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  • Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

    Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

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

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

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

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  • Fire near Leavenworth forces evacuation of more than 100 homes

    Fire near Leavenworth forces evacuation of more than 100 homes

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:26:44 GMT

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 6:15 p.m.: Washington Emergency Management says fire mobilization for a wildfire near Leavenworth has been approved. About 168 homes and cabins in the area of the fire are under level three evacuation.

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    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 6:15 p.m.: Washington Emergency Management says fire mobilization for a wildfire near Leavenworth has been approved. About 168 homes and cabins in the area of the fire are under level three evacuation.

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  • Drones taking off as Idaho law enforcement tool

    Drones taking off as Idaho law enforcement tool

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

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

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

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  • Alert Spokane app helping to keep you safe

    Alert Spokane app helping to keep you safe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Testing of Airway Heights water underway in Idaho lab

    Testing of Airway Heights water underway in Idaho lab

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

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

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

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  • Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

    Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Woman fatally shot in Orofino identified

    Woman fatally shot in Orofino identified

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

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

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

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  • Spokane homeless count shows slight increase overall and among veterans

    Spokane homeless count shows slight increase overall and among veterans

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

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

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

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  • Bicyclist dies when struck by vehicle on Spokane County road

    Bicyclist dies when struck by vehicle on Spokane County road

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

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

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

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  • Spokane plans to appeal fine for accident at power plant

    Spokane plans to appeal fine for accident at power plant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Steam Plant renovations give new Spokane event center a boost

    Steam Plant renovations give new Spokane event center a boost

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

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

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

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  • Orofino police, deputies investigating fatal shooting

    Orofino police, deputies investigating fatal shooting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Searchers return to campsite where toddler went missing

    Searchers return to campsite where toddler went missing

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

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

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

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  • Police investigate after infant found in car with no pulse

    Police investigate after infant found in car with no pulse

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

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

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

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  • Police investigating early morning shooting at Manito Park

    Police investigating early morning shooting at Manito Park

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

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

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

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

    Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation

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

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

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

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  • Spokane couple searches for lost engagement ring

    Spokane couple searches for lost engagement ring

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

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

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

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  • Father-daughter duo graduates together

    Father-daughter duo graduates together

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

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

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

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  • Officer on leave, two men charged in bizarre kidnapping

    Officer on leave, two men charged in bizarre kidnapping

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

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

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

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  • Man frustrated after finding homeless camp on private property

    Man frustrated after finding homeless camp on private property

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

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

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

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  • 'Deadliest Catch' star arrested after alleged assault

    'Deadliest Catch' star arrested after alleged assault

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Cleanup at Idaho nuclear landfill on hold after pit collapse

    Cleanup at Idaho nuclear landfill on hold after pit collapse

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

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

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

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  • Semi loses axle, crashing into oncoming traffic

    Semi loses axle, crashing into oncoming traffic

    Thursday, May 18 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-05-18 20:05:09 GMT
    Courtesy @wspd6pioCourtesy @wspd6pio

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

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

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  • Firefighters quickly extinguish attic fire in Spokane Valley

    Firefighters quickly extinguish attic fire in Spokane Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Northern Quest offering bottled water to guests

    Northern Quest offering bottled water to guests

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

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

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

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

    Man gets 82 years for killing woman, posting on internet

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

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

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

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  • Okanogan County PUD plans massive power outages for repairs

    Okanogan County PUD plans massive power outages for repairs

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

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

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

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  • No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

    No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

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

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

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

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  • 57 Idaho schools to try out new reading test

    57 Idaho schools to try out new reading test

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

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

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

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  • Standoff ends with armed teenage suspects arrested; no injuries

    Standoff ends with armed teenage suspects arrested; no injuries

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

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

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

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  • Washington becomes latest state to seek ID compliance

    Washington becomes latest state to seek ID compliance

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

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

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

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  • Traction tires advised for vehicles traveling over Snoqualmie Pass

    Traction tires advised for vehicles traveling over Snoqualmie Pass

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:10:58 GMT
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    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. Snow in the spring?  WSDOT says traction tires are advised traveling over Snoqualmie Pass in both directions. The roadway is bare and wet with snow and slush in places.  Over-sized vehicles are prohibited.  Wait.... what season is this? Drive careful this morning on I-90 - it's snowing! pic.twitter.com/eYJ87m6mUs — I-90 Snoqualmie Pass (@SnoqualmiePass) May 16, 2017

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

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  • Former US Attorney is now Spokane city attorney

    Former US Attorney is now Spokane city attorney

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-05-16 16:06:20 GMT
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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A 14-year-old Tri-Cities boy will be locked up in a juvenile facility until he is 18 for helping tape a 73-year-old woman to a chair during a robbery of her home. Luis Palomo Olmedo was one of four people charged in connection with the Dec. 18 home invasion, and the second case to resolve. The Tri-City Herald reports that 16-year-old Ezekiel I. Salazar already is serving 2 1/2 years for tipping off his friends to target the woman. He used...

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

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

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

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

    Idaho mother from viral donation video finishes chemotherapy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Steps you can take to protect yourself from ransomware

    Steps you can take to protect yourself from ransomware

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

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

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

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  • Bulldog statue stolen from porch in Trickle Creek neighborhood

    Bulldog statue stolen from porch in Trickle Creek neighborhood

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:39:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you seen a bulldog statue? It’s made of concrete and was stolen right off someone’s porch. The neighbors in Trickle Creek say this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Lonna Barber first noticed her bulldog statue was gone when she was heading out to Target....

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you seen a bulldog statue? It’s made of concrete and was stolen right off someone’s porch. The neighbors in Trickle Creek say this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Lonna Barber first noticed her bulldog statue was gone when she was heading out to Target....

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  • Spokane man dodges bullet while making grocery run

    Spokane man dodges bullet while making grocery run

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

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

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

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  • WSU football player helps save life by intervening in suicide attempt

    WSU football player helps save life by intervening in suicide attempt

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:17:43 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Freshman defensive back Grant Porter hasn’t played a single snap for the Washington State University football team, but he’s already making a huge impact in Pullman. Porter helped save a man’s life Wednesday night when the intervened in a suicide attempt. “He was right under the basketball rim,” said Porter.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Freshman defensive back Grant Porter hasn’t played a single snap for the Washington State University football team, but he’s already making a huge impact in Pullman. Porter helped save a man’s life Wednesday night when the intervened in a suicide attempt. “He was right under the basketball rim,” said Porter.

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  • Idaho man admits to raping woman, leaving her on the side of the road

    Idaho man admits to raping woman, leaving her on the side of the road

    Monday, May 15 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-05-16 00:33:52 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Spokane County Sheriff's Office Sexual Assault Detectives charged a 23-year-old Spokane County man with second degree rape on Friday and other charges on Friday. Spokane County deputies say Damon A. Soto is currently in custody at the Kootenai County Jail for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Fugitive from Justice charges.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Spokane County Sheriff's Office Sexual Assault Detectives charged a 23-year-old Spokane County man with second degree rape on Friday and other charges on Friday. Spokane County deputies say Damon A. Soto is currently in custody at the Kootenai County Jail for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Fugitive from Justice charges.

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  • Learning to Listen: The story behind cochlear implants

    Learning to Listen: The story behind cochlear implants

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-05-15 20:50:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - You’ve seen the viral videos of a child hearing for the first time when a cochlear implant is turned on. There are tears of joy and excitement. However, the more common reaction for someone who has never heard before is much different. Rather, they are often scared of sound at first. That was the case for 2 year old CJ Burnett. His mom and dad, Janelle and Chris, say their boy cried when his first implant was turned on at age 1. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - You’ve seen the viral videos of a child hearing for the first time when a cochlear implant is turned on. There are tears of joy and excitement. However, the more common reaction for someone who has never heard before is much different. Rather, they are often scared of sound at first. That was the case for 2 year old CJ Burnett. His mom and dad, Janelle and Chris, say their boy cried when his first implant was turned on at age 1. 

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  • Inslee to sign DUI and distracted driving bills

    Inslee to sign DUI and distracted driving bills

    Monday, May 15 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-05-15 19:04:12 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. - On Tuesday Gov. Jay Inslee will sign three transportation safety bills designed to increase safety of drivers on the state's roadways.  Inslee has worked on strengthening DUI laws since his first year in office and will sign legislation to make an individual's fourth DUI a felony.  Inslee will also sign the 'distracted driving' bill which will make any use of a mobile phone while driving - not just texting - a traffic infraction.  

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    TACOMA, Wash. - On Tuesday Gov. Jay Inslee will sign three transportation safety bills designed to increase safety of drivers on the state's roadways.  Inslee has worked on strengthening DUI laws since his first year in office and will sign legislation to make an individual's fourth DUI a felony.  Inslee will also sign the 'distracted driving' bill which will make any use of a mobile phone while driving - not just texting - a traffic infraction.  

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  • More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor's OK

    More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor's OK

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-05-15 13:37:53 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - More states are letting kids use sunscreen at school without a doctor's note.  Arizona, Washington and Utah have become the latest states to enact laws freeing students to bring sunscreen to school without special paperwork. Similar legislation is moving forward this spring in Rhode Island, Louisiana and Florida. Many school systems categorize sunscreen as an over-the-counter drug because it's regulated as a medication ...

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - More states are letting kids use sunscreen at school without a doctor's note.  Arizona, Washington and Utah have become the latest states to enact laws freeing students to bring sunscreen to school without special paperwork. Similar legislation is moving forward this spring in Rhode Island, Louisiana and Florida. Many school systems categorize sunscreen as an over-the-counter drug because it's regulated as a medication ...

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  • Spokane police vehicle involved in crash near Mission and Ruby

    Spokane police vehicle involved in crash near Mission and Ruby

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-05-15 13:37:27 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a crash that involved a police vehicle Sunday morning. Detective Ben Green with the Spokane Police Department tells KHQ the crash happened at about 4 a.m.  Preliminary information indicates the police car was struck by another car near Mission and Ruby.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a crash that involved a police vehicle Sunday morning. Detective Ben Green with the Spokane Police Department tells KHQ the crash happened at about 4 a.m.  Preliminary information indicates the police car was struck by another car near Mission and Ruby.

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  • BNSF appeals review of Washington coal terminal project

    BNSF appeals review of Washington coal terminal project

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:36 AM EDT2017-05-15 13:36:36 GMT
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    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - BNSF Railway has appealed an environmental review of a coal-export terminal in Washington state, arguing it miscalculated or overstated the risk of cancer for some residents.      Millennium Bulk Terminal-Longview has long wanted to build a facility along the Columbia River near the city of Longview to handle up to 44 million tons of coal a year.

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    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - BNSF Railway has appealed an environmental review of a coal-export terminal in Washington state, arguing it miscalculated or overstated the risk of cancer for some residents.      Millennium Bulk Terminal-Longview has long wanted to build a facility along the Columbia River near the city of Longview to handle up to 44 million tons of coal a year.

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  • PHOTOS: Are these your feet? Mason County Sheriff’s looks to identify potential voyeur victims

    PHOTOS: Are these your feet? Mason County Sheriff’s looks to identify potential voyeur victims

    Monday, May 15 2017 8:59 AM EDT2017-05-15 12:59:27 GMT
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     MASON COUNTY, Wash. - Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying potential victims of a serial intruder recently captured. 22-year-old Chase Garner has been charged with 20 counts related to a string of break-ins over the last several months in Mason County. According to detectives, Garner would break into homes and watch young women sleep. Many of Garner's victims told police that the intruder would 

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     MASON COUNTY, Wash. - Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying potential victims of a serial intruder recently captured. 22-year-old Chase Garner has been charged with 20 counts related to a string of break-ins over the last several months in Mason County. According to detectives, Garner would break into homes and watch young women sleep. Many of Garner's victims told police that the intruder would 

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  • Dad, baby die in Whatcom County crash; mom among injured

    Dad, baby die in Whatcom County crash; mom among injured

    Monday, May 15 2017 8:24 AM EDT2017-05-15 12:24:25 GMT
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    DEMING, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says a father and his baby were killed in a three-vehicle crash on Mount Baker Highway and two others were seriously injured. Sgt. Mark Francis says the infant's mother was driving in a separate car from her husband and child and was one of two injured Sunday morning. She and a man from Maple Falls were taken to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. He was critically injured. She had serious inju...

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    DEMING, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says a father and his baby were killed in a three-vehicle crash on Mount Baker Highway and two others were seriously injured. Sgt. Mark Francis says the infant's mother was driving in a separate car from her husband and child and was one of two injured Sunday morning. She and a man from Maple Falls were taken to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. He was critically injured. She had serious inju...

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  • Hit-and-run victim adjusting to life after losing leg

    Hit-and-run victim adjusting to life after losing leg

    Sunday, May 14 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-05-15 01:38:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been difficult adjusting to life after a hit-and-run crash left one Spokane without a leg. Daniel Inwood says he's had a difficult time even paying for the bandages he needs. Now his friends are stepping up. Inwood has been keeping busy since he lost his leg in a motorcycle crash two weeks ago.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been difficult adjusting to life after a hit-and-run crash left one Spokane without a leg. Daniel Inwood says he's had a difficult time even paying for the bandages he needs. Now his friends are stepping up. Inwood has been keeping busy since he lost his leg in a motorcycle crash two weeks ago.

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  • Missing Coeur d'Alene man found dead

    Missing Coeur d'Alene man found dead

    Sunday, May 14 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-05-14 23:11:30 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Update: Sheriff's deputies confirmed Sunday that a 54-year-old Mark K. Arnold has been found dead. Deputies with Kootenai County and Shoshone County had been searching for Arnold since he was reported missing Thursday. He told family members he was headed out to pick mushrooms in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Update: Sheriff's deputies confirmed Sunday that a 54-year-old Mark K. Arnold has been found dead. Deputies with Kootenai County and Shoshone County had been searching for Arnold since he was reported missing Thursday. He told family members he was headed out to pick mushrooms in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest.

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  • People donate thousands to Anne Frank memorial in Idaho

    People donate thousands to Anne Frank memorial in Idaho

    Sunday, May 14 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-05-14 22:36:40 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say thousands of dollars in donations for an Anne Frank memorial vandalized earlier this week.      The Idaho Statesman reports  that $11,000 were raised for the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise as of Friday. Park officials found racist and anti-Semitic slurs written on the memorial on Tuesday.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say thousands of dollars in donations for an Anne Frank memorial vandalized earlier this week.      The Idaho Statesman reports  that $11,000 were raised for the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise as of Friday. Park officials found racist and anti-Semitic slurs written on the memorial on Tuesday.

