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  • One person facing arson charge in fires along Fish Lake Trail

    One person facing arson charge in fires along Fish Lake Trail

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-05-29 01:44:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say one person is in custody facing a charge of second degree arson in connection to a series of six brush fires started near the Fish Lake Trail. Police describe the person as a 51-year-old transient man living in the woods in the area.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say one person is in custody facing a charge of second degree arson in connection to a series of six brush fires started near the Fish Lake Trail. Police describe the person as a 51-year-old transient man living in the woods in the area.

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  • PHOTOS: Northern Lights dazzle across the region

    PHOTOS: Northern Lights dazzle across the region

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-05-29 01:28:09 GMT

    KHQ.com - If you were up late Saturday night and looking up at the sky, you were treated to a beautiful light show courtesy of Mother Nature. Independence Day fireworks are still about a month away, but Saturday's Northern Lights display was just as dazzling. Several of you shared your photos with us. Click through the slide show above to see some of the photos sent to us.

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    KHQ.com - If you were up late Saturday night and looking up at the sky, you were treated to a beautiful light show courtesy of Mother Nature. Independence Day fireworks are still about a month away, but Saturday's Northern Lights display was just as dazzling. Several of you shared your photos with us. Click through the slide show above to see some of the photos sent to us.

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  • Two apartments damaged in fire on E. Euclid

    Two apartments damaged in fire on E. Euclid

    Sunday, May 28 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-05-29 00:47:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews were called to a fire at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of E. Euclid Ave. Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but two apartments did sustain damage. No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews were called to a fire at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of E. Euclid Ave. Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but two apartments did sustain damage. No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported.

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  • Deputies work together to pull suicidal man from Spokane River

    Deputies work together to pull suicidal man from Spokane River

    Sunday, May 28 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-28 21:36:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are releasing more information about a man who jumped into the Spokane River near Trent and Pines in Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon. The man is currently in stable condition Sunday. Spokane Valley deputies responded at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a highly intoxicated man walking in traffic on Trent, east of Pines.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are releasing more information about a man who jumped into the Spokane River near Trent and Pines in Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon. The man is currently in stable condition Sunday. Spokane Valley deputies responded at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a highly intoxicated man walking in traffic on Trent, east of Pines.

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  • Carbon cap rule in Washington faces legal challenge

    Carbon cap rule in Washington faces legal challenge

    Sunday, May 28 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-05-28 21:02:19 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to cap carbon pollution from large polluters.  But the state faces legal challenges as it begins requiring large industrial facilities to gradually reduce carbon emissions over time to combat climate change.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to cap carbon pollution from large polluters.  But the state faces legal challenges as it begins requiring large industrial facilities to gradually reduce carbon emissions over time to combat climate change.

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  • Few Montana schools choose to arm staffers despite gun law

    Few Montana schools choose to arm staffers despite gun law

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:49:19 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana state law allows school boards to let any adult staffer carry a gun in schools. But fewer than one percent of schools in the state actually do so.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana state law allows school boards to let any adult staffer carry a gun in schools. But fewer than one percent of schools in the state actually do so.

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  • Trial set for former high school science teacher accused of lewd conduct

    Trial set for former high school science teacher accused of lewd conduct

    Sunday, May 28 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-05-28 19:38:26 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE (AP) - A late summer trial is scheduled for a former Lake City High School science teacher who faces lewd conduct charges.      The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Press reports that a two-week jury trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 26 for Jeffrey Kantola. Kantola is charged with lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16. The felony charges can carry up to 15 years in prison.

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    COEUR D'ALENE (AP) - A late summer trial is scheduled for a former Lake City High School science teacher who faces lewd conduct charges.      The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Press reports that a two-week jury trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 26 for Jeffrey Kantola. Kantola is charged with lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16. The felony charges can carry up to 15 years in prison.

