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  • Man injured in motorcycle crash near Dishman Mica and Madison in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a crash near Dishman Mica Rd. and Madison Rd. in Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon. Deputies say a motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with injuries around 1:30 p.m. No other cars were involved. Lanes were blocked for a short time while investigators gathered evidence.

  • Police eye Oregon stabbing suspect's ideology

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police say they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of a man suspected of fatally stabbing two other men on an Oregon train after they apparently attempted to intervene when the man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim.

  • Police identify victims in Oregon train attack

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities have identified two men fatally stabbed on a Portland light-rail train in Oregon.      Police on Saturday said 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley, Oregon, died at the scene on Friday and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Portland died at a hospital.

  • 15-year-old escapes from Juvenile Corrections Center in Nampa

    NAMPA, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections says it is searching for a 15-year-old boy who escaped from the department's correctional facility in Nampa. Paul Herman Hendrix was last seen at about 12:10 p.m. on Saturday. Hendrix is described as white, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 lbs.

  • Spromberg fire near Leavenworth now 97 percent contained

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Chelan County fire crews report there were no major changes overnight to the Spromberg fire, which has been burning north of Leavenworth since Tuesday. Firefighters say that due to better mapping, the size of the fire 34 acres, and as of Saturday morning the fire is 97 percent contained with no further growth expected.

  • Police release new photo of Manchester bombing suspect, ask for help

    MANCHESTER, England - Manchester Police have released a new photo of the man suspected of killing 22 people in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday. In the photo released Saturday shows 22-year-old suspect Salman Abedi in a brown hat, jeans, glasses and a black Hollister vest. The background is blacked out.

  • Spokane man arrested for breaking into train, blowing horn

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police report they have arrested a man for trespassing after he broke into a Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive, started the engine and was blowing the horn Saturday morning. Officers responded to a report of a man who was locked inside the train and blowing the whistles near N. Helena St, south of E. Front Ave.

  • Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

    RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) - A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older child to pull the emergency latch and called 911.

  • Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69.      Ken Weinstein confirmed Saturday that Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia.      Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons.

  • Richland man dies in glider crash near Ephrata

    EPHRATA, Wash. - A 64-year-old Richland man was killed in a glider crash Friday afternoon about eight miles west of Ephrata. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Kyle Roberson was piloting an Alexander Schleicher model ASW28-18 sailplane which crashed into a remote farm field near Baird Springs Road Northwest and Road J-Northwest late in the afternoon.

  • Pasco Police rescue man from Goodwill donation box

    PASCO, Wash. - Police were called to a Goodwill donation box Friday to rescue a man who was stuck inside. Fire crews were originally going to cut the man out of the box, before a worker showed up with a key to free the man.

  • $10,000 reward offered after fireworks set ablaze in Atlanta store

    ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in hopes of catching teenagers suspected of igniting a fireworks display inside a grocery store in Atlanta, sending shoppers fleeing and filling the store with smoke Investigators tell WSB-TV that two teens were caught on surveillance video using a lighter to set fire to the display inside the Publix on the city's south side Thursday night.

  • Teen plucked from cliff by helicopter in Washington state

     GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) - A helicopter plucked a teenager from a cliff edge above the Stillaguamish River in western Washington state on Saturday morning. KOMO-TV reports that the teen spent most of the night on the cliff until it became light enough for the helicopter rescue.

  • Darlene "Dana" Fisher

    Post Falls Police say missing bipolar woman found safe

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Update, Saturday: Post Falls Police report a 67-year-old woman missing since Wednesday has been found. Darlene "Dana" Fisher was safely located by Post Falls Police. Officers thank the community for their help.

  • Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in California

    BOLINAS, Calif. (AP) - The body of a 79-foot (24-meter) blue whale has washed ashore in California's Marin County and experts are trying to determine why it died.  The whale was discovered off Agate Beach in Bolinas on Thursday. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center say it's a sub-adult female. They collected skin and blubber samples on Friday and plan a full necropsy Saturday.  

  • 2 stabbed to death, 1 injured on Portland train by man hurling racial slurs

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports officers arrested a man Friday afternoon who ran from the train.  Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and turned his focus on the women.

