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  • Non-profit collecting funds for dog's life-saving surgery

    Non-profit collecting funds for dog's life-saving surgery

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:38 AM EDT2018-08-18 06:38:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sitting silently in the back corner of his kennel here at SCRAPS, a 2-year-old miniature pinscher mix who's blind in one eye, is desperately hoping for a second chance. Back in July, Alex was adopted by a family, but less than a month later, he was dropped back off with a potentially life-threatening injury. Alex fell from a  two-story balcony, likely due to perception issues, and shattered both his front legs in the process. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sitting silently in the back corner of his kennel here at SCRAPS, a 2-year-old miniature pinscher mix who's blind in one eye, is desperately hoping for a second chance. Back in July, Alex was adopted by a family, but less than a month later, he was dropped back off with a potentially life-threatening injury. Alex fell from a  two-story balcony, likely due to perception issues, and shattered both his front legs in the process. 

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  • Legal battle raging over home owned by Shasta Groene but used by her dad

    Legal battle raging over home owned by Shasta Groene but used by her dad

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-08-18 06:37:31 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - 13 years ago Shasta Groene lived through unimaginable horror. In mid-May, 2005, her mother, her mother's boyfriend, and her oldest brother were murdered in front of her. 8-year-old Shasta was kidnapped and, along with her 9-year-old brother Dylan, tortured and sexually abused for weeks. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - 13 years ago Shasta Groene lived through unimaginable horror. In mid-May, 2005, her mother, her mother's boyfriend, and her oldest brother were murdered in front of her. 8-year-old Shasta was kidnapped and, along with her 9-year-old brother Dylan, tortured and sexually abused for weeks. 

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  • Court documents offer disturbing details in Spokane infant's death

    Court documents offer disturbing details in Spokane infant's death

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:34 AM EDT2018-08-18 06:34:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents are offering more details about a disturbing case of child abuse in Spokane. Investigators arrested 33-year-old Erik Sherman in the death of his baby Thursday. One doctor who witnessed the abuse told investigators in court documents it was "one of the worst cases of child abuse he had seen in 23 years of practice."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents are offering more details about a disturbing case of child abuse in Spokane. Investigators arrested 33-year-old Erik Sherman in the death of his baby Thursday. One doctor who witnessed the abuse told investigators in court documents it was "one of the worst cases of child abuse he had seen in 23 years of practice."

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  • Cd'A Little League fans, parents take in World Series experience

    Cd'A Little League fans, parents take in World Series experience

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:10:39 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Parents, thousands of miles away in Williamsport, Pennsylvania were eager to cheer on their ballplayers. A surreal feeling, Coeur d’Alene Little League is the second team from Idaho to ever make it to the Little League World Series. The kids have taken a humble attitude and have enjoyed the moment. Back at home, dozens of fans packed Capone’s in Midtown to see the first pitch. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Parents, thousands of miles away in Williamsport, Pennsylvania were eager to cheer on their ballplayers. A surreal feeling, Coeur d’Alene Little League is the second team from Idaho to ever make it to the Little League World Series. The kids have taken a humble attitude and have enjoyed the moment. Back at home, dozens of fans packed Capone’s in Midtown to see the first pitch. 

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  • 100-year-old Spokane Valley man says caregiver stole his dog

    100-year-old Spokane Valley man says caregiver stole his dog

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:58:56 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 100-year-old man says his caregiver stole his dog while he was getting ready to evacuate during the Upriver Beacon Fire. “She was very fond of Roy,” said Margel Jones, the wife of the dog’s owner, Roy Jones. Those closest to Roy say a caregiver took the dog, a 9-year-old Japanese Chin named Tinkerbell, while he was sitting in his car waiting to evacuate. “And I went out and said does anyone know where the dog is?” 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 100-year-old man says his caregiver stole his dog while he was getting ready to evacuate during the Upriver Beacon Fire. “She was very fond of Roy,” said Margel Jones, the wife of the dog’s owner, Roy Jones. Those closest to Roy say a caregiver took the dog, a 9-year-old Japanese Chin named Tinkerbell, while he was sitting in his car waiting to evacuate. “And I went out and said does anyone know where the dog is?” 

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  • Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp approaching 20,000 acres

    Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp approaching 20,000 acres

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:52:24 GMT

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County is now approaching 20,000 acres, forcing some evacuations Friday. The fire now sits at 19,747 acres. Containment was originally reported at 37 percent in Wednesday's update, and the current estimation is unclear but believed to be in the mid 30's.

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    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County is now approaching 20,000 acres, forcing some evacuations Friday. The fire now sits at 19,747 acres. Containment was originally reported at 37 percent in Wednesday's update, and the current estimation is unclear but believed to be in the mid 30's.

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  • Boyds fire near Kettle Falls up to 27 percent containment

    Boyds fire near Kettle Falls up to 27 percent containment

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:59:29 GMT

    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Crews working on the Boyds Fire near Kettle Falls have made some more progress, with the fire at 27 percent containment on Friday. Thursday, firefighters made good progress on strengthening the fire lines along the southern perimeter, but crews were pulled from the northwest perimeter due to increased fire activity in heavy fuels and steep terrain.

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    FERRY COUNTY, Wash. - Crews working on the Boyds Fire near Kettle Falls have made some more progress, with the fire at 27 percent containment on Friday. Thursday, firefighters made good progress on strengthening the fire lines along the southern perimeter, but crews were pulled from the northwest perimeter due to increased fire activity in heavy fuels and steep terrain.

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  • Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:57:55 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

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  • Woman charged with negligent homicide in son's hot car death

    Woman charged with negligent homicide in son's hot car death

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:16:07 GMT

    GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old eastern Montana woman is charged with negligent homicide after her 2-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.    Prosecutors say Ashley Maria Howard of Glendive left the boy in her car on June 26 while she slept after getting drunk at a party the night before.

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    GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old eastern Montana woman is charged with negligent homicide after her 2-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.    Prosecutors say Ashley Maria Howard of Glendive left the boy in her car on June 26 while she slept after getting drunk at a party the night before.

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  • Level 3 evacuations in place for Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County

    Level 3 evacuations in place for Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:56:22 GMT

    TWISP, Wash. - A level 3 evacuation order has been issued for people living along Twisp River Road west of the Buttermilk Creek intersection Friday. People living in the area should leave immediately and evacuate east toward Twisp. The Crescent Mountain Fire is currently on Snowshoe Ridge advancing down drainage toward Eagle Creek.

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    TWISP, Wash. - A level 3 evacuation order has been issued for people living along Twisp River Road west of the Buttermilk Creek intersection Friday. People living in the area should leave immediately and evacuate east toward Twisp. The Crescent Mountain Fire is currently on Snowshoe Ridge advancing down drainage toward Eagle Creek.

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  • Teen charged with reckless endangerment in Moulton Falls bridge push

    Teen charged with reckless endangerment in Moulton Falls bridge push

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:37:44 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - The teen accused of pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge at Moulton Falls earlier this month has been charged with reckless endangerment. The Clark County Attorney's Office said Friday that Tay'lor Smith is facing one count of reckless endangerment for the bridge push, which was caught on cell phone video. It sent Jordan Holgerson to the hospital with multiple injuries. 

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - The teen accused of pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge at Moulton Falls earlier this month has been charged with reckless endangerment. The Clark County Attorney's Office said Friday that Tay'lor Smith is facing one count of reckless endangerment for the bridge push, which was caught on cell phone video. It sent Jordan Holgerson to the hospital with multiple injuries. 

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  • Bummer! But at least you’re ready (sponsored)

    Bummer! But at least you’re ready (sponsored)

    Emergency funds can ease your pain
    Illness. Injury. Damage to your home or car. Veterinary bills. Job loss. It’s just a matter of time before a costly event comes your way. Building up a cash reserve to cover emergencies means that when the transmission falls out of your car, you don’t have to put the repair on your credit card, and start racking up interest charges. 

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    Emergency funds can ease your pain
    Illness. Injury. Damage to your home or car. Veterinary bills. Job loss. It’s just a matter of time before a costly event comes your way. Building up a cash reserve to cover emergencies means that when the transmission falls out of your car, you don’t have to put the repair on your credit card, and start racking up interest charges. 

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  • Spokane firefighters respond to second house fire in a week caused by unattended cooking

    Spokane firefighters respond to second house fire in a week caused by unattended cooking

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:38:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit say unattended cooking caused a house fire Friday morning in the 2200 block of E. Pacific Ave. Firefighters say it's the second house fire in a week caused by unattended cooking. Firefighters responded to the house fire call around 3:20 a.m.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit say unattended cooking caused a house fire Friday morning in the 2200 block of E. Pacific Ave. Firefighters say it's the second house fire in a week caused by unattended cooking. Firefighters responded to the house fire call around 3:20 a.m.

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  • Former Spokane police sergeant denied new trial after rape conviction

    Former Spokane police sergeant denied new trial after rape conviction

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:41:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Spokane has rejected a new trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting a female police officer during a drunken house party three years ago.    The Spokesman-Review reports that Gordon Ennis sought a new trial after blaming his first attorney for not adequately casting doubt on the victim's testimony.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Spokane has rejected a new trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting a female police officer during a drunken house party three years ago.    The Spokesman-Review reports that Gordon Ennis sought a new trial after blaming his first attorney for not adequately casting doubt on the victim's testimony.

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  • Police probe whether beheaded cat related to other killings

    Police probe whether beheaded cat related to other killings

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:34:33 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Police say investigators are trying to determine whether a beheaded kitten's head found this week is related to a series of cat killings in the area.    The Olympian reports Lacey police Cmdr. Jim Mack said the head was found in a wooded area near Clearbrook Drive Southeast and Yonkers Drive Southeast.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Police say investigators are trying to determine whether a beheaded kitten's head found this week is related to a series of cat killings in the area.    The Olympian reports Lacey police Cmdr. Jim Mack said the head was found in a wooded area near Clearbrook Drive Southeast and Yonkers Drive Southeast.

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  • Messages of hope disappear, reappear on Monroe Street Bridge

    Messages of hope disappear, reappear on Monroe Street Bridge

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:19 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:19:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A row of hopeful messages pinned to the railing on the Monroe Street Bridge disappeared overnight. The City of Spokane says they did not remove the notes, which were put on display by an anonymous person. However, more than 30 new sings, aimed at suicide prevention reappeared Thursday morning. The woman who pinned them isn’t choosing to be anonymous. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A row of hopeful messages pinned to the railing on the Monroe Street Bridge disappeared overnight. The City of Spokane says they did not remove the notes, which were put on display by an anonymous person. However, more than 30 new sings, aimed at suicide prevention reappeared Thursday morning. The woman who pinned them isn’t choosing to be anonymous. 

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  • Community pulling together funds for Cd'A Little League team

    Community pulling together funds for Cd'A Little League team

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:18:33 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - When parents of the Coeur d'Alene Little League asked to set out donation jars at the Caddyshack, all the managers said yes. "Of course we said yeah. They're here all the time and are regulars of the Caddyshack," Johnny French, general manager, said. The World Series for little league baseball is here. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - When parents of the Coeur d'Alene Little League asked to set out donation jars at the Caddyshack, all the managers said yes. "Of course we said yeah. They're here all the time and are regulars of the Caddyshack," Johnny French, general manager, said. The World Series for little league baseball is here. 

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  • Spokane man makes DIY air filter to escape smoke

    Spokane man makes DIY air filter to escape smoke

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:17 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:17:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Due to the dozens of wildfires burning in the Inland Northwest, the skies continue to be blanketed with smoke. While the haze can be unhealthy to breathe, those without air conditioning are in a dilemma: To shut the window, or not shut the window? But bringing in the outside air might not be so daunting if you’re able to build your own filter. According to Daniel Bruce, who runs a Permaculture design company, all you need is

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Due to the dozens of wildfires burning in the Inland Northwest, the skies continue to be blanketed with smoke. While the haze can be unhealthy to breathe, those without air conditioning are in a dilemma: To shut the window, or not shut the window? But bringing in the outside air might not be so daunting if you’re able to build your own filter. According to Daniel Bruce, who runs a Permaculture design company, all you need is

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  • Spokane Police arrest man after investigation of infant's death

    Spokane Police arrest man after investigation of infant's death

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:17 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:17:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a man for homicide by abuse after an investigation of an infant’s death. The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit investigation led to the arrest of 33-year-old Erik Sherman. On August 7th, an infant had been taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Despite medical efforts, the infant passed away. The lead Detective developed probable cause to arrest Sherman for homicide by abuse. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a man for homicide by abuse after an investigation of an infant’s death. The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit investigation led to the arrest of 33-year-old Erik Sherman. On August 7th, an infant had been taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Despite medical efforts, the infant passed away. The lead Detective developed probable cause to arrest Sherman for homicide by abuse. 

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  • LimeBike bikeshare pilot program launching in Spokane on Sept. 4

    LimeBike bikeshare pilot program launching in Spokane on Sept. 4

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:16 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:16:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bikeshare programs have become a popular way to get around many cities across the U.S. For a small rental fee, you can check out a bike or a scooter and cruise around town for short trips. Now, the Lilac City is getting in on the action by partnering with LimeBike for a two-month pilot program scheduled to start on September 4.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bikeshare programs have become a popular way to get around many cities across the U.S. For a small rental fee, you can check out a bike or a scooter and cruise around town for short trips. Now, the Lilac City is getting in on the action by partnering with LimeBike for a two-month pilot program scheduled to start on September 4.

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  • Cougar Creek fire at over 31,000 acres, 35 percent containment

    Cougar Creek fire at over 31,000 acres, 35 percent containment

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:02:17 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  For the second time in as many days, the Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County has seen both an increase in acreage size along with an increase in containment percentage now at 35. The fire now sits at 31,961 acres and is 35 percent contained. Over 1,000 personnel remain on scene. Crews have made great progress creating depth with burn out operations along holding lines on the southern portion of the fire line.

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  For the second time in as many days, the Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County has seen both an increase in acreage size along with an increase in containment percentage now at 35. The fire now sits at 31,961 acres and is 35 percent contained. Over 1,000 personnel remain on scene. Crews have made great progress creating depth with burn out operations along holding lines on the southern portion of the fire line.

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  • Grizzly bear previously spotted in Athol/Garwood area captured

    Grizzly bear previously spotted in Athol/Garwood area captured

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:10:49 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The grizzly bear previously spotted in the Athol/Garwood area has been captured according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game. An official from the IDFG confirmed with KHQ that the bear was captured Wednesday night.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The grizzly bear previously spotted in the Athol/Garwood area has been captured according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game. An official from the IDFG confirmed with KHQ that the bear was captured Wednesday night.

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  • Kootenai County deputies start Labor Day DUI emphasis patrols

    Kootenai County deputies start Labor Day DUI emphasis patrols

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:41:13 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, along with other area agencies, are increasing DUI patrols to help combat impaired driving from alcohol and drug use. This year, law enforcement officers across Idaho are partnering with the Office of Highway Safety to remind drivers if they choose to drink, to not get behind the wheel.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, along with other area agencies, are increasing DUI patrols to help combat impaired driving from alcohol and drug use. This year, law enforcement officers across Idaho are partnering with the Office of Highway Safety to remind drivers if they choose to drink, to not get behind the wheel.

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  • Neighbors help bust burglar in Pasco

    Neighbors help bust burglar in Pasco

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:58:06 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. - Alert neighbors helped bust a burglar who broke into the same house twice this week. Officers responded to the 3300 block of Calder Lane Wednesday after someone called 911 to report a burglary in progress. When they got on scene around 9:15 p.m., they arrested Jason Dean Donahue, 36, of Richland, on investigative holds for two counts of residential burglary.

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    PASCO, Wash. - Alert neighbors helped bust a burglar who broke into the same house twice this week. Officers responded to the 3300 block of Calder Lane Wednesday after someone called 911 to report a burglary in progress. When they got on scene around 9:15 p.m., they arrested Jason Dean Donahue, 36, of Richland, on investigative holds for two counts of residential burglary.

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  • Mayor proclaims Friday Coeur d'Alene Little League Day

    Mayor proclaims Friday Coeur d'Alene Little League Day

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:23:04 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - As you may have heard, Coeur d'Alene Little League is kind of a big deal. They made history over weekend by becoming the first Little League team from North Idaho to make it to the Little League World Series, and they're playing their fist game in Williamsport on Friday. Ahead of their big game against the Great Lake Regional champions from Michigan, Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer has declared August 17 Coeur d'Alene Little League Day.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - As you may have heard, Coeur d'Alene Little League is kind of a big deal. They made history over weekend by becoming the first Little League team from North Idaho to make it to the Little League World Series, and they're playing their fist game in Williamsport on Friday. Ahead of their big game against the Great Lake Regional champions from Michigan, Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer has declared August 17 Coeur d'Alene Little League Day.