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  • Gas break closes roads near Glenrose

    Gas break closes roads near Glenrose

    Sunday, May 28 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-05-28 18:59:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters closed some roads near Glenrose because of a broken gas line Sunday morning. Glenrose was closed from 29th to 31st while crews worked to get the leak under control. Firefighters on scene said some houses in the area were evacuated. Avista workers were on scene Sunday working to fix the problem.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters closed some roads near Glenrose because of a broken gas line Sunday morning. Glenrose was closed from 29th to 31st while crews worked to get the leak under control. Firefighters on scene said some houses in the area were evacuated. Avista workers were on scene Sunday working to fix the problem.

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  • Spokane firefighters rescue woman trapped on log

    Spokane firefighters rescue woman trapped on log

    Sunday, May 28 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-05-28 18:40:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews with Spokane County Fire District 9 responded to a report of a woman stuck on a log in the Little Spokane River Saturday. Firefighters say that due to thick brush along the banks and the bordering marsh, getting access to the river was difficult. Crews used a 100-foot aerial platform to quickly locate the woman from above.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire crews with Spokane County Fire District 9 responded to a report of a woman stuck on a log in the Little Spokane River Saturday. Firefighters say that due to thick brush along the banks and the bordering marsh, getting access to the river was difficult. Crews used a 100-foot aerial platform to quickly locate the woman from above.

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  • Police looking for driver who allegedly assaulted jogger

    Police looking for driver who allegedly assaulted jogger

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:51:43 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities are looking for a driver they say hit a jogger with his car and then choked him.      The Idaho Statesman reports a man was jogging Friday evening when he was sideswiped by a small car. The Ada County Sheriff's Office say in a release the jogger told police the driver of the car got out of the vehicle as the two men began to argue.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities are looking for a driver they say hit a jogger with his car and then choked him.      The Idaho Statesman reports a man was jogging Friday evening when he was sideswiped by a small car. The Ada County Sheriff's Office say in a release the jogger told police the driver of the car got out of the vehicle as the two men began to argue.

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  • Ferris wheel company seeks testimony on accident

    Ferris wheel company seeks testimony on accident

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:32:59 GMT

    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) - The company that runs a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend, Washington, has taken legal action in the case of the family who fell off earlier this month.  KIRO-TV reports that Portland-based Funtastic Traveling Shows plans to get a deposition from the employees who were operating the ride at the time of the accident.

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    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) - The company that runs a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend, Washington, has taken legal action in the case of the family who fell off earlier this month.  KIRO-TV reports that Portland-based Funtastic Traveling Shows plans to get a deposition from the employees who were operating the ride at the time of the accident.

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  • Speeding car leads to drug bust in Adams County

    Speeding car leads to drug bust in Adams County

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:26:27 GMT

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - Adams County reports a traffic stop led to getting heroin, cocaine and other drugs off the street Saturday night. The Adams County Sheriff's Office reports that a deputy stopped a car going 93 mph headed east on Highway 395. The driver had a warrant out of Montana for assault with a deadly weapon and parole violations.

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    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - Adams County reports a traffic stop led to getting heroin, cocaine and other drugs off the street Saturday night. The Adams County Sheriff's Office reports that a deputy stopped a car going 93 mph headed east on Highway 395. The driver had a warrant out of Montana for assault with a deadly weapon and parole violations.

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  • 15-year-old Idaho escapee back in custody

    15-year-old Idaho escapee back in custody

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:12:35 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections report a 15-year-old who escaped custody from a correction facility in Nampa is back in custody Sunday. Paul Hendrix called Garden City Police to surrender around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. A Garden City police officer took Hendrix into custody in the 4400 block of West Chinden.

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    NAMPA, Idaho - Officials with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections report a 15-year-old who escaped custody from a correction facility in Nampa is back in custody Sunday. Paul Hendrix called Garden City Police to surrender around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. A Garden City police officer took Hendrix into custody in the 4400 block of West Chinden.