  • Texas governor cracks joke about reporters at gun range

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is drawing criticism for cracking a joke about reporters at a gun range. Abbott took some target practice Friday, after signing a bill reducing fees for state handgun licenses. The San Antonio Express-News reported that when he was given his target sheet, Abbott joked, "I'm going to carry this around in case I see any reporters." 

  • ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack; 29 Christians killed

    CAIRO (AP) - The German government is condemning the attack against a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt in which 24 people were killed and 25 wounded.A Foreign Ministry spokesman says the news was being received with "deep sorrow," noting that German is currently hosting a large gathering of the Protestant Church.

  • Mad Minute stories from Friday, May 26th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Friday, May 26th.

  • Attention shoppers: woman's warning after drive-by purse snatching

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman says she was the latest victim in what seems to be a new trend for thieves: drive-by purse snatching.   Alice Galeotti says she left her purse in her shopping cart while she was loading up her car. She got distracted and that's when the thieves decided to strike. "It's very disheartening that you can't even shop in broad daylight and not have your entire life disrupted by thieves," said Galeotti. She was 

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    $10,000 bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

    LINCOLN, Neb,. (AP) - A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.      The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won't cite the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah. A police incident report says it wasn't obvious that the concrete wasn't dry and that Yasiah 

  • Sun is out and so are package thieves

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A North Spokane man is warning online shoppers to be careful as the weather warms up.  His doorbell camera caught footage of a man stealing his packages right off of his doorstep- in broad daylight.  What can you do to prevent this from happening to you? First, if you know you're getting a package, make sure it's sent to your house at a time you know you're going to be home. If you're not going to be home, you can 

  • Post Falls Officer pulls over little girl in power wheels Jeep

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Hometown Heroes. Every week, we highlight someone who works in public safety for all the good work they do. Tonight is a bit of a change from the typical Hometown Hero. It's the story of a little girl who suddenly became public enemy number one. Pat Eismann was patrolling the area in Post Falls when he noticed something a bit out of the ordinary. "I saw a little girl driving a power wheels jeep down the street," Officer Eismann said....

  • Tent territory: campgrounds fill up for Memorial Day weekend

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In the wake of Memorial Day weekend, families have the grills out and are outside playing board games, enjoying the great weather. "You know we're hanging out playing board games," said Mark Sommers. Mark and his family are spending their weekend at the Riverside State Park and plan to be outside most of their three day vacation. "We went down to the river and walked across the bridge that was great, we'll 

  • Parents concerned after man follows children home from school

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's any parent's worst fear. Thursday, a man tried following several children home from school. The man with a skateboard walked out of this ally-way as kids were on their way home from school. He asked them if they liked batman, and then reportedly followed them for several blocks. Kids playing outside Finch Elementary School, and Aaron Clark's kids are part of the group that was followed. "I watched them 

  • Son of accused deputy murderer speaks out

    MISSOULA, Mont. - It was an emotional plea in the form of a letter sent to a Montana newspaper that first caught our attention. “I’m sorry that this happened,” Al Barrus said. Barrus, open about the guilt and the pain he feels over the loss of a deputy’s life, at the hands of his father and half brother. “His death was unnecessary,” Al said. Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore was shot to death on a stretch of road off of Interstate 90

  • Russian bankers sue BuzzFeed over unverified Trump dossier

    NEW YORK (AP) - The owners of a Russian bank are suing BuzzFeed for publishing an uncorroborated dossier that alleged they were part of a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan of Alfa Bank filed the defamation lawsuit Friday in Manhattan. They are seeking unspecified damages from BuzzFeed, editor-in-chief Ben Smith, reporter Ken Bensinger and editors Miriam Elder and Mark Schoofs. The ...