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  • Nez Perce traffic stop leads to arrest, nets drugs and guns

    Nez Perce traffic stop leads to arrest, nets drugs and guns

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:04 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:04:44 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Idaho - The Quad Cities Drug Task Force conducted a narcotics investigation which resulted in one arrest and the seizure of 1.5 lbs of heroin, 2.1 lbs of methamphetamine, six semiautomatic rifles, two shotguns, eights handguns and two bulletproof vests. All of the recovered weapons were loaded.

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    NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Idaho - The Quad Cities Drug Task Force conducted a narcotics investigation which resulted in one arrest and the seizure of 1.5 lbs of heroin, 2.1 lbs of methamphetamine, six semiautomatic rifles, two shotguns, eights handguns and two bulletproof vests. All of the recovered weapons were loaded.

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  • Adams County deputies recover body from irrigation canal

    Adams County deputies recover body from irrigation canal

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:45:17 GMT

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - Adams County deputies were called to the area of Highway 26 west of Highway 17 for a report of a dead body found in an irrigation canal. Deputies were called to the scene around 8 a.m. to investigate. The Adams County Sheriff's Office say they recovered the body from the canal, and say the body is a man, but did not release additional details.

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    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - Adams County deputies were called to the area of Highway 26 west of Highway 17 for a report of a dead body found in an irrigation canal. Deputies were called to the scene around 8 a.m. to investigate. The Adams County Sheriff's Office say they recovered the body from the canal, and say the body is a man, but did not release additional details.

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  • FDA approves first generic competitor to the EpiPen

    FDA approves first generic competitor to the EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:17:28 GMT

    NEW YORK - Important news for anyone with life-threatening allergies as the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to the EpiPen. The Epinephrine auto-injector is used in an emergency when a person has a severe allergic reaction to things like food or insect stings. Mylan, the company that sells the EpiPen, drew intense criticism a few years ago when it increased the price of an EpiPen twin-pack to $600.

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    NEW YORK - Important news for anyone with life-threatening allergies as the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to the EpiPen. The Epinephrine auto-injector is used in an emergency when a person has a severe allergic reaction to things like food or insect stings. Mylan, the company that sells the EpiPen, drew intense criticism a few years ago when it increased the price of an EpiPen twin-pack to $600.

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  • Athletic Director Rob Spear fired by University of Idaho

    Athletic Director Rob Spear fired by University of Idaho

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:47:52 GMT

    The University of Idaho has fired Athletic Director Rob Spear.  Spear had been placed on administrative leave since April following the University's botched handling of a woman's sexual assault complaint against a football player.  "The Board moved to terminate for convenience, pursuant to Doctor Spears' employment agreement with the University," Communications Chief Mike Keckler told KHQ.

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    The University of Idaho has fired Athletic Director Rob Spear.  Spear had been placed on administrative leave since April following the University's botched handling of a woman's sexual assault complaint against a football player.  "The Board moved to terminate for convenience, pursuant to Doctor Spears' employment agreement with the University," Communications Chief Mike Keckler told KHQ.

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  • 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

    'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:48:27 GMT

    DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.  The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. 

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    DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.  The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. 

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  • SPD Reserve Officers set up bike sting that yields three arrests on drug and theft charges

    SPD Reserve Officers set up bike sting that yields three arrests on drug and theft charges

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-08-16 13:18:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department set up a bike sting in the Mission and Hamilton area on Wednesday in an effort to reduce property crime numbers and ended up making three arrests. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department set up a bike sting in the Mission and Hamilton area on Wednesday in an effort to reduce property crime numbers and ended up making three arrests.  The area has seen numerous calls for thefts, burglaries, drug calls and assaults recently, according to the Spokane Police Department and the sting operation was put together by SPD Reserve Officers wanting to do their part to curb crime in the community. 

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  • BLM places temporary ban on target shooting

    BLM places temporary ban on target shooting

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:29:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management has placed a temporary ban on target shooting in eastern Washington as hot, dry conditions bring high dangers of fire in the area. The BLM says legal firearm hunting is still allowed. Target shooting activities have already contributed to several fires on BLM lands this summer burning over 2,000 acres. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management has placed a temporary ban on target shooting in eastern Washington as hot, dry conditions bring high dangers of fire in the area. The BLM says legal firearm hunting is still allowed. Target shooting activities have already contributed to several fires on BLM lands this summer burning over 2,000 acres. 

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  • Officials encourage boaters to share water with firefighters

    Officials encourage boaters to share water with firefighters

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:28:04 GMT
    The Fire Boss is an important part of our region's fire fighting team.The Fire Boss is an important part of our region's fire fighting team.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The skies above Eastern Washington lakes and rivers have been a little busier these days. With wildfire season raging on, emergency crews have relied on air attacks from planes that scoop water. They're called fire bosses and you won't want to be in between them and the water when a fire is nearby. "It's extremely dangerous and they are an emergency vehicle," said Howard Platter of Newman Lake.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The skies above Eastern Washington lakes and rivers have been a little busier these days. With wildfire season raging on, emergency crews have relied on air attacks from planes that scoop water. They're called fire bosses and you won't want to be in between them and the water when a fire is nearby. "It's extremely dangerous and they are an emergency vehicle," said Howard Platter of Newman Lake.

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  • Signs of hope to prevent suicide posted on Spokane's Monroe Street Bridge

    Signs of hope to prevent suicide posted on Spokane's Monroe Street Bridge

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:26 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:26:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- You are not alone. A woman's story that went viral in the UK has made it right here to Spokane. 18-year-old Paige Hunter handwrote dozens of positive messages and posted them all over a bridge in England in hopes it would stop someone from committing suicide. So far, her messages have helped save nine lives. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- You are not alone. A woman's story that went viral in the UK has made it right here to Spokane. 18-year-old Paige Hunter handwrote dozens of positive messages and posted them all over a bridge in England in hopes it would stop someone from committing suicide. So far, her messages have helped save nine lives. 

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  • Poor air quality forces high school practices indoors

    Poor air quality forces high school practices indoors

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:25:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - August means it's almost time for Friday night lights, but poor air quality meant high schools couldn't practice outdoors on Wednesday. Air quality was measured as "Unhealthy" by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. Greater Spokane League rules prohibit teams from practicing outdoors when air conditions are found in the "Unhealthy" section. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - August means it's almost time for Friday night lights, but poor air quality meant high schools couldn't practice outdoors on Wednesday. Air quality was measured as "Unhealthy" by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. Greater Spokane League rules prohibit teams from practicing outdoors when air conditions are found in the "Unhealthy" section. 

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  • Police say possible bad batch of drugs hits Spokane

    Police say possible bad batch of drugs hits Spokane

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:25:12 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. It's been 24 hours of chaos for Spokane's police and fire departments. They have been running from call to call with reports of people walking in the middle of the street yelling at random people or at objects that don't exist. What Caused it? The Spokane Regional Health District is still struggling to find out "What we are hearing is that these individuals are demonstrating almost what would be what looks like a stimulant psychosis,"  said Doctor Bob...

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    Spokane, Wash. It's been 24 hours of chaos for Spokane's police and fire departments. They have been running from call to call with reports of people walking in the middle of the street yelling at random people or at objects that don't exist. What Caused it? The Spokane Regional Health District is still struggling to find out "What we are hearing is that these individuals are demonstrating almost what would be what looks like a stimulant psychosis,"  said Doctor Bob...

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  • WSU deals with housing issues due to record freshman class

    WSU deals with housing issues due to record freshman class

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:23:12 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - "I really didn't want to be stuck in a three person corner room," Alley Carney said. She is an incoming freshman to Washington State University and was not happy to find her double room had been converted into a triple. "One person gets shorted no matter what way you split it up, and it would be just way to inconvenient," Carney said. 

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - "I really didn't want to be stuck in a three person corner room," Alley Carney said. She is an incoming freshman to Washington State University and was not happy to find her double room had been converted into a triple. "One person gets shorted no matter what way you split it up, and it would be just way to inconvenient," Carney said. 

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  • Spokane streamer, gamer and YouTube star balances priorities with pleasure

    Spokane streamer, gamer and YouTube star balances priorities with pleasure

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:25:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael is a husband, father, and student by day. But by night, he's an accomplished streamer, gamer, and growing YouTube star. "It started out as a love for the game and then kind of slowly progressed to loving content creation," said Michael. "As my channel started to grow and develop I was able to upgrade my equipment." When Michael is not buried in his textbooks or flipping over flash cards for his physical therapy doctoral degree, he's

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael is a husband, father, and student by day. But by night, he's an accomplished streamer, gamer, and growing YouTube star. "It started out as a love for the game and then kind of slowly progressed to loving content creation," said Michael. "As my channel started to grow and develop I was able to upgrade my equipment." When Michael is not buried in his textbooks or flipping over flash cards for his physical therapy doctoral degree, he's

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  • Report: Claims unfounded in Spokane Transit Authority discrimination investigation

    Report: Claims unfounded in Spokane Transit Authority discrimination investigation

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:31:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following a months-long investigation into the Spokane Transit Authority's Human Resources Director's social media posts, investigators say the claims of discrimination were unfounded. STA launched an investigation on June 18 with the help of the Mix Sanders Thompson law firm. Mix Sanders Thompson released a full report on the investigation Wednesday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Following a months-long investigation into the Spokane Transit Authority's Human Resources Director's social media posts, investigators say the claims of discrimination were unfounded. STA launched an investigation on June 18 with the help of the Mix Sanders Thompson law firm. Mix Sanders Thompson released a full report on the investigation Wednesday.

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  • Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

    Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:26:15 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Unhealthy smoky air from wildfires is blanketing the Northwest. The National Weather Service says Washington state had the worst air quality in the country Wednesday. In the Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute masks. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Unhealthy smoky air from wildfires is blanketing the Northwest. The National Weather Service says Washington state had the worst air quality in the country Wednesday. In the Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute masks. 

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  • Fire crews make quick work of brush fire near Chattaroy

    Fire crews make quick work of brush fire near Chattaroy

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:19:29 GMT

    CHATTAROY, Wash. - Aircraft fighting the Sands fire burning about 7 acres near Chattaroy Wednesday evening have been released from the fire as crews are getting a handle on it.

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    CHATTAROY, Wash. - Aircraft fighting the Sands fire burning about 7 acres near Chattaroy Wednesday evening have been released from the fire as crews are getting a handle on it.

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  • Spokane's smoky air could be having an effect on your car

    Spokane's smoky air could be having an effect on your car

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:23:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire season is coming in hot, and it's putting stress on an important part of your car. "In some cases I've seen them so plugged to where the car can't even run," Jeremy Dierks, owner of Perfection Tire and Auto Repair, said. Air filters should be replaced every 15,000 miles, but the more you drive in smoke, the quicker they need to be changed.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire season is coming in hot, and it's putting stress on an important part of your car. "In some cases I've seen them so plugged to where the car can't even run," Jeremy Dierks, owner of Perfection Tire and Auto Repair, said. Air filters should be replaced every 15,000 miles, but the more you drive in smoke, the quicker they need to be changed.

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  • Detectives recover tractor stolen from Stevens County

    Detectives recover tractor stolen from Stevens County

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:54:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say after receiving several tips from the public, Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force detectives located and recovered a stolen Kubota L4701 HST tractor. Detectives continue to actively investigate the theft and hope additional tips and information will be received as they work toward identifying the suspects.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say after receiving several tips from the public, Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force detectives located and recovered a stolen Kubota L4701 HST tractor. Detectives continue to actively investigate the theft and hope additional tips and information will be received as they work toward identifying the suspects.

     

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  • Missing Ohio hiker found alive on flank of Mount St. Helens

    Missing Ohio hiker found alive on flank of Mount St. Helens

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-08-15 19:40:23 GMT
    Photo: Cowlitz County Sheriff's OfficePhoto: Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office

    COUGAR, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio man has been found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state.    The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that 40-year-old Matthew B. Matheny had been found alive on a flank of the volcano and was being flown to a hospital. Further details about his condition were not immediately available.

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    COUGAR, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio man has been found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state.    The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that 40-year-old Matthew B. Matheny had been found alive on a flank of the volcano and was being flown to a hospital. Further details about his condition were not immediately available.

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  • Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

    Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-08-15 19:03:19 GMT

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A family member says seven of the eight people killed in a crash on a remote Oregon road were relatives headed to a Las Vegas vacation.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Wednesday that 29-year-old Erika Boquet, of Tacoma, Washington, and her three children - 6, 9 and 11 - were killed Monday on Oregon Highway 78.

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    BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A family member says seven of the eight people killed in a crash on a remote Oregon road were relatives headed to a Las Vegas vacation.    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Wednesday that 29-year-old Erika Boquet, of Tacoma, Washington, and her three children - 6, 9 and 11 - were killed Monday on Oregon Highway 78.

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  • Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

    Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:57:38 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.    The National Republican Senate Committee and Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale both compared the poster to the now-infamous photo of the comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.    The National Republican Senate Committee and Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale both compared the poster to the now-infamous photo of the comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head.

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  • 3 people killed in car crash north of Cusick

    3 people killed in car crash north of Cusick

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:49:30 GMT

    CUSICK, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says three people were killed in a car crash north of Cusick Wednesday morning.  Trooper Jeff Sevigney tweeted out that the crash happened near the intersection of Leclerc Rd and Cee Cee Ah Creek Rd. Trooper Sevigney said the crash involved one car with five occupants. 

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    CUSICK, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says three people were killed in a car crash north of Cusick Wednesday morning.  Trooper Jeff Sevigney tweeted out that the crash happened near the intersection of Leclerc Rd and Cee Cee Ah Creek Rd. Trooper Sevigney said the crash involved one car with five occupants. 

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  • Spokane ranks at most affordable 'outdoorsy' city in the US

    Spokane ranks at most affordable 'outdoorsy' city in the US

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:18:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We all know what an outdoor paradise Spokane is, but word is getting out as the Lilac City was just named the #1 "Most Affordable Outdoorsy" City in the nation, according to Realtor.com.  The website said there was a bit of an uproar when they released the list last year because towns like Boulder, Colorado, Salt Lake City and Honolulu were left off. Well, yeah. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We all know what an outdoor paradise Spokane is, but word is getting out as the Lilac City was just named the #1 "Most Affordable Outdoorsy" City in the nation, according to Realtor.com.  The website said there was a bit of an uproar when they released the list last year because towns like Boulder, Colorado, Salt Lake City and Honolulu were left off. Well, yeah. 

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  • Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:13:21 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:11:58 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 14th.

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  • FireBoss plane crashes fighting the Horns Mountain fire in northeast Washington

    FireBoss plane crashes fighting the Horns Mountain fire in northeast Washington

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:47 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:47:20 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Department of Natural Resources reports that a FireBoss airplane has crashed in northeast Washington. There aren't a lot of details released right now, but we do know that the pilot did survive the crash. The pilot was working on the Horns Mountain fire, burning about 838 acres near Northport, close to the US/Canada border.

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Department of Natural Resources reports that a FireBoss airplane has crashed in northeast Washington. There aren't a lot of details released right now, but we do know that the pilot did survive the crash. The pilot was working on the Horns Mountain fire, burning about 838 acres near Northport, close to the US/Canada border.

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  • Spokane police investigating after unknown drug responsible for fatality and 20 calls

    Spokane police investigating after unknown drug responsible for fatality and 20 calls

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:23:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they saw a dramatic increase in drug related calls on Tuesday. Police say at least one person has died and officers responded to almost 20 other calls of people acting erratically. Police are looking into whether there is a drug on the street that is "creating adverse health effects." Reported behavior is consistent with a stimulant, causing people to hallucinate and act in an unpredictable and sometimes violent manner.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they saw a dramatic increase in drug related calls on Tuesday. Police say at least one person has died and officers responded to almost 20 other calls of people acting erratically. Police are looking into whether there is a drug on the street that is "creating adverse health effects." Reported behavior is consistent with a stimulant, causing people to hallucinate and act in an unpredictable and sometimes violent manner.