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  • Motorcyclist killed in crash near Caldwell middle school

    Motorcyclist killed in crash near Caldwell middle school

    Sunday, May 14 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-14 19:14:55 GMT

    CALDWELL, Idaho - Idaho State Police report a man is dead after a crash near Jefferson Middle School in Caldwell Saturday night. Police responded to the crash just before 7:30 p.m. They say a rider on a 1993 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling westbound on a walking path near Spruce and Fircrest, toward the north side of the middle school.

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    CALDWELL, Idaho - Idaho State Police report a man is dead after a crash near Jefferson Middle School in Caldwell Saturday night. Police responded to the crash just before 7:30 p.m. They say a rider on a 1993 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling westbound on a walking path near Spruce and Fircrest, toward the north side of the middle school.

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  • PHOTOS: Happy Mother's Day 2017

    PHOTOS: Happy Mother's Day 2017

    Sunday, May 14 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-05-14 17:31:42 GMT

    KHQ.com - Mother's Day is Sunday and we wanted to take a moment to appreciate all moms out there. Many of you sent us your photos of moms (and grandmas) in celebration of the holiday.  Click through the slideshow, keep those photos coming, and have a great weekend with mom!

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    KHQ.com - Mother's Day is Sunday and we wanted to take a moment to appreciate all moms out there. Many of you sent us your photos of moms (and grandmas) in celebration of the holiday.  Click through the slideshow, keep those photos coming, and have a great weekend with mom!

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  • Retired Idaho teacher back home after being stuck in Mexico hospital

    Retired Idaho teacher back home after being stuck in Mexico hospital

    Saturday, May 13 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-05-13 21:42:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The retired Coeur d'Alene teacher who says she was stuck in Mexico is now back in the Inland Northwest. Vikki Moormann arrived home late Friday night, and she says she is so relieved to be back and ready to sleep in her own home again. Moormann went to Nuevo Vallarta for vacation and had a medical emergency that landed her in the ICU for four days.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The retired Coeur d'Alene teacher who says she was stuck in Mexico is now back in the Inland Northwest. Vikki Moormann arrived home late Friday night, and she says she is so relieved to be back and ready to sleep in her own home again. Moormann went to Nuevo Vallarta for vacation and had a medical emergency that landed her in the ICU for four days.

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane police patrol team recovers stolen property traded for drugs

    PHOTOS: Spokane police patrol team recovers stolen property traded for drugs

    Saturday, May 13 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-05-13 21:39:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police report the Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team (aka PACT) recovered thousands of dollars worth of property, likely stolen, that was traded for drugs. 61-year-old Jeffrey S. Rise was booked for three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police report the Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team (aka PACT) recovered thousands of dollars worth of property, likely stolen, that was traded for drugs. 61-year-old Jeffrey S. Rise was booked for three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

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  • Idaho student accused of distributing laxative brownies

    Idaho student accused of distributing laxative brownies

    Saturday, May 13 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-05-13 21:07:31 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Police in north Idaho say they are investigating after a student was accused of putting laxatives in homemade brownies and distributing them to his classmates.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Police in north Idaho say they are investigating after a student was accused of putting laxatives in homemade brownies and distributing them to his classmates.

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  • Police: Newspaper editor accused of shoplifting groceries

    Police: Newspaper editor accused of shoplifting groceries

    Saturday, May 13 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-05-13 21:05:20 GMT

    COLVILLE, Wash. - Law enforcement officials in eastern Washington say an editor of a weekly newspaper was involved in several shoplifting incidents at a grocery store.  The Spokesman-Review reports that 38-year-old Kevin T. Hulten allegedly stole an estimated $112 in various items in March.

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    COLVILLE, Wash. - Law enforcement officials in eastern Washington say an editor of a weekly newspaper was involved in several shoplifting incidents at a grocery store.  The Spokesman-Review reports that 38-year-old Kevin T. Hulten allegedly stole an estimated $112 in various items in March.

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  • 'Sting' operation leads to recovery of stolen bees

    'Sting' operation leads to recovery of stolen bees

    Saturday, May 13 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-05-13 21:01:26 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana beekeeper has recovered hives that were stolen from him in California, thanks to an agricultural sting operation. Lloyd Cunniff of Choteau reported 488 hives stolen in January, after he had transported them to California for the almond pollination season.

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana beekeeper has recovered hives that were stolen from him in California, thanks to an agricultural sting operation. Lloyd Cunniff of Choteau reported 488 hives stolen in January, after he had transported them to California for the almond pollination season.

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  • Washington farmer with starved animals pleads not guilty

    Washington farmer with starved animals pleads not guilty

    Saturday, May 13 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-05-13 20:57:14 GMT

    A Washington farmer accused of animal abuse has pleaded not guilty. The Bellingham Herald reports Seth Snook, who is accused of starving his cattle and pigs for six months, pleaded not guilty on Friday. Snook was charged in April with five counts of animal cruelty. According to court records, investigators found starved animals, as well as carcasses of cows and pigs at Snook Brook Farms in Ferndale.

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    A Washington farmer accused of animal abuse has pleaded not guilty. The Bellingham Herald reports Seth Snook, who is accused of starving his cattle and pigs for six months, pleaded not guilty on Friday. Snook was charged in April with five counts of animal cruelty. According to court records, investigators found starved animals, as well as carcasses of cows and pigs at Snook Brook Farms in Ferndale.

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  • Visit Spokane rolls out new regional branding campaign: “Creative by Nature”

    Visit Spokane rolls out new regional branding campaign: “Creative by Nature”

    Friday, May 12 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-05-13 02:53:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the last 13 years, Spokanites have caught onto the motto “Near Nature. Near Perfect.” But that’s all changing. Local tourism agency, Visit Spokane, will roll out a new branding campaign aimed at created buzz about the region. “Spokane. Creative by Nature takes on a double meaning. “Creative” denotes the type of experience you can have. You can create your own adventure and experience. The use of the word 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the last 13 years, Spokanites have caught onto the motto “Near Nature. Near Perfect.” But that’s all changing. Local tourism agency, Visit Spokane, will roll out a new branding campaign aimed at created buzz about the region. “Spokane. Creative by Nature takes on a double meaning. “Creative” denotes the type of experience you can have. You can create your own adventure and experience. The use of the word 

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  • Making Spokane parks safer for the summer

    Making Spokane parks safer for the summer

    Friday, May 12 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-05-13 02:49:45 GMT

     SPOKANE, Wash - Crime isn't limited to Spokane's streets. The green spaces can be just as attractive to crooks as they are to families looking to play or picnic.  The many beautiful parks in Spokane showcase some of the greatness that the city has to offer and in a revamped effort, the Spokane Park Rangers are working making your parks safer in time for the summer. "We're going to be increasing those patrols to make sure that 

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     SPOKANE, Wash - Crime isn't limited to Spokane's streets. The green spaces can be just as attractive to crooks as they are to families looking to play or picnic.  The many beautiful parks in Spokane showcase some of the greatness that the city has to offer and in a revamped effort, the Spokane Park Rangers are working making your parks safer in time for the summer. "We're going to be increasing those patrols to make sure that 

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  • Homeless camp on wheels is on the move

    Homeless camp on wheels is on the move

    Friday, May 12 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-05-13 00:26:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the past week, we've been covering a story about a "homeless camp on wheels" in front of this Salvation Army. Friday morning, KHQ got reports that it was gone. But where did it go?.  Not very far at all. The camper filled with stuff, the blue minivan, and the pick-up truck are now just on the other side of the block. The white van, on the other hand, is nowhere to be seen. "On Tuesday of this week the city came 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the past week, we've been covering a story about a "homeless camp on wheels" in front of this Salvation Army. Friday morning, KHQ got reports that it was gone. But where did it go?.  Not very far at all. The camper filled with stuff, the blue minivan, and the pick-up truck are now just on the other side of the block. The white van, on the other hand, is nowhere to be seen. "On Tuesday of this week the city came 

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  • River City Middle School student suspended for bad batch of brownies

    River City Middle School student suspended for bad batch of brownies

    Friday, May 12 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-05-12 22:23:27 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Some students at River City Middle School recently complained of feeling ill after eating brownies brought to school by a classmate. According to a Post Falls Police report, the boy who brought the baked goods to school admitted to his probation officer that there was a laxative in brownies. The report states the boy admitted that he and a neighbor made them as a 'prank'. The boy's mother told police she believed he 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Some students at River City Middle School recently complained of feeling ill after eating brownies brought to school by a classmate. According to a Post Falls Police report, the boy who brought the baked goods to school admitted to his probation officer that there was a laxative in brownies. The report states the boy admitted that he and a neighbor made them as a 'prank'. The boy's mother told police she believed he 

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  • Spokane County Courthouse back open to public, FBI given substance to identify

    Spokane County Courthouse back open to public, FBI given substance to identify

    Friday, May 12 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-12 22:02:00 GMT

    Spokane firefighters tell KHQ that an envelope containing white powder was found by mail clerk at the Spokane County Courthouse. The courthouse has been evacuated for the time being. This story is developing. We will continue to update when we have more information. 

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    Spokane firefighters tell KHQ that an envelope containing white powder was found by mail clerk at the Spokane County Courthouse. The courthouse has been evacuated for the time being. This story is developing. We will continue to update when we have more information. 

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  • Flood warning, road closures issued in Okanogan County

    Flood warning, road closures issued in Okanogan County

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:35:11 GMT
    Salmon Creek Road ClosureSalmon Creek Road Closure
    Washington Emergency Management has issued a flood warning for Okanogan River near Tonkaset. It is forecast to rise near 16 feet Sunday morning. Okanogan County Emergency Management Crews have also closed Salmon Creek Road from Danker Cut-off Road MP 2.6 to Spring Coulee Road MP 4.2 due to water over the roadway. The shoulder and portions of the roadway are soft and have eroded. Citizens are asked to respect the ROAD CLOSED signs. No word when the roadway will reopen.&nb...>>
    Washington Emergency Management has issued a flood warning for Okanogan River near Tonkaset. It is forecast to rise near 16 feet Sunday morning. Okanogan County Emergency Management Crews have also closed Salmon Creek Road from Danker Cut-off Road MP 2.6 to Spring Coulee Road MP 4.2 due to water over the roadway. The shoulder and portions of the roadway are soft and have eroded. Citizens are asked to respect the ROAD CLOSED signs. No word when the roadway will reopen.&nb...>>
  • Washington inmate tells police where to find body in Phoenix

    Washington inmate tells police where to find body in Phoenix

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-05-12 03:16:18 GMT
    Washington inmate tells police where to find body in PhoenixWashington inmate tells police where to find body in Phoenix

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Police say an inmate at a jail north of Seattle in Bellingham has led officers to a body buried in a vacant lot behind an Arizona drugstore. The Bellingham Herald reported Thursday that 22-year-old Craig Strong spoke with police months ago on the day he was arraigned on local charges of possessing stolen guns and violating a no-contact order. Police say Strong told them where they would find the body of former Bel...

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Police say an inmate at a jail north of Seattle in Bellingham has led officers to a body buried in a vacant lot behind an Arizona drugstore. The Bellingham Herald reported Thursday that 22-year-old Craig Strong spoke with police months ago on the day he was arraigned on local charges of possessing stolen guns and violating a no-contact order. Police say Strong told them where they would find the body of former Bel...

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  • Deputy fired for pepper spraying homeless man's water bottle

    Deputy fired for pepper spraying homeless man's water bottle

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-05-12 03:13:13 GMT
    Deputy fired for pepper spraying homeless man's water bottleDeputy fired for pepper spraying homeless man's water bottle

    SEATTLE, Wash. - A King County sheriff's deputy has been fired for squirting pepper spray on a water bottle belonging to a man who was living under a bridge east of Seattle. Multiple news outlets reported Thursday that 43-year-old Deputy Derek DeZiel was terminated in late April by Sheriff John Urquhart who called DeZiel's behavior "serious and egregious."  Urquhart noted in a letter that DeZiel explained he took the action to make it uncomfortable for ...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - A King County sheriff's deputy has been fired for squirting pepper spray on a water bottle belonging to a man who was living under a bridge east of Seattle. Multiple news outlets reported Thursday that 43-year-old Deputy Derek DeZiel was terminated in late April by Sheriff John Urquhart who called DeZiel's behavior "serious and egregious."  Urquhart noted in a letter that DeZiel explained he took the action to make it uncomfortable for ...

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  • Lewiston police find suspected pipe bomb in storm drain

    Lewiston police find suspected pipe bomb in storm drain

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-05-12 03:05:29 GMT
    Lewiston police find suspected pipe bomb in storm drainLewiston police find suspected pipe bomb in storm drain

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police responded to Grelle Avenue Thursday after someone reported finding an explosive device in a storm drain culvert.  Police say the object appeared to be a pipe bomb constructed out of PVC pipe, wrapped with electrical tape and a fuse on one end.  The Explosives Disposal Unit from the Spokane Police Department responded to the scene and helped safely dispose of the device.  Lewiston Police 

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    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police responded to Grelle Avenue Thursday after someone reported finding an explosive device in a storm drain culvert.  Police say the object appeared to be a pipe bomb constructed out of PVC pipe, wrapped with electrical tape and a fuse on one end.  The Explosives Disposal Unit from the Spokane Police Department responded to the scene and helped safely dispose of the device.  Lewiston Police 

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  • Yellowstone: White wolf was shot; $5,000 reward offered

    Yellowstone: White wolf was shot; $5,000 reward offered

    Thursday, May 11 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-05-12 00:12:36 GMT
    Courtesy Yellowstone National ParkCourtesy Yellowstone National Park

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say a wolf they euthanized after hikers found the animal suffering from a serious injury had been shot. Park officials released preliminary necropsy findings Thursday for the wolf that was discovered wounded on April 11 near Gardiner, Montana, in northern Yellowstone. They are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say a wolf they euthanized after hikers found the animal suffering from a serious injury had been shot. Park officials released preliminary necropsy findings Thursday for the wolf that was discovered wounded on April 11 near Gardiner, Montana, in northern Yellowstone. They are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the

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  • Traffic alert: summer construction on major roadways to affect Idaho drivers

    Traffic alert: summer construction on major roadways to affect Idaho drivers

    Thursday, May 11 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-05-11 23:40:40 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Roadwork ahead, detour, road closed. Roadwork ahead, detour, road closed. You get the point. People trying to get to the lake this summer will see these signs on a regular basis on I-90, Northwest Boulevard, US 95, and several other spots around Coeur d’Alene. “It’s going to slow people down,” Ben Ward said. Ward is a project manager with the Idaho Transportation Department. He says the bulk of the work will 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Roadwork ahead, detour, road closed. Roadwork ahead, detour, road closed. You get the point. People trying to get to the lake this summer will see these signs on a regular basis on I-90, Northwest Boulevard, US 95, and several other spots around Coeur d’Alene. “It’s going to slow people down,” Ben Ward said. Ward is a project manager with the Idaho Transportation Department. He says the bulk of the work will 

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  • Ex-Kennewick teacher pleads guilty to child rape, sex crimes

    Ex-Kennewick teacher pleads guilty to child rape, sex crimes

    Thursday, May 11 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-05-11 20:29:36 GMT
    Ex-Kennewick teacher pleads guilty to child rape, sex crimesEx-Kennewick teacher pleads guilty to child rape, sex crimes

    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A former Kennewick teacher faces up to five years in prison after admitting that she sent nude pictures and videos of herself to at least four students and raped one of them. Tonie Reiboldt pleaded guilty in Benton County Superior Court Wednesday to third-degree child rape and three felony counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. She is to be sentenced June 14. The Tri-City Herald says Reiboldt was a physical education t...