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  • Troopers ask for help finding boxes after postal truck crashes into river

    Troopers ask for help finding boxes after postal truck crashes into river

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:06:01 GMT

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is asking the public the report any shipping packages located along the banks of the Peshatin Creek from milepost 184 on US 97 downstream to the Wenatchee River and the Wenatchee River downstream. On Saturday morning at about 8:30 a.m., a Postal Express truck was involved in a collision on U.S. 97 about 6 miles southeast of Leavenworth.

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    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is asking the public the report any shipping packages located along the banks of the Peshatin Creek from milepost 184 on US 97 downstream to the Wenatchee River and the Wenatchee River downstream. On Saturday morning at about 8:30 a.m., a Postal Express truck was involved in a collision on U.S. 97 about 6 miles southeast of Leavenworth.

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  • Jack Stockton, former owner of Jack and Dan's, passes away at 89

    Jack Stockton, former owner of Jack and Dan's, passes away at 89

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-05-28 16:34:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jack Stockton, the former owner of Jack and Dan's Bar and Grill, and father of Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton, passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Hennessey Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jack Stockton, the former owner of Jack and Dan's Bar and Grill, and father of Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton, passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Hennessey Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.

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  • Spokane man honors the fallen with flowers

    Spokane man honors the fallen with flowers

    Saturday, May 27 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-05-28 02:15:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of flags line Memorial Cemetery this weekend to honor those who died serving our country "I really feel that doing my little part... For instance by putting flowers on veterans I never met or known, is my way thanking them," said Mike Cavanaugh. Mike has been doing this for over 30 years. Going to graves of veteran's he has never met.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of flags line Memorial Cemetery this weekend to honor those who died serving our country "I really feel that doing my little part... For instance by putting flowers on veterans I never met or known, is my way thanking them," said Mike Cavanaugh. Mike has been doing this for over 30 years. Going to graves of veteran's he has never met.

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  • Counterfeit cash getting more advanced in Spokane

    Counterfeit cash getting more advanced in Spokane

    Saturday, May 27 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-05-28 02:05:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We've told you of counterfeit money being used to buy Girl Scout cookies, and movie money used at a gas station. Now a Spokane bank teller tells KHQ some counterfeiters are getting more advanced with their forgeries. "The first time it came to us as a local business who received two of them and they were just making a regular deposit," she said.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We've told you of counterfeit money being used to buy Girl Scout cookies, and movie money used at a gas station. Now a Spokane bank teller tells KHQ some counterfeiters are getting more advanced with their forgeries. "The first time it came to us as a local business who received two of them and they were just making a regular deposit," she said.

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  • Emergency crews pull man from river in Spokane Valley

    Emergency crews pull man from river in Spokane Valley

    Saturday, May 27 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-05-28 00:48:07 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Emergency rescue crews pulled a man from the Spokane River in the middle of training to do that exact thing. The Spokane Valley Fire Department reports that a man jumped from the Trent bridge just east of N. Pines Rd. into the Spokane River. The SVFD Special Operations team just happened to already be in the area conducting swift water training at the time and were able to quickly respond with Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies who were also near by.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Emergency rescue crews pulled a man from the Spokane River in the middle of training to do that exact thing. The Spokane Valley Fire Department reports that a man jumped from the Trent bridge just east of N. Pines Rd. into the Spokane River. The SVFD Special Operations team just happened to already be in the area conducting swift water training at the time and were able to quickly respond with Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies who were also near by.

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  • Kayaker rescued from Spokane River in Post Falls

    Kayaker rescued from Spokane River in Post Falls

    Saturday, May 27 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-05-28 00:31:30 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports a 52-year-old man is safe after his kayak overturned in the Spokane River just after noon on Saturday. The call of a kayaker in distress came in at around 12:15 p.m. The Sheriff's Recreation Safety Section and Dive Rescue Team responded to the call below the Post Falls Dam east of Corbin Park.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports a 52-year-old man is safe after his kayak overturned in the Spokane River just after noon on Saturday. The call of a kayaker in distress came in at around 12:15 p.m. The Sheriff's Recreation Safety Section and Dive Rescue Team responded to the call below the Post Falls Dam east of Corbin Park.