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  • Evacuations to be lifted on Grass Valley fire in Douglas County

    Evacuations to be lifted on Grass Valley fire in Douglas County

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:53:04 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The Grass Valley fire burning in the Sims Corner area of Douglas County is 87 percent contained as of Tuesday night. The fire, which broke out Saturday afternoon and quickly grew to a 3-alarm fire due to dry conditions in the area, was 75,537 acres in size at last report.

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The Grass Valley fire burning in the Sims Corner area of Douglas County is 87 percent contained as of Tuesday night. The fire, which broke out Saturday afternoon and quickly grew to a 3-alarm fire due to dry conditions in the area, was 75,537 acres in size at last report.

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  • Prosecutors consider charges after teen pushed from bridge

    Prosecutors consider charges after teen pushed from bridge

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:15:03 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police say they've finished an investigation into an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was hurt when she was pushed off a bridge and fell 60 feet into water in Washington state.    The Columbian reported Tuesday that the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit was forwarding the case to the prosecutor's office for possible charges.

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police say they've finished an investigation into an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was hurt when she was pushed off a bridge and fell 60 feet into water in Washington state.    The Columbian reported Tuesday that the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit was forwarding the case to the prosecutor's office for possible charges.

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  • As smoke lingers in the Inland Northwest, doctors say everyone is susceptible to symptoms

    As smoke lingers in the Inland Northwest, doctors say everyone is susceptible to symptoms

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:14:26 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Air quality in the Spokane area remains at an unhealthy level as of Tuesday night. Officials with the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency say they are using a series of filters and other tools to measure the air quality index. "What that means is we have a network of strategically placed monitors that are going to capture what the ambient levels are for our entire air shed," said Lisa Woodard. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Air quality in the Spokane area remains at an unhealthy level as of Tuesday night. Officials with the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency say they are using a series of filters and other tools to measure the air quality index. "What that means is we have a network of strategically placed monitors that are going to capture what the ambient levels are for our entire air shed," said Lisa Woodard. 

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  • Spokane teachers rally for fully funded education

    Spokane teachers rally for fully funded education

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:48:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Educators of Spokane rallied together for an increase in pay and fully funded education. Ever since the State Supreme Court ruled that Washington was underfunding schools, educators and administrators have been trying to negotiate finances. Some districts have reached deals, but many in Eastern Washington haven't. KHQ went to the rally for Spokane public schools Tuesday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Educators of Spokane rallied together for an increase in pay and fully funded education. Ever since the State Supreme Court ruled that Washington was underfunding schools, educators and administrators have been trying to negotiate finances. Some districts have reached deals, but many in Eastern Washington haven't. KHQ went to the rally for Spokane public schools Tuesday.

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  • Coeur d'Alene team headed to Williamsport for Little League World Series

    Coeur d'Alene team headed to Williamsport for Little League World Series

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:36:37 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d’Alene Little Leaguers are transitioning to life on the road. The team’s manager, Sean Cherry, says between getting new gear and practice, the road warriors have been busy. The team made history over the weekend, becoming the first team from north Idaho to make it to the Little League World Series. Cherry says he’s proud.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d’Alene Little Leaguers are transitioning to life on the road. The team’s manager, Sean Cherry, says between getting new gear and practice, the road warriors have been busy. The team made history over the weekend, becoming the first team from north Idaho to make it to the Little League World Series. Cherry says he’s proud.

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  • Smoky skies impact air ambulance operations

    Smoky skies impact air ambulance operations

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:12:13 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- The air quality in the Inland Northwest has been bad. Not only is it unhealthy, it's hard to see. That visibility can have an impact on the way air ambulances, like Life Flight Network can operate. "When the smoke comes in, the visibility comes down and it limits what we can do," said Scott MacKenzie, Assistant Chief Pilot and Regional Manager with Life Flight Network.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- The air quality in the Inland Northwest has been bad. Not only is it unhealthy, it's hard to see. That visibility can have an impact on the way air ambulances, like Life Flight Network can operate. "When the smoke comes in, the visibility comes down and it limits what we can do," said Scott MacKenzie, Assistant Chief Pilot and Regional Manager with Life Flight Network.

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  • Seattle judge dismisses young activists' climate lawsuit

    Seattle judge dismisses young activists' climate lawsuit

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:49:37 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by young activists who argued the state is violating their rights by failing to protect them from climate change.    In his ruling Tuesday, King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott says the issues in the case are political questions that must be addressed by the legislative and executive branches and cannot be resolved by a court.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by young activists who argued the state is violating their rights by failing to protect them from climate change.    In his ruling Tuesday, King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott says the issues in the case are political questions that must be addressed by the legislative and executive branches and cannot be resolved by a court.

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  • Carnival worker faces 4 sexual assault charges

    Carnival worker faces 4 sexual assault charges

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:28:41 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A traveling carnival worker faces charges he sexually assaulted four people, including a 14-year-old girl, while working at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls.    Two counts against 42-year-old Roberto Salaman-Garcia are misdemeanors and the second two are felonies. His attorney, Meghan Lulf Sutton, says Salaman-Garcia will plead not guilty to the charges Tuesday in District Court.

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A traveling carnival worker faces charges he sexually assaulted four people, including a 14-year-old girl, while working at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls.    Two counts against 42-year-old Roberto Salaman-Garcia are misdemeanors and the second two are felonies. His attorney, Meghan Lulf Sutton, says Salaman-Garcia will plead not guilty to the charges Tuesday in District Court.

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  • Spokane Valley flag football fields found vandalized

    Spokane Valley flag football fields found vandalized

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:16 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:16:01 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- A flag football league in Spokane Valley is preparing for their first practice next week but organizers say they can't help but feel disappointed because someone suddenly vandalized the fields they have put so much work into. "We're pretty disappointed, a little beat up," said Jeff Miller, the Director for Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- A flag football league in Spokane Valley is preparing for their first practice next week but organizers say they can't help but feel disappointed because someone suddenly vandalized the fields they have put so much work into. "We're pretty disappointed, a little beat up," said Jeff Miller, the Director for Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading. 

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  • Cd'A Little League team arrives at World Series

    Cd'A Little League team arrives at World Series

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:14:07 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The boys of summer march on. A long way from home, the Coeur d’Alene Little League team made it to Williamsport, Pennsylvania Monday morning. New uniforms, new gear, the surreal feeling is setting in for the Northwest champs. Coeur d’Alene Little League is only the second Idaho team to qualify for the Little League World Series since South Boise did in 1999. But back at home, the team is the talk of the town. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The boys of summer march on. A long way from home, the Coeur d’Alene Little League team made it to Williamsport, Pennsylvania Monday morning. New uniforms, new gear, the surreal feeling is setting in for the Northwest champs. Coeur d’Alene Little League is only the second Idaho team to qualify for the Little League World Series since South Boise did in 1999. But back at home, the team is the talk of the town. 

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  • Embezzling arraignment for Isenberg pushed back

    Embezzling arraignment for Isenberg pushed back

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:06:13 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Lori Isenberg was also the last person who saw her husband, Larry, alive and the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office now says she’s officially a person of interest in his death. But that’s not why she was in court Monday, Isenberg is the former North Idaho Housing Coalition President accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the non-profit and is charged with one count of grand theft. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Lori Isenberg was also the last person who saw her husband, Larry, alive and the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office now says she’s officially a person of interest in his death. But that’s not why she was in court Monday, Isenberg is the former North Idaho Housing Coalition President accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the non-profit and is charged with one count of grand theft. 

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  • Masks not an effective solution with poor air quality

    Masks not an effective solution with poor air quality

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:05:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Right now the air quality is unhealthy, and you might be tempted to throw on a mask. But the Spokane Regional Health Distrct assured KHQ that you really don't need to be wearing one. "It's not going to be the cure-all that some people think it is," Bob Lutz, the Health Officer for Spokane County, said. Lutz smashed some myths about wearing masks and told KHQ that there is a crucial step most people aren't taking after buying a mask.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Right now the air quality is unhealthy, and you might be tempted to throw on a mask. But the Spokane Regional Health Distrct assured KHQ that you really don't need to be wearing one. "It's not going to be the cure-all that some people think it is," Bob Lutz, the Health Officer for Spokane County, said. Lutz smashed some myths about wearing masks and told KHQ that there is a crucial step most people aren't taking after buying a mask.

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  • Tips to rid home of smoke stench

    Tips to rid home of smoke stench

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:04:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you left your windows to your house open, and now you can't seem to get rid of the smoke smell, The Cleaning Authority in Spokane gave KHQ some easy tips to get rid of that stench. I spoke with Shannon Oakley, the Director of Operations as The Cleaning Authority, and she told me the first thing you need to do is clean the top of your ceiling fans and door frames. When you do this, it stops the particles from falling back onto the countertops and furniture. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you left your windows to your house open, and now you can't seem to get rid of the smoke smell, The Cleaning Authority in Spokane gave KHQ some easy tips to get rid of that stench. I spoke with Shannon Oakley, the Director of Operations as The Cleaning Authority, and she told me the first thing you need to do is clean the top of your ceiling fans and door frames. When you do this, it stops the particles from falling back onto the countertops and furniture. 

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  • Meals on Wheels Spokane offers elderly a safe haven from the haze

    Meals on Wheels Spokane offers elderly a safe haven from the haze

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:03 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:03:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The dozens of wildfires burning across the Inland Northwest have blanketed the area with smoke and triggered air quality warnings. While the haze is dangerous for everyone, young children and the elderly are most at-risk to experience complications. For example, 78-year-old Frances Smith has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It's a lung disease that blocks airflow and makes it harder to breathe. And that's without the smoke. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The dozens of wildfires burning across the Inland Northwest have blanketed the area with smoke and triggered air quality warnings. While the haze is dangerous for everyone, young children and the elderly are most at-risk to experience complications. For example, 78-year-old Frances Smith has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It's a lung disease that blocks airflow and makes it harder to breathe. And that's without the smoke. 

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  • 34-year-old man lodged at Grant County jail found dead

    34-year-old man lodged at Grant County jail found dead

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:11:24 GMT

    EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man who was being held at Grant County Jail in Ephrata. The Columbia Basin Herald reports corrections deputies found the man in his bunk Sunday morning and called emergency personnel. The inmate was pronounced dead by paramedics after unsuccessful attempts at CPR and other measures. The Grant County Coroner plans to do an autopsy.    

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    EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man who was being held at Grant County Jail in Ephrata. The Columbia Basin Herald reports corrections deputies found the man in his bunk Sunday morning and called emergency personnel. The inmate was pronounced dead by paramedics after unsuccessful attempts at CPR and other measures. The Grant County Coroner plans to do an autopsy.    

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  • Togo wolf pack responsible for killing cattle

    Togo wolf pack responsible for killing cattle

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:11:33 GMT
    Eli Francovich / The Spokesman-ReviewEli Francovich / The Spokesman-Review

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Members of the Togo wolf pack in the Colville National Forest killed one cow and injured another last week. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Togo pack is responsible for five depredations in the past 10 months, including two last November and one in May. The agency said Monday that it was alerted last week about a potential wolf depredation near Danville, Washington. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Members of the Togo wolf pack in the Colville National Forest killed one cow and injured another last week. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Togo pack is responsible for five depredations in the past 10 months, including two last November and one in May. The agency said Monday that it was alerted last week about a potential wolf depredation near Danville, Washington. 

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  • CdA Police: suspect dead after exchanging shots following bank robbery attempt

    CdA Police: suspect dead after exchanging shots following bank robbery attempt

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:58:54 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police say a suspect is dead after shots were fired following a robbery attempt at the Global Credit Union Saturday afternoon. Police say the armed suspect went into the bank and an armed security guard was on scene. The two exchanged gunfire at some point, but police are unsure of exactly when at this point. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police say a suspect is dead after shots were fired following a robbery attempt at the Global Credit Union Saturday afternoon. Police say the armed suspect went into the bank and an armed security guard was on scene. The two exchanged gunfire at some point, but police are unsure of exactly when at this point. 

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  • Firefighter injured fighting Grass Valley fire in 'satisfactory' condition

    Firefighter injured fighting Grass Valley fire in 'satisfactory' condition

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:38:10 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The firefighter injured while fighting the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas County is in satisfactory condition. 38-year-old Omak County Fire District #8 firefighter Brett Read was and another firefighter were trying to leave their work area on Saturday when the fire unexpectedly intensified.

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The firefighter injured while fighting the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas County is in satisfactory condition. 38-year-old Omak County Fire District #8 firefighter Brett Read was and another firefighter were trying to leave their work area on Saturday when the fire unexpectedly intensified.

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  • Two men arrested after assault with BB gun in road rage incident

    Two men arrested after assault with BB gun in road rage incident

    Sunday, August 12 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-08-13 01:48:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have made two arrests after a road rage incident led to a BB gun assault Sunday evening. Police say two men were driving and got into a road rage dispute with two other men. One man was shot in the face with a BB gun, bloodying his face and shirt and requiring to be transported to a hospital for medical attention. The pair who did the shooting were taken into custody. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have made two arrests after a road rage incident led to a BB gun assault Sunday evening. Police say two men were driving and got into a road rage dispute with two other men. One man was shot in the face with a BB gun, bloodying his face and shirt and requiring to be transported to a hospital for medical attention. The pair who did the shooting were taken into custody. 

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  • Bicyclist in serious condition after hit-and-run crash

    Bicyclist in serious condition after hit-and-run crash

    Sunday, August 12 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-08-13 01:15:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a male bicyclist is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle that fled from the scene on the South Hill. The collision occurred early Sunday evening on 6th and Bishop Ct. The bicyclist was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and has been reported in serious condition. The victim's identity is unknown at this point.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a male bicyclist is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle that fled from the scene on the South Hill. The collision occurred early Sunday evening on 6th and Bishop Ct. The bicyclist was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and has been reported in serious condition. The victim's identity is unknown at this point.

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  • SPD Detectives investigating after body found in truck in North Spokane

    SPD Detectives investigating after body found in truck in North Spokane

    Sunday, August 12 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-08-12 23:05:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives from Spokane Police are investigating after a man's body was found in a truck in an apartment parking lot in north Spokane. Police say the body was found later this morning at the Turning Leaf townhomes, an extended living apartment complex on Pineridge Ct. The Major Crimes Unit is investigating the death as suspicious, as is protocol when they find an unattended body.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives from Spokane Police are investigating after a man's body was found in a truck in an apartment parking lot in north Spokane. Police say the body was found later this morning at the Turning Leaf townhomes, an extended living apartment complex on Pineridge Ct. The Major Crimes Unit is investigating the death as suspicious, as is protocol when they find an unattended body.

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  • Angel Springs fire near Davenport approaches full containment

    Angel Springs fire near Davenport approaches full containment

    Sunday, August 12 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-08-12 20:48:08 GMT

    DAVENPORT, Wash. - The Angel Springs fire that has burned over 5,000 acres near Davenport is on the brink of containment, now sitting at 95 percent. In a final update, officials say the fire was kept within the containment lines despite significant winds testing them. Crews will be finishing mop up of the fire Sunday. 

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    DAVENPORT, Wash. - The Angel Springs fire that has burned over 5,000 acres near Davenport is on the brink of containment, now sitting at 95 percent. In a final update, officials say the fire was kept within the containment lines despite significant winds testing them. Crews will be finishing mop up of the fire Sunday. 

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  • Silver Lake fire near Cheney reaches 75 percent containment

    Silver Lake fire near Cheney reaches 75 percent containment

    Sunday, August 12 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-08-12 20:33:04 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - The Silver Lake fire near Cheney has reached 75 percent containment as of Sunday. Crews have continued to make progress mopping up the fire perimeter. Officials expect the fire to transition from a type 3 incident to a type 4 Monday morning.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - The Silver Lake fire near Cheney has reached 75 percent containment as of Sunday. Crews have continued to make progress mopping up the fire perimeter. Officials expect the fire to transition from a type 3 incident to a type 4 Monday morning.

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  • Spokane mobile home destroyed in early morning fire

    Spokane mobile home destroyed in early morning fire

    Sunday, August 12 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-08-12 17:31:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - An early morning fire destroyed a mobile home in a gated retirement community early Sunday morning. The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire around 3 a.m. in the community located in the 2300 block of W. 16th Ave. What was initially reported as a possible exterior fire, turned into a full-on fire throughout the structure venting into the sky upon crews' arrival. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - An early morning fire destroyed a mobile home in a gated retirement community early Sunday morning. The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire around 3 a.m. in the community located in the 2300 block of W. 16th Ave. What was initially reported as a possible exterior fire, turned into a full-on fire throughout the structure venting into the sky upon crews' arrival. 

