this month and with the temps staying below freezing on the mountain, we’ve been able to make snow as well,"  

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  • Sheriff's Office arrests suspect after man found dead, covered in blood in north Spokane home

    Sheriff's Office arrests suspect after man found dead, covered in blood in north Spokane home

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:36 PM EST2017-11-10 02:36:31 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes detectives are investigating a suspicious death of a man discovered Thursday morning as a homicide.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes detectives are investigating a suspicious death of a man discovered Thursday morning as a homicide. Deputies were called to a home on N. Whitehouse Thursday morning near Evergreen Elementary. A caregiver told deputies she arrived at the home to provide assistance to a family member living in the home and discovered an unconscious man, covered in blood, in the bathroom. 

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  • Garth Brooks admits to lip syncing CMA performance Wednesday night

    Garth Brooks admits to lip syncing CMA performance Wednesday night

    Thursday, November 9 2017 10:57 AM EST2017-11-09 15:57:28 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Save that voice for Spokane, Garth!  Country music legend Garth Brooks admitted to lip syncing his performance at the 51st Country Music Awards Wednesday night, citing his heavy touring schedule (including 7 sold out shows at the Spokane Arena this week). 

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Save that voice for Spokane, Garth!  Country music legend Garth Brooks admitted to lip syncing his performance at the 51st Country Music Awards Wednesday night, citing his heavy touring schedule (including 7 sold out shows at the Spokane Arena this week).  Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Brooks acknowledged that he lip-synced his performance of "Ask Me How I Know" on Wednesday's show. 

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  • UPDATE: Suspect arrested after woman found stabbed to death in Spokane Valley driveway

    UPDATE: Suspect arrested after woman found stabbed to death in Spokane Valley driveway

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 7:51 PM EST2017-11-08 00:51:38 GMT

    GREENACRES, Wash. - UPDATE: 4:50 p.m.: The Spokane County Sheriff's Office confirms that David M. Campbell was taken into custody without incident by the Spokane Police Department PACT Team. Spokane Valley Major Crimes detectives will take custody of Campbell who faces murder charges. Deputies say it was a successful effort of multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies working together to locate and arrest the suspect. 

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    GREENACRES, Wash. - UPDATE: 4:50 p.m.: The Spokane County Sheriff's Office confirms that David M. Campbell was taken into custody without incident by the Spokane Police Department PACT Team. Spokane Valley Major Crimes detectives will take custody of Campbell who faces murder charges. Deputies say it was a successful effort of multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies working together to locate and arrest the suspect. 

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  • Spokane Valley man charged with child abuse after little girl brought to hospital with life-threatening injuries

    Spokane Valley man charged with child abuse after little girl brought to hospital with life-threatening injuries

    Monday, November 6 2017 9:13 PM EST2017-11-07 02:13:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 22-year-old Spokane Valley man was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse after a 21-month-old girl was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries over the weekend. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 22-year-old Spokane Valley man was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse after a 21-month-old girl was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries over the weekend.  Detectives were first alerted by hospital personnel who suspected the girl suffered multiple injuries due to abuse. According to court documents, the girl was brought to Sacred Heart on Sunday with bruises on her body, two brain bleeds and a collapsed lung.

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  • Target releases Black Friday deals, new hours for 2017 sale

    Target releases Black Friday deals, new hours for 2017 sale

    Monday, November 6 2017 6:16 PM EST2017-11-06 23:16:57 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS - Target just couldn't wait any longer.  The retail giant released its Black Friday 2017 ad on Monday, giving customers a sneak peek at what to expect on the day after Thanksgiving (and on Thanksgiving, of course).  Target will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving and close at midnight. Stores will then reopen on Black Friday at 6:00  a.m.

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    MINNEAPOLIS - Target just couldn't wait any longer.  The retail giant released its Black Friday 2017 ad on Monday, giving customers a sneak peek at what to expect on the day after Thanksgiving (and on Thanksgiving, of course).  Target will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving and close at midnight. Stores will then reopen on Black Friday at 6:00  a.m.

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  • Post Falls man sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of rape and strangulation

    Post Falls man sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of rape and strangulation

    Monday, November 6 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-11-06 21:36:53 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A 39-year-old Post Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of rape and attempted strangulation.  Billy Lee Joslin was arrested in August 2016. Police say he ambushed a former girlfriend outside her home, choked her, and forced her back into her house. 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - A 39-year-old Post Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of rape and attempted strangulation.  Billy Lee Joslin was arrested in August 2016. Police say he ambushed a former girlfriend outside her home, choked her, and forced her back into her house. 

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  • Two EWU football players arrested for obstructing a public servant

    Two EWU football players arrested for obstructing a public servant

    Monday, November 6 2017 3:37 PM EST2017-11-06 20:37:56 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Eastern Washington football players Gage Gubrud and Kurt Calhoun were arrested last weekend for obstruction, according to our partners at The Spokesman-Review. Citing Captain Richard Beghtol of the Cheney Police Department, the paper says officers saw a man kicking a fence at a restaurant near First and College in downtown Cheney. Beghtol says as officers were arresting that suspect, 

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Eastern Washington football players Gage Gubrud and Kurt Calhoun were arrested last weekend for obstruction, according to our partners at The Spokesman-Review. Citing Captain Richard Beghtol of the Cheney Police Department, the paper says officers saw a man kicking a fence at a restaurant near First and College in downtown Cheney. Beghtol says as officers were arresting that suspect, 

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  • BMW recalls 1.4M vehicles due to risk of under-hood fires

    BMW recalls 1.4M vehicles due to risk of under-hood fires

    Friday, November 3 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-11-03 19:45:57 GMT

    DETROIT - BMW is recalling more than 1.4 million cars and SUVs in two U.S. recalls due to the risk of fires under the hood. The biggest recall includes over 740,000 1, 3 and 5-Series cars, the Z4 sports car and X3 and X5 SUVs mainly from 2007 through 2011.  

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    DETROIT - BMW is recalling more than 1.4 million cars and SUVs in two U.S. recalls due to the risk of fires under the hood. The biggest recall includes over 740,000 1, 3 and 5-Series cars, the Z4 sports car and X3 and X5 SUVs mainly from 2007 through 2011.  

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