  • Spokane man sentenced to 23 years in prison for producing child porn

    Spokane man sentenced to 23 years in prison for producing child porn

    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the United States Attorney's Office, a judge has sentenced 42-year-old Jeffrey David Wint to 23 years and 4 months in federal prison for production of child pornography.  His time behind bars will be followed with a life term of court supervision. Wint will also be required to register as a sex offender.  According to information shared during the court proceedings, Wint gave his young victim numerous gifts 

  • Chipotle says customers' payment card info stolen in data breach

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said Friday that hackers used malware to steal customers' card information from payment systems at several restaurants over a three week span.  The information stolen includes account numbers, expiration dates, and internal verification codes.  Chipotle says it is unsure how many payment cards are affected, but notes the malware has been removed.  An investigation discovered that the malware searched for track data using the magnetic strip...
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    Pentagon report alleges body of astronaut John Glenn was disrespected at US Air Force mortuary

    WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials have launched a high level investigation into whether or not misconduct was committed after reports of a senior mortuary employee twice offering inspectors a 'peek' at American icon John Glenn's dead body. An internal memo obtained by the Military Times, written by the Defense Department's director of casualty and mortuary affairs Deborah Skillman, states that the employee's alleged actions at Dover 

  • Is this photo of a 13-pound bullfrog in Texas real?

    AUSTIN, Texas - It's been shared more than 140,000 times from the South Texas Hunting Assoc.'s Facebook page, but is it real? Probably not.  ABC station KVUE in Texas reached out to the man in the photo, Markcuz Rangel, who told them the photo is 100 percent real and he's caught others like it in the past. 

  • Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

  • Washington man found guilty in murder-for-hire case

    Washington man found guilty in murder-for-hire case

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man has been found guilty in federal court of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and attempting to pay the would-be killer with drugs. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Gerardo Loreto had been convicted Thursday of the use of mail in the commission of murder-for-hire and two counts of the use of a phone in the commission of a murder-for-hire stemming from the March 2016 case. Loreto is accused of mak...

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    Spokane remains second-largest city in state

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - New estimates from the Census Bureau show that Spokane remains the second-largest city in Washington state, after Seattle. In 2016, Spokane's population was about 215,973, an increase of 1.36 percent over 2015. Tacoma grew 1.73 percent to finish at 211,277 people. Seattle is easily the largest city with 704,352 people. The Spokesman-Review reports that Spokane Valley remains the 10th-largest city in Washington, with a ...

  • Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

  • Repeat offenders with 68 arrests between them booked again in Kootenai County

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies checking on a suspicious vehicle Thursday afternoon ran into some familiar faces: Three people who have collectively been booked in Kootenai County 68 times! They were all granted another trip to jail after deputies searched their vehicle.  

  • PHOTOS: Officials investigate photos of gator forced to drink beer

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina wildlife authorities are investigating after photos circulated online showing beer being poured down a young alligator's throat. State Department of Natural Resources Kyndel McConchie says charges are expected on Friday. It's unclear what the charges will be, but alligators are federally protected animals. State law makes it illegal to feed an alligator or capture one without a permit. 

  • Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

    NEW YORK - Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there. In a statement on Friday, the pop star says "we won't let hate win" and offered to "extend my hand and heart and everything I possibility can give to you and yours."

  • Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips

    KHQ.COM - Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the same holiday last year. The nationwide average price for a gallon of regular on Friday was $2.37. 

  • New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than a dozen states this year have passed "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. The new laws came in reaction to a spike in deadly attacks on police last year. Some civil rights activists say the measures could set back community relations with police. 

  • 30-foot whale left to rot on beach near Twin Harbors State Park

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington State Parks rangers will leave a dead gray whale to decay on the beach near Twin Harbors State Park after it washed ashore Tuesday.  The Olympian reports (https://goo.gl/kfr7ZU) that in a statement, state parks officials said "Visitors can expect strong, unpleasant smells as the carcass rots over the summer months." 

  • Body of teen found downstream from Snoqualmie River falls

    SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff Office says the body of a 16-year-old boy who disappeared in the Snoqualmie River near Olallie State Park has been found.  The sheriff's office said Thursday evening that drivers found the boy's body about 450 feet downstream from the falls.  The teen was with two friends when two of them went over the falls. 

  • BMW recalls 7-Series cars because doors can fly open

    DETROIT (AP) - BMW is recalling more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. because the doors can open unexpectedly while they're being driven. The recall covers cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years that have the comfort access and soft door close options. BMW says the doors may appear to be closed and latched but can inadvertently open due to road conditions or occupant contact with the door.