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  • Bofer Canyon fire in Kennewick burning over 250 acres

    Bofer Canyon fire in Kennewick burning over 250 acres

    Sunday, August 12 2018 1:39 AM EDT2018-08-12 05:39:45 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Bofer Canyon fire in Benton County is burning at over 250 acres as of Saturday. Residents of the Canyon Lakes area are no longer under any restrictions due to the fire. Residents in the county area of Sealsprings, 47th and Oak to Gamefarm Rd are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. State fire assistance has been mobilized in support of local crews. There have been no reports of containment.

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Bofer Canyon fire in Benton County is burning at over 250 acres as of Saturday. Residents of the Canyon Lakes area are no longer under any restrictions due to the fire. Residents in the county area of Sealsprings, 47th and Oak to Gamefarm Rd are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. State fire assistance has been mobilized in support of local crews. There have been no reports of containment.

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  • Local pilot reacts to stolen Horizon airplane

    Local pilot reacts to stolen Horizon airplane

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-08-12 03:07:21 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. 29-year-old Richard Russell, a ramp agent for Horizon Air, stole one of the companies aircraft and took it for a joy ride. Performing barrel roles and flips before a fatal crash on the Ketron Island. We caught up with pilot and aviation mechanic Alex Furois. He has 11 years of flying under his belt to find out how hard it is to pilot a plane with no experience "To my knowledge, it's not that easy I know starting turbine engines you have...

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    Spokane, Wash. 29-year-old Richard Russell, a ramp agent for Horizon Air, stole one of the companies aircraft and took it for a joy ride. Performing barrel roles and flips before a fatal crash on the Ketron Island. We caught up with pilot and aviation mechanic Alex Furois. He has 11 years of flying under his belt to find out how hard it is to pilot a plane with no experience "To my knowledge, it's not that easy I know starting turbine engines you have...

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  • Sheep Creek fire near Northport now at 70 percent containment

    Sheep Creek fire near Northport now at 70 percent containment

    Saturday, August 11 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-08-11 19:23:27 GMT

    NORTHPORT, Wash. - The Sheep Creek fire near Northport is up to 70 percent containment as of Saturday morning. The Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management team said in a final update that crews are on the line Saturday gathering equipment and most firefighters will begin demobilizing from the fire. A red flag warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday and a cold front is expected, so crews have a heightened awareness of possible changing fire conditions.

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    NORTHPORT, Wash. - The Sheep Creek fire near Northport is up to 70 percent containment as of Saturday morning. The Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management team said in a final update that crews are on the line Saturday gathering equipment and most firefighters will begin demobilizing from the fire. A red flag warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday and a cold front is expected, so crews have a heightened awareness of possible changing fire conditions.

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  • Alpine fire in Bonner County fully contained

    Alpine fire in Bonner County fully contained

    Saturday, August 11 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-08-11 18:38:33 GMT

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Idaho Department of Lands says the Alpine Fire near Caribou Lake has reached 100-percent containment. The 103-ace fire was caused by lightning and it's estimated cost to date was $1.9 million. Crews were able to strengthen existing lines and used a series of hoses to continue mop-up and cool hot spots.

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Idaho Department of Lands says the Alpine Fire near Caribou Lake has reached 100-percent containment. The 103-ace fire was caused by lightning and it's estimated cost to date was $1.9 million. Crews were able to strengthen existing lines and used a series of hoses to continue mop-up and cool hot spots.

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  • Growing Spokane sheds its sleepy city image

    Growing Spokane sheds its sleepy city image

    Saturday, August 11 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-08-11 18:13:43 GMT
    The low winter snow pack may have some positive consequences for some outdoor enthusiasts.The low winter snow pack may have some positive consequences for some outdoor enthusiasts.

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane, Washington, has long been in Seattle' shadow. But now the Lilac City is luring more jobs and has a hot real estate market, a fast-growing population and a rising arts and entertainment sector. The state's second-largest city has for decades been known as a sleepy place with cheap housing and slow growth. But the economic recovery has reached this community of 217,000 people near the Washington-Idaho border.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane, Washington, has long been in Seattle' shadow. But now the Lilac City is luring more jobs and has a hot real estate market, a fast-growing population and a rising arts and entertainment sector. The state's second-largest city has for decades been known as a sleepy place with cheap housing and slow growth. But the economic recovery has reached this community of 217,000 people near the Washington-Idaho border.    

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  • Former patient comes face-to-face with blood donors who helped saved her life

    Former patient comes face-to-face with blood donors who helped saved her life

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-08-11 01:49:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Stephanie Johnson will never forget the day she gave birth to her daughter Ellie because it’s the same day she almost lost her own life. Stephanie hemorrhaged during an emergency C-section, which meant she needed blood immediately. In a span of a few hours, she went from bringing a new life into the world to fighting for her own. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Stephanie Johnson will never forget the day she gave birth to her daughter Ellie because it’s the same day she almost lost her own life. Stephanie hemorrhaged during an emergency C-section, which meant she needed blood immediately. In a span of a few hours, she went from bringing a new life into the world to fighting for her own. 

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  • Hornets, yellow jackets, wasps are problematic on the fire line

    Hornets, yellow jackets, wasps are problematic on the fire line

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-08-11 01:21:51 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. The 2018 wildfire season is in full swing and firefighters have been busy saving lives and property. But while fighting fires, ground dwelling yellow jackets and wasps are attacking the brave men and women while they're out on the fire line “Because the hornets and the wasps were under attack by the fire, the heat, and the smoke they became angry," said West Plains BeeKeepers Association Vice President Margo Buckles. Their target ultimately became the...

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    Spokane, Wash. The 2018 wildfire season is in full swing and firefighters have been busy saving lives and property. But while fighting fires, ground dwelling yellow jackets and wasps are attacking the brave men and women while they're out on the fire line “Because the hornets and the wasps were under attack by the fire, the heat, and the smoke they became angry," said West Plains BeeKeepers Association Vice President Margo Buckles. Their target ultimately became the...

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  • Coeur d'Alene man pleads guilty to giving mom meth before she killed herself, kids

    Coeur d'Alene man pleads guilty to giving mom meth before she killed herself, kids

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-08-11 01:17:46 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Charles Brown, who was indicted by a grand jury in April 2018 for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, changed his plea to guilty Friday morning.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Charles Brown, who was indicted by a grand jury in April 2018 for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, changed his plea to guilty Friday morning.

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  • The dangers of hot playground equipment

    The dangers of hot playground equipment

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-08-11 00:49:49 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Playgrounds are a place where parents like to take their kids to blow off a little steam. But on Friday finding anyone enjoying a playground in north Spokane was far and few between. That's because most were at the pool taking a dip to cool off instead. We went out to Clarks Playfield in north Spokane right off South Division and used a heat gun to see how hot some of the equipment such as slides could get. One slide which was in direct sunlight was 175 degrees....

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    Spokane, Wash. Playgrounds are a place where parents like to take their kids to blow off a little steam. But on Friday finding anyone enjoying a playground in north Spokane was far and few between. That's because most were at the pool taking a dip to cool off instead. We went out to Clarks Playfield in north Spokane right off South Division and used a heat gun to see how hot some of the equipment such as slides could get. One slide which was in direct sunlight was 175 degrees....

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  • Retrial motion delayed for former Spokane cop convicted of rape

    Retrial motion delayed for former Spokane cop convicted of rape

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-08-11 00:28:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A former Spokane police sergeant convicted of raping a fellow officer at a house party in 2015 was expecting to learn whether he’d get a new trial, but he’ll have to wait a little longer. After two hours of debate from both defense and state attorney’s Friday, Judge Maryann Moreno decided to table her decision until August 17. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A former Spokane police sergeant convicted of raping a fellow officer at a house party in 2015 was expecting to learn whether he’d get a new trial, but he’ll have to wait a little longer. After two hours of debate from both defense and state attorney’s Friday, Judge Maryann Moreno decided to table her decision until August 17. 

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  • Woman hit by truck near Division and Longfellow

    Woman hit by truck near Division and Longfellow

    Friday, August 10 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-08-10 23:27:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police were investigating after a woman was hit by a pickup truck near Division and Longfellow Friday morning. Police responded to the area around 10 a.m. Officers on scene say a 38-year-old woman was in the crosswalk when she was hit by the truck traveling southbound. The woman was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police were investigating after a woman was hit by a pickup truck near Division and Longfellow Friday morning. Police responded to the area around 10 a.m. Officers on scene say a 38-year-old woman was in the crosswalk when she was hit by the truck traveling southbound. The woman was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

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  • Body of missing Lewiston woman found near Buffalo Eddy

    Body of missing Lewiston woman found near Buffalo Eddy

    Friday, August 10 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-08-10 21:08:43 GMT

    ASOTIN, Wash. - The body of a missing Lewiston woman was found Friday morning near where she was last seen. The Nez Perce County Sheriff's recovered the body of 19-year-old Elizabeth Krueger near Buffalo Eddy in the Snake River. The Lewiston Tribune reports Krueger was reported missing Thursday morning after she disappeared during a camping trip south of Asotin along the Snake River.

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    ASOTIN, Wash. - The body of a missing Lewiston woman was found Friday morning near where she was last seen. The Nez Perce County Sheriff's recovered the body of 19-year-old Elizabeth Krueger near Buffalo Eddy in the Snake River. The Lewiston Tribune reports Krueger was reported missing Thursday morning after she disappeared during a camping trip south of Asotin along the Snake River.

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  • Deputy identified in fatal officer-involved shooting near Deer Park

    Deputy identified in fatal officer-involved shooting near Deer Park

    Friday, August 10 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-08-10 20:52:53 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the deputy involved in the officer involved shooting incident in the area of Sherman Road and Findley Road last week that left one man dead. Deputy Daniel Middlebos has 28 years of law enforcement experience and was hired by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office in 2003.

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    DEER PARK, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the deputy involved in the officer involved shooting incident in the area of Sherman Road and Findley Road last week that left one man dead. Deputy Daniel Middlebos has 28 years of law enforcement experience and was hired by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office in 2003.

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  • Fourth person charged in Bret Snow murder investigation

    Fourth person charged in Bret Snow murder investigation

    Friday, August 10 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-08-10 20:34:42 GMT
    Bret SnowBret Snow

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley detectives have requested murder and kidnapping charges for 33-year-old Kenneth Lee Stone in relation to the ongoing Bret Snow homicide investigation.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley detectives have requested murder and kidnapping charges for 33-year-old Kenneth Lee Stone in relation to the ongoing Bret Snow homicide investigation.

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  • Deputies seeking driver involved in fatal hit and run between Quincy and Ephrata

    Deputies seeking driver involved in fatal hit and run between Quincy and Ephrata

    Friday, August 10 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-08-10 20:13:42 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    QUINCY, Wash. - Grant County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for the public's help finding the driver of a vehicle they believe hit and killed a young man early Friday morning between Quincy and Ephrata. Emergency responders were called around 12:45 a.m. to Road 9-Northwest when a motorist called 911 saying they found a body laying in the road.

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    QUINCY, Wash. - Grant County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for the public's help finding the driver of a vehicle they believe hit and killed a young man early Friday morning between Quincy and Ephrata. Emergency responders were called around 12:45 a.m. to Road 9-Northwest when a motorist called 911 saying they found a body laying in the road.

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  • Washington teen arrested for string of fires in Kitsap County

    Washington teen arrested for string of fires in Kitsap County

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-08-10 18:03:23 GMT

    SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) - A 17-year-old was arrested for a string of seven fires set in a Washington neighborhood.    The Kitsap Sun reports Kitsap County sheriff's detectives arrested the teen about 2 p.m. Thursday at his Central Kitsap residence. Authorities say he was booked into Kitsap County Juvenile Detention for investigation of second-degree arson. 

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    SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) - A 17-year-old was arrested for a string of seven fires set in a Washington neighborhood.    The Kitsap Sun reports Kitsap County sheriff's detectives arrested the teen about 2 p.m. Thursday at his Central Kitsap residence. Authorities say he was booked into Kitsap County Juvenile Detention for investigation of second-degree arson. 

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  • Mountain lion caught on camera in Spirit Lake area

    Mountain lion caught on camera in Spirit Lake area

    Friday, August 10 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-08-10 17:42:29 GMT

    SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - The City of Spirit Lake shared surveillance video of a mountain lion on a resident's property overnight. The city says the resident lives on the east side of town and the homeowners believe there were two mountain lions on their property. The city says those in the area to be aware and bring pets inside.

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    SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - The City of Spirit Lake shared surveillance video of a mountain lion on a resident's property overnight. The city says the resident lives on the east side of town and the homeowners believe there were two mountain lions on their property. The city says those in the area to be aware and bring pets inside.

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  • Trump says protesting NFL players should 'be cool!'

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:23 AM EDT2018-08-10 13:23:17 GMT

    BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey - President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against. Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be cool!"

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    BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey - President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against. Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be cool!"

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  • CdA man creates vigilante Facebook group exposing potential sexual predators

    CdA man creates vigilante Facebook group exposing potential sexual predators

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-08-10 06:09:15 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - “Hi my name is Jesse and I’m a part of a sting operation. I’m recording for your safety and mine.” A tense few moments captured on cell phone video at the Coeur d’Alene Albertson’s. The man behind the camera confronts a man from Saint Maries, who thought he was supposed to be meeting a teenage girl he met online. Coeur d’Alene Police showed up and they’re now investigating the situation. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - “Hi my name is Jesse and I’m a part of a sting operation. I’m recording for your safety and mine.” A tense few moments captured on cell phone video at the Coeur d’Alene Albertson’s. The man behind the camera confronts a man from Saint Maries, who thought he was supposed to be meeting a teenage girl he met online. Coeur d’Alene Police showed up and they’re now investigating the situation. 

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  • Heat wave raises concerns for kids' outdoor activities

    Heat wave raises concerns for kids' outdoor activities

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-08-10 06:06:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "With conditions being as extreme as they are right now, I think a little bit of prudence is worth while," Bob Lutz, Spokane County Health Officer, said. He tells KHQ that on days like this, when the weather is expected to be 103, it's better to be playing indoors than risking heat stroke. "It doesn't make sense to be pushing the body, to be pushing young peoples bodies to the point where they're passing out," Lutz said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - "With conditions being as extreme as they are right now, I think a little bit of prudence is worth while," Bob Lutz, Spokane County Health Officer, said. He tells KHQ that on days like this, when the weather is expected to be 103, it's better to be playing indoors than risking heat stroke. "It doesn't make sense to be pushing the body, to be pushing young peoples bodies to the point where they're passing out," Lutz said. 

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  • Franklin Graham tour draws more than 14,000 to Spokane

    Franklin Graham tour draws more than 14,000 to Spokane

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-08-10 06:05:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Despite record heat, thousands of people flocked to the Spokane County Fairgrounds Thursday to listen to Rev. Franklin Graham. Graham is the son of the late evangelist, Billy Graham, who passed away in February. According to officials with Graham’s tour, 14,600 people showed up to the event. The Spokane visit was part of Graham’s “Decision America” tour across the Pacific Northwest, in which he 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Despite record heat, thousands of people flocked to the Spokane County Fairgrounds Thursday to listen to Rev. Franklin Graham. Graham is the son of the late evangelist, Billy Graham, who passed away in February. According to officials with Graham’s tour, 14,600 people showed up to the event. The Spokane visit was part of Graham’s “Decision America” tour across the Pacific Northwest, in which he 

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  • 10-year-old Spokane girl almost steps into uncovered manhole

    10-year-old Spokane girl almost steps into uncovered manhole

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-08-10 06:04:49 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Denis Bruis and his 10-year-old daughter Jocelyn were walking to catch a bus to go see a movie in downtown Spokane to escape the heat “My daughter was looking at me, and we were talking, and just out of the corner of my eye I see that there's a huge hole right where she's getting to step," said Denis.   Denis's dad instincts kicked in. He shot out his cane as a roadblock. Checking his daughter before she could have taken a tumble down the 9-foot hole...

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    Spokane, Wash. Denis Bruis and his 10-year-old daughter Jocelyn were walking to catch a bus to go see a movie in downtown Spokane to escape the heat “My daughter was looking at me, and we were talking, and just out of the corner of my eye I see that there's a huge hole right where she's getting to step," said Denis.   Denis's dad instincts kicked in. He shot out his cane as a roadblock. Checking his daughter before she could have taken a tumble down the 9-foot hole...