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A former Kennewick teacher faces up to five years in prison after admitting that she sent nude pictures and videos of herself to at least four students and raped one of them. Tonie Reiboldt pleaded guilty in Benton County Superior Court Wednesday to third-degree child rape and three felony counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. She is to be sentenced June 14. The Tri-City Herald says Reiboldt was a physical education t...

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  • Washington mental hospital in 'critical safety situation'

    Washington mental hospital in 'critical safety situation'

    Thursday, May 11 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-05-11 19:56:13 GMT
    Washington mental hospital in 'critical safety situation'Washington mental hospital in 'critical safety situation'

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital is under a "critical safety situation" after inspectors discovered problems with the sprawling facility's fire response system. To ensure that Western State Hospital patients are safe state officials have implemented a "fire watch" program that involves staff looking for "evidence of smoke and fire in all areas," according to a memo sent to workers by Sean Murphy, the facility's ch...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital is under a "critical safety situation" after inspectors discovered problems with the sprawling facility's fire response system. To ensure that Western State Hospital patients are safe state officials have implemented a "fire watch" program that involves staff looking for "evidence of smoke and fire in all areas," according to a memo sent to workers by Sean Murphy, the facility's ch...

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  • Farmer finds body of missing Moses Lake man in irrigation ditch

    Farmer finds body of missing Moses Lake man in irrigation ditch

    Thursday, May 11 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-11 19:14:25 GMT
    Courtesy: Grant County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy: Grant County Sheriff's Office

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The body of a missing man in Moses Lake was found Tuesday afternoon in an irrigation ditch. 31-year-old Joe George Reyna, Jr. was reported missing by family members on May 1st. A farm worker found Reyna's body in an irrigation ditch near Road H-Northeast and called law enforcement. Grant County Coroner staff confirmed Reyna’s identity in an autopsy, concluding that he died from gunshot wounds to the .

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The body of a missing man in Moses Lake was found Tuesday afternoon in an irrigation ditch. 31-year-old Joe George Reyna, Jr. was reported missing by family members on May 1st. A farm worker found Reyna's body in an irrigation ditch near Road H-Northeast and called law enforcement. Grant County Coroner staff confirmed Reyna’s identity in an autopsy, concluding that he died from gunshot wounds to the .

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  • The City of Spokane wants your opinion on snow removal

    The City of Spokane wants your opinion on snow removal

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-04-18 13:37:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane says even though the season for snow is over, it is not off their radar. The City is looking for responses to a sixteen question survey reviewing this year's snow removal. The City has now received 1,300 responses and says the number of responses says citizens are very interested in snow removal even though the season is over. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane says even though the season for snow is over, it is not off their radar. The City is looking for responses to a sixteen question survey reviewing this year's snow removal. The City has now received 1,300 responses and says the number of responses says citizens are very interested in snow removal even though the season is over. 

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  • JOB ALERT: Durham School Buses hiring drivers right now

    JOB ALERT: Durham School Buses hiring drivers right now

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-04-18 13:16:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Looking for a job? Listen up! Durham School Buses is looking to hire experienced and non-experienced drivers. Durham says the big hiring season is usually in July but right now  they are in search for a number of drivers for the end of this school year. The starting wage is $14.50.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Looking for a job? Listen up! Durham School Buses is looking to hire experienced and non-experienced drivers. Durham says the big hiring season is usually in July but right now  they are in search for a number of drivers for the end of this school year. The starting wage is $14.50.

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  • Dedicated fans drive 900 miles to cheer on the Zags

    Dedicated fans drive 900 miles to cheer on the Zags

    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:10:39 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jack, Cameron, Ryan and Sam- four friends who drove 900 miles on a whim to watch the Zags take on West Virginia. “We bought the tickets Tuesday night and left Wednesday,” they said. 15 hours later they arrived in San Jose just in time to see their Zags win. And now it’s only fair that they want to see them go all the way. With faith in mind and homework to the side, they will cheer loud enough so even their friends in Spokane can hear them. 

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jack, Cameron, Ryan and Sam- four friends who drove 900 miles on a whim to watch the Zags take on West Virginia. “We bought the tickets Tuesday night and left Wednesday,” they said. 15 hours later they arrived in San Jose just in time to see their Zags win. And now it’s only fair that they want to see them go all the way. With faith in mind and homework to the side, they will cheer loud enough so even their friends in Spokane can hear them. 

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  • Fidget Spinners: helpful or hurtful?

    Fidget Spinners: helpful or hurtful?

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:52:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A popular toy designed to help kids with ADD focus is causing controversy at a Spokane area school.  Mullan Road Elementary sent an email to student's parents saying leave the fidget spinners at home. Mullan Road Elementary Principal Mike McGinnis says they had a plan in place for kids who need it the most. "We've struggled with that a little bit because we like to use those and they are popular enough that they are effective," said Principal ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A popular toy designed to help kids with ADD focus is causing controversy at a Spokane area school.  Mullan Road Elementary sent an email to student's parents saying leave the fidget spinners at home. Mullan Road Elementary Principal Mike McGinnis says they had a plan in place for kids who need it the most. "We've struggled with that a little bit because we like to use those and they are popular enough that they are effective," said Principal ...

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  • Steptoe residents arrested for pills, heroin, meth found in home

    Steptoe residents arrested for pills, heroin, meth found in home

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:44:47 GMT
    Steptoe residents arrested for pills, heroin, meth found in homeSteptoe residents arrested for pills, heroin, meth found in home

    COLFAX, Wash. - Two Steptoe residents are facing charges after deputies found drug paraphernalia, hydrocodone pills, and small amounts of both heroin and methamphetamine at their home. 20-year-old Meagan Rhuby and 19-year-old Wyatt Schmidt of Colfax were arrested for possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies in Whitman County say they served a search warrant for the home Thursday 

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    COLFAX, Wash. - Two Steptoe residents are facing charges after deputies found drug paraphernalia, hydrocodone pills, and small amounts of both heroin and methamphetamine at their home. 20-year-old Meagan Rhuby and 19-year-old Wyatt Schmidt of Colfax were arrested for possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies in Whitman County say they served a search warrant for the home Thursday 

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  • Rate of immunized kindergarteners is a steady 85 percent

    Rate of immunized kindergarteners is a steady 85 percent

    Monday, May 8 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-05-09 00:52:58 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State health officials say the percentage of kindergarteners with the required vaccinations needed to start school remained steady at 85 percent this year. The report released Monday by the Department of Health also shows 4.7 percent of the kindergarteners have an exemption excusing them from one or more vaccinations because of medical, personal, or religions reasons.      That exemption rate increased slightly during the 2016-17 school year, ...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State health officials say the percentage of kindergarteners with the required vaccinations needed to start school remained steady at 85 percent this year. The report released Monday by the Department of Health also shows 4.7 percent of the kindergarteners have an exemption excusing them from one or more vaccinations because of medical, personal, or religions reasons.      That exemption rate increased slightly during the 2016-17 school year, ...

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  • Pilot transported after failed take-off crash in Coeur d'Alene

    Pilot transported after failed take-off crash in Coeur d'Alene

    Monday, May 8 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-05-08 23:27:16 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The pilot of a small aircraft was taken to Kootenai Health Monday following a failed take-off at the Coeur d'Alene Airport. Details are still limited, but the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says the pilot was trying to take off when they crashed just after 1:30 p.m. The plane sustained damage to the front and right wing. We're told the pilot has minor injuries. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The pilot of a small aircraft was taken to Kootenai Health Monday following a failed take-off at the Coeur d'Alene Airport. Details are still limited, but the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says the pilot was trying to take off when they crashed just after 1:30 p.m. The plane sustained damage to the front and right wing. We're told the pilot has minor injuries. 

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  • Oreo's newest creation: 'Firework Oreo'

    Oreo's newest creation: 'Firework Oreo'

    Monday, May 8 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-05-08 21:04:06 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Oreo has created a new limited-edition flavor just in time for the Fourth of July. It's called "Firework Oreo." The creme inside the cookie contains red and blue specks of popping candies. Like fireworks. In your mouth. Get it? They're available nationwide beginning today.

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    KHQ.COM - Oreo has created a new limited-edition flavor just in time for the Fourth of July. It's called "Firework Oreo." The creme inside the cookie contains red and blue specks of popping candies. Like fireworks. In your mouth. Get it? They're available nationwide beginning today.

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  • Spokane Police: Man opens SUV door and tries to fire on officers on welfare check

    Spokane Police: Man opens SUV door and tries to fire on officers on welfare check

    Monday, May 8 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-05-08 19:38:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a 21-year-old man forced his girlfriend into her car at gunpoint and tried to shoot at them early Sunday morning in north Spokane. Officers were on scene of a welfare check just west of the Northtown Mall on Whitehouse. At the same time, several complaints were called in about shots being fired close by near Joseph and Ash.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a 21-year-old man forced his girlfriend into her car at gunpoint and tried to shoot at them early Sunday morning in north Spokane. Officers were on scene of a welfare check just west of the Northtown Mall on Whitehouse. At the same time, several complaints were called in about shots being fired close by near Joseph and Ash.

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  • BLOOMSDAY 2017: Finisher shirts from 1977-2017

    BLOOMSDAY 2017: Finisher shirts from 1977-2017

    Monday, April 25 2016 4:24 PM EDT2016-04-25 20:24:09 GMT
    Sunday, May 7 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-07 18:20:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the 41st running of Spokane's Bloomsday this weekend, we are taking a look back at the coveted reward for all of those who've ever finished the race. The Bloomsday Finisher shirt.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the 41st running of Spokane's Bloomsday this weekend, we are taking a look back at the coveted reward for all of those who've ever finished the race. The Bloomsday Finisher shirt.

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  • PHOTOS: Salish School of Spokane vandalized by hateful graffiti

    PHOTOS: Salish School of Spokane vandalized by hateful graffiti

    Saturday, May 6 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-05-06 04:35:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police are investigating after graffiti was found written on the walls and a whiteboard at the Salish School of Spokane ECEAP Center. In response to the act of vandalism, the school posted pictures of the graffiti to their Facebook page Friday, asking for the community to join in support on Saturday, May 6th at 3 p.m. at the ECEAP Center to perform a cleansing ceremony, paint over the damage, and 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police are investigating after graffiti was found written on the walls and a whiteboard at the Salish School of Spokane ECEAP Center. In response to the act of vandalism, the school posted pictures of the graffiti to their Facebook page Friday, asking for the community to join in support on Saturday, May 6th at 3 p.m. at the ECEAP Center to perform a cleansing ceremony, paint over the damage, and 

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  • Deputies find counterfeit money in trespassing suspect's pocket

    Deputies find counterfeit money in trespassing suspect's pocket

    Saturday, May 6 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-05-06 04:25:54 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Deputies in Moses Lake found a counterfeit $100 bill in the pants pocket of a trespassing suspect that they arrested Friday.  A woman called 911 after finding a man inside her home. When she confronted him, the man ran out the back door and into a home across the street.  Deputies arrested 25-year-old Mauricio Guerrero-Segoviano of Royal City.  While searching him, they found the counterfeit bill in his pocket. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Deputies in Moses Lake found a counterfeit $100 bill in the pants pocket of a trespassing suspect that they arrested Friday.  A woman called 911 after finding a man inside her home. When she confronted him, the man ran out the back door and into a home across the street.  Deputies arrested 25-year-old Mauricio Guerrero-Segoviano of Royal City.  While searching him, they found the counterfeit bill in his pocket. 

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  • Bonner County deputy shot in the line of duty returns to work

    Bonner County deputy shot in the line of duty returns to work

    Saturday, May 6 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-05-06 04:11:54 GMT

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - A Bonner County deputy who was shot in the line of duty in January will return to duty on Sunday. Deputies Justin Penn and Michael Gagnon were both critically injured while serving an arrest warrant in Blanchard, Idaho. Both deputies were shot with a .44 magnum revolver and rushed to the hospital, where they underwent surgery. Deputy Penn was released after a few days, but Deputy Gagnon was hospitalized for a week before he was released.

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - A Bonner County deputy who was shot in the line of duty in January will return to duty on Sunday. Deputies Justin Penn and Michael Gagnon were both critically injured while serving an arrest warrant in Blanchard, Idaho. Both deputies were shot with a .44 magnum revolver and rushed to the hospital, where they underwent surgery. Deputy Penn was released after a few days, but Deputy Gagnon was hospitalized for a week before he was released.