  • EB lanes of I-90 at SR 18 reduced to 1 lane after lumber truck crashes with semi

    KHQ.COM - A traffic alert that will affect any friends or family you have heading east for Memorial Day weekend. Traffic in the Eastbound I-90 is reduced to one lane after a lumber truck and another semi got into a crash. There is lumber all over the roadway. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, vehicles are being diverted off the SR 18 off-ramp and back on to EB I-90.

  • U.S. military says 3 ISIS leaders have been killed while U.N. calls for greater caution with airstrikes

    BEIRUT (AP) -  The U.S. military says it killed three Islamic State group fighters in attacks this month and last. In a brief statement, the U.S. Central Command described the three as "senior ISIS military officials and planners." It said one was a Syria-based "facilitator" from Turkey, who was killed in an airstrike in Syria on April 27.

  • Hidden hikes in the Inland Northwest

    KHQ.COM - Living in the Inland Northwest, we are blessed to have thousands of miles of hiking trails right in our own backyard. Whether you're looking for a place to hike that's five minutes from your home, or you don't mind driving a few hours to hike through the beautiful back-country, you have endless options.

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    Gianforte issues apology after being charged with assaulting reporter

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - Republican Greg Gianforte says he 'learned a lesson," and has apologized to a reporter after being charged with assaulting him in a release sent to media Thursday night after his win in Montana's special election.  Here is what Gianforte's release says: Friend, Tonight is about you. Tonight is your victory. Over the last 2 years, you have knocked on tens of thousands of doors. You have made hundreds of thousands of 

  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, May 25th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, May 25th.

  • SWAT team arrests man wanted for multiple sex offense charges on N Division St.

    SWAT team arrests man wanted for multiple sex offense charges on N Division St.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday evening just before 8 p.m.  information was obtained by Spokane Police Special Victim Unit detectives that a man wanted on multiple sex offense charges was on N Division St. Police say received information that 38-year-old Daniel Wells Jr was armed, had made suicidal statements, and possibly threatened other people. Because of this information, personnel from the SWAT team were utilized. When officers 

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    The Latest: Gianforte wins House race after assault charge

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local): 8:03 p.m. Montana polls are closing, a day after Republican candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with assaulting a reporter. Witnesses say Gianforte, a wealthy technology executive, grabbed Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, by the neck on We...

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    Old warhead found near Warden, rendered safe by Air Force

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Air Force explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) responded to SR17 near SR170 in Warden on Thursday morning. A retired Air Force veteran and historian located a crash site from 1955, where a F86 Delta Interceptor went down. While digging around, the historian unearthed a live 2.75 inch missile warhead. EOD rendered the warhead safe on site. There were no injuries.

  • Snoqualmie Falls

    Body of teen found downstream from Snoqualmie River falls

    SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff Office says the body of a 16-year-old boy who disappeared in the Snoqualmie River near Olallie State Park has been found. The sheriff's office said Thursday evening that drivers found the boy's body about 450 feet downstream from the falls. The teen was with two friends when two of them went over the falls. The sheriff's office says only one of them was able to pull himself out of the water. &nb...

  • Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho cheese bag

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station (all times local):   4:35 p.m.  California health officials said a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce appears limited to an opened bag of the sauce.  The statement on Thursday comes after the state Department of Public Health found no traces of the toxin in another unopened bag of the sauce that was seized from the fue...

  • President Trump to take travel ban to Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Latest on an appeals court ruling against the Trump administration's travel ban (all times local):   5:40 p.m.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will ask the Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban.  The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled 10-3 against the travel ban. The decision bars the administration from suspending n...