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  • Update: Victim in Sandpoint shooting identified; suspect still at large

    Update: Victim in Sandpoint shooting identified; suspect still at large

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-08-10 01:31:07 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - The Sandpoint Police have identified the victim from a deadly Sandpoint shooting on Monday night. The 34-year-old Blas Salvador Alonzo “Duke” Dias was shot by an unknown male subject in the front door of his apartment. He was shot one time in the chest after he opened the door to the suspect, who then fled on foot.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - The Sandpoint Police have identified the victim from a deadly Sandpoint shooting on Monday night. The 34-year-old Blas Salvador Alonzo “Duke” Dias was shot by an unknown male subject in the front door of his apartment. He was shot one time in the chest after he opened the door to the suspect, who then fled on foot.

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  • Crews search for Lewiston woman reported missing

    Crews search for Lewiston woman reported missing

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-08-10 01:03:59 GMT

    Search crews are combing the Snake River and shoreline south of Asotin after a 19-year-old Lewiston woman was reported missing Thursday morning. According to the Asotin County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabeth “Liz” Krueger was camping with friends at Buffalo Eddy when she disappeared sometime during the night. The Lewiston Tribune says the group of campers left the beach around 10 a.m. and realized Krueger was not in any of the vehicles when they arrived in town. 

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    Search crews are combing the Snake River and shoreline south of Asotin after a 19-year-old Lewiston woman was reported missing Thursday morning. According to the Asotin County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabeth “Liz” Krueger was camping with friends at Buffalo Eddy when she disappeared sometime during the night. The Lewiston Tribune says the group of campers left the beach around 10 a.m. and realized Krueger was not in any of the vehicles when they arrived in town. 

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  • WSU short of dorm rooms as it welcomes largest frosh class

    WSU short of dorm rooms as it welcomes largest frosh class

    Thursday, August 9 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-08-10 00:49:14 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University is preparing to welcome the largest freshman class in its history, and is short of dorm rooms to house them. More than 4,300 freshmen are expected to fill the school's residence halls next week. Officials of the Pullman school say 237 students are still on a wait list for a place to live. WSU spokesman Phil Weiler says officials are scrambling to find beds for those students.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University is preparing to welcome the largest freshman class in its history, and is short of dorm rooms to house them. More than 4,300 freshmen are expected to fill the school's residence halls next week. Officials of the Pullman school say 237 students are still on a wait list for a place to live. WSU spokesman Phil Weiler says officials are scrambling to find beds for those students.

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  • Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Thursday, August 9 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-08-09 23:39:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Spokane area. 51-year-old Warren Plowden was convicted of second-degree rape in December of 1991. He will be living on the 200 block of W. Sprague in Spokane. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Spokane area. 51-year-old Warren Plowden was convicted of second-degree rape in December of 1991. He will be living on the 200 block of W. Sprague in Spokane. 

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  • Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines

    Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines

    Thursday, August 9 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-08-09 21:42:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A secret recording of a conversation during a Spokane fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is making national headlines because of comments Rep. Devin Nunes made about the federal attorney overseeing the probe into Russian election meddling, The Spokesman Review reports. The fundraiser, which featured Nunes as the headliner, was closed to the press.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A secret recording of a conversation during a Spokane fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is making national headlines because of comments Rep. Devin Nunes made about the federal attorney overseeing the probe into Russian election meddling, The Spokesman Review reports. The fundraiser, which featured Nunes as the headliner, was closed to the press.

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  • Spanaway man shoots at people who stopped for car trouble

    Spanaway man shoots at people who stopped for car trouble

    Thursday, August 9 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-08-09 21:24:55 GMT

    SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) - Two people were shot in the head after having car trouble along a Spanaway road.    The News Tribune reports the incident happened just before 6:45 a.m. Tuesday on Military Road East.    Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says three people were driving in a sedan when they had car trouble. They pulled over to figure out what was wrong.

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    SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) - Two people were shot in the head after having car trouble along a Spanaway road.    The News Tribune reports the incident happened just before 6:45 a.m. Tuesday on Military Road East.    Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says three people were driving in a sedan when they had car trouble. They pulled over to figure out what was wrong.

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  • Inmate dies in Spokane County Jail

    Inmate dies in Spokane County Jail

    Thursday, August 9 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-08-09 20:21:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at the Spokane County Jail.  Spokane County Detention Staff responded to an emergency alarm sounded by an inmate in cell D-1, located in the Jail Annex. A responding officer was contacted by an inmate who said he had been sleeping but woke up and was having trouble breathing. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at the Spokane County Jail.  Spokane County Detention Staff responded to an emergency alarm sounded by an inmate in cell D-1, located in the Jail Annex. A responding officer was contacted by an inmate who said he had been sleeping but woke up and was having trouble breathing. 

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  • Extremely hot temperatures feed fire danger across the region

    Extremely hot temperatures feed fire danger across the region

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-08-09 17:40:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Temperatures in the 100s are forecast in much of eastern Washington, raising the threat from wildfires in the region.    The state Department of Natural Resources says Thursday's high temperatures, mixed with winds and low humidity, create conditions in which wildfires can grow larger.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Temperatures in the 100s are forecast in much of eastern Washington, raising the threat from wildfires in the region.    The state Department of Natural Resources says Thursday's high temperatures, mixed with winds and low humidity, create conditions in which wildfires can grow larger.

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  • Washington teen recovering after being pushed off a bridge

    Washington teen recovering after being pushed off a bridge

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-08-09 17:27:13 GMT

    LONGVIEW, Wash. - A high school student is recovering after being pushed off a bridge at Moulton Falls Regional Park in southern Washington.    Jordan Holgerson's mother, Genelle, tells the Daily News that the 16-year-old suffered five cracked ribs and internal injuries after falling 60 feet (18 meters) from the bridge Tuesday.

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    LONGVIEW, Wash. - A high school student is recovering after being pushed off a bridge at Moulton Falls Regional Park in southern Washington.    Jordan Holgerson's mother, Genelle, tells the Daily News that the 16-year-old suffered five cracked ribs and internal injuries after falling 60 feet (18 meters) from the bridge Tuesday.

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  • Cold case: Spokane's own Jane Doe, dismembered, dumped in multiple locations

    Cold case: Spokane's own Jane Doe, dismembered, dumped in multiple locations

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:08 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:08:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Any homicide detective will tell you, the first step to solving a murder is knowing your victim. Who were they? Why would anyone want them dead? Without a name, it's next to impossible for a case to move forward. SPD detectives know this all too well with Spokane's very own Jane Doe. On June 20th, 1984 a nude woman's body was found in the Spokane River.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Any homicide detective will tell you, the first step to solving a murder is knowing your victim. Who were they? Why would anyone want them dead? Without a name, it's next to impossible for a case to move forward. SPD detectives know this all too well with Spokane's very own Jane Doe. On June 20th, 1984 a nude woman's body was found in the Spokane River.

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  • Contaminated equipment from Hanford site entered Richland

    Contaminated equipment from Hanford site entered Richland

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-08-09 05:25:21 GMT
    Chris UhlikChris Uhlik

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Officials say equipment found with "low levels" of plutonium and other radioactive contamination left the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and entered Richland by mistake.  The Tri-City Herald reports a message sent to Hanford employees Wednesday says a worker removed the spreader bar used at the Plutonium Finishing Plant without checking it for radiation late last month.    

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Officials say equipment found with "low levels" of plutonium and other radioactive contamination left the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and entered Richland by mistake.  The Tri-City Herald reports a message sent to Hanford employees Wednesday says a worker removed the spreader bar used at the Plutonium Finishing Plant without checking it for radiation late last month.    

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  • 60-year-old bicyclist dies in crash on Division

    60-year-old bicyclist dies in crash on Division

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-09 04:50:35 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 60-year-old man was killed in a vehicle-bicycle collision Wednesday evening in Spokane. Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, a witness said the bicyclist was traveling west on Division when he went over a divider and was struck by a car. An off-duty officer stopped to help and provide medical attention with an off-duty paramedic, including CPR. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 60-year-old man was killed in a vehicle-bicycle collision Wednesday evening in Spokane. Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, a witness said the bicyclist was traveling west on Division when he went over a divider and was struck by a car. An off-duty officer stopped to help and provide medical attention with an off-duty paramedic, including CPR. 

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  • K9 Grizzly subdues hatchet-assault suspect hiding in Grant County

    K9 Grizzly subdues hatchet-assault suspect hiding in Grant County

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-08-09 03:37:29 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant Couny Sheriff's K9 Grizzly helped track down a suspect from an assault involving a hatchet Tuesday afternoon in Lakeview. Deputies were called around 5:45 p.m. for an assault with a hatchet in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Officers later learned the suspect was hiding at a home nearby on Ephrata Ave. 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant Couny Sheriff's K9 Grizzly helped track down a suspect from an assault involving a hatchet Tuesday afternoon in Lakeview. Deputies were called around 5:45 p.m. for an assault with a hatchet in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Officers later learned the suspect was hiding at a home nearby on Ephrata Ave. 

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  • Educators rally for better pay in Spokane Valley

    Educators rally for better pay in Spokane Valley

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-08-09 01:15:07 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Hundreds of educators came together early Wednesday morning outside the Central Valley School District to get the district's attention. They rallied for fair pay and fully funding education. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Hundreds of educators came together early Wednesday morning outside the Central Valley School District to get the district's attention. They rallied for fair pay and fully funding education. 

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  • Spokane roofers deal with extreme heat on the job

    Spokane roofers deal with extreme heat on the job

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-08-09 01:14:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's hot enough walking outside, but working in the heat can be unbearable. "Being that high up in the air makes a big difference on how hot it gets." James Rees said. He has been a roofing foreman and maintenance repair tech for 23 years, "I've been told that for every 10-12 feet in the air that we go, we gain 10-12 degrees."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's hot enough walking outside, but working in the heat can be unbearable. "Being that high up in the air makes a big difference on how hot it gets." James Rees said. He has been a roofing foreman and maintenance repair tech for 23 years, "I've been told that for every 10-12 feet in the air that we go, we gain 10-12 degrees."

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  • Crews break ground on Catalyst building

    Crews break ground on Catalyst building

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-08-09 01:10:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Dozens turned out Wednesday afternoon to an empty lot on Sprague in Spokane to celebrate the groundbreaking of a state of the art catalyst building. This new building will transform the U-District in Spokane, even more, the building will generate the energy it uses through solar panels on the roof and additional renewable energy technologies "We'll make as much energy as this building will consume in operation but smartly connected to the grid," said...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Dozens turned out Wednesday afternoon to an empty lot on Sprague in Spokane to celebrate the groundbreaking of a state of the art catalyst building. This new building will transform the U-District in Spokane, even more, the building will generate the energy it uses through solar panels on the roof and additional renewable energy technologies "We'll make as much energy as this building will consume in operation but smartly connected to the grid," said...

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  • National Weather Service keeping a close eye on record temps in Spokane

    National Weather Service keeping a close eye on record temps in Spokane

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-08-09 01:06:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Most people aren't too crazy about record breaking temperatures, but for some people, these are their favorite days of the year. "Everyone gets excited when we get close to a record, because it's just something new and something exciting," Bryce Williams, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Spokane, said.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Most people aren't too crazy about record breaking temperatures, but for some people, these are their favorite days of the year. "Everyone gets excited when we get close to a record, because it's just something new and something exciting," Bryce Williams, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Spokane, said.

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  • Some Spokane city pools shut down due to poor air quality

    Some Spokane city pools shut down due to poor air quality

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:26:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Beating the heat is proving more and more difficult, especially since the city of Spokane shut down their pools on Wednesday temporarily due to poor air quality. "It's a horrible day for the pool to be closed because it's one of the hottest days of the week," said Brittany McEachran. She comes with her kids, pool ready, every Wednesday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Beating the heat is proving more and more difficult, especially since the city of Spokane shut down their pools on Wednesday temporarily due to poor air quality. "It's a horrible day for the pool to be closed because it's one of the hottest days of the week," said Brittany McEachran. She comes with her kids, pool ready, every Wednesday. 

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  • City of Cheney again issues mandatory lawn watering shutdown

    City of Cheney again issues mandatory lawn watering shutdown

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:09:42 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Anton Croos / CC BY-SA 3.0Cropped Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Anton Croos / CC BY-SA 3.0

    CHENEY, Wash. - Effective immediately and at least through the weekend, the City of Cheney is again enacting a mandatory lawn watering shutdown for all green spaces due to low water levels in the city’s five reservoirs.  The City's water reservoirs have been reduced to critically low levels, 13 feet as of today, August 8.  Reservoirs are full at 29 feet.  

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Effective immediately and at least through the weekend, the City of Cheney is again enacting a mandatory lawn watering shutdown for all green spaces due to low water levels in the city’s five reservoirs.  The City's water reservoirs have been reduced to critically low levels, 13 feet as of today, August 8.  Reservoirs are full at 29 feet.  

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  • Rescuers free man trapped under truck for at least 2 days

    Rescuers free man trapped under truck for at least 2 days

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:04:21 GMT

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man is recovering after being pinned underneath his truck for at least two days after it rolled into a ravine.    Joe Rightmire's sister, Tasha Goforth, found the 21-year-old pinned under the pickup near Idaho Falls on Monday night after he had been missing for several days.

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man is recovering after being pinned underneath his truck for at least two days after it rolled into a ravine.    Joe Rightmire's sister, Tasha Goforth, found the 21-year-old pinned under the pickup near Idaho Falls on Monday night after he had been missing for several days.

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  • Spokane drops out of top 15 cities for vehicle thefts in the nation

    Spokane drops out of top 15 cities for vehicle thefts in the nation

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:55:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash- Spokane has fallen out of the top 15 for vehicle thefts in the nation. In fact, the city fell way off that list, dropping from 11th place in 2016 to 36th place in 2017.  The city credits the creation of a new auto task force with bringing the numbers down. S

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    SPOKANE, Wash- Spokane has fallen out of the top 15 for vehicle thefts in the nation. In fact, the city fell way off that list, dropping from 11th place in 2016 to 36th place in 2017.  The city credits the creation of a new auto task force with bringing the numbers down. S

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  • Lilac Bloomsday Association now accepting 2019 Finisher shirt designs

    Lilac Bloomsday Association now accepting 2019 Finisher shirt designs

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:54:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Attention designers! Now's your chance to be a part of Bloomsday history in Spokane. The Lilac Bloomsday Association announced Wednesday that they are now accepting designs for the 2019 finisher T-shirt. In addition to pride and the bragging rights of designing one of the coveted shirts, you'll also walk away with a cool $1,000 if your design is selected.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Attention designers! Now's your chance to be a part of Bloomsday history in Spokane. The Lilac Bloomsday Association announced Wednesday that they are now accepting designs for the 2019 finisher T-shirt. In addition to pride and the bragging rights of designing one of the coveted shirts, you'll also walk away with a cool $1,000 if your design is selected.

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  • Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Level 3 sex offender moving in Spokane area

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:29:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Spokane area. 59-year-old James Peterschick was convicted of third-degree statutory rape in May of 1986, third-degree rape of a child and sexual intercourse without consent in June 1986, and sexual intercourse without consent in October of 1990. He will be living in a transient lifestyle in Spokane. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Spokane area. 59-year-old James Peterschick was convicted of third-degree statutory rape in May of 1986, third-degree rape of a child and sexual intercourse without consent in June 1986, and sexual intercourse without consent in October of 1990. He will be living in a transient lifestyle in Spokane. 

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  • Suspect runs down trail, jumps fence, but can't escape K9 Enzo

    Suspect runs down trail, jumps fence, but can't escape K9 Enzo

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:01:55 GMT
    Courtesy Spokane County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy Spokane County Sheriff's Office

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley K9 Enzo led deputies to a suspect who took off running after a traffic stop early Monday morning. 36-year-old Shane S. Rupert was given medical attention and eventually booked into jail on several charges. Just after 3 a.m. on Monday, Spokane Valley Sergeant Jared Kiehn spotted a black van he recognized as one driven by Rupert from previous contacts with him.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley K9 Enzo led deputies to a suspect who took off running after a traffic stop early Monday morning. 36-year-old Shane S. Rupert was given medical attention and eventually booked into jail on several charges. Just after 3 a.m. on Monday, Spokane Valley Sergeant Jared Kiehn spotted a black van he recognized as one driven by Rupert from previous contacts with him.