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  • Detectives in Spokane investigate remains found by hunter

    Detectives in Spokane investigate remains found by hunter

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:56:56 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains found in a remote wooded area in West Spokane County.  Wednesday morning, a hunter reported finding what appeared to be a skull, partially covered by dirt, in a remote wooded area near the general area of Brooks and Thorpe Road.  The hunter walked back to his vehicle, reported the incident to law 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains found in a remote wooded area in West Spokane County.  Wednesday morning, a hunter reported finding what appeared to be a skull, partially covered by dirt, in a remote wooded area near the general area of Brooks and Thorpe Road.  The hunter walked back to his vehicle, reported the incident to law 

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  • Bloomsday runner statues coming back to life

    Bloomsday runner statues coming back to life

    Friday, May 5 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-05-06 01:49:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’ve driven by the Bloomsday runner statues in Riverfront Park lately, you’ve probably noticed something different about them. The statues are wearing Bloomsday shirts from years past. It’s the 21st straight year Lala Gerber has shared the Bloomsday tradition with Spokanites and tourists. After the race, all the shirts are gone and Gerber doesn’t know where they end up. But she says she hopes they end up in 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’ve driven by the Bloomsday runner statues in Riverfront Park lately, you’ve probably noticed something different about them. The statues are wearing Bloomsday shirts from years past. It’s the 21st straight year Lala Gerber has shared the Bloomsday tradition with Spokanites and tourists. After the race, all the shirts are gone and Gerber doesn’t know where they end up. But she says she hopes they end up in 

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  • Paying for parking moving toward apps

    Paying for parking moving toward apps

    Friday, May 5 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-05-06 01:33:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As Spokane moves more toward using your smart phone to pay for parking, it can be confusing as the transition happens. Diamond Parking is the latest to make this move. Valynn Holland has been using the cash boxes to pay for parking in their lots because she parks there for work. “It’s about $100 a month I think we pay,” she says. But she says, in the last six months, she’s gotten at least seven tickets after she 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - As Spokane moves more toward using your smart phone to pay for parking, it can be confusing as the transition happens. Diamond Parking is the latest to make this move. Valynn Holland has been using the cash boxes to pay for parking in their lots because she parks there for work. “It’s about $100 a month I think we pay,” she says. But she says, in the last six months, she’s gotten at least seven tickets after she 

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  • Fighting back against 'homeless camp on wheels'

    Fighting back against 'homeless camp on wheels'

    Friday, May 5 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-05-06 01:06:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - These four vehicles have been here for months and local business owners are saying the problem keeps on growing. "It first started with the one vehicle the single van probably back in January and the other three vehicles showed up slowly during the last three months," said Anna Moran. Bikes hanging of the mirrors, trash piled up inside-and-out these cars aren't abandon they're broken down. People are living out of 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - These four vehicles have been here for months and local business owners are saying the problem keeps on growing. "It first started with the one vehicle the single van probably back in January and the other three vehicles showed up slowly during the last three months," said Anna Moran. Bikes hanging of the mirrors, trash piled up inside-and-out these cars aren't abandon they're broken down. People are living out of 

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  • Debris could enter Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

    Debris could enter Lake Pend Oreille, boaters should use caution

    Friday, May 5 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-05-06 00:21:55 GMT

    LAKE PEND OREILLE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' officials are warning boaters to watch for additional debris in Lake Pend Oreille due to a breach in a drift yard facility which allows logs and debris to enter the lake. The Corps gathers most debris from the Clark Fork before it enters the lake and stores it in the Clark Fork Drift Facility until it can be disposed. According to the Lake Commission, a piece of the log boom, a barrier of 

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    LAKE PEND OREILLE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' officials are warning boaters to watch for additional debris in Lake Pend Oreille due to a breach in a drift yard facility which allows logs and debris to enter the lake. The Corps gathers most debris from the Clark Fork before it enters the lake and stores it in the Clark Fork Drift Facility until it can be disposed. According to the Lake Commission, a piece of the log boom, a barrier of 

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  • UPDATE: Police find missing child safe in Liberty Lake

    Spokane Police searching for missing boy

    Friday, May 5 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-05-05 23:57:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help finding a missing boy.  Jeremy Clough left his home near S. Scott and E. Hartson at around 4:00 a.m. on Friday. Police say he is probably on his red and black Schwinn bicycle and was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and shorts.  Jeremy is 4'10" and weighs 70 pounds.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help finding a missing boy.  Jeremy Clough left his home near S. Scott and E. Hartson at around 4:00 a.m. on Friday. Police say he is probably on his red and black Schwinn bicycle and was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and shorts.  Jeremy is 4'10" and weighs 70 pounds.

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  • Dogs abandoned on the side of the road find new homes

    Dogs abandoned on the side of the road find new homes

    Friday, May 5 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-05-05 23:53:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s hard to imagine that someone could even do this, but two puppies were found abandoned on the side of the road, in an upside down crate filled with water from the storm overnight. Jeph Barlow’s step-father was going for a run, when he heard yipping and saw something moving on the side of the road. He saw a kennel in the construction area, with two dogs, scared and crying, inside. “It really affects me as

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s hard to imagine that someone could even do this, but two puppies were found abandoned on the side of the road, in an upside down crate filled with water from the storm overnight. Jeph Barlow’s step-father was going for a run, when he heard yipping and saw something moving on the side of the road. He saw a kennel in the construction area, with two dogs, scared and crying, inside. “It really affects me as

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  • Detectives seek help with investigation into Fernan Lake car deaths

    Detectives seek help with investigation into Fernan Lake car deaths

    Friday, May 5 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-05-05 23:43:46 GMT
    Riley and Tristan PhelpsRiley and Tristan Phelps

    HAYDEN, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's Detectives are continuing to investigate the deaths of a woman and her two children found in Fernan Lake in November. 25-year-old Misty Phelps and her two children, one-year-old Tristan and two-year old Riley were found dead in the submerged car at the west Fernan Boat Launch the morning of November 3rd. Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying people with vehicles that used 

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    HAYDEN, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's Detectives are continuing to investigate the deaths of a woman and her two children found in Fernan Lake in November. 25-year-old Misty Phelps and her two children, one-year-old Tristan and two-year old Riley were found dead in the submerged car at the west Fernan Boat Launch the morning of November 3rd. Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying people with vehicles that used 

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  • Uber to pay $40,000 for unsolicited texts to customers

    Uber to pay $40,000 for unsolicited texts to customers

    Friday, May 5 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-05-05 22:43:13 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Attorney General's Office says ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to pay $40,000 and to stop sending unsolicited text messages to customers in the state. Attorney General Bob Ferguson says hundreds and perhaps thousands of people in the state received texts and didn't know how to stop them. Some of the messages were intended for Uber drivers but were sent to customers who didn't sign up to be drivers. Ferguson says the co...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Attorney General's Office says ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to pay $40,000 and to stop sending unsolicited text messages to customers in the state. Attorney General Bob Ferguson says hundreds and perhaps thousands of people in the state received texts and didn't know how to stop them. Some of the messages were intended for Uber drivers but were sent to customers who didn't sign up to be drivers. Ferguson says the co...

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  • Man killed in loading area accident at Idaho racing track

    Friday, May 5 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-05-05 22:38:38 GMT
    Courtesy Firebird Raceway FacebookCourtesy Firebird Raceway Facebook

    EAGLE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a 65-year-old Idaho man has died in an accident in a loading area at a drag racing track in southwest Idaho. The Ada County Coroner's Office on Friday afternoon identified 65-year-old Dan Barton of Post Falls as having died of blunt force trauma due to an accident. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says Barton died Friday morning when a heavy trailer door fell on him in a loading area at Firebird Raceway in Eagle.  &nbs...

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    EAGLE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a 65-year-old Idaho man has died in an accident in a loading area at a drag racing track in southwest Idaho. The Ada County Coroner's Office on Friday afternoon identified 65-year-old Dan Barton of Post Falls as having died of blunt force trauma due to an accident. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says Barton died Friday morning when a heavy trailer door fell on him in a loading area at Firebird Raceway in Eagle.  &nbs...

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  • Spokane Valley deputy and firefighters help revive 2-year-old girl found not breathing in backyard pond

    Spokane Valley deputy and firefighters help revive 2-year-old girl found not breathing in backyard pond

    Friday, May 5 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-05 20:19:14 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley Deputy is being credited with helping successfully resuscitate a 2-year-old child who had fallen into a decorative pond Thursday night in Spokane Valley.  Deputies and firefighters were called to a home near 10th and University after the child's father had already begun CPR. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley Deputy is being credited with helping successfully resuscitate a 2-year-old child who had fallen into a decorative pond Thursday night in Spokane Valley.  Deputies and firefighters were called to a home near 10th and University after the child's father had already begun CPR. 

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  • WSU launches investigation into racist video

    WSU launches investigation into racist video

    Friday, May 5 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-05-05 04:31:41 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - "Racism has no place at Washington State University," WSU President Kirk Schulz tweeted Thursday afternoon.  The statement comes after a video surfaced on social media that was filmed last year at a Donald Trump Rally at WSU.  "I have said this before and will repeat it once again. The attitudes, the behavior, and the language expressed in the video are not acceptable.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - "Racism has no place at Washington State University," WSU President Kirk Schulz tweeted Thursday afternoon.  The statement comes after a video surfaced on social media that was filmed last year at a Donald Trump Rally at WSU.  "I have said this before and will repeat it once again. The attitudes, the behavior, and the language expressed in the video are not acceptable.

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  • Woman warns others, says drink was roofied at Spokane bar

    Woman warns others, says drink was roofied at Spokane bar

    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-05-05 01:54:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It started out as a nice spring evening, last month, when Chelsea and her friend left the Eastern Washington Campus to go to downtown Spokane to grab some drinks. "We got down there and went straight to the Globe," said Chelsea. It wasn't long until the night these two college students planned - took an unplanned turn. "Then next thing I know, it's 9 in the morning," Chelsea said. "Literally her and I had no 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It started out as a nice spring evening, last month, when Chelsea and her friend left the Eastern Washington Campus to go to downtown Spokane to grab some drinks. "We got down there and went straight to the Globe," said Chelsea. It wasn't long until the night these two college students planned - took an unplanned turn. "Then next thing I know, it's 9 in the morning," Chelsea said. "Literally her and I had no 

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  • Lisa Brown to step down as chancellor of WSU-Spokane

    Lisa Brown to step down as chancellor of WSU-Spokane

    Thursday, May 4 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-05-05 00:13:11 GMT
    Courtesy Spokane WSUCourtesy Spokane WSU

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Lisa Brown, who was instrumental in bringing a medical school to Washington State University's Spokane campus, is stepping down as chancellor of the branch. Brown has spent the past four years leading the Spokane campus, and says she will step down in August. Brown, a Democrat, told The Spokesman-Review she was considering a run for Congress. Daryll DeWald, the current dean of the WSU College of Arts and Sciences, will...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Lisa Brown, who was instrumental in bringing a medical school to Washington State University's Spokane campus, is stepping down as chancellor of the branch. Brown has spent the past four years leading the Spokane campus, and says she will step down in August. Brown, a Democrat, told The Spokesman-Review she was considering a run for Congress. Daryll DeWald, the current dean of the WSU College of Arts and Sciences, will...

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  • PHOTOS: Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for tips on wanted fugitives

    PHOTOS: Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for tips on wanted fugitives

    Thursday, May 4 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-05-05 00:07:14 GMT
    Persons with information regarding this fugitive whereabouts should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.Persons with information regarding this fugitive whereabouts should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.

    Do you recognize these people?  Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  They need your help locating the following wanted fugitives who are avoiding police: Kalani Colon is a 32-year-old man wanted for DOC Escape from Community Custody and Misdemeanor Making a False Statement. He is 5'9, 185 lbs and has brown hair and brown eyes. Brenna Shove is a 27-year-old woman who is wanted for DOC Esc...

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    Do you recognize these people?  Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  They need your help locating the following wanted fugitives who are avoiding police: Kalani Colon is a 32-year-old man wanted for DOC Escape from Community Custody and Misdemeanor Making a False Statement. He is 5'9, 185 lbs and has brown hair and brown eyes. Brenna Shove is a 27-year-old woman who is wanted for DOC Esc...

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  • California child rape suspect arrested in Ephrata

    California child rape suspect arrested in Ephrata

    Thursday, May 4 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-05-04 23:07:32 GMT
    California child rape suspect arrested in EphrataCalifornia child rape suspect arrested in Ephrata

    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County Sheriff's Office says a California child rape suspect was arrested Thursday after he was found living family members in Ephrata.  30-year-old Antuan Javier Tejada is currently being lodged at the Grant County Jail where he is waiting to be extradited back to California.  There are no further details of the alleged crime or case at this time. 

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    EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County Sheriff's Office says a California child rape suspect was arrested Thursday after he was found living family members in Ephrata.  30-year-old Antuan Javier Tejada is currently being lodged at the Grant County Jail where he is waiting to be extradited back to California.  There are no further details of the alleged crime or case at this time. 

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  • House GOP votes to gut Obama health care law, measure now heads to Senate

    House GOP votes to gut Obama health care law, measure now heads to Senate

    Thursday, May 4 2017 2:25 PM EDT2017-05-04 18:25:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Relieved Republicans have pushed their prized health care bill through the House. The mostly party-line 217-213 vote advances a bill that addresses their longtime pledge to erase the 2010 Obama health care law. Thursday's vote sends the measure to the Senate. Many senators consider the House bill too harsh and it's expected to undergo substantial changes.

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    WASHINGTON - Relieved Republicans have pushed their prized health care bill through the House. The mostly party-line 217-213 vote advances a bill that addresses their longtime pledge to erase the 2010 Obama health care law. Thursday's vote sends the measure to the Senate. Many senators consider the House bill too harsh and it's expected to undergo substantial changes.

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  • Kellogg man who hates onions throws burger with onions at McDonalds window

    Kellogg man who hates onions throws burger with onions at McDonalds window

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-05-04 01:44:59 GMT

    KELLOGG, Idaho - There are right and wrong ways to handle things. Most of us learn this at a very young age. Still, there are those who either seem to zone out when this is being taught or just let it go in one ear and out the other.  A Kellogg, Idaho resident may have been absent on the day lessons were being taught on how to handle unwanted onions on your hamburger.

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    KELLOGG, Idaho - There are right and wrong ways to handle things. Most of us learn this at a very young age. Still, there are those who either seem to zone out when this is being taught or just let it go in one ear and out the other.  A Kellogg, Idaho resident may have been absent on the day lessons were being taught on how to handle unwanted onions on your hamburger.

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  • Woman gets 6 months after draining mother's bank account

    Woman gets 6 months after draining mother's bank account

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-05-04 01:38:29 GMT

    PORCH ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A woman accused of emptying her 79-year-old mother's bank account of $300,000, causing her to move from an assisted living facility and in with a grandson has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Kitsap Sun reported Wednesday  that Mary Vickers pleaded guilty to theft, criminal mistreatment and bail jumping in the case of her mother Elizabeth McPhee Clarke.

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    PORCH ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A woman accused of emptying her 79-year-old mother's bank account of $300,000, causing her to move from an assisted living facility and in with a grandson has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Kitsap Sun reported Wednesday  that Mary Vickers pleaded guilty to theft, criminal mistreatment and bail jumping in the case of her mother Elizabeth McPhee Clarke.

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  • SCRAPS seizes horses, one with 75% of its hair gone from Airway Heights owner

    SCRAPS seizes horses, one with 75% of its hair gone from Airway Heights owner

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-05-04 00:59:56 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - SCRAPS is investigating a case of animal abuse in Airway Heights.  Court documents show SCRAPS responded to a home on W. Deno Road and found two horses in emaciated condition. Photos show the horses that were taken by SCRAPS on Friday. According to court documents, one horse had 75 percent of its hair missing.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - SCRAPS is investigating a case of animal abuse in Airway Heights.  Court documents show SCRAPS responded to a home on W. Deno Road and found two horses in emaciated condition. Photos show the horses that were taken by SCRAPS on Friday. According to court documents, one horse had 75 percent of its hair missing.