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

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

    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-05-27 22:48:01 GMT

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

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

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  • Police identify victims in Oregon train attack

    Police identify victims in Oregon train attack

    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-05-27 22:26:38 GMT

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

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

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  • Spromberg fire near Leavenworth now 97 percent contained

    Spromberg fire near Leavenworth now 97 percent contained

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:53:44 GMT

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

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

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  • Spokane man arrested for breaking into train, blowing horn

    Spokane man arrested for breaking into train, blowing horn

    Saturday, May 27 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-05-27 20:58:31 GMT

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

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

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  • Richland man dies in glider crash near Ephrata

    Richland man dies in glider crash near Ephrata

    Saturday, May 27 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-05-27 19:27:01 GMT

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

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

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  • Pasco Police rescue man from Goodwill donation box

    Pasco Police rescue man from Goodwill donation box

    Saturday, May 27 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-05-27 18:43:55 GMT

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

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

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  • Teen plucked from cliff by helicopter in Washington state

    Teen plucked from cliff by helicopter in Washington state

    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-05-27 17:55:37 GMT

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

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

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  • Post Falls Police say missing bipolar woman found safe

    Post Falls Police say missing bipolar woman found safe

    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-05-27 17:33:54 GMT
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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Update, Saturday: Post Falls Police report a 67-year-old woman missing since Wednesday has been found. Darlene "Dana" Fisher was safely located by Post Falls Police. Officers thank the community for their help.

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

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

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

    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:34 AM EDT2017-05-27 05:34:50 GMT

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

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

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  • Sun is out and so are package thieves

    Sun is out and so are package thieves

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:48:45 GMT

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

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

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

    Post Falls Officer pulls over little girl in power wheels Jeep

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:03:49 GMT

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

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

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  • Tent territory: campgrounds fill up for Memorial Day weekend

    Tent territory: campgrounds fill up for Memorial Day weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:00:22 GMT

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

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

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  • Parents concerned after man follows children home from school

    Parents concerned after man follows children home from school

    Friday, May 26 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-05-27 01:51:25 GMT

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

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

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  • Son of accused deputy murderer speaks out

    Son of accused deputy murderer speaks out

    Friday, May 26 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-05-27 01:28:46 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:01:06 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the United States Attorney's Office, a judge has sentenced 42-year-old Jeffrey David Wint to 23 years and 4 months in federal prison for production of child pornography.  His time behind bars will be followed with a life term of court supervision. Wint will also be required to register as a sex offender.  According to information shared during the court proceedings, Wint gave his young victim numerous gifts 

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

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  • Airway Heights water crisis: City says water still unsafe; What you need to know

    Airway Heights water crisis: City says water still unsafe; What you need to know

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-05-26 23:28:43 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The City of Airway Heights says as of Friday afternoon, the water is still unsafe to drink. The City of Airway Heights says as of Friday afternoon, the water is still unsafe to drink. Officials received the test results from the Anatek laboratory in Moscow, Idaho and says out of 17 samples taken throughout the system, 11 of them came back as either "Non-detect" or below EPA levels. 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The City of Airway Heights says as of Friday afternoon, the water is still unsafe to drink. The City of Airway Heights says as of Friday afternoon, the water is still unsafe to drink. Officials received the test results from the Anatek laboratory in Moscow, Idaho and says out of 17 samples taken throughout the system, 11 of them came back as either "Non-detect" or below EPA levels. 