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  • Level 3 sex offender moving in Cheney area

    Level 3 sex offender moving in Cheney area

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:08:00 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Cheney area. 56-year-old Elijah Stanford was convicted of first-degree child molestation in October of 1998. He will be living on the 7600 block of W. White Rd. in Cheney. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware that a Level 3 sex offender is moving in the Cheney area. 56-year-old Elijah Stanford was convicted of first-degree child molestation in October of 1998. He will be living on the 7600 block of W. White Rd. in Cheney. 

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  • Grand jury indicts man accused in Idaho stabbing

    Grand jury indicts man accused in Idaho stabbing

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:13:16 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex.    Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts announced Wednesday a grand jury returned an indictment charging Timmy Kinner, 30, with one count of first-degree murder.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex.    Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts announced Wednesday a grand jury returned an indictment charging Timmy Kinner, 30, with one count of first-degree murder.

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  • Spokane deputies searching for suspects in Moran Prairie thefts, vandalism

    Spokane deputies searching for suspects in Moran Prairie thefts, vandalism

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-08-08 20:01:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force Detectives are asking for your help find three young men who are suspects in thefts and vandalism in the Moran Prairie neighborhood. Late at night on July 27, three young men were spotted in the area of the the 4600 block of S. Merrill and the 4400 block of E. Sumac...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force Detectives are asking for your help find three young men who are suspects in thefts and vandalism in the Moran Prairie neighborhood. Late at night on July 27, three young men were spotted in the area of the the 4600 block of S. Merrill and the 4400 block of E. Sumac...

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  • Spokane County detectives travel to Florida to make cold case murder arrest

    Spokane County detectives travel to Florida to make cold case murder arrest

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-08-08 19:40:46 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's been an agonizing two and a half years for the family of murder victim Cory Fowler, but this week, they finally have justice. The Fowler's got a call from detectives Wednesday to inform them they had made an arrest in connection to their son's brutal murder. KHQ's Hayley Guenthner had been working with the Fowler family over the summer to feature Cory's case in her weekly Cold Case series.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's been an agonizing two and a half years for the family of murder victim Cory Fowler, but this week, they finally have justice. The Fowler's got a call from detectives Wednesday to inform them they had made an arrest in connection to their son's brutal murder. KHQ's Hayley Guenthner had been working with the Fowler family over the summer to feature Cory's case in her weekly Cold Case series.

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  • Spokane health officials offer guidelines to stay safe in extreme heat

    Spokane health officials offer guidelines to stay safe in extreme heat

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-08-08 19:31:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Local health and safety experts are reminding people hot weather can be more than just uncomfortable, it can pose a threat to people and pets' health and lives.  On Thursday, temperatures are expected to reach the triple digits. This high-risk heat can be especially problematic for those who are heat sensitive and those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Local health and safety experts are reminding people hot weather can be more than just uncomfortable, it can pose a threat to people and pets' health and lives.  On Thursday, temperatures are expected to reach the triple digits. This high-risk heat can be especially problematic for those who are heat sensitive and those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

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  • Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers headed to General Election, trade debate challenges

    Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers headed to General Election, trade debate challenges

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-08-08 19:28:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- One of the tightest races in the 2018 Primary Election, is also one of the most closely watched. Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers is ahead of her democratic challenge Lisa Brown by just 525 votes. Brown is running to replace McMorris Rodgers as the U.S. Representative for Washington's 5th District. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- One of the tightest races in the 2018 Primary Election, is also one of the most closely watched. Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers is ahead of her democratic challenge Lisa Brown by just 525 votes. Brown is running to replace McMorris Rodgers as the U.S. Representative for Washington's 5th District. 

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  • Winnie-the-Pooh movie blocked in China

    Winnie-the-Pooh movie blocked in China

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-08-08 15:05:45 GMT

    A major film gets down in China, possibly because of a character's connection to an anti-government campaign.  The government has imposed a ban on Disney's "Christopher Robin," starring Ewan McGregor and a computer-generated Winnie The Pooh.  Back in 2013, Winnie The Pooh images were use in anti-government memes.  China leaders responded with a crackdown, and it appears that censorship is still in place.  

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    A major film gets down in China, possibly because of a character's connection to an anti-government campaign.  The government has imposed a ban on Disney's "Christopher Robin," starring Ewan McGregor and a computer-generated Winnie The Pooh.  Back in 2013, Winnie The Pooh images were use in anti-government memes.  China leaders responded with a crackdown, and it appears that censorship is still in place.  

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  • Motorcyclist killed in crash near Rathdrum

    Motorcyclist killed in crash near Rathdrum

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:39:52 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Idaho State Police say a person was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night near Rathdrum. Details are limited, but ISP says the motorcycle crashed on Highway 53 near Rathdrum. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash and the rider has not yet been identified. 

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    RATHDRUM, Idaho - Idaho State Police say a person was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night near Rathdrum. Details are limited, but ISP says the motorcycle crashed on Highway 53 near Rathdrum. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash and the rider has not yet been identified. 

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  • McMorris Rodgers, Brown advance in Washington primary

    McMorris Rodgers, Brown advance in Washington primary

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 2:19 AM EDT2018-08-08 06:19:04 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Former Democratic state Sen. Lisa Brown has won a top spot in Washington's primary and advances to the November election for the 5th Congressional District seat.    Brown, who posted a strong showing in early returns Tuesday, hopes to become the first Democrat to represent the region since former House Speaker Tom Foley's shock defeat in 1994.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Former Democratic state Sen. Lisa Brown has won a top spot in Washington's primary and advances to the November election for the 5th Congressional District seat.    Brown, who posted a strong showing in early returns Tuesday, hopes to become the first Democrat to represent the region since former House Speaker Tom Foley's shock defeat in 1994.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 7th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 7th

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-08-08 06:18:21 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 7th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, August 7th.

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  • Man dies while climbing Washington state peak

    Man dies while climbing Washington state peak

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:59 AM EDT2018-08-08 05:59:53 GMT
    Police find suspicious devicePolice find suspicious device

    SEATTLE (AP) - The National Park Service says a 60-year-old man died after falling while climbing a mountain peak in northwest Washington state.    The Seattle Times reports the Skagit County Coroner's Office identified the man as Eric Lindblom of Cashmere.    The park service says Lindblom was free climbing Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades with a group Sunday, and he fell about 100 feet (30 meters). 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The National Park Service says a 60-year-old man died after falling while climbing a mountain peak in northwest Washington state.    The Seattle Times reports the Skagit County Coroner's Office identified the man as Eric Lindblom of Cashmere.    The park service says Lindblom was free climbing Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades with a group Sunday, and he fell about 100 feet (30 meters). 

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  • Hutchison advances in Washington Senate race

    Hutchison advances in Washington Senate race

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-08-08 03:47:40 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Susan Hutchison has gained a "top two" finish in Washington state's primary to advance to the November general election.    The former television newscaster and GOP state party chair was finishing second in the voting in Tuesday's contest. Under Washington's primary system, the top two vote getters go on to November, regardless of party.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Susan Hutchison has gained a "top two" finish in Washington state's primary to advance to the November general election.    The former television newscaster and GOP state party chair was finishing second in the voting in Tuesday's contest. Under Washington's primary system, the top two vote getters go on to November, regardless of party.

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  • Teen suspected of Lewis and Clark threats back in court

    Teen suspected of Lewis and Clark threats back in court

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-08-08 02:33:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The 18-year-old accused of threatening to shoot up Lewis and Clark High School back in June, went back to court. Police arrested Ryan Lee for violating his conditions of release. He's awaiting trial for posting online threats to kill his classmates.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The 18-year-old accused of threatening to shoot up Lewis and Clark High School back in June, went back to court. Police arrested Ryan Lee for violating his conditions of release. He's awaiting trial for posting online threats to kill his classmates.

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  • Crews working around the clock on Silver Lake Fire

    Crews working around the clock on Silver Lake Fire

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-08-08 02:18:47 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Firefighters have been busy this fire season fighting multiple fires in our region. Guy Gifford with Washington State DNR says the weather over the next couple of days could be a factor in the firefight. “Some of the concerns today is that rising heat temperature plus now we are picking up some wind. yesterday we had a lot of spot fires, and that’s a concern today because it's actually drier and hotter today,"  said Gifford.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Firefighters have been busy this fire season fighting multiple fires in our region. Guy Gifford with Washington State DNR says the weather over the next couple of days could be a factor in the firefight. “Some of the concerns today is that rising heat temperature plus now we are picking up some wind. yesterday we had a lot of spot fires, and that’s a concern today because it's actually drier and hotter today,"  said Gifford.

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  • Dealing with air quality issues this wildfire season

    Dealing with air quality issues this wildfire season

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-08-08 02:14:29 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- Sore throat, swollen glands, and extreme headaches. That's what some people say they are experiencing as the wildfires are pushing smoke into our region, creating a thick haze in our skies.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- Sore throat, swollen glands, and extreme headaches. That's what some people say they are experiencing as the wildfires are pushing smoke into our region, creating a thick haze in our skies.

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  • Family does whatever they can to save home in Silver Lake Fire

    Family does whatever they can to save home in Silver Lake Fire

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-08-08 02:12:09 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Vonae Nielson was at home Monday afternoon and looked out her back window only to see a fire burning along Interstate 90. So she did what any of us would have done in that situation. "I called 911 to let them know there was a fire and said that they were aware and crews were on the way," she said.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Vonae Nielson was at home Monday afternoon and looked out her back window only to see a fire burning along Interstate 90. So she did what any of us would have done in that situation. "I called 911 to let them know there was a fire and said that they were aware and crews were on the way," she said.

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  • Spokane woman says a stranger pelted her dog with a rock

    Spokane woman says a stranger pelted her dog with a rock

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:56:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Who would hurt an animal? That's the question a Spokane pet owner is asking Tuesday after she says she saw a man pelt her dog with a rock, leaving the dog with a gash on his head. When Jeneca Durham heard her dog in the backyard barking differently than usual, she says she rushed to check it out. "There was this random guy, and he had a rock in his hand," Durham said.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Who would hurt an animal? That's the question a Spokane pet owner is asking Tuesday after she says she saw a man pelt her dog with a rock, leaving the dog with a gash on his head. When Jeneca Durham heard her dog in the backyard barking differently than usual, she says she rushed to check it out. "There was this random guy, and he had a rock in his hand," Durham said.

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  • The Spokane street on a political fault line

    The Spokane street on a political fault line

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:39:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the primary elections coming to a close Tuesday, we found one neighborhood in the South Hill making it plain which side they are picking, without picking on each other over it. Joe Ballard has lived on Pittsburg and 57th for 26 years. "We have very nice neighbors. both sides of us and across the street. I wouldn't consider this a diverse neighborhood, but politically it's diverse," Ballard said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the primary elections coming to a close Tuesday, we found one neighborhood in the South Hill making it plain which side they are picking, without picking on each other over it. Joe Ballard has lived on Pittsburg and 57th for 26 years. "We have very nice neighbors. both sides of us and across the street. I wouldn't consider this a diverse neighborhood, but politically it's diverse," Ballard said. 

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  • Coeur d'Alene dad goes to remarkable lengths to help son find kidney

    Coeur d'Alene dad goes to remarkable lengths to help son find kidney

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-08-08 00:33:59 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - “If I have to have it tattooed on the back of my head, or on the bottom of my shoes. If that gets him a kidney, I'll do it,” David Swarat said. A father’s willingness to help knows no bounds. David Swarat started small with t-shirts that say “son needs kidney” and his cell phone number.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - “If I have to have it tattooed on the back of my head, or on the bottom of my shoes. If that gets him a kidney, I'll do it,” David Swarat said. A father’s willingness to help knows no bounds. David Swarat started small with t-shirts that say “son needs kidney” and his cell phone number.

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  • Campaign money rolling in around carbon fee ballot measure

    Campaign money rolling in around carbon fee ballot measure

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-08-07 21:53:23 GMT
    The Idaho Attorney General's Office has recovered more than $24 million in penalties and costs enforcing consumer protection laws.The Idaho Attorney General's Office has recovered more than $24 million in penalties and costs enforcing consumer protection laws.

    SEATTLE (AP) - More than $4.5 million already has been raised by supporters and opponents of a proposed carbon fee that the Washington Secretary of State's office has certified for the November ballot.    The Seattle Times reports State Public Disclosure Commission records show proponents have brought in more than $2.7 million as of Monday, while opponents have raised $1.7 million.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - More than $4.5 million already has been raised by supporters and opponents of a proposed carbon fee that the Washington Secretary of State's office has certified for the November ballot.    The Seattle Times reports State Public Disclosure Commission records show proponents have brought in more than $2.7 million as of Monday, while opponents have raised $1.7 million.

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  • 26 percent of primary ballots returned so far

    26 percent of primary ballots returned so far

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-08-07 21:15:01 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says just over 26 percent of primary ballots had been returned as of midday.    Wyman reminded voters that voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to turn in ballots.    The contest getting the most attention is an open U.S. House seat Democrats hope to capture for the first time since the district east of Seattle was created in 1980.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says just over 26 percent of primary ballots had been returned as of midday.    Wyman reminded voters that voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to turn in ballots.    The contest getting the most attention is an open U.S. House seat Democrats hope to capture for the first time since the district east of Seattle was created in 1980.

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  • Silver Lake fire west of Spokane now 20 percent contained, 100 acres

    Silver Lake fire west of Spokane now 20 percent contained, 100 acres

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-08-07 20:29:44 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Officials say the Silver Lake Fire west of Spokane is now 20 percent contained and about 100 acres in size. Level 2 evacuation notices remain in place for Granite Lake South Road to Salnave Road in Cheney. Crews have a line around the fire and will continue to strengthen it throughout the day and into the nighttime hours. 

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Officials say the Silver Lake Fire west of Spokane is now 20 percent contained and about 100 acres in size. Level 2 evacuation notices remain in place for Granite Lake South Road to Salnave Road in Cheney. Crews have a line around the fire and will continue to strengthen it throughout the day and into the nighttime hours. 

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  • ELECTION DAY! Ballots drop-off locations

    ELECTION DAY! Ballots drop-off locations

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-08-07 13:31:07 GMT
    Only about 40 percent of Washington's registered voters are expected to cast ballots in the primary.Only about 40 percent of Washington's registered voters are expected to cast ballots in the primary.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's Primary Election Day!  If you're in Spokane County, your ballot must be mailed or in a ballot drop box by 8:00 pm tonight!  Results for the primary are expected to begin rolling in at around 8:15 pm. Check khq.com for updates and watch live coverage on Facebook and on the KHQ Local News app on your connected TV.  Ballot drop-off locations in Spokane County are available at the following locations...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's Primary Election Day!  If you're in Spokane County, your ballot must be mailed or in a ballot drop box by 8:00 pm tonight!  Results for the primary are expected to begin rolling in at around 8:15 pm. Check khq.com for updates and watch live coverage on Facebook and on the KHQ Local News app on your connected TV.  Ballot drop-off locations in Spokane County are available at the following locations...

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  • LOOK UP! Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

    LOOK UP! Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-08-07 12:51:56 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Earth is currently passing through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle and the best meteor shower of the year will happen this weekend as a result.  The shower's peak will be visible both nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, with NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke saying the August 12-13 show would be the better of the two.

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    KHQ.COM - Earth is currently passing through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle and the best meteor shower of the year will happen this weekend as a result.  The shower's peak will be visible both nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, with NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke saying the August 12-13 show would be the better of the two. Although not an outburst year (150-200 meteors per hour) spectators should see about 60-70 meteors per hour this weekend.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 6th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 6th

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-08-07 06:28:56 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 6th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 6th.

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  • Wildfire near Davenport has destroyed 6 structures

    Wildfire near Davenport has destroyed 6 structures

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-08-07 04:01:06 GMT

    DAVENPORT, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning in eastern Washington state has destroyed six structures and seven outbuildings.    The state Department of Natural Resources on Monday morning updated the destructiveness of the Angel Springs Fire, which is burning near Davenport, Washington.    The agency previously said the 7 square mile fire (19 square kilometers) had destroyed two structures.