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  • PHOTOS: Lanes of Highway 95 to remain closed during train derailment cleanup; Crews warn of extra animals in the area

    PHOTOS: Lanes of Highway 95 to remain closed during train derailment cleanup; Crews warn of extra animals in the area

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-03 23:45:02 GMT

    COCOLALLA, Idaho - The Idaho Transportation Department says they expect southbound lanes of Highway 95 to remain closed for at least two weeks while they clean up the 25 train cars that derailed near Cocolalla this week.

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    COCOLALLA, Idaho - The Idaho Transportation Department says they expect southbound lanes of Highway 95 to remain closed for at least two weeks while they clean up the 25 train cars that derailed near Cocolalla this week. Crews on scene have observed an increase in animals approaching the wreck to eat the spilled corn, so drivers should use caution in the area.

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  • The Latest: 4th man accuses Seattle mayor of sex abuse

    The Latest: 4th man accuses Seattle mayor of sex abuse

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-05-03 23:22:54 GMT
    Photo: Office of the MayorPhoto: Office of the Mayor

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on sex abuse allegations made by men against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (all times local): 11:58 a.m. A fourth man is accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex when the man was a teenager. In a sworn declaration filed in court late Tuesday, the man says he was introduced to Murray by Delvonn Heckard. Heckard last month filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Murray de...

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on sex abuse allegations made by men against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (all times local): 11:58 a.m. A fourth man is accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex when the man was a teenager. In a sworn declaration filed in court late Tuesday, the man says he was introduced to Murray by Delvonn Heckard. Heckard last month filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Murray de...

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  • Spokane mayor appoints Ormsby for City Attorney

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:47:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor David Condon has appointed Mike Ormsby, the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, to be the next City Attorney. Ormsby’s appointment was forwarded today to the City Council for confirmation. Ormsby is scheduled to start at the city on May 22 pending confirmaion from City Council on May 15. “Mike brings tremendous experience in public service and private practice that will help

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor David Condon has appointed Mike Ormsby, the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, to be the next City Attorney. Ormsby’s appointment was forwarded today to the City Council for confirmation. Ormsby is scheduled to start at the city on May 22 pending confirmaion from City Council on May 15. “Mike brings tremendous experience in public service and private practice that will help

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  • Gonzaga becomes state's first certified 'Bee Campus USA'

    Gonzaga becomes state's first certified 'Bee Campus USA'

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:21:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga's campus is buzzing with excitement. With two bee apiaries at the Hemmingson Center Roof Garden and another at Bozarth Mansion, Gonzaga University has become the 25th educational institution in the nation – and the very first in the state of Washington – to be a certified affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program. The program is designed to marshal educational institutions to benefit these endangered pollinators. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga's campus is buzzing with excitement. With two bee apiaries at the Hemmingson Center Roof Garden and another at Bozarth Mansion, Gonzaga University has become the 25th educational institution in the nation – and the very first in the state of Washington – to be a certified affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program. The program is designed to marshal educational institutions to benefit these endangered pollinators. 

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  • Deputies identify woman found dead in boundary county home; Suspect charged with murder

    Deputies identify woman found dead in boundary county home; Suspect charged with murder

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-05-02 22:56:29 GMT

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office have identified the name of the woman who was killed inside her residence Monday at the Cedar Court Trailer Park. 38-year-old Jesseka Musson was found dead on scene when police arrived on scene, responding to a 9-1-1 call around 10:45am. 

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    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office have identified the name of the woman who was killed inside her residence Monday at the Cedar Court Trailer Park. 38-year-old Jesseka Musson was found dead on scene when police arrived on scene, responding to a 9-1-1 call around 10:45am. 

     

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  • Budget deal provides solid budget for Hanford

    Budget deal provides solid budget for Hanford

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-05-02 21:32:47 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - That bipartisan deal to fund the federal government through September would provide a solid budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation if approved this week. The proposed budget for the current fiscal year would be $2.3 billion, according to the agreement worked out Sunday night by Republican and Democrat negotiators.

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - That bipartisan deal to fund the federal government through September would provide a solid budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation if approved this week. The proposed budget for the current fiscal year would be $2.3 billion, according to the agreement worked out Sunday night by Republican and Democrat negotiators.

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  • Betsy Cowles inducted into Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame

    Betsy Cowles inducted into Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-05-02 18:14:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Chairman of the Cowles Company, which owns KHQ-TV, Betsy Cowles was honored Tuesday morning by the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Chairman of the Cowles Company, which owns KHQ-TV, Betsy Cowles was honored Tuesday morning by the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame. Cowles was inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame in the category of Economic Development and Business category. The Cowles Company is a fourth generation family-owned entity with branches in media, forest products, real estate and insurance. 

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  • Suspect in hit and run where motorcyclist lost leg told detectives she knew she was in a collision

    Suspect in hit and run where motorcyclist lost leg told detectives she knew she was in a collision

    Monday, May 1 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-05-02 00:00:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Newly released court documents show that the driver of an SUV believed to be involved in a hit and run with a motorcycle were the rider lost his leg admitted to detectives to being involved in the crash. According to court documents, 33-year-old Leslie Hester told detectives she was being physically attacked by an acquaintance while she was driving on April 23 near 11th and Southeast Blvd. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Newly released court documents show that the driver of an SUV believed to be involved in a hit and run with a motorcycle were the rider lost his leg admitted to detectives to being involved in the crash. According to court documents, 33-year-old Leslie Hester told detectives she was being physically attacked by an acquaintance while she was driving on April 23 near 11th and Southeast Blvd. 

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  • Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Spokane

    Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Spokane

    Sunday, April 30 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-05-01 01:25:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A flight carrying passengers from Seattle to Toronto had to make an emergency landing in Spokane Sunday morning. Todd Woodard with the Spokane International Airport says the Air Canada flight landed in Spokane at around 9:15 a.m. because of a potential mechanical issue. Fire crews responded, but were unable to find a problem with the plane.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A flight carrying passengers from Seattle to Toronto had to make an emergency landing in Spokane Sunday morning. Todd Woodard with the Spokane International Airport says the Air Canada flight landed in Spokane at around 9:15 a.m. because of a potential mechanical issue. Fire crews responded, but were unable to find a problem with the plane.

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  • Idaho Judicial Council accepting applications for high court

    Idaho Judicial Council accepting applications for high court

    Sunday, April 30 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-04-30 16:44:18 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An opening on the Idaho Supreme Court won't be filled through an election but through an application process. Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann announced earlier this year he will retire in August - 16 months before the end of his current six-year term.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An opening on the Idaho Supreme Court won't be filled through an election but through an application process. Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann announced earlier this year he will retire in August - 16 months before the end of his current six-year term.

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  • Police arrest man accused of watching women while they sleep

    Police arrest man accused of watching women while they sleep

    Saturday, April 29 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-04-29 19:07:27 GMT

    Police have arrested a man suspected of entering homes and watching women sleep in western Washington.  The Kitsap Sun reports the 22-year-old man was arrested Thursday at his home west of Tacoma.  Shelton police say the first incident was reported April 20 when a woman said she awoke to see an unknown man in her bedroom. The man allegedly fled after she alerted her boyfriend, who was sleeping beside her.

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    Police have arrested a man suspected of entering homes and watching women sleep in western Washington.  The Kitsap Sun reports the 22-year-old man was arrested Thursday at his home west of Tacoma.  Shelton police say the first incident was reported April 20 when a woman said she awoke to see an unknown man in her bedroom. The man allegedly fled after she alerted her boyfriend, who was sleeping beside her.

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  • Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies

    Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies

    Saturday, April 29 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-04-29 17:47:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people across the U.S. are marking President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies.      In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday were making their way down Pennsylvania Avenue, where they planned to encircle the White House. Organizers say about 300 other protest marches are expected around the country.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people across the U.S. are marking President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies.      In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday were making their way down Pennsylvania Avenue, where they planned to encircle the White House. Organizers say about 300 other protest marches are expected around the country.

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  • City of Coeur d'Alene hopes to turn former mill into something big

    City of Coeur d'Alene hopes to turn former mill into something big

    Friday, April 28 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-04-29 01:46:41 GMT

    It’s peaceful down by the Spokane River and the views of downtown Coeur d’Alene are awesome from near Riverstone. "We've heard from our community over the years that waterfront access is very important to them,” Sam Taylor, the deputy city administrator for the city of Coeur d’Alene, said. It’s no secret, especially with spots along the lake and river; waterfront access is at the forefront. Now, expanding that access is in the cards. The city of ...

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    It’s peaceful down by the Spokane River and the views of downtown Coeur d’Alene are awesome from near Riverstone. "We've heard from our community over the years that waterfront access is very important to them,” Sam Taylor, the deputy city administrator for the city of Coeur d’Alene, said. It’s no secret, especially with spots along the lake and river; waterfront access is at the forefront. Now, expanding that access is in the cards. The city of ...

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  • How can a home under construction with only two outlets generate an $800 power bill?

    How can a home under construction with only two outlets generate an $800 power bill?

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-04-29 00:44:36 GMT

    KETTLE FALLS, Wash. - How does a home that is currently under construction and only has two functioning electrical outlets rack up a power bill for more than $800 in one month?  That's the question KHQ's Joe McHale is trying to figure out for Habitat for Humanity in Colville. A Habitat for Humanity employee came to KHQ for help on Thursday after his organization received an $805 bill from Avista after it was barely $60 the month before. 

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    KETTLE FALLS, Wash. - How does a home that is currently under construction and only has two functioning electrical outlets rack up a power bill for more than $800 in one month?  That's the question KHQ's Joe McHale is trying to figure out for Habitat for Humanity in Colville. A Habitat for Humanity employee came to KHQ for help on Thursday after his organization received an $805 bill from Avista after it was barely $60 the month before. 

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  • A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some

    A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-04-29 00:30:08 GMT
    A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries someA robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some
    (AP) - Harvesting the vast apple orchards of Washington state each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many work illegally in the United States.      That system could eventually come to an end as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit picking machines to market.      Members of the $7.5 billion annual Washington agriculture industry have long grappled with labor shortages, and depend on workers coming up from Mexico each year to ...>>
    (AP) - Harvesting the vast apple orchards of Washington state each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many work illegally in the United States.      That system could eventually come to an end as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit picking machines to market.      Members of the $7.5 billion annual Washington agriculture industry have long grappled with labor shortages, and depend on workers coming up from Mexico each year to ...>>
  • New report says Spokane spends $1M on cops in schools

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-04-29 00:25:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Police officers working in Washington schools are expensive, largely unregulated and widespread. That's according to a report published by the ACLU earlier this week. The Spokesman-Review says Spokane spent the most money to put cops in schools. During the 2014-15 school year, Spokane Public Schools paid $1 million in salary and benefits to its resource officers, more than any other district in the state.    ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Police officers working in Washington schools are expensive, largely unregulated and widespread. That's according to a report published by the ACLU earlier this week. The Spokesman-Review says Spokane spent the most money to put cops in schools. During the 2014-15 school year, Spokane Public Schools paid $1 million in salary and benefits to its resource officers, more than any other district in the state.    ...

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  • Silver Valley to Silicon Valley: new tech start up hopes to bring tech jobs to CDA

    Silver Valley to Silicon Valley: new tech start up hopes to bring tech jobs to CDA

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-04-29 00:00:27 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Caution, men hard at work. Construction crews are working furiously to complete Innovation Collective’s den. The company, started by guys from Coeur d’Alene, hope to bring high-quality, better-paying jobs to North Idaho. “This is more of a representation of a movement in Coeur d'Alene,” Patrick Geren said. Geren is one of several heads of the company. The movement he’s talking about is being able to 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Caution, men hard at work. Construction crews are working furiously to complete Innovation Collective’s den. The company, started by guys from Coeur d’Alene, hope to bring high-quality, better-paying jobs to North Idaho. “This is more of a representation of a movement in Coeur d'Alene,” Patrick Geren said. Geren is one of several heads of the company. The movement he’s talking about is being able to 

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  • Landslide closes road on Priest Lake Ranger District

    Landslide closes road on Priest Lake Ranger District

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-04-28 23:49:02 GMT
    Courtesy U.S. Forest Service - Idaho Panhandle National ForestsCourtesy U.S. Forest Service - Idaho Panhandle National Forests

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The Priest Lake Ranger District is issuing a road closure on National Forest System Road #1308 in Bonner County due to a landslide on the downhill side of the road.  The road closure is to provide for public safety.  No word at this time on when the roadway will reopen. 

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - The Priest Lake Ranger District is issuing a road closure on National Forest System Road #1308 in Bonner County due to a landslide on the downhill side of the road.  The road closure is to provide for public safety.  No word at this time on when the roadway will reopen. 

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  • PHOTOS: Items from famed inventor's estate up for auction in Sagle

    PHOTOS: Items from famed inventor's estate up for auction in Sagle

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-04-28 23:07:14 GMT
    Courtesy Silver AuctionsCourtesy Silver Auctions

    SAGLE, Idaho (AP) - About 300 items belonging to a famed northern Idaho inventor collected during his long life are going up for auction on Saturday in Sagle. Forrest Bird, who died in August 2015 at age 94, invented medical respirators that breathed life back into millions of patients around the world. He was also a keen aviator. His wife, Pamela Bird, died about three months later in a plane crash. Items in the auction range from hand t...

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    SAGLE, Idaho (AP) - About 300 items belonging to a famed northern Idaho inventor collected during his long life are going up for auction on Saturday in Sagle. Forrest Bird, who died in August 2015 at age 94, invented medical respirators that breathed life back into millions of patients around the world. He was also a keen aviator. His wife, Pamela Bird, died about three months later in a plane crash. Items in the auction range from hand t...

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  • SPD's stance on responding to car crashes

    SPD's stance on responding to car crashes

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-04-28 01:53:57 GMT
    Car accidents can happen at any time. They can be a simple fender bender or a life threatening crash. But in Spokane, police can't respond to every minor car accident. "One thing I'd like people to know is that we want to respond, you know, were not having lattes on a side street," said Officer Phillips.  Spokane police are facing an officer shortage, which is resulting in longer wait times for minor traffic accidents. According to the Washington Departmen...>>
    Car accidents can happen at any time. They can be a simple fender bender or a life threatening crash. But in Spokane, police can't respond to every minor car accident. "One thing I'd like people to know is that we want to respond, you know, were not having lattes on a side street," said Officer Phillips.  Spokane police are facing an officer shortage, which is resulting in longer wait times for minor traffic accidents. According to the Washington Departmen...>>
  • Buyers in Spokane desperate for a home

    Buyers in Spokane desperate for a home

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-04-28 01:40:37 GMT

    As the home market continues to boom in Spokane, people are doing whatever they can to entice people buy a home that might not be for sale. Property values continue to soar in Spokane an it’s a sellers market. Right now the problem many buyers are facing is there aren’t many homes to sell. “We listed a house yesterday and we already had five offers on the first day,” Mary Jane Frances, a broker at Windermere Real Estate said. According to the Spokane Associ...