  • U-Haul found after thieves nab trailer with $8,000 in belongings inside

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman and her fiancé in the military moved all of their belongings to Spokane only to find their U-Haul stolen. Sophie Graydon says after spending hours traveling from Minnesota to Spokane with her fiancé, she parked the U-Haul outside her apartment and she was too tired to unpack. "I came out and the trailer was gone. We had our new bed, coffee tables, three chairs, all of my stuff. We've got social 

  • Retired Coeur d'Alene teacher home, figuring out bill situation

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A retired Coeur d’Alene teacher is figuring out how to pay off her medical bills after she says she was stuck in a hospital in Mexico. Vikki Moormann is happy to be home. “I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping and trying to relax,” she says. That’s because two weeks ago, she was in Mexico on vacation when she had a medical emergency that landed her in the ICU. She says when she tried to leave, she was told she had 

  • Local artist transforms blank wall into something beautiful

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Artist Daniel Lopez is transforming a blank wall in west central into something beautiful. KHQ Local News Photojournalist Tim Blodgett spent the afternoon with Lopez as he worked on his latest project. If you'd like to see the mural in person it's in the West Central neighborhood at Boone and Cochran.

  • 'Fix it Fest': city makes fixing streets priority

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The city of Spokane is fixing its streets after they launched a $1 million program to repair the damages from the extreme wet weather the city has seen in the last six months. The program is called Fix-it-Fest and is aimed to help repair damaged arterials and potholes. Here are the areas the city has listed to fix: Planned Freya – Empire to Rowan  District 1  Grind & Overlay  Planned SE Blvd – Regal to 29th Ave. District 

  • Airway Heights water crisis could be coming to an end

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - It's been 10 days since the city of Airway Heights advised people to stop drinking the water due to chemicals that contaminated city wells. Thursday was the City's unofficial day to end the water crisis likely caused from firefighting foam from Fairchild Air Force Base, but people are being asked to wait at least one more day. City officials say they have sent 19 water samples to Anatek Labs to be tested for PFCs.

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    Young inventor from Post Falls appears on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A young inventor by the name of Alex Knoll made his big debut on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday. 12-year-old Alex is from Post Falls, Idaho and is the creator of an award-winning app. He developed Ability App to help improve the lives of those with disabilities by giving them resources to make informed decisions. On the talk show, Alex shared with Ellen stories of his hero and background on the app. Alex is 

  • Woman's warning after she says a stranger followed her home

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane woman wants to warn people to be careful when they’re out by themselves after she says she had a run-in with a strange man. “He made the hairs on my neck stand up. He gave me a weird feeling,” she says. She didn’t want to be identified because she’s still afraid. She was out walking her dog near 55th and Freya when a man suddenly appeared very close to her “I looked up and he was right there,” she 

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    Service dog scores photo in high school yearbook

    STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. - They say dog is man's best friend. AJ and his service dog Alpha take it to a new extreme. The Virginia high school student who attends classes with his service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school's yearbook photos.  Much of AJ Schalk's morning routine involves his service dog who's become a beloved companion everyday... all day. Aj goes about getting himself and Alpha ready to 

  • 2 bodies found in pickup truck near Washington highway

    2 bodies found in pickup truck near Washington highway

    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - The bodies of a man and woman have been found in a pickup truck near a Washington highway. KCPQ-TV reported Wednesday that the Chelan County Sheriff's Office says it appears someone had been trying to conceal the vehicle. The deputy who went to the call had said someone attempted to conceal the truck with a blanket, duct tape and natural vegetation from the area. The bodies had been in the driver's seat and front passe...

  • New Spokane fire chief making response times top priority

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When you're in trouble and every second counts - will help reach you in time?  In Spokane, the distance of just a few blocks can double the amount of minutes it takes for first responders to arrive.  But Wednesday, there's a new fire chief in town and he's making response times one of his top priorities.

  • Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in 'lost and found'

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they've put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their "lost and found box" in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.  The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice reports the drug was found in the parking lot of a shopping center outside Wilkes-Barre (WILKS'-ba-ree). Wilkes-Barre Township police posted about the find on the department's Facebook page. In a post headlined "FOUND ...

  • Grant Co. Sheriff's Office: At least 3 dead, 8 injured in mass casualty crash south of George

    GEORGE, Wash. - At least three people are dead in a mass casualty crash in Grant County and at least 8 other people are injured, some seriously. The crash happened around 5am Thursday morning at Adams Rd. South and Frenchman Hills Rd. which is just S. of Quincy and W. of Vantage, WA. Adams Road South will be closed at that intersection for most of the day.