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    DAVENPORT, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire burning in eastern Washington state has destroyed six structures and seven outbuildings.    The state Department of Natural Resources on Monday morning updated the destructiveness of the Angel Springs Fire, which is burning near Davenport, Washington.    The agency previously said the 7 square mile fire (19 square kilometers) had destroyed two structures.

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  • 3 killed, 3 injured in vehicle crash south of Tacoma

    3 killed, 3 injured in vehicle crash south of Tacoma

    Monday, August 6 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-08-07 03:48:23 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say three people were killed and three were injured in a vehicle crash involving two cars that also started a small brush fire south of Tacoma.    Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Johnna Batiste says the crash happened Monday afternoon on state Route 702 and Eighth Avenue South.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say three people were killed and three were injured in a vehicle crash involving two cars that also started a small brush fire south of Tacoma.    Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Johnna Batiste says the crash happened Monday afternoon on state Route 702 and Eighth Avenue South.

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  • Spokane man facing domestic violence charges after knife fight appears in court

    Spokane man facing domestic violence charges after knife fight appears in court

    Monday, August 6 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-08-07 03:04:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A peaceful dinner was interrupted by a bloody knife fight in Spokane this weekend, according to police. This serves as a reminder that domestic violence happens more often than you might think.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A peaceful dinner was interrupted by a bloody knife fight in Spokane this weekend, according to police. This serves as a reminder that domestic violence happens more often than you might think.

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  • Three Geiger inmates escape in 24-hour period

    Three Geiger inmates escape in 24-hour period

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-08-07 02:51:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been an embarrassing few days for Spokane-area corrections officials. Three inmates escaped from the Geiger Corrections Center over a 24-hour period. Trevor McLaughlin and Daniel Brian are both convicted thieves and both almost made a clean getaway. A law-abiding motorist drove by and alerted officials about what he saw.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been an embarrassing few days for Spokane-area corrections officials. Three inmates escaped from the Geiger Corrections Center over a 24-hour period. Trevor McLaughlin and Daniel Brian are both convicted thieves and both almost made a clean getaway. A law-abiding motorist drove by and alerted officials about what he saw.

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  • Spokane Valley firefighters respond to man yelling for help in Spokane river

    Spokane Valley firefighters respond to man yelling for help in Spokane river

    Monday, August 6 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-08-06 23:40:18 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a report of a man yelling for help in the middle of the Spokane River around 3 p.m. Monday. The caller could see he man in the river just west of the Denny Ashlock Foot Bridge.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a report of a man yelling for help in the middle of the Spokane River around 3 p.m. Monday. The caller could see he man in the river just west of the Denny Ashlock Foot Bridge.

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  • Washington voters to weigh in on dozens of primary races

    Washington voters to weigh in on dozens of primary races

    Monday, August 6 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-08-06 22:22:51 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and dozens of legislative contests in the state's primary election. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and dozens of legislative contests in the state's primary election. 

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  • Car wash held to fund 8-year-old boy's medical expenses

    Car wash held to fund 8-year-old boy's medical expenses

    Sunday, August 5 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-08-06 01:32:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Trevyn Nay was diagnosed with epstein barr virus when he was four years old. With expenses piling up, his family and friends decided to raise money and help pay for his treatments. They held a donations car wash. Annie Brooks has been a friend of Trevyn's mother for years and has watched his disease progress. "It's taken a really aggressive form. He's been getting a lumbar puncture and bone marrow transplant," Brooks said. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Trevyn Nay was diagnosed with epstein barr virus when he was four years old. With expenses piling up, his family and friends decided to raise money and help pay for his treatments. They held a donations car wash. Annie Brooks has been a friend of Trevyn's mother for years and has watched his disease progress. "It's taken a really aggressive form. He's been getting a lumbar puncture and bone marrow transplant," Brooks said. 

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  • Sandpoint residents receive phone messages from neo-Nazi

    Sandpoint residents receive phone messages from neo-Nazi

    Sunday, August 5 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-08-06 00:47:07 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A California man who has called the Holocaust "a lie" and mounted a failed campaign against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says he plans to establish a "regional capital" in northern Idaho. Our partners at the Spokesman-Review report Sandpoint, Idaho, residents have received automated phone messages from Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi who has called for the U.S. to be "free from Jews." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A California man who has called the Holocaust "a lie" and mounted a failed campaign against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says he plans to establish a "regional capital" in northern Idaho. Our partners at the Spokesman-Review report Sandpoint, Idaho, residents have received automated phone messages from Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi who has called for the U.S. to be "free from Jews." 

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  • Spokane woman dies after losing control of car on Montana highway

    Spokane woman dies after losing control of car on Montana highway

    Sunday, August 5 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-08-05 19:22:44 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A woman has died after losing control of her car on a highway in southeast Montana. KECI-TV reports that the 44-year-old woman was driving east on Interstate 94 near Forsyth when she lost control of the car and entered the median. The Montana Highway Patrol says the car then rolled over several times. The woman from Spokane, Wash. was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Rosebud County. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A woman has died after losing control of her car on a highway in southeast Montana. KECI-TV reports that the 44-year-old woman was driving east on Interstate 94 near Forsyth when she lost control of the car and entered the median. The Montana Highway Patrol says the car then rolled over several times. The woman from Spokane, Wash. was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Rosebud County. 

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  • Local law enforcement captures two Geiger inmate escapees

    Local law enforcement captures two Geiger inmate escapees

    Sunday, August 5 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-08-05 19:07:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Geiger inmates who escaped the facility were captured without incident in less than two hours with the help of public assistance and multiple law enforcement units on Saturday morning. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office responded Saturday to the report of the inmates who escaped and were on the run. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Geiger inmates who escaped the facility were captured without incident in less than two hours with the help of public assistance and multiple law enforcement units on Saturday morning. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office responded Saturday to the report of the inmates who escaped and were on the run. 

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  • Two injured after personal watercraft crash in Columbia River

    Two injured after personal watercraft crash in Columbia River

    Sunday, August 5 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-08-05 17:26:27 GMT
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    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Emergency crews helped two people after they crashed a personal watercraft on the Columbia River. The Tri-City Herald reports that two people were riding on the watercraft near the Franklin County side of the river, across from Howard Amon Park, on Saturday when they ran aground. Someone spotted them and helped them to the shore. 

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    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Emergency crews helped two people after they crashed a personal watercraft on the Columbia River. The Tri-City Herald reports that two people were riding on the watercraft near the Franklin County side of the river, across from Howard Amon Park, on Saturday when they ran aground. Someone spotted them and helped them to the shore. 

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  • Helicopter crew responds to emergency beacon, lifts body out

    Helicopter crew responds to emergency beacon, lifts body out

    Sunday, August 5 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-08-05 17:17:34 GMT

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - The body of a hiker was flown by helicopter out of the Buck Mountain area, north of Lake Wenatchee, and two other uninjured hikers walked out. Chelan County Sheriff's Office received a report of an emergency beacon at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday and sent a rescue team to the area. Sheriff Brian Burnett says they located three hikers at about 6,750 feet (2,057 meters) in elevation and one of the subjects was lying down, wrapped in an emergency blanket.  

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    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - The body of a hiker was flown by helicopter out of the Buck Mountain area, north of Lake Wenatchee, and two other uninjured hikers walked out. Chelan County Sheriff's Office received a report of an emergency beacon at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday and sent a rescue team to the area. Sheriff Brian Burnett says they located three hikers at about 6,750 feet (2,057 meters) in elevation and one of the subjects was lying down, wrapped in an emergency blanket.  

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  • Crews continue to battle Angel Springs fire near Davenport

    Crews continue to battle Angel Springs fire near Davenport

    Sunday, August 5 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-08-05 17:08:06 GMT

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Angel Springs fire is at approximately 4,700 acres and is 0 percent contained as of Sunday morning. The fire has burned two homes and one building, while 60 structures are threatened. The Eastern Area Incident Management Team will begin managing the fire today. They are focusing on constructing and reinforcing fireline, with dozers and hand crews, along the fire's edge with the goal of preventing fire growth.

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    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Angel Springs fire is at approximately 4,700 acres and is 0 percent contained as of Sunday morning. The fire has burned two homes and one building, while 60 structures are threatened. The Eastern Area Incident Management Team will begin managing the fire today. They are focusing on constructing and reinforcing fireline, with dozers and hand crews, along the fire's edge with the goal of preventing fire growth.

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  • Alarm company helps Spokane pizza place after burglaries

    Alarm company helps Spokane pizza place after burglaries

    Saturday, August 4 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-08-05 02:13:05 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Mascot pizza seemed like it couldn't catch a break after it had two break-ins within two weeks of the first one happening. Michael Crouse who owns a local alarm company wanted to make sure something like that wouldn't happen again "Now we are blessing them with free installation of equipment, free monitoring and doing this to help them out," said Michael Crouse owner of Total Security. Thankfully one of the suspects was caught within hours of him break...

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    Spokane, Wash. Mascot pizza seemed like it couldn't catch a break after it had two break-ins within two weeks of the first one happening. Michael Crouse who owns a local alarm company wanted to make sure something like that wouldn't happen again "Now we are blessing them with free installation of equipment, free monitoring and doing this to help them out," said Michael Crouse owner of Total Security. Thankfully one of the suspects was caught within hours of him break...

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  • Community rallies around crews fighting Angel Springs fire

    Community rallies around crews fighting Angel Springs fire

    Saturday, August 4 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-08-05 01:45:52 GMT

    DAVENPORT, Wash. - Hundreds of firefighters from around are fighting the Angel Springs fire from all angles, working to keep the community of Davenport safe. At last report, the Angel Springs fire was about 4,500 acres in size. Firefighters say they're having a difficult time because of the terrain where the fire is burning.

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    DAVENPORT, Wash. - Hundreds of firefighters from around are fighting the Angel Springs fire from all angles, working to keep the community of Davenport safe. At last report, the Angel Springs fire was about 4,500 acres in size. Firefighters say they're having a difficult time because of the terrain where the fire is burning.

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  • Mobile home park fire sends one to the hospital in Airway Heights

    Mobile home park fire sends one to the hospital in Airway Heights

    Saturday, August 4 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-08-05 00:16:57 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Firefighters say a woman has been taken to the hospital after a fire at a mobile home park in Airway Heights.  Multiple agencies responded to the call of a structure fire in the 12500 block of Highway 2 around 4:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Firefighters from Airway Heights, Moses Lake and Spokane were called to bring the fire under control.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Firefighters say a woman has been taken to the hospital after a fire at a mobile home park in Airway Heights.  Multiple agencies responded to the call of a structure fire in the 12500 block of Highway 2 around 4:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Firefighters from Airway Heights, Moses Lake and Spokane were called to bring the fire under control.

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  • Passenger dead in Grant County DUI crash

    Passenger dead in Grant County DUI crash

    Saturday, August 4 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-08-04 23:55:16 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - State Route 17 is closed in both directions about 15 miles north of Soap Lake, Washington, in Grant County because of a crash Saturday afternoon. Washington State Patrol they responded to the one-car collision around 4 p.m. A Life Flight helicopter was called in for the passenger in the car, but troopers say the passenger died on the scene of the crash. 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - State Route 17 is closed in both directions about 15 miles north of Soap Lake, Washington, in Grant County because of a crash Saturday afternoon. Washington State Patrol they responded to the one-car collision around 4 p.m. A Life Flight helicopter was called in for the passenger in the car, but troopers say the passenger died on the scene of the crash. 

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  • Man with stab wounds claims he "fell on tools," investigation leads to domestic violence charges

    Man with stab wounds claims he "fell on tools," investigation leads to domestic violence charges

    Saturday, August 4 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-08-04 21:05:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say hospital staff helped land a man who claimed was hurt from "falling on tools" behind bars on three domestic violence felony charges. Thursday night just before midnight, Spokane Police received a call of an assault at a home in the 2600 block of West Boone. The caller said he was going to go to the hospital to get treated, but officers were unable to find him when they got there.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say hospital staff helped land a man who claimed was hurt from "falling on tools" behind bars on three domestic violence felony charges. Thursday night just before midnight, Spokane Police received a call of an assault at a home in the 2600 block of West Boone. The caller said he was going to go to the hospital to get treated, but officers were unable to find him when they got there.

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  • Mad Minute stories for August 3

    Mad Minute stories for August 3

    Saturday, August 4 2018 1:26 AM EDT2018-08-04 05:26:53 GMT

    Here's an extended look at your Mad Minute stories for Friday, August 3.

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    Here's an extended look at your Mad Minute stories for Friday, August 3.

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  • One man dead after deputy-involved shooting near Deer Park

    One man dead after deputy-involved shooting near Deer Park

    Saturday, August 4 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-08-04 05:13:03 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Late Friday afternoon, Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of an armed suicidal mat at the scene of a one vehicle crash. The first deputy to arrive spoke with the man and attempted to deescalate the situation. The man pulled a gun and the deputy fired, striking the man, who was later pronounced dead on the scene.

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    DEER PARK, Wash. - Late Friday afternoon, Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of an armed suicidal mat at the scene of a one vehicle crash. The first deputy to arrive spoke with the man and attempted to deescalate the situation. The man pulled a gun and the deputy fired, striking the man, who was later pronounced dead on the scene.

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  • Busy summer for Kootenai County deputies patrolling the water

    Busy summer for Kootenai County deputies patrolling the water

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-08-04 02:37:48 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Summertime calls for fun with families enjoying time out on the lake for a much-deserved break. But according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, this summer, some boaters indulged a little too much. “So far this year we’ve had 36 OUIs to date and to give you some perspective, in the entire state of Idaho last year, there were 26.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Summertime calls for fun with families enjoying time out on the lake for a much-deserved break. But according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, this summer, some boaters indulged a little too much. “So far this year we’ve had 36 OUIs to date and to give you some perspective, in the entire state of Idaho last year, there were 26.

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  • Cowboy brightens the day of Spokane cancer patients with new hats

    Cowboy brightens the day of Spokane cancer patients with new hats

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-08-04 02:32:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hats off to a kind cowboy brightening the day of local cancer patients as well as they're siblings. He delivered one of a kind hats at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Friday morning. Comedian Bill Martin and his wife founded the organization "Cowboys Who Care." Martin tours the country doing comedy shows and always makes time to visit the local hospital.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Hats off to a kind cowboy brightening the day of local cancer patients as well as they're siblings. He delivered one of a kind hats at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Friday morning. Comedian Bill Martin and his wife founded the organization "Cowboys Who Care." Martin tours the country doing comedy shows and always makes time to visit the local hospital.

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  • Jury finds Dennis Magner NOT GUILTY of all 3 counts of involuntary manslaughter after a fatal boat crash two years ago

    Jury finds Dennis Magner NOT GUILTY of all 3 counts of involuntary manslaughter after a fatal boat crash two years ago

    Friday, August 3 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-08-03 20:46:54 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A jury has found Dennis Magner not guilty on all three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three people after a boat crash on Lake Coeur d'Alene two years ago.  Magner claims that he was driving the boat the night of the crash, but has no recollection of the actual crash. His defense claims he had a concussion that he suffered during the accident, which caused him to lose his memory.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A jury has found Dennis Magner not guilty on all three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three people after a boat crash on Lake Coeur d'Alene two years ago.  Magner claims that he was driving the boat the night of the crash, but has no recollection of the actual crash. His defense claims he had a concussion that he suffered during the accident, which caused him to lose his memory.

