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  • Second suspect in Freeman purse snatching arrested

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The second person suspected of stealing a purse from a Freeman parent's car during last week's shooting and racking up approximately $36,000 in charges has been arrested. 37-year-old Renee Mann was booked into the Spokane County Jail Tuesday night just before 10:00 p.m. on 13 charges, including Identity Theft, Theft, and Forgery. Mann should be making her first court appearance on Wednesday. 

  • 1 shot, shooter arrested at central Illinois high school

    MATTOON, Ill. - Officials at a central Illinois high school say police have someone in custody after one person was wounded during a shooting. Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 officials said on the district's Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that the Mattoon Police Department "responded to an active shooter" at Mattoon High School.

  • Widow of Linkin Park singer shares personal home video to raise awareness about depression

    KHQ.COM - It's been only two months since Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington was found in his California home after committing suicide. It was a tragedy that shocked the world, including members of his own family. Now Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington, is doing what she can to raise awareness about depression, pointing out that depression doesn't always look like sadness and can in fact hide behind smiles and happy faces.

  • Suspect arrested after shooting at deputies during traffic stop near Day Mount Spokane Rd.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is facing attempted 2nd degree murder charges for shooting at deputies during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. The incident all happened around 1:30am  near Freya and Day Mount Spokane Road. Deputies say after the man fired shots he took off and there was a short pursuit. The man then stopped his car and took off running.

  • Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

    MIAMI - Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died at the age of 95. His fiancee, Denise Baker, says LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts. 

  • Brazen boat thief caught on camera

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police are investigating after a brazen boat theft on the South Hill over the weekend. The boat's owner was getting ready to put it away for the season, but when he went outside to take it to the marina, it was nowhere to be found.

  • Volunteers make bracelets for Freeman High School

    SPOKANE, Wash. - There's a new fundraising effort to help the victims of the shooting at Freeman High School. About a dozen volunteers, many with ties to the school, came together on Tuesday night to make metal bracelets. They hammered the words "Freeman Strong" onto the front, with a volleyball and a cheerleading megaphone on the sides -- since the three girls who were wounded in the shooting were on the school's volleyball or cheerleading team. 

  • Mad Minute for 12/30/16

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th.

  • Man stranded down ravine with broken leg rescued by Kamiah deputies

    KAMIAH, Idaho - The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says a man has been rescued after spending days at the bottom of a 75 foot ravine off Highway 162 in Kamiah. On Friday, 24-year-old Jacob L. Phillips was reported overdue coming home from work. Phillips left work in Grangeville around 2:15 p.m. and never made it home, and hadn't been in touch with family members.

  • Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Sam Strahan memorial Highway has been proposed to remember the only victim who lost his life on the day of the Freeman high school shooting.  Spokane radio station KISS 98.1 is spearheading the petition to name a stretch of Highway 27 though the town of Freeman the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, to never forget the young man's sacrifice.

  • Suspected Freeman purse snatcher held on $50,000 bond

    On Tuesday the woman accused of car prowling frantic parents moments after the Freeman school shooting faced a judge for the first time. A judge ordered Nicole Jensen held on $50,000 bond. Jensen is charged with stealing a purse from a mother who left her car behind to search for her child, then racking up upwards of $35,000 on the stolen credit cards. 

  • Thieves break in to fire-damaged apartment

    One mother trying to deal with the aftermath of a fire that forced her out of the apartment is dealing with another headache. Rachel Bisbee lives in the Northcliff Terrace Apartments. She was on the bus while her three teenage boys were at home. She says the fire spread to her apartment, and got a call from her son. She ran home and found them standing outside, barefoot, but safe.

  • Family of Cameron Smith remember loving son, father, and brother

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of the man kidnapped and killed by a senseless act says Cameron Smith was a loving son, father, and brother. “He’s that guy that gives hope with no boundaries, he's humble, he had a character and charisma that was unparalleled and unmatched,” said Smith’s brother, Dennis Turner.

  • 6 Questions with Freeman superintendent Randy Russell

    FREEMAN, Wash. - On Wednesday, September 13, just after 10 in the morning, police say a 15-year-old boy walking into Freeman High School and opened fire. He's accused of killing one student, Sam Strahan, and injuring three others. Aside from Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, the face of the response has been Freeman superintendent Randy Russell.