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    As the home market continues to boom in Spokane, people are doing whatever they can to entice people buy a home that might not be for sale. Property values continue to soar in Spokane an it’s a sellers market. Right now the problem many buyers are facing is there aren’t many homes to sell. “We listed a house yesterday and we already had five offers on the first day,” Mary Jane Frances, a broker at Windermere Real Estate said. According to the Spokane Associ...

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  • Inmate's attempt to escape officers fails

    Inmate's attempt to escape officers fails

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-04-28 01:31:58 GMT
    Inmate's attempt to escape officers failsInmate's attempt to escape officers fails
    Spokane County Detention Services Corrections Officers caught an inmate who tried to escape after a short foot pursuit.  30-year-old Johnathan D. McNair had just arrived on the west side of the jail in a transport van when he tried to run from officers.  McNair, who was restrained in belly chains, was quickly caught and returned to the jail by Corrections Staff. McNair was one of the last prisoners off the van, and suddenly bolted when he stepped out.  Several correc...>>
    Spokane County Detention Services Corrections Officers caught an inmate who tried to escape after a short foot pursuit.  30-year-old Johnathan D. McNair had just arrived on the west side of the jail in a transport van when he tried to run from officers.  McNair, who was restrained in belly chains, was quickly caught and returned to the jail by Corrections Staff. McNair was one of the last prisoners off the van, and suddenly bolted when he stepped out.  Several correc...>>
  • Spokane's problem house cycle

    Spokane's problem house cycle

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-04-28 01:11:39 GMT
    Nuisance homes seem like the problem that won’t go away. On Tuesday, Spokane police shut down a drug house that’s been plaguing a north Spokane neighborhood. But once one gets shut down, it seems like another pops up. That’s what one Facebook comment said. We took that question to Spokane police Officer Shane Phillips, who says that theoretically could happen. “Unfortunately there are issues of mental illness, drug abuse, and so if they don't have a home and ...>>
    Nuisance homes seem like the problem that won’t go away. On Tuesday, Spokane police shut down a drug house that’s been plaguing a north Spokane neighborhood. But once one gets shut down, it seems like another pops up. That’s what one Facebook comment said. We took that question to Spokane police Officer Shane Phillips, who says that theoretically could happen. “Unfortunately there are issues of mental illness, drug abuse, and so if they don't have a home and ...>>
  • Inslee signs marijuana lockbox measure

    Inslee signs marijuana lockbox measure

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:44:00 GMT
    Inslee signs marijuana lockbox measureInslee signs marijuana lockbox measure

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Marijuana stores will be able to give customers free lockable storage boxes under a bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.      Supporters of the measure, signed Thursday, say it helps protect kids and pets from accidentally eating marijuana products. Under the measure, stores may not make the donation of the box contingent on a purchase and cannot market the free boxes as an incentive to sell marijuana products or paraphernalia. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Marijuana stores will be able to give customers free lockable storage boxes under a bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.      Supporters of the measure, signed Thursday, say it helps protect kids and pets from accidentally eating marijuana products. Under the measure, stores may not make the donation of the box contingent on a purchase and cannot market the free boxes as an incentive to sell marijuana products or paraphernalia. 

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  • Former WSU student sentenced to 12 years for drugs

    Former WSU student sentenced to 12 years for drugs

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:17:32 GMT
    Former WSU student sentenced to 12 years for drugsFormer WSU student sentenced to 12 years for drugs

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - A former Washington State University student has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing heroin and methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that 34-year-old Hugo Acevedo was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He faced the possibility of up to life in prison after pleading guilty to the distribution charges in January. Acevedo had ...

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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - A former Washington State University student has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing heroin and methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that 34-year-old Hugo Acevedo was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He faced the possibility of up to life in prison after pleading guilty to the distribution charges in January. Acevedo had ...

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  • UPDATE: Water main repaired in Shoshone County, boil order lifted

    UPDATE: Water main repaired in Shoshone County, boil order lifted

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:24:32 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - Chad Nelson with the Central Shoshone County Water District says water service has been restored for residents in the area. Nelson says crews worked nonstop to get the broken main repaired after it broke earlier this week. Even with water service having been restored, levels are still critical and Nelson says residents are being asked conserve water this weekend as the tanks replenish. 

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - Chad Nelson with the Central Shoshone County Water District says water service has been restored for residents in the area. Nelson says crews worked nonstop to get the broken main repaired after it broke earlier this week. Even with water service having been restored, levels are still critical and Nelson says residents are being asked conserve water this weekend as the tanks replenish. 

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  • Man hit by car near Manito Golf Course

    Man hit by car near Manito Golf Course

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-04-26 02:16:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police and medical personnel are investigating a crash near Manito Park in the area of High Drive and Hatch Road Tuesday evening. Police on the scene say a man on the side of the road was struck by a car.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police and medical personnel are investigating a crash near Manito Park in the area of High Drive and Hatch Road Tuesday evening. Police on the scene say a man on the side of the road was struck by a car.

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  • Bloomsday needs volunteers!

    Bloomsday needs volunteers!

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:53:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If the thought of running Bloomsday doesn't appeal to you, but you still want to be part of Spokane's biggest race, then here's your chance!  Bloomsday organizers are looking for volunteers to pass out H2O at water stations, provide first aid at the Marmot March (no marmot experience necessary), and hand out t-shirts to finishers.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If the thought of running Bloomsday doesn't appeal to you, but you still want to be part of Spokane's biggest race, then here's your chance!  Bloomsday organizers are looking for volunteers to pass out H2O at water stations, provide first aid at the Marmot March (no marmot experience necessary), and hand out t-shirts to finishers.

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  • Four kids arrested in connection to Sandpoint arson

    Four kids arrested in connection to Sandpoint arson

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:12:56 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Four juveniles have been arrested in connection to the torching of a building at Great Northern Park in Sandpoint.  The outbuilding in the park was destroyed, along with two nearby portable toilets, on April 23 or 24. Though the final damage has not yet been assessed, it is estimated to be at least $20,000. 

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Four juveniles have been arrested in connection to the torching of a building at Great Northern Park in Sandpoint.  The outbuilding in the park was destroyed, along with two nearby portable toilets, on April 23 or 24. Though the final damage has not yet been assessed, it is estimated to be at least $20,000. 

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  • Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions

    Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-04-25 21:56:06 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to be cleared of a prostitution conviction even if they've committed other crimes as a result of being trafficked.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to be cleared of a prostitution conviction even if they've committed other crimes as a result of being trafficked.

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  • Inslee names new corrections secretary

    Inslee names new corrections secretary

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-04-25 21:30:04 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Stephen Sinclair has been named secretary of the Washington state Department of Corrections.      Gov. Jay Inslee made the announcement Tuesday. Sinclair, who begins the job immediately, takes over from Jody Becker, who has been serving as acting secretary since January.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Stephen Sinclair has been named secretary of the Washington state Department of Corrections.      Gov. Jay Inslee made the announcement Tuesday. Sinclair, who begins the job immediately, takes over from Jody Becker, who has been serving as acting secretary since January.

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  • Spokane Public Schools looks at potentially changing grade configurations

    Spokane Public Schools looks at potentially changing grade configurations

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-04-25 13:57:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Public Schools has begun making plans for the 2021 construction bond, which includes the idea of potentially readjusting the grade configurations. The configurations are being looked at due to enrollment growth and class size reduction legislation for grades K-3, according to SPS.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Public Schools has begun making plans for the 2021 construction bond, which includes the idea of potentially readjusting the grade configurations. The configurations are being looked at due to enrollment growth and class size reduction legislation for grades K-3, according to SPS.  

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  • Spokane City Council approves Ridpath renovation

    Spokane City Council approves Ridpath renovation

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-04-25 05:10:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The old Ridpath Hotel is going to be receiving a renovation which will include low-income housing. The City Council voted 5 to 1 in favor of approving a loan to the project's developer. What that means is that just under $2 million of the $20 million project is coming from taxpayer funds.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The old Ridpath Hotel is going to be receiving a renovation which will include low-income housing. The City Council voted 5 to 1 in favor of approving a loan to the project's developer. What that means is that just under $2 million of the $20 million project is coming from taxpayer funds.

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  • City moving forward on Monroe Street Project

    City moving forward on Monroe Street Project

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:41:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane decided Monday to move forward on the North Monroe Project, but it's still unclear exactly what the project will include. The Director of Capital Programs told Spokane City Council that they had finished all scoping and gotten all community surveys, showing more people support the project than oppose it.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane decided Monday to move forward on the North Monroe Project, but it's still unclear exactly what the project will include. The Director of Capital Programs told Spokane City Council that they had finished all scoping and gotten all community surveys, showing more people support the project than oppose it.

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  • Spokane Valley 12-year-old wants to make a difference for his birthday

    Spokane Valley 12-year-old wants to make a difference for his birthday

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:18:47 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley 12-year-old proves that you’re never too young to start making a difference. After all, he decided to do something that most kids his age don’t even think of for his birthday. Raesean Eaton asked for shoe donations for the Union Gospel Mission instead of presents.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley 12-year-old proves that you’re never too young to start making a difference. After all, he decided to do something that most kids his age don’t even think of for his birthday. Raesean Eaton asked for shoe donations for the Union Gospel Mission instead of presents.

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  • 4 young passengers injured, 1 critically, in Spokane Valley crash

    4 young passengers injured, 1 critically, in Spokane Valley crash

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:06:05 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 19-year-old woman is in jail after a crash injured her four young passengers early Sunday morning in Spokane Valley. Spokane Valley police say Autumn N. Solomon was arrested for vehicular assault after the crash on Cataldo Avenue, east of Barker Road. The crash sent her four passengers, age 12 to 14, to the hospital.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 19-year-old woman is in jail after a crash injured her four young passengers early Sunday morning in Spokane Valley. Spokane Valley police say Autumn N. Solomon was arrested for vehicular assault after the crash on Cataldo Avenue, east of Barker Road. The crash sent her four passengers, age 12 to 14, to the hospital.

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  • Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

    Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-04-23 22:23:28 GMT

    BELFAST, Maine (AP) - Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.      A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman's garage. They had been snacking on cat food. Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick used a cat leash to lead them into his squad car.

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    BELFAST, Maine (AP) - Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.      A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman's garage. They had been snacking on cat food. Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick used a cat leash to lead them into his squad car.

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  • Le Pen claims victory in first-round French vote

    Le Pen claims victory in first-round French vote

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-04-23 19:54:54 GMT

    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has claimed victory in the first-round presidential race and says that her National Front party will represent "the great alternative" to the French people.

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    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has claimed victory in the first-round presidential race and says that her National Front party will represent "the great alternative" to the French people.

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  • WATCH: Kenny G gives charity performance on flight to Los Angeles

    WATCH: Kenny G gives charity performance on flight to Los Angeles

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-04-23 19:09:26 GMT

    TAMPA, Fla. - A Delta flight from Tampa, Florida, to Los Angeles Saturday morning was extra smooth, thanks to an impromptu performance by legendary saxophonist Kenny G. WFLA News Channel 8 reports the musician was sitting next to a woman raising money for charity, and agreed to play on the plane for donations.

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    TAMPA, Fla. - A Delta flight from Tampa, Florida, to Los Angeles Saturday morning was extra smooth, thanks to an impromptu performance by legendary saxophonist Kenny G. WFLA News Channel 8 reports the musician was sitting next to a woman raising money for charity, and agreed to play on the plane for donations.

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  • Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

    Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

    Sunday, April 23 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-04-23 18:36:38 GMT

    April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world. Owners of the Animal Adventure Park won't say exactly how much they've pulled in from all April-related ventures, but marketing experts conservatively estimate the haul in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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    April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world. Owners of the Animal Adventure Park won't say exactly how much they've pulled in from all April-related ventures, but marketing experts conservatively estimate the haul in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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  • Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

    Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

    Sunday, April 23 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-04-23 18:31:34 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill O'Reilly is back and ready to talk. His personal website says the former Fox News host will air a new episode of his "No Spin News" podcast Monday evening.      Fox News Channel's parent company fired O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations by women. O'Reilly has called the allegations completely unfounded.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill O'Reilly is back and ready to talk. His personal website says the former Fox News host will air a new episode of his "No Spin News" podcast Monday evening.      Fox News Channel's parent company fired O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations by women. O'Reilly has called the allegations completely unfounded.

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  • Hundreds gather in Spokane for March for Science on Earth Day

    Hundreds gather in Spokane for March for Science on Earth Day

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:47:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of people across the country and the world took to the streets Saturday to march in the name of science. Here in Spokane, hundreds gathered in Riverfront Park for the march. Organizers said the March For Science was to protest budget cuts in science fields. Hundreds of people, including scientists, packed the park to celebrate Earth Day, but also to march and express their concerns.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of people across the country and the world took to the streets Saturday to march in the name of science. Here in Spokane, hundreds gathered in Riverfront Park for the march. Organizers said the March For Science was to protest budget cuts in science fields. Hundreds of people, including scientists, packed the park to celebrate Earth Day, but also to march and express their concerns.

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  • Make-A-Wish helps Spokane girl's Disney dreams come true

    Make-A-Wish helps Spokane girl's Disney dreams come true

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:22:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After enduring multiple treatments for cancer, an adorable 5-year-old girl is getting a happy ending to her Cinderella story. The only thing Aubree wants is to go to Disney World, and on Saturday, her wish came true with a special send off party. Last July Aubree Ghering was facing the battle of a lifetime. "It's not like a tumor anywhere else," said Aubree's parents, Amanda and Roscoe Ghering.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - After enduring multiple treatments for cancer, an adorable 5-year-old girl is getting a happy ending to her Cinderella story. The only thing Aubree wants is to go to Disney World, and on Saturday, her wish came true with a special send off party. Last July Aubree Ghering was facing the battle of a lifetime. "It's not like a tumor anywhere else," said Aubree's parents, Amanda and Roscoe Ghering.