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  • Cecily Wright resigns as Spokane County GOP Chair

    Cecily Wright resigns as Spokane County GOP Chair

    Friday, August 3 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-08-03 17:46:07 GMT
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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Republican Party says Spokane County GOP Chair Cecily Wright resigned Wednesday, apologizing for giving former Washington State University College Republicans President James Allsup a platform to speak at the Northwest Grassroots meeting in July. Wright issued the following statement regarding her resignation: 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Republican Party says Spokane County GOP Chair Cecily Wright resigned Wednesday, apologizing for giving former Washington State University College Republicans President James Allsup a platform to speak at the Northwest Grassroots meeting in July. Wright issued the following statement regarding her resignation: 

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  • Dog found with porcupine quills in face reunited with family

    Dog found with porcupine quills in face reunited with family

    Thursday, August 2 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-08-03 02:46:51 GMT

    NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. - Wednesday night we met "Pokey," a white pitbul who ran away from home and got into some trouble with a porcupine. A group of people banned together to get the dog to Scraps for veterinary care and to get the quills out. His owners saw the "Go Fund Me" for the mystery dog, and today was reunited with their missing dog, who's real name is Niner.   "I'm just so happy and thankful for everybody that helped take 

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    NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. - Wednesday night we met "Pokey," a white pitbul who ran away from home and got into some trouble with a porcupine. A group of people banned together to get the dog to Scraps for veterinary care and to get the quills out. His owners saw the "Go Fund Me" for the mystery dog, and today was reunited with their missing dog, who's real name is Niner.   "I'm just so happy and thankful for everybody that helped take 

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  • Officer, fate save Spokane five-year-old's life

    Officer, fate save Spokane five-year-old's life

    Thursday, August 2 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-08-03 02:35:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A five-year-old little boy is alive after a traumatic incident thanks to fate and the fast actions of a Spokane Police officer. His family said they can never thank the first responders who help enough, especially officer Lewis. Last month, little Keenan Woods had a massive seizure while he was napping. His father, Abe, said he normally lets Keenan sleep until he wakes up on his own. He says a feeling he simply can't explain 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A five-year-old little boy is alive after a traumatic incident thanks to fate and the fast actions of a Spokane Police officer. His family said they can never thank the first responders who help enough, especially officer Lewis. Last month, little Keenan Woods had a massive seizure while he was napping. His father, Abe, said he normally lets Keenan sleep until he wakes up on his own. He says a feeling he simply can't explain 

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  • GOP leaders denounce hate in news conference

    GOP leaders denounce hate in news conference

    Thursday, August 2 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-08-03 02:03:48 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. About a dozen Spokane County GOP representatives stood outside the Spokane County Superior Court building Thursday morning to denounce the Northwest Grassroots movement and 22-year-old James Allsup. This comes after a YouTube video surfaced showing the now former Spokane County GOP chairwoman Cecily Wright hosting Allsup at an event. Nearly four months after becoming chairwoman of the Spokane County GOP. Cecily Wright resigned Wednesday night. Her resignation came 24...

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    Spokane, Wash. About a dozen Spokane County GOP representatives stood outside the Spokane County Superior Court building Thursday morning to denounce the Northwest Grassroots movement and 22-year-old James Allsup. This comes after a YouTube video surfaced showing the now former Spokane County GOP chairwoman Cecily Wright hosting Allsup at an event. Nearly four months after becoming chairwoman of the Spokane County GOP. Cecily Wright resigned Wednesday night. Her resignation came 24...

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  • K9 Grizzly finds evidence that links injured suspects to crashed stolen car

    K9 Grizzly finds evidence that links injured suspects to crashed stolen car

    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-08-03 01:06:10 GMT

    EPHRATA, Wash. - At approximately 3:30 a.m. August 1, two men, who deputies say were trying to hide a stolen car after crashing it, called for medical assistance complaining of injuries they said they received in an assault. Stolen credit cards, an illegal firearm, as well as a spent bullet casing were later found between the crash scene and where the two subjects were found in the 5100 block of Sagebrush Flats Rd NW, near Ephrata, after 

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    EPHRATA, Wash. - At approximately 3:30 a.m. August 1, two men, who deputies say were trying to hide a stolen car after crashing it, called for medical assistance complaining of injuries they said they received in an assault. Stolen credit cards, an illegal firearm, as well as a spent bullet casing were later found between the crash scene and where the two subjects were found in the 5100 block of Sagebrush Flats Rd NW, near Ephrata, after 

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  • Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands

    Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands

    Thursday, August 2 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-08-02 23:16:27 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will add a temporary statewide restriction on firearm use beginning Saturday, Aug. 4, to fire-prevention rules already in place on WDFW-managed lands. “Weeks of dry weather have raised the threat of wildfire on both sides of the Cascades, and it’s critical for all of us to avoid doing anything that could damage or destroy fish and wildlife habitat,” said Cynthia 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will add a temporary statewide restriction on firearm use beginning Saturday, Aug. 4, to fire-prevention rules already in place on WDFW-managed lands. “Weeks of dry weather have raised the threat of wildfire on both sides of the Cascades, and it’s critical for all of us to avoid doing anything that could damage or destroy fish and wildlife habitat,” said Cynthia 

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  • Idaho court tosses conviction in hit-man hiring case

    Idaho court tosses conviction in hit-man hiring case

    Thursday, August 2 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-08-02 22:59:32 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a man accused of hiring a hit man to murder two people.    The Idaho Statesman reports Anthony Robins Jr. will now go back before a lower court to have a hearing on whether some evidence in the case against him was properly used by prosecutors. The 37-year-old Robins was sentenced to life in prison in 2016 after a jury convicted him of aiding and abetting two first-degree murders as well as an attem...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a man accused of hiring a hit man to murder two people.    The Idaho Statesman reports Anthony Robins Jr. will now go back before a lower court to have a hearing on whether some evidence in the case against him was properly used by prosecutors. The 37-year-old Robins was sentenced to life in prison in 2016 after a jury convicted him of aiding and abetting two first-degree murders as well as an attem...

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  • Bail set at $1M for teen after Kent officer killed in car chase

    Bail set at $1M for teen after Kent officer killed in car chase

    Thursday, August 2 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-08-02 22:50:41 GMT
    Bail set at $1M for teen after officer killed in car chaseBail set at $1M for teen after officer killed in car chase
    Gov. Jay Inslee's office said his departure wasn't part of disciplinary actions resulting from an investigation into the erroneous early releases of thousands of prisoners over a 13-year period.Gov. Jay Inslee's office said his departure wasn't part of disciplinary actions resulting from an investigation into the erroneous early releases of thousands of prisoners over a 13-year period.

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Bail has been set at $1 million for a teen charged in a police chase that led to a suburban Seattle officer being struck and killed by another pursuing officer in a patrol car. KING-TV reports 16-year-old Emiliano Garcia had bail set in court Thursday.    He has been charged as an adult with second-degree murder for driving the pickup truck involved in the chase that led to the death of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno on July 22. Garcia's at...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Bail has been set at $1 million for a teen charged in a police chase that led to a suburban Seattle officer being struck and killed by another pursuing officer in a patrol car. KING-TV reports 16-year-old Emiliano Garcia had bail set in court Thursday.    He has been charged as an adult with second-degree murder for driving the pickup truck involved in the chase that led to the death of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno on July 22. Garcia's at...

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  • Montana woman gets probation for letting infant freeze to death

    Montana woman gets probation for letting infant freeze to death

    Thursday, August 2 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-08-02 22:37:17 GMT
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    As part of the settlement, the city will pay KOMO's attorney fees and the case will be sent back to the lower court. The payment is not an admission of liability on the city's part.As part of the settlement, the city will pay KOMO's attorney fees and the case will be sent back to the lower court. The payment is not an admission of liability on the city's part.

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana woman accused of allowing her infant daughter to freeze to death in an apartment has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. The Great Falls Tribune reports Misty Cutburth was given a 10-year suspended sentence Wednesday after previously pleading no contest to criminal endangerment. Her probationary sentence is contingent upon her admission to drug treatment court. Police were called to Cutburth's Great Falls apartment in January 2016 on a r...

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana woman accused of allowing her infant daughter to freeze to death in an apartment has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. The Great Falls Tribune reports Misty Cutburth was given a 10-year suspended sentence Wednesday after previously pleading no contest to criminal endangerment. Her probationary sentence is contingent upon her admission to drug treatment court. Police were called to Cutburth's Great Falls apartment in January 2016 on a r...

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  • 21 arrested in sting operation targeting child predators

    21 arrested in sting operation targeting child predators

    Thursday, August 2 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-08-02 22:10:40 GMT

    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say 21 men were arrested this week in western Washington state following an undercover sting operation targeting potential sexual predators. KCPQ-TV reports the Washington State Patrol's Missing and Exploited Children Task Force launched a "Net Nanny" operation in rural Pierce County last month with officers posting and responding to online advertisements for sexual encounters. Authorities say the men made contact with undercover ...

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    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say 21 men were arrested this week in western Washington state following an undercover sting operation targeting potential sexual predators. KCPQ-TV reports the Washington State Patrol's Missing and Exploited Children Task Force launched a "Net Nanny" operation in rural Pierce County last month with officers posting and responding to online advertisements for sexual encounters. Authorities say the men made contact with undercover ...

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  • Carnival worker at Montana State Fair faces 2 counts of sexual assault

    Carnival worker at Montana State Fair faces 2 counts of sexual assault

    Thursday, August 2 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-08-02 22:05:42 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A carnival worker at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls is charged with two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault.    A police special victim's unit detective said Robert Salaman-Garcia groped her while checking her seatbelt at the beginning of a fair ride Monday.    The Great Falls Tribune reports Mighty Thomas Carnival manager John Hanschen posted Salaman-Garcia's bail Monday and put him up in a motel 

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A carnival worker at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls is charged with two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault.    A police special victim's unit detective said Robert Salaman-Garcia groped her while checking her seatbelt at the beginning of a fair ride Monday.    The Great Falls Tribune reports Mighty Thomas Carnival manager John Hanschen posted Salaman-Garcia's bail Monday and put him up in a motel 

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  • Agencies find issues with some miners working on Idaho river

    Agencies find issues with some miners working on Idaho river

    Thursday, August 2 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-08-02 21:48:47 GMT
    North fork of the Clearwater RiverNorth fork of the Clearwater River
    North fork of the Clearwater RiverNorth fork of the Clearwater River

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Federal and state officials say some suction dredge miners seeking gold on the South Fork of the Clearwater River in north-central Idaho aren't adhering to state and federal rules. The Lewiston Tribune reported Wednesday that the Idaho Department of Water Resources is considering issuing notices of violations to at least two of the miners. Tim Luke, the water compliance bureau chief for the agency, says some miners are not following terms sta...

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    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Federal and state officials say some suction dredge miners seeking gold on the South Fork of the Clearwater River in north-central Idaho aren't adhering to state and federal rules. The Lewiston Tribune reported Wednesday that the Idaho Department of Water Resources is considering issuing notices of violations to at least two of the miners. Tim Luke, the water compliance bureau chief for the agency, says some miners are not following terms sta...

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  • Geiger work crew inmate walks away from work detail

    Geiger work crew inmate walks away from work detail

    Thursday, August 2 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-08-02 21:36:13 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Law enforcement needs your help finding a Geiger Work Crew inmate who walked away from work detail: Thursday morning, Geiger Work Crew Inmate 46-year-old Jerome L. McClelland walked away from his assigned work detail near Havana and Broadway. Spokane Valley Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate him. Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the area to search for McClelland but were unable to locate him.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Law enforcement needs your help finding a Geiger Work Crew inmate who walked away from work detail: Thursday morning, Geiger Work Crew Inmate 46-year-old Jerome L. McClelland walked away from his assigned work detail near Havana and Broadway. Spokane Valley Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate him. Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the area to search for McClelland but were unable to locate him.

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  • Idaho teacher who had sex with teen found not guilty of rape

    Idaho teacher who had sex with teen found not guilty of rape

    Thursday, August 2 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-08-02 21:28:33 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho teacher who told police he knowingly had sex with an underage girl has been found not guilty of rape. Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs tells The Times -News that the jury's decision on Wednesday to find 40-year-old Jason Benjamin not guilty of raping the teenager "staggering."The jury foreman says the 12-member panel unanimously concluded the sex was consensual and did not meet their definition of rape...

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho teacher who told police he knowingly had sex with an underage girl has been found not guilty of rape. Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs tells The Times -News that the jury's decision on Wednesday to find 40-year-old Jason Benjamin not guilty of raping the teenager "staggering."The jury foreman says the 12-member panel unanimously concluded the sex was consensual and did not meet their definition of rape...

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  • KHQ COLD CASE: Family of Spokane murder victim desperate to find his remains

    KHQ COLD CASE: Family of Spokane murder victim desperate to find his remains

    Thursday, August 2 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-08-02 18:45:48 GMT
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    A local mother says every time a body is recovered, she is overcome with emotions that it could be her murdered son. The family of Bret Snow says they just want to give him a proper burial. "It's very hard to grieve fully and move on," his sister Brittany said. Bret Snow is dead. The suspected victim of a vicious murder. His sister says she knows that, but without the ability to say a proper goodbye and bury him, the entire family is stuck in cruel limbo. "It's ...>>
    A local mother says every time a body is recovered, she is overcome with emotions that it could be her murdered son. The family of Bret Snow says they just want to give him a proper burial. "It's very hard to grieve fully and move on," his sister Brittany said. Bret Snow is dead. The suspected victim of a vicious murder. His sister says she knows that, but without the ability to say a proper goodbye and bury him, the entire family is stuck in cruel limbo. "It's ...>>
  • What to fix before you sell (sponsored)

    What to fix before you sell (sponsored)

    Aim for your neighborhood’s norm, appraiser advises. You’ve lived with those ugly kitchen countertops for a decade. Should you replace them now that you’re ready to sell your house? That’s not a simple yes or no question, says Scott Thompson, a certified real estate appraiser whose work has taken him inside hundreds of homes in the Spokane area. 

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    Aim for your neighborhood’s norm, appraiser advises. You’ve lived with those ugly kitchen countertops for a decade. Should you replace them now that you’re ready to sell your house? That’s not a simple yes or no question, says Scott Thompson, a certified real estate appraiser whose work has taken him inside hundreds of homes in the Spokane area. 

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  • Nine Mile Falls community, SCRAPS helps porcupine pup

    Nine Mile Falls community, SCRAPS helps porcupine pup

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-08-02 02:04:51 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- A Nine Mile Falls community is banding together after they found a dog walking around in Stevens County with hundreds of porcupine quills in his face. After they couldn't find his owner, the good Samaritans worried so much about him that they jumped into action to help him out. "He was obviously hurt but he was very, very gentle," said Rian Williams, who helped the porcupine pup. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- A Nine Mile Falls community is banding together after they found a dog walking around in Stevens County with hundreds of porcupine quills in his face. After they couldn't find his owner, the good Samaritans worried so much about him that they jumped into action to help him out. "He was obviously hurt but he was very, very gentle," said Rian Williams, who helped the porcupine pup. 

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  • HOW PEACHY: Warmer weather brings early peach season to the Inland Northwest

    HOW PEACHY: Warmer weather brings early peach season to the Inland Northwest

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-08-02 01:45:19 GMT

    GREEN BLUFF, Wash. - While the long and hot summer months may feel like the pits, the heat has brought an early peach season to the Inland Northwest. “We’ve had these nice hot days and the cool nights which is going to bring up the sugar content," said owner of Walter’s Fruit Ranch, Jason Morrell. “It's definitely earlier than last year. We've been having lots of sun so the peaches are on earlier." 

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    GREEN BLUFF, Wash. - While the long and hot summer months may feel like the pits, the heat has brought an early peach season to the Inland Northwest. “We’ve had these nice hot days and the cool nights which is going to bring up the sugar content," said owner of Walter’s Fruit Ranch, Jason Morrell. “It's definitely earlier than last year. We've been having lots of sun so the peaches are on earlier." 

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  • Lower South Hill drug deal turns to chase, shots fired, and arrests

    Lower South Hill drug deal turns to chase, shots fired, and arrests

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-08-02 01:37:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- A drug deal gone bad. Two teens are in juvenile detention after police say they tried buying marijuana Tuesday night but stole it instead, and started shooting. It happened along east Hartson and Spokane police say there were multiple crime scenes because of it. Neighbors say it's a miracle nobody got hurt and say what they did was senseless. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- A drug deal gone bad. Two teens are in juvenile detention after police say they tried buying marijuana Tuesday night but stole it instead, and started shooting. It happened along east Hartson and Spokane police say there were multiple crime scenes because of it. Neighbors say it's a miracle nobody got hurt and say what they did was senseless. 

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  • Beat the heat: How firefighters keep cool

    Beat the heat: How firefighters keep cool

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-08-02 01:36:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you thought it was hot wearing jeans to work-- imagine wearing seventy pounds of fire gear. Johnathan Prichard is a firefighter and EMT for District Four, and he knows the dangers this week's temperatures bring for a career like his. "You want to take extra precautions and stray extra hydrated," Prichard said. He said when it's this hot on the job, a natural instinct is to grab an ice water, but room temperature beverages 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you thought it was hot wearing jeans to work-- imagine wearing seventy pounds of fire gear. Johnathan Prichard is a firefighter and EMT for District Four, and he knows the dangers this week's temperatures bring for a career like his. "You want to take extra precautions and stray extra hydrated," Prichard said. He said when it's this hot on the job, a natural instinct is to grab an ice water, but room temperature beverages 

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