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

    Washington man found guilty in murder-for-hire case

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:45:25 GMT
    Washington man found guilty in murder-for-hire caseWashington man found guilty in murder-for-hire case

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

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

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  • Spokane remains second-largest city in state

    Spokane remains second-largest city in state

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:42:11 GMT
    Spokane's Riverfront Park (PHOTO: Wikipedia/Creative Commons)Spokane's Riverfront Park (PHOTO: Wikipedia/Creative Commons)

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

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

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

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

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:39:28 GMT

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

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

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  • Gianforte issues apology after being charged with assaulting reporter

    Gianforte issues apology after being charged with assaulting reporter

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:10 AM EDT2017-05-26 06:10:52 GMT
    Photo: Facebook/GregForMontanaPhoto: Facebook/GregForMontana

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

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

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

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

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-05-26 05:57:51 GMT
    SWAT team arrests man wanted for multiple sex offense charges on N Division St.SWAT team arrests man wanted for multiple sex offense charges on N Division St.

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

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

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  • The Latest: Gianforte wins House race after assault charge

    The Latest: Gianforte wins House race after assault charge

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:42:25 GMT
    Greg GianforteGreg Gianforte

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

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

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  • Old warhead found near Warden, rendered safe by Air Force

    Old warhead found near Warden, rendered safe by Air Force

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:21:34 GMT
    Courtesy Grant County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy Grant County Sheriff's Office

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

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

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  • Body of teen found downstream from Snoqualmie River falls

    Body of teen found downstream from Snoqualmie River falls

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:59:18 GMT
    Snoqualmie FallsSnoqualmie Falls

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:29:34 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:51:30 GMT

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

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

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  • Local artist transforms blank wall into something beautiful

    Local artist transforms blank wall into something beautiful

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:37:42 GMT

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

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

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

    'Fix it Fest': city makes fixing streets priority

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:29:51 GMT

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

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

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  • Airway Heights water crisis could be coming to an end

    Airway Heights water crisis could be coming to an end

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:22:16 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:16:56 GMT
    Courtesy Ellen TVCourtesy Ellen TV

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:04:30 GMT

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

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

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  • 2 bodies found in pickup truck near Washington highway

    2 bodies found in pickup truck near Washington highway

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:04:42 GMT
    2 bodies found in pickup truck near Washington highway2 bodies found in pickup truck near Washington highway

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

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

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  • New Spokane fire chief making response times top priority

    New Spokane fire chief making response times top priority

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:01:22 GMT

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

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

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  • University of Idaho examines safety updates after rocket fuel explosion

    University of Idaho examines safety updates after rocket fuel explosion

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:06:21 GMT
    Aftermath of rocket launch explosion. Courtesy James Trayford.Aftermath of rocket launch explosion. Courtesy James Trayford.

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

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

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  • Montana governor condemns candidate charged with assaulting journalist

    Montana governor condemns candidate charged with assaulting journalist

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:15:34 GMT

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

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

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  • Wet spring brings black flies out in force in the Inland Northwest

    Wet spring brings black flies out in force in the Inland Northwest

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:20 AM EDT2017-05-25 06:20:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nothing beats being outside in this great weather right now, but this wet spring has brought a lot of pests. We’ve been talking about wasps and ticks, but black flies are coming out in force too. Jenny Zhang says she’s noticed black flies a lot more in her neighborhood. Her 2-year-old son Liam was bitten.  “Actually, when he got bit he thought it was a bumblebee and then he was afraid of them,” she says. The bites 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nothing beats being outside in this great weather right now, but this wet spring has brought a lot of pests. We’ve been talking about wasps and ticks, but black flies are coming out in force too. Jenny Zhang says she’s noticed black flies a lot more in her neighborhood. Her 2-year-old son Liam was bitten.  “Actually, when he got bit he thought it was a bumblebee and then he was afraid of them,” she says. The bites 

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  • Driver caught after slamming into DOT vehicle in Spokane Valley

    Driver caught after slamming into DOT vehicle in Spokane Valley

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:02:20 GMT

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

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

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  • Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in handcuffs

    Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in handcuffs

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:47:40 GMT
    Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in custodyStandoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in custody