  • Spokane Valley deputies search for inmate who walked away from work crew

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies searched for a Geiger inmate worker who walked away from his work detail around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 9500 block of E. 8th Ave, but he was not located. Deputies say inmate worker 22-year-old Duncan P. Mead was in custody for violating a no contact order when he ran way from his cleaning detail.

  • Spokane gas station truck theft caught on camera

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance video shows it only took 25 seconds from when a thief noticed a truck sitting outside of a gas as the owner ran into the store to grab something to when the thief stole the truck. Krystopher Grubbs always stops by the Conoco gas station on Thor and 3rd before work. He was there on Friday at 5:35 a.m. to grab some drinks for the day. 

  • Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers are split on whether to allow residents to grow recreational marijuana in their homes, so they've implemented a study to look into three potential plans.

  • Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials will ease restrictions on recreational campfires because of recent rain and cooler temperatures. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that effective Wednesday, campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits in campgrounds on Washington lands protected by the agency.

  • Maria continues strengthening, hits 175 mph

    MIAMI (AP) - Category 5 Hurricane Maria's maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph (280 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami says an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter plane took the reading Tuesday evening as the storm was about 70 miles (115 kilometers) southeast of St. Croix.

  • Death toll from Mexico earthquake reaches 119

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's federal government says the death toll in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 79. The announcement posted on Twitter did not break down the locations of the deaths, but said they included Mexico City and the states of Morelos, Puebla and Mexico.

  • Colville Tribal Police searching for missing teen

    OMAK, Wash. - Colville Tribal Police are asking for the public's help finding a 15-year-old boy missing from Omak, Washington. Leland Travis Toulou is described as a Native American male with brown hair and brown eyes. He's about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 220 lbs with dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, gray sweat pants and red high-top shoes, He was carrying a black and red duffel bag. 

  • Students safe after two Post Falls elementary schools, kindergarten placed on lockdown

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls School District reported Tuesday that two elementary schools and a kindergarten in the district were placed on lockdown around 2 p.m. at the request of the Post Falls Police Department.

  • Spokane VA: Missing laptop potentially compromised personal information

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Roughly 3200 veterans were notified by Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center that their personal health information was potentially compromised.  Public Affairs Officer Bret Bowers said in a release on Tuesday that a laptop used to interface with a hematology analyzer went missing. A search for the laptop was unsuccessful. 

  • Teen accused of Freeman School shooting enters not guilty plea

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - In a four minute hearing on Friday, September 15, 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe pleaded not guilty to one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. Sharpe's parents and his lawyer were present for the hearing, which started at 1:02 and ended at 1:06.

  • States expand opioid investigation as nationwide overdose crisis claims thousands of lives

    KHQ.COM - Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives. They announced Tuesday that they had served subpoenas requesting information from five companies that make powerful prescription painkillers and demands for information from three distributors. Forty-one attorneys general are involved.

  • Trump: US to 'totally destroy' NKorea if threatened

    NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump has concluded his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, a speech of more than 40 minutes marked by tough talk for North Korea and Iran. The president referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "rocket man." And he threatened to "totally destroy North Korea" if the United States is forced to defend itself or allies against the North's aggression.

  • Man accused of killing Cheney pot shop employee confesses in interview

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who admitted to kidnapping and then killing a stranger outside a Cheney marijuana shop gave a full confession to KHQ's Hayley Guenthner as he sat behind bars. Donavon Culps said he shot victim Cameron Smith "three or four times" after he felt Smith was "disrespectful" to him.

  • Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

    MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) - Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, says it will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at the 82 stores offering the service.

  • Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

    NEW YORK (AP) - Problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside. The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That's after it took months to acknowledge its outsized role in influencing the U.S. election by allowing the spread of fake news.

  • Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. A statement by the Wayne, New Jersey-based company late Monday says it voluntarily is seeking relief in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond - and that its Canadian subsidiary is seeking similar protection through a Canadian court.

  • Cheney neighbors say roaming dogs are killing cats

    CHENEY, Wash. - A neighborhood in Cheney is desperately trying to send a message for people to simply be responsible pet owners. They say two dogs have been viciously attacking cats, killing them, and they're trying to put an end to it. Lori Beedle says she came home the other day from work only to find that her sidewalk was covered in blood and found cat fur all in her grass.