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  • 2 groups arrested in Coachella cellphone thefts

    2 groups arrested in Coachella cellphone thefts

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:56:54 GMT

    INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert. Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified two separate groups of suspects who had multiple phones on them Saturday

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    INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert. Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified two separate groups of suspects who had multiple phones on them Saturday

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  • Joint investigation busts Moses Lake meth dealer

    Joint investigation busts Moses Lake meth dealer

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:20:31 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A joint investigation between Washington and Oregon drug task forces has landed a 45-year-old Moses Lake man in jail.  Working with the Dulles, Oregon-based Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (aka MINT), Grant County's Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team (aka INET) over the past few weeks have made several undercover drug buys from Randall Gonzalez.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A joint investigation between Washington and Oregon drug task forces has landed a 45-year-old Moses Lake man in jail.  Working with the Dulles, Oregon-based Mid-Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (aka MINT), Grant County's Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team (aka INET) over the past few weeks have made several undercover drug buys from Randall Gonzalez.

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  • Science rallies around the world draw thousands

    Science rallies around the world draw thousands

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:19:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Ice photographer and filmmaker James Balog, who says he was watched trillions of tons of ice melt, told the Washington crowd that talking about the science of climate change in the face of the Trump administration and climate change in the face of the Trump administration and climate change deniers is "a battle between objective reality and ideological fiction."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Ice photographer and filmmaker James Balog, who says he was watched trillions of tons of ice melt, told the Washington crowd that talking about the science of climate change in the face of the Trump administration and climate change in the face of the Trump administration and climate change deniers is "a battle between objective reality and ideological fiction."

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  • American flight attendant to angry passenger: 'Hit me'

    American flight attendant to angry passenger: 'Hit me'

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:18:37 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - American Airlines says it has grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after the flight attendant took a baby stroller away from another passenger.

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    HOUSTON (AP) - American Airlines says it has grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after the flight attendant took a baby stroller away from another passenger.

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  • WATCH: Workers stage daring rescue after eaglet gets stuck in nest

    WATCH: Workers stage daring rescue after eaglet gets stuck in nest

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:18:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Wildlife officials staged a daring rescue after an eaglet got its leg stuck in its nest at the U.S. National Arboretum. Local media outlets report that officials noticed that the eaglet, known as DC4, was struggling to free its leg from the nest. The eagle nest can be viewed through a live stream managed by the American Eagle Foundation.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Wildlife officials staged a daring rescue after an eaglet got its leg stuck in its nest at the U.S. National Arboretum. Local media outlets report that officials noticed that the eaglet, known as DC4, was struggling to free its leg from the nest. The eagle nest can be viewed through a live stream managed by the American Eagle Foundation.

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  • Spokane detectives investigating possible in-custody suicide attempt

    Spokane detectives investigating possible in-custody suicide attempt

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:17:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies and Major Crimes detectives report they are investigating a possible suicide attempt at the Spokane County Jail Friday afternoon.  Deputies and detectives were called to the Spokane County Jail on Friday around 3:15 p.m. after Spokane County Detention Services reported an inmate appeared to have attempted suicide, found unresponsive and not breathing.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies and Major Crimes detectives report they are investigating a possible suicide attempt at the Spokane County Jail Friday afternoon.  Deputies and detectives were called to the Spokane County Jail on Friday around 3:15 p.m. after Spokane County Detention Services reported an inmate appeared to have attempted suicide, found unresponsive and not breathing.

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  • Police search for wanted Sandpoint man who ran from officers on foot

    Police search for wanted Sandpoint man who ran from officers on foot

    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-04-22 19:47:50 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Friday afternoon the Idaho State Police was on a traffic stop with a Daniel J Springsteel from Sandpoint when he fled from officers on foot. Police determined that Springsteel was wanted in both Bonner and Kootenai counties. Springsteel is still wanted and is still being searched for at this time.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Friday afternoon the Idaho State Police was on a traffic stop with a Daniel J Springsteel from Sandpoint when he fled from officers on foot. Police determined that Springsteel was wanted in both Bonner and Kootenai counties. Springsteel is still wanted and is still being searched for at this time.

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  • What's next for employees, customers of Positive Changes

    What's next for employees, customers of Positive Changes

    Friday, April 21 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-04-22 01:58:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a scramble for answers now that Positive Changes Hypnosis in Spokane has filed for bankruptcy. Employees are out of work while clients and vendors are out a lot of money. They are out of more than $5 million according to the documents KHQ has reviewed. KHQ tried tracking down the CEO Sheryl Manchester again, this time stopping by her home but with no luck. We were told by a person who answered the door that she was headed to Seattle.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a scramble for answers now that Positive Changes Hypnosis in Spokane has filed for bankruptcy. Employees are out of work while clients and vendors are out a lot of money. They are out of more than $5 million according to the documents KHQ has reviewed. KHQ tried tracking down the CEO Sheryl Manchester again, this time stopping by her home but with no luck. We were told by a person who answered the door that she was headed to Seattle.

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  • You’re Not Alone: Suicide warning signs and how you can help

    You’re Not Alone: Suicide warning signs and how you can help

    Friday, April 21 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-04-22 01:43:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Suicide is a difficult topic for many to discuss, but right now there's a sense of urgency to talk about it. In the past week, two teens in Spokane County have taken their lives and police in North Idaho say it might also have happened there. One of the big problems is a lack of mental health workers. In fact, when someone attempts to commit suicide, facilities are supposed to hold them for 72 hours. But because there 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Suicide is a difficult topic for many to discuss, but right now there's a sense of urgency to talk about it. In the past week, two teens in Spokane County have taken their lives and police in North Idaho say it might also have happened there. One of the big problems is a lack of mental health workers. In fact, when someone attempts to commit suicide, facilities are supposed to hold them for 72 hours. But because there 

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  • Legislature approves making 4th DUI offense a felony

    Legislature approves making 4th DUI offense a felony

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:52:48 GMT
    Legislature approves making 4th DUI offense a felonyLegislature approves making 4th DUI offense a felony

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Legislature has approved a measure that would make a fourth driving under the influence offense a felony in Washington state. The Democratic-controlled House passed the measure on an 85-11 vote Thursday. It now awaits Gov. Jay Inslee's approval to be signed into law. The measure would allow prosecutors to file felony charges if a person gets a fourth DUI within 10 years. Under the new law, offenders would be sent to prison for 13 to 1...

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Legislature has approved a measure that would make a fourth driving under the influence offense a felony in Washington state. The Democratic-controlled House passed the measure on an 85-11 vote Thursday. It now awaits Gov. Jay Inslee's approval to be signed into law. The measure would allow prosecutors to file felony charges if a person gets a fourth DUI within 10 years. Under the new law, offenders would be sent to prison for 13 to 1...

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  • Former Idaho deputy pleads not guilty to 4 felonies

    Former Idaho deputy pleads not guilty to 4 felonies

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:13:22 GMT
    Former Idaho deputy pleads not guilty to 4 feloniesFormer Idaho deputy pleads not guilty to 4 felonies

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A former Kootenai County Sheriff's deputy accused of kidnapping and beating his estranged wife has pleaded not guilty to four felonies. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Friday that 39-year-old Gavin D. Brodwater maintained innocence to first-degree stalking, second-degree kidnapping, domestic battery and violating a no-contact order. Police say Brodwater has been accused of twice luring his wife into his vehicle after calling her on her ce...

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A former Kootenai County Sheriff's deputy accused of kidnapping and beating his estranged wife has pleaded not guilty to four felonies. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Friday that 39-year-old Gavin D. Brodwater maintained innocence to first-degree stalking, second-degree kidnapping, domestic battery and violating a no-contact order. Police say Brodwater has been accused of twice luring his wife into his vehicle after calling her on her ce...

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  • Second suspect charged in the murder of Post Falls resident Bo Kirk

    Second suspect charged in the murder of Post Falls resident Bo Kirk

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:04:16 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Court records show that Justin Roy Booth has now officially been charged with murdering Post Falls resident Bo Kirk.  The Idaho Repository shows Booth has been charged with 1st Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Kidnapping, Robbery, Arson and Unlawful Possession by a Convicted Felon.  Booth was arrested back in 2016 the same time the other suspect, David Hutto, was also arrested.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Court records show that Justin Roy Booth has now officially been charged with murdering Post Falls resident Bo Kirk.  The Idaho Repository shows Booth has been charged with 1st Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Kidnapping, Robbery, Arson and Unlawful Possession by a Convicted Felon.  Booth was arrested back in 2016 the same time the other suspect, David Hutto, was also arrested.

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  • Jonathan Smith, who admitted to KHQ he assaulted women on Centennial Trail, charged with 11 counts of assault with sexual motivation

    Jonathan Smith, who admitted to KHQ he assaulted women on Centennial Trail, charged with 11 counts of assault with sexual motivation

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-04-21 19:42:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who came to KHQ earlier this week and admitted to slapping several women on their backsides along the Centennial Trail made his first court appearance on Friday and is being charged with 11 counts of Assault with Sexual Motivation.  Jonathan Smith's bond was set at $11,000 - $1000 for each charge - Friday morning.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who came to KHQ earlier this week and admitted to slapping several women on their backsides along the Centennial Trail made his first court appearance on Friday and is being charged with 11 counts of Assault with Sexual Motivation.  Jonathan Smith's bond was set at $11,000 - $1000 for each charge - Friday morning.  

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  • Washington lawmakers pass bill for two-tiered licensing

    Washington lawmakers pass bill for two-tiered licensing

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:47:20 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Legislature approved legislation to bring the state into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. The bill creates a two-tiered identification system, with the enhanced driver’s license as the federally compliant version requiring proof of citizenship. The standard license will remain available to all residents but not work for federal purposes. “Washington residents need certainty that their ID will work 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Legislature approved legislation to bring the state into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. The bill creates a two-tiered identification system, with the enhanced driver’s license as the federally compliant version requiring proof of citizenship. The standard license will remain available to all residents but not work for federal purposes. “Washington residents need certainty that their ID will work 

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  • Yakima council member arrested on DUI charge after crash

    Yakima council member arrested on DUI charge after crash

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:07:19 GMT
    Yakima council member arrested on DUI charge after crashYakima council member arrested on DUI charge after crash

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police records say a Yakima City Council member's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit for driving when she hit a vehicle injuring two people Sunday. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Thursday that 29-year-old Carmen Mendez agreed to breath tests Sunday which showed blood-alcohol levels from 0.179 to 0.185 - all more than double the legal limit of 0.08.  She was arrested Sunday on a DUI charge and 

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police records say a Yakima City Council member's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit for driving when she hit a vehicle injuring two people Sunday. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Thursday that 29-year-old Carmen Mendez agreed to breath tests Sunday which showed blood-alcohol levels from 0.179 to 0.185 - all more than double the legal limit of 0.08.  She was arrested Sunday on a DUI charge and 

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  • Lawyer for Positive Changes says company has filed for bankruptcy

    Lawyer for Positive Changes says company has filed for bankruptcy

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:05:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Days after Positive Changes locked their doors, a notice to pay rent or vacate appeared on their building and their lawyer confirmed with KHQ they have indeed filed for bankruptcy.  The sign posted on the door on Thursday stated the company owes $10,818.60 dollars for rent from December 2016 to February 2017. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Days after Positive Changes locked their doors, a notice to pay rent or vacate appeared on their building and their lawyer confirmed with KHQ they have indeed filed for bankruptcy.  The sign posted on the door on Thursday stated the company owes $10,818.60 dollars for rent from December 2016 to February 2017. 

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  • Moms choosing weed over wine

    Moms choosing weed over wine

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-04-21 00:57:33 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - From Bubba Kush to Strawberry Cough, stress relief has a new name. "I don't even drink wine anymore. So it has helped my body medically," said Cindy Over at Sativa Sisters in Spokane Valley, they have started to see an increase in older customers looking to wind down their day in a different way. "There's definitely more and more especially as the stigma around it has disappeared,"  said General Manager Eric Skaar.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - From Bubba Kush to Strawberry Cough, stress relief has a new name. "I don't even drink wine anymore. So it has helped my body medically," said Cindy Over at Sativa Sisters in Spokane Valley, they have started to see an increase in older customers looking to wind down their day in a different way. "There's definitely more and more especially as the stigma around it has disappeared,"  said General Manager Eric Skaar.

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  • Spokane man swallowed by his backyard

    Spokane man swallowed by his backyard

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-04-21 00:30:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane man fell into what he thought was a sinkhole in his own backyard. But as Carl Anderson dug more, he realized there was a lot more underneath the surface. Carl was taking advantage of the sun to mow his lawn, but then, “I kinda dropped into it – big surprise.” He says his arms caught him from falling all the way through and he was able to crawl out. He would like to know what lies beneath. “Who knows? 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane man fell into what he thought was a sinkhole in his own backyard. But as Carl Anderson dug more, he realized there was a lot more underneath the surface. Carl was taking advantage of the sun to mow his lawn, but then, “I kinda dropped into it – big surprise.” He says his arms caught him from falling all the way through and he was able to crawl out. He would like to know what lies beneath. “Who knows? 

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  • Suspect in shooting of Seattle officers is dead

    Suspect in shooting of Seattle officers is dead

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-04-21 00:02:30 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - Police say a suspect in the shooting of two Seattle officers after a downtown robbery is dead. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a department spokesman, confirmed that the suspect had died but did not immediately have further details. Whitcomb says another suspect, a woman, is in custody and being questioned.

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - Police say a suspect in the shooting of two Seattle officers after a downtown robbery is dead. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a department spokesman, confirmed that the suspect had died but did not immediately have further details. Whitcomb says another suspect, a woman, is in custody and being questioned.

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  • UPDATE: $1000 reward for information on man who hit Macy's employee with frying pan

    UPDATE: $1000 reward for information on man who hit Macy's employee with frying pan

    Thursday, April 20 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-04-20 20:11:00 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is now offering a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who hit a Macy's employee with a frying pan in Spokane Valley back in February.  The Spokane County Sheriff's Office released photos of the suspect earlier this month, but didn't receive any tips, so not Crime Stoppers has stepped up with a reward.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is now offering a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who hit a Macy's employee with a frying pan in Spokane Valley back in February.  The Spokane County Sheriff's Office released photos of the suspect earlier this month, but didn't receive any tips, so not Crime Stoppers has stepped up with a reward.

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  • House fire at abandoned home in Perry District

    House fire at abandoned home in Perry District

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-04-19 13:48:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A house fire erupted Wednesday morning at an abandoned home in the Perry District. The home, located at S. Perry and Pacific, suffered sever damage from flames and smoke.  Authorities tell us they suspect the house may have been occupied by squatters but when they arrived on scene, no one was inside. Fire crews remain on scene, pulling out burned furniture and making sure all the hot spots are put out.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A house fire erupted Wednesday morning at an abandoned home in the Perry District. The home, located at S. Perry and Pacific, suffered sever damage from flames and smoke.  Authorities tell us they suspect the house may have been occupied by squatters but when they arrived on scene, no one was inside. Fire crews remain on scene, pulling out burned furniture and making sure all the hot spots are put out.