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

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

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  • Protesters hope to sweeten the deal with baked goods

    Protesters hope to sweeten the deal with baked goods

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:20:57 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:15:29 GMT

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

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

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  • Fully extinguishing Leavenworth fire will be 'ongoing challenge'

    Fully extinguishing Leavenworth fire will be 'ongoing challenge'

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:23:23 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:13:51 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:50:54 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:14:08 GMT

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

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

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  • Is this your cat? Feline found in carrier at Stone Park

    Is this your cat? Feline found in carrier at Stone Park

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:21:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Is this your cat? Do you know who it belongs to? The feline was found in a pet carrier Wednesday at Stone Park in East Spokane.  A concerned woman who discovered the cat called it into SCRAPS. SCRAPS quickly responded and is now caring for the animal at their facility in Spokane Valley.  If you have any information or know who this cat belongs to, please give SCRAPS a call at (509) 477-2532. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Is this your cat? Do you know who it belongs to? The feline was found in a pet carrier Wednesday at Stone Park in East Spokane.  A concerned woman who discovered the cat called it into SCRAPS. SCRAPS quickly responded and is now caring for the animal at their facility in Spokane Valley.  If you have any information or know who this cat belongs to, please give SCRAPS a call at (509) 477-2532. 

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  • How fast is the Spokane Fire Department responding to calls?

    How fast is the Spokane Fire Department responding to calls?

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:58:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Brian Schaeffer has been with the Spokane Fire Department since 2005 as Assistant Fire Chief and has been serving as the Interim Fire Chief since January. On Wednesday, Schaeffer was appointed to the top spot permanently by Mayor David Condon. Schaeffer is inheriting a 323-member department that covers nearly 70 square miles with 16 fire stations. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Brian Schaeffer has been with the Spokane Fire Department since 2005 as Assistant Fire Chief and has been serving as the Interim Fire Chief since January. On Wednesday, Schaeffer was appointed to the top spot permanently by Mayor David Condon. Schaeffer is inheriting a 323-member department that covers nearly 70 square miles with 16 fire stations. 

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  • Walla Walla Police Officer dies unexpectedly of medical complications

    Walla Walla Police Officer dies unexpectedly of medical complications

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:36:29 GMT
    Officer Nick HenzelOfficer Nick Henzel

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The Walla Walla Police Department has announced the passing of Officer Nicholas 'Nick' Henzel. Officers were informed Wednesday morning that Officer Henzel died following medical complications.  Officer Henzel had been serving both his country and community since 2000, when he enlisted in the US Air Force. In 2006, he was hired by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and served as a patrol deputy until 

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    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The Walla Walla Police Department has announced the passing of Officer Nicholas 'Nick' Henzel. Officers were informed Wednesday morning that Officer Henzel died following medical complications.  Officer Henzel had been serving both his country and community since 2000, when he enlisted in the US Air Force. In 2006, he was hired by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and served as a patrol deputy until 

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  • Deputies search for Idaho sex offender

    Deputies search for Idaho sex offender

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:05:48 GMT
    Frank Michael Darby, Sr.Frank Michael Darby, Sr.

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding 58-year-old Frank Michael Darby, Sr. A felony arrest warrant was issued for Darby after he failed to update his sex offender registration with his new address. It is required by the State of Idaho that sex offenders update their address. Deputies say at this time it is not known where Darby might be. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding 58-year-old Frank Michael Darby, Sr. A felony arrest warrant was issued for Darby after he failed to update his sex offender registration with his new address. It is required by the State of Idaho that sex offenders update their address. Deputies say at this time it is not known where Darby might be. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is 

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  • Condon names Brian Schaeffer as new Fire Chief

    Condon names Brian Schaeffer as new Fire Chief

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:04:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The search for Spokane's next Fire Chief is over.  Mayor David Condon appointed Brian Schaeffer as the new Chief of the Spokane Fire Department. Schaeffer has been the Assistant Fire Chief since 2005 and has been acting in an interim capacity since January when Bobby Williams retired. Schaeffer was selected from a list of 28 applicants from around the country. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The search for Spokane's next Fire Chief is over.  Mayor David Condon appointed Brian Schaeffer as the new Chief of the Spokane Fire Department. Schaeffer has been the Assistant Fire Chief since 2005 and has been acting in an interim capacity since January when Bobby Williams retired. Schaeffer was selected from a list of 28 applicants from around the country. 