  • Washington State Patrol respond to fatal crash on I-90 near Freya

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol troopers say speed may have been a factor in the fatal crash on I-90 Monday night. Troopers say reader boards were activated telling drivers to slow down due to power line work happening on I-90. Troopers say the victim slammed into the back of a semi.

  • Woman fakes seizure to avoid robbery on San Francisco train

    SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco woman was threatened with death if she didn't hand over her wallet on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train over the weekend. The woman told BART police she was handed a note while on a Dublin-bound train.  The note told the woman that there were guns pointed at her and that she should hand her wallet and phone to the person behind her without turning around.

  • NEW COURT DOCUMENTS: Chilling discoveries in aftermath of Freeman School Shooting

    KHQ.COM - A newly filed search warrant, specifically for the Freeman School Shooting suspect's high school locker and home, is revealing more information about what led up to those tragic events of Wednesday, September 13th, and what immediately followed. The Search Warrant begins with a description of the events immediately after the shooting.

  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th.

  • California firefighters rescue tiny kitten from engine compartment of car

    SPRING VALLEY, Calif. - Fire crews rescued a tiny kitten from the engine compartment of a car by using air bags and taking the car apart Monday morning. Stephen Moran with the San Miguel Fire District says that on Saturday morning Adrienne Koroly had his Lexus parked outside his home in Morena Valley, California, then he drove to his parents home in the Casa De Oro are of Spring Valley.

  • Mexico investigates killing of 'Narcos' location scout

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Authorities in central Mexico say they are investigating the killing of a location scout working on the Netflix series "Narcos," which chronicles the violent world of drug trafficking. The Mexico State prosecutor's office says it believes Carlos Munoz Portal was working before he was found shot to death in a car in farm fields near the border of Hidalgo state on Sept. 11.

  • Downed power pole causes traffic headache on I-90

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Rush-hour traffic was especially hectic Monday evening thanks to a downed power line over Interstate 90. Washington State Patrol closed I-90 in both directions around 3 p.m. after a report of a power pole on fire. Avista crews responded to the call to fix the issue and WSP closed the highway at Hamilton while Avista worked to safely handle the issue.

  • Maria intensifies into Category 5 hurricane

    MIAMI (AP) - A series of Facebook posts by Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is capturing the power of Hurricane Maria as it roars past the island as a Category 5 storm.About 8:45 p.m. Skerrit writes: "The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God!" A few minutes later, he writes that he can hear the sound of galvanized steel roofs coming off houses on the small, rugged island in the eastern Caribbean.

  • Freeman High School students return to classes following shooting

    FREEMAN, Wash. - People braved the wind and the rain Monday morning to show that they are Freeman strong. Kids returned to class for the very first time since the shooting took place in the second floor hallway.  It's difficult. It's emotional. But it's all about standing together for the kids. You could see the outpouring of love and support by how many people lined up along the sidewalk and created a human tunnel for the kids to walk through.

  • Spokane man wants changes made to dangerous intersection

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Drivers were taking it slowly Monday afternoon, but fast forward a few hours and Ken Kautz says drivers speed through the intersection of Regal and Cleveland like it's a NASCAR race. "The light gets pretty jammed up here on Euclid so people will try to bypass the wait time so they'll just come flying through here, they'll whip around the corner or cut straight through," Kautz said.

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    Man Faces 26 Felony Charges

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    Court documents involving Charles Green have been obtained by KULR-8.

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    Court documents involving Charles Green have been obtained by KULR-8.

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  • Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border

    Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:41:25 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:41:25 GMT

    The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's border with Montana.

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    The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's border with Montana.

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  • Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

    Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

    Saturday, September 16 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-09-16 20:47:08 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes on Friday and weekend events. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says in a statement released Saturday that the communication has been through written, "electronic means."

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes on Friday and weekend events. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says in a statement released Saturday that the communication has been through written, "electronic means."

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  • Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty in escape, fraud case

    Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty in escape, fraud case

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    A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case is expected to appear in court Wednesday.>>
    A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case is expected to appear in court Wednesday.>>
  • Government seeks prison time for Weiner in sexting case

    Government seeks prison time for Weiner in sexting case

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    The government says former New York congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years after engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl.>>
    The government says former New York congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years after engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl.>>
  • Maria tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Maria tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:15 GMT
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    Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild...>>
    Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.>>
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