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  • Driver in custody after high-speed chase, standoff near Division and Lyons

    Driver in custody after high-speed chase, standoff near Division and Lyons

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:03 AM EDT2017-04-19 05:03:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update 10 p.m.: Washington State Patrol reports that the person involved in a standoff with police near Division and Lyons Tuesday night has been taken into custody without incident.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update 10 p.m.: Washington State Patrol reports that the person involved in a standoff with police near Division and Lyons Tuesday night has been taken into custody without incident.

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  • Orofino teen who disappeared after prom has been found safe and taken into custody on a runaway charge

    Orofino teen who disappeared after prom has been found safe and taken into custody on a runaway charge

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:14:35 GMT

    OROFINO, Idaho - UPDATE: Kristian Perez has been found and is safe, according to the Orofino Police Department. Police said acting on a tip they checked a residence in Orofino belonging to 26-year-old Tyson Imel and found Perez inside. He was taken into custody on a runaway charge. Orofino Police are still investigating and say Imel may face charges for helping Perez. 

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    OROFINO, Idaho - UPDATE: Kristian Perez has been found and is safe, according to the Orofino Police Department. Police said acting on a tip they checked a residence in Orofino belonging to 26-year-old Tyson Imel and found Perez inside. He was taken into custody on a runaway charge. Orofino Police are still investigating and say Imel may face charges for helping Perez. 

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  • POLL: Should Coeur d'Alene sell Tubbs Hill parcel?

    POLL: Should Coeur d'Alene sell Tubbs Hill parcel?

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-04-19 01:37:58 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Even on it’s worst day, the views atop Tubbs Hill are some of the best in Coeur d’Alene.  An almost “hidden gem” of the Gem state, it draws people from all over. Now, the views aren’t what’s drawing concern, it’s the empty plot of land less than a quarter of a mile down the road.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Even on it’s worst day, the views atop Tubbs Hill are some of the best in Coeur d’Alene.  An almost “hidden gem” of the Gem state, it draws people from all over. Now, the views aren’t what’s drawing concern, it’s the empty plot of land less than a quarter of a mile down the road.

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  • Seattle man arrested for alleged 11th DUI

    Seattle man arrested for alleged 11th DUI

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-04-19 00:00:28 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A 59-year-old suburban Seattle man has been arrested for what authorities say is his 11th arrest for driving under the influence.      Washington State Patrol Rick Johnson said in a news release that two troopers arrested Dean Hermsen of Renton early Friday after he stopped his vehicle behind them on an exit ramp along Interstate 5.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A 59-year-old suburban Seattle man has been arrested for what authorities say is his 11th arrest for driving under the influence.      Washington State Patrol Rick Johnson said in a news release that two troopers arrested Dean Hermsen of Renton early Friday after he stopped his vehicle behind them on an exit ramp along Interstate 5.

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  • Man sought in Cleveland Facebook killing is dead

    Man sought in Cleveland Facebook killing is dead

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:02:08 GMT

    ERIE, Pa. - An alert McDonald's employee led Pennsylvania police to the suspect in a Cleveland slaying that was recorded and posted on Facebook. Henry Sayers, the Erie restaurant's manager, tells reporters that Steve Stephens pulled up to the drive-thru Tuesday morning and ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and french fries.

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    ERIE, Pa. - An alert McDonald's employee led Pennsylvania police to the suspect in a Cleveland slaying that was recorded and posted on Facebook. Henry Sayers, the Erie restaurant's manager, tells reporters that Steve Stephens pulled up to the drive-thru Tuesday morning and ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and french fries.

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane family reunited with puppy it says was stolen from yard

    PHOTOS: Spokane family reunited with puppy it says was stolen from yard

    Monday, April 17 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-04-18 02:32:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s the kind of happy ending a 6-year-old would dream about, but it actually became reality for Zakk Neidhart. On Easter Sunday, Zakk and his father, Matt, were playing with his 12-week-old German Shepherd puppy, Odin, in the yard. They were getting ready to take him on a walk, so they ran inside to grab a leash.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s the kind of happy ending a 6-year-old would dream about, but it actually became reality for Zakk Neidhart. On Easter Sunday, Zakk and his father, Matt, were playing with his 12-week-old German Shepherd puppy, Odin, in the yard. They were getting ready to take him on a walk, so they ran inside to grab a leash.

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  • Boeing to issue layoff notices to hundreds of employees

    Boeing to issue layoff notices to hundreds of employees

    Monday, April 17 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-04-18 00:23:07 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state this week. The Daily Herald reported Monday that a memo from the company's vice president of engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes John Hamilton says the cuts are necessary to stay competitive.

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state this week. The Daily Herald reported Monday that a memo from the company's vice president of engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes John Hamilton says the cuts are necessary to stay competitive.

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  • WSP detectives seeking assistance in fatal King County hit-and-run crash

    WSP detectives seeking assistance in fatal King County hit-and-run crash

    Monday, April 17 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-04-17 23:13:52 GMT

    KING COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash in King County over the weekend. At about 3:55 a.m. Sunday morning, troopers responded to a car versus pedestrian crash on southbound SR 167 to westbound SR 18. 

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    KING COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash in King County over the weekend. At about 3:55 a.m. Sunday morning, troopers responded to a car versus pedestrian crash on southbound SR 167 to westbound SR 18. 

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  • Authorities: Facebook murder suspect could be anywhere

    Authorities: Facebook murder suspect could be anywhere

    Monday, April 17 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-04-17 19:23:56 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) - A former girlfriend of the suspect in the slaying of an elderly Cleveland man has told CBS News in a text that 37-year-old Steve Stephens was "a nice guy" who was generous to everyone and was "kind and loving" to her and her children. Joy Lane says Monday she had a relationship for several years with Stephens, now the target of a nationwide manhunt for the Easter slaying.

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    CLEVELAND (AP) - A former girlfriend of the suspect in the slaying of an elderly Cleveland man has told CBS News in a text that 37-year-old Steve Stephens was "a nice guy" who was generous to everyone and was "kind and loving" to her and her children. Joy Lane says Monday she had a relationship for several years with Stephens, now the target of a nationwide manhunt for the Easter slaying.

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  • Spokane man worried after finding feral cat injured by rope

    Spokane man worried after finding feral cat injured by rope

    Sunday, April 16 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-04-17 01:11:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane man is warning people to watch out for their pets after he found a feral cat injured by a rope. He thought it could be from a snare trap. Randi Seaman has been taking care of the feral cats that visit his home for the last several years. One of the cats, who he calls Donette, has been coming by since he was a kitten.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane man is warning people to watch out for their pets after he found a feral cat injured by a rope. He thought it could be from a snare trap. Randi Seaman has been taking care of the feral cats that visit his home for the last several years. One of the cats, who he calls Donette, has been coming by since he was a kitten.

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  • Family searches for owner of ring found at Spokane car wash

    Family searches for owner of ring found at Spokane car wash

    Sunday, April 16 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-04-16 23:45:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A young girl found a beautiful men's ring at a North Spokane car wash earlier this month. Despite a full name being engraved on the inside of the jewelry, she and her family have been unable to track down the owner themselves.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A young girl found a beautiful men's ring at a North Spokane car wash earlier this month. Despite a full name being engraved on the inside of the jewelry, she and her family have been unable to track down the owner themselves.

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  • Neighbors concerned after reported shooting near Glass Park in Spokane

    Neighbors concerned after reported shooting near Glass Park in Spokane

    Sunday, April 16 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-04-16 22:43:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Officers responded to a reported shooting near Glass Park Saturday night, and found a bullet had shattered someone’s window. Police say there weren’t any injuries and they’re investigating. People who live in the area say it’s frightening and that most of the issues come from the park.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Officers responded to a reported shooting near Glass Park Saturday night, and found a bullet had shattered someone’s window. Police say there weren’t any injuries and they’re investigating. People who live in the area say it’s frightening and that most of the issues come from the park.

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  • Tacoma homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    Tacoma homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    Sunday, April 16 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-04-16 19:56:13 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Pierce County say they are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder.      Pierce County deputies arrived at a Tacoma residence early Saturday morning after receiving a report of an intruder being shot.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Pierce County say they are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder.      Pierce County deputies arrived at a Tacoma residence early Saturday morning after receiving a report of an intruder being shot.

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  • Lawmakers across US move to include young people in voting

    Lawmakers across US move to include young people in voting

    Sunday, April 16 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-04-16 19:27:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are trying to increase voter participation by targeting young people.      California has a bill to lower the voting age to 17 to give a voice to more people affected by the outcome of elections. Iowa lawmakers are considering letting 17-year-olds vote in primaries if they will turn 18 by the general election.

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are trying to increase voter participation by targeting young people.      California has a bill to lower the voting age to 17 to give a voice to more people affected by the outcome of elections. Iowa lawmakers are considering letting 17-year-olds vote in primaries if they will turn 18 by the general election.

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  • Idaho inmate back in custody after stealing vehicle

    Idaho inmate back in custody after stealing vehicle

    Sunday, April 16 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-04-16 18:44:35 GMT

    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Corrections say an inmate who stole a vehicle while at a work site is back in custody. KBOI-TV reports that 23-year-old Austin Warren Mitchell stole the vehicle on Saturday while at the St. Anthony Work Camp. He swapped it for another stolen truck and then crashed the second truck.

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    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Corrections say an inmate who stole a vehicle while at a work site is back in custody. KBOI-TV reports that 23-year-old Austin Warren Mitchell stole the vehicle on Saturday while at the St. Anthony Work Camp. He swapped it for another stolen truck and then crashed the second truck.

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  • Homeless man sues Seattle over impound of truck

    Homeless man sues Seattle over impound of truck

    Sunday, April 16 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-04-16 18:31:08 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A homeless man has filed a lawsuit against Seattle accusing police officers of violating his rights for impounding the vehicle he was living in.  The Seattle Times reports that police towed 57-year-old Steven Long's pickup in October. Long had been living in his 2000 GMC truck for three months after it broke down in a city parking lot. He was without his truck for 22 days.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A homeless man has filed a lawsuit against Seattle accusing police officers of violating his rights for impounding the vehicle he was living in.  The Seattle Times reports that police towed 57-year-old Steven Long's pickup in October. Long had been living in his 2000 GMC truck for three months after it broke down in a city parking lot. He was without his truck for 22 days.

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  • Virginia Tech marking 10 years after shooting that killed 32

    Virginia Tech marking 10 years after shooting that killed 32

    Sunday, April 16 2017 2:25 PM EDT2017-04-16 18:25:49 GMT

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Ten years after a mentally ill student fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech, survivors and families of the slain are returning to campus to honor the lives that were lost that day. Virginia Tech is holding a series of events Sunday to mark the anniversary of the deadly campus shooting on April 16, 2007.

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    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Ten years after a mentally ill student fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech, survivors and families of the slain are returning to campus to honor the lives that were lost that day. Virginia Tech is holding a series of events Sunday to mark the anniversary of the deadly campus shooting on April 16, 2007.

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  • Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts

    Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts

    Sunday, April 16 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-04-16 18:10:26 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Some higher education experts question whether New York's first-in-the nation free college tuition plan should be a model for other states.      They say the plan, which covers tuition at public colleges for students whose families earn $125,000 or less, offers the least assistance to the neediest students, whose tuition is already covered by other aid. 

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Some higher education experts question whether New York's first-in-the nation free college tuition plan should be a model for other states.      They say the plan, which covers tuition at public colleges for students whose families earn $125,000 or less, offers the least assistance to the neediest students, whose tuition is already covered by other aid. 

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  • NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car accident

    NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car accident

    Sunday, April 16 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-04-16 17:58:52 GMT

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister has died in a one-car accident.      The Washington State Patrol said Saturday that 22-year-old Chyna J. Thomas died at the scene on Interstate 5 in Federal Way after the accident about 5 a.m. The police report said she wasn't wearing a seat belt.

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    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister has died in a one-car accident.      The Washington State Patrol said Saturday that 22-year-old Chyna J. Thomas died at the scene on Interstate 5 in Federal Way after the accident about 5 a.m. The police report said she wasn't wearing a seat belt.

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  • Police trying to identify suspects in Ohio club shootings

    Police trying to identify suspects in Ohio club shootings

    Sunday, April 16 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-04-16 17:22:08 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio's capital city are interviewing people wounded in an early morning club shooting in an attempt to identify suspects.      Columbus police say an argument erupted into gunfire shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday in the J&R Party Hall. They say five females and four males were shot, with wounds ranging from minor to life-threatening.

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio's capital city are interviewing people wounded in an early morning club shooting in an attempt to identify suspects.      Columbus police say an argument erupted into gunfire shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday in the J&R Party Hall. They say five females and four males were shot, with wounds ranging from minor to life-threatening.

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  • PHOTOS: Do you recognize this armed robbery suspect?

    PHOTOS: Do you recognize this armed robbery suspect?

    Thursday, April 13 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-04-13 22:19:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police released surveillance video of an armed robbery suspect on Thursday in hopes that you might be able to tell them who is in the pictures. The robbery happened on March 28, 2017 just after 11:00 p.m. at Sunset Grocery on W. Sunset Blvd. Officers say the man pulled out a gun during the robbery. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police released surveillance video of an armed robbery suspect on Thursday in hopes that you might be able to tell them who is in the pictures. The robbery happened on March 28, 2017 just after 11:00 p.m. at Sunset Grocery on W. Sunset Blvd. Officers say the man pulled out a gun during the robbery. 

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  • Moses Lake officers recover meth, stolen gun during search

    Moses Lake officers recover meth, stolen gun during search

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-04-11 04:50:48 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Patrol officers with the Moses Lake Police Department recovered nearly a pound of meth and a stolen rifle while serving a search warrant Sunday afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m., officers served a search warrant for a house on E. Hill Avenue in Moses Lake. The officers recovered 13 oz of methamphetamine, over five grams of heroin and a small amount of cocaine.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Patrol officers with the Moses Lake Police Department recovered nearly a pound of meth and a stolen rifle while serving a search warrant Sunday afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m., officers served a search warrant for a house on E. Hill Avenue in Moses Lake. The officers recovered 13 oz of methamphetamine, over five grams of heroin and a small amount of cocaine.

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  • Lawmakers consider allowing sunscreen in schools

    Lawmakers consider allowing sunscreen in schools

    Monday, April 10 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-04-10 21:34:26 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would no longer require a doctor's note in order for Washington state students to use sunscreen at school. The Democratic-controlled chamber unanimously passed the measure Monday and it now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate for concurrence.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would no longer require a doctor's note in order for Washington state students to use sunscreen at school. The Democratic-controlled chamber unanimously passed the measure Monday and it now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate for concurrence.

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