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  • FEMA provides federal funds to fight Spromberg Fire burning in Chelan

    FEMA provides federal funds to fight Spromberg Fire burning in Chelan

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:39:24 GMT
    FEMA provides federal funds to fight Spromberg Fire burning in ChelanFEMA provides federal funds to fight Spromberg Fire burning in Chelan

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Spromberg Fire burning in Chelan County.  The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state of Washington's eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating, and controlling designated fires. These grants provide reimbursement for firefighting and life-saving efforts. 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Spromberg Fire burning in Chelan County.  The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state of Washington's eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating, and controlling designated fires. These grants provide reimbursement for firefighting and life-saving efforts. 

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  • Insurance agent: Document your home in case of fire

    Insurance agent: Document your home in case of fire

    Monday, June 29 2015 8:58 PM EDT2015-06-30 00:58:39 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:35:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you ever wondered what you would do if your house burned down? KHQ spoke with an insurance agent who says it's extremely important to document your items and even some items you might not even think about.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you ever wondered what you would do if your house burned down? KHQ spoke with an insurance agent who says it's extremely important to document your items and even some items you might not even think about.

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  • FIREPROOF: The basics of defensible space and the 'home ignition zone'

    FIREPROOF: The basics of defensible space and the 'home ignition zone'

    Thursday, July 16 2015 2:44 PM EDT2015-07-16 18:44:45 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:34:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The main reason to use defensible space is to protect your home from a wildland fire. What gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire are its construction materials and the quality of defensible space surrounding it. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The main reason to use defensible space is to protect your home from a wildland fire. What gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire are its construction materials and the quality of defensible space surrounding it. 

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  • Community gathers for Airway Heights water meeting

    Community gathers for Airway Heights water meeting

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-05-24 06:15:40 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Airway Heights water crisis continues, with hundreds of families still forced to use bottled water instead of what's coming out of their taps. But on Tuesday the community is getting more answers about what's going on thanks to a public meeting held by Fairchild Air Force Base. More than anything folks were concerned about what the Air Force was doing about the contaminated water and the possible health effects it could have on them.

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Airway Heights water crisis continues, with hundreds of families still forced to use bottled water instead of what's coming out of their taps. But on Tuesday the community is getting more answers about what's going on thanks to a public meeting held by Fairchild Air Force Base. More than anything folks were concerned about what the Air Force was doing about the contaminated water and the possible health effects it could have on them.

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  • Violent Spokane drug trafficker gets 30 years in prison

    Violent Spokane drug trafficker gets 30 years in prison

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-05-24 04:00:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 32-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, firearms offenses and threatening witnesses. The United States Attorney's Office reported Tuesday that Aren Lee Perryman, aka Filthy, pleaded guilty to Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin; Possessing and Using Firearms in Connection with Drug Trafficking; and Intimidating and Threatening witnesses.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 32-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, firearms offenses and threatening witnesses. The United States Attorney's Office reported Tuesday that Aren Lee Perryman, aka Filthy, pleaded guilty to Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin; Possessing and Using Firearms in Connection with Drug Trafficking; and Intimidating and Threatening witnesses.

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  • Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

    Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

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

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

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

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  • Drones taking off as Idaho law enforcement tool

    Drones taking off as Idaho law enforcement tool

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

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

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

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  • Alert Spokane app helping to keep you safe

    Alert Spokane app helping to keep you safe