  • Aftermath of rocket launch explosion. Courtesy James Trayford.

    University of Idaho examines safety updates after rocket fuel explosion

    MOSCOW, Idaho - The University of Idaho has completed an internal review of the rocket fuel explosion that occurred on the Moscow campus on April 13, 2017.  The incident has been ruled an accident by law enforcement and the university.  Officials with the University of Idaho say they have identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies as part of a review of the explosion. According to the report, the 

  • Juvenile facing felony charges after bat attack in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deputies with the Spokane Valley Police Department arrested a juvenile man Thursday morning after an incident involving a baseball bat. Calls came in at around 9:30 a.m. from people saying a man with a baseball bat was banging on doors near Pines and Indiana. At least one window of a car was broken by the suspect, according to KHQ's photographer who was on scene after the arrest. 

  • Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs. Tribal leaders in Oregon, Washington state and Idaho speaking on behalf of the group said Thursday the proposed budget guts spending on Native American education, health care and environmental initiatives. 

  • PHOTOS: 4.5 mile beer pipeline to deliver 400,000 liters of beer

    KHQ.COM - We've heard of oil pipelines... but beer pipelines? Some metal music fans preparing for the "Wacken Open Air Festival," which happens to be the largest metal music festival in the world, are giving us an insiders look at just exactly what a beer pipeline looks like, how it's made and how it works. Festival organizers are installing an underground, 4.3 mile long pipeline to deliver approximately 400,000 liters of beer.

  • Montana governor condemns candidate charged with assaulting journalist

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Democratic governor is condemning a GOP House candidate charged with assaulting a journalist. Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday it is "unsettling that Greg Gianforte physically assaulted a journalist and then lied, refusing to take responsibility for his actions."

  • Fire in Chelan County now 78 percent contained

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days. Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan says the fire near the town of Leavenworth was 78 percent contained Thursday morning. No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.

  • Task force proposes reforms to WSU student conduct process

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Officials at Washington State University are proposing some changes to the student conduct disciplinary process. A task force that was assembled after a series of violent incidents involving the football team last year has called for reforms to make the student conduct process fairer and more transparent.

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, May 24th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, May 24th.

  • Police: Denver man arrested for stabbing victim with bladed gloves

    DENVER - A 36-year-old Denver man has been arrested after witnesses told police a man was stabbed following an argument early Tuesday morning. Witnesses told investigators the suspect, identified as Christian Gulzow, was wearing white "clown-like" makeup with black streaks and wearing gloves with blades on the end of each finger.

  • Driver caught after slamming into DOT vehicle in Spokane Valley

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol says the driver of a car that crashed into a DOT vehicle Wednesday afternoon has been charged with driving under the influence.

  • Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in custody

    Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in handcuffs

    SPOKANE, Wash. - E Princeton Ave has reopened after it was shut down to traffic during a standoff.  Wednesday evening, Spokane Police received information that a wanted man was at a home on E Princeton Ave.  36-year-old Steven Martin had an outstanding felony warrant for eluding a police vehicle.  Officers also had probable cause to arrest him for five counts of stalking and domestic violence.  When officers arrived to the home, they 

  • Protesters hope to sweeten the deal with baked goods

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Protesters in Spokane are trying a new way to get lawmakers attention when it comes to healthcare. Organizers say they've resorted to having a bake sale to help cover costs for seniors' Medicaid. People lined up outside of Cathy McMorris Rodgers' office for the sale in hopes to get her attention. KHQ reached out to McMorris Rodgers' office for comment but is still waiting to hear back. The main message people at the bake sale want to provoke is that l...

  • PHOTOS: Guns, drugs and money found in Spokane Valley motel room bust

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Two men have been arrested and charged with a total of 26 felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a months-long investigation that led to a Spokane Valley motel.  Last week, detectives executed a search warrant at a room at the Motel 6 just off of I-90 and Argonne in Spokane Valley. 

  • Fully extinguishing Leavenworth fire will be 'ongoing challenge'

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 5 p.m. Wednesday:  Fire crews report active fire fighting operations continue on the Spromberg fire located approximately four miles north of Leavenworth, Washington, along the Chumstick Highway. The fire started Tuesday afternoon in a 5-acre storage area for logs and other flammable materials. The cause remains under active investigation, but has not yet been determined.

  • Suspect who tried to shoot deputy with sawed-off shotgun sentenced to 160 months behind bars

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon, 17-year-old Colton B. Singleton, the juvenile suspect who tried to shoot a Spokane Valley Deputy with a sawed-off shotgun in March was sentenced to 160 months in jail.  Spokane County Prosecutor's Office declined to prosecute him as a juvenile and charged him as an adult because Singleton was already a convicted felon.  On March 27, 2017, deputies responded to a car prowling on East Valleyway in Spokane Valley. 

  • PHOTOS: Firefighters say lawn mower caused brush fire in Spokane Valley near Sullivan

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters in Spokane Valley are responding to a brush fire on N. Sullivan just north of I-90.  WSDOT cameras show heavy smoke in the area.  KHQ has a crew headed to the scene. Check back for updates. 

  • Six Questions: Spokane's new fire chief describes his vision for department's future

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday Brian Schaeffer was named Spokane Fire Chief. KHQ's Dan Kleckner sat down with the new Fire Chief for six questions to ask him if his hiring was a signal from community leaders they don't want a lot of change, and to find out more about Brian Schaeffer's vision for the department. 

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  • Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:08:04 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

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    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

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  • Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:08:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

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  • Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

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    WALLACE, Idaho - One of the premiere outdoor activities in our area opens up this weekend. The Hiawatha Trail opens on May 27 and will be open daily through September 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 P.M. 

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    WALLACE, Idaho - One of the premiere outdoor activities in our area opens up this weekend. The Hiawatha Trail opens on May 27 and will be open daily through September 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 P.M. 

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  • Mariners fall to Red Sox 3-0

    Mariners fall to Red Sox 3-0

    BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox scored runs in bunches in tallying four consecutive victories. They leaned on pitching and defense to earn their latest. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings and the Red Sox took advantage of a sloppy performance by the Seattle Mariners for their season-high fifth straight win, 3-0 on Friday night.

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    BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox scored runs in bunches in tallying four consecutive victories. They leaned on pitching and defense to earn their latest. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings and the Red Sox took advantage of a sloppy performance by the Seattle Mariners for their season-high fifth straight win, 3-0 on Friday night.

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  • WSU’s 9th inning rally held off by No. 8 Stanford

    WSU’s 9th inning rally held off by No. 8 Stanford

    Courtesy: WSU AthleticsCourtesy: WSU Athletics

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State put runners on first and second in ninth inning but No. 8 Stanford turned away the rally to post a 5-3 victory at Bailey-Brayton Field Friday afternoon.   The Cougars (24-28, 10-19 Pac-12) put runners on with one out in the ninth but the Cardinal (39-14, 20-9 Pac) ended the game with a strikeout and groundout.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State put runners on first and second in ninth inning but No. 8 Stanford turned away the rally to post a 5-3 victory at Bailey-Brayton Field Friday afternoon.   The Cougars (24-28, 10-19 Pac-12) put runners on with one out in the ninth but the Cardinal (39-14, 20-9 Pac) ended the game with a strikeout and groundout.

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  • Gonzaga one win away from a NCAA Tournament berth

    Gonzaga one win away from a NCAA Tournament berth

    Courtesy: Gonzaga AthleticsCourtesy: Gonzaga Athletics

    STOCKTON, Calif.--A host of scouts came out to Friday's WCC Championships game between top-seeded Gonzaga and second-seed Loyola Marymount to see LMU starter Cory Abbott Friday afternoon, but it was Gonzaga starter Justin Vernia who stole the show as he powered the Zags to a 3-1 win and a berth in the tournament title game.

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    STOCKTON, Calif.--A host of scouts came out to Friday's WCC Championships game between top-seeded Gonzaga and second-seed Loyola Marymount to see LMU starter Cory Abbott Friday afternoon, but it was Gonzaga starter Justin Vernia who stole the show as he powered the Zags to a 3-1 win and a berth in the tournament title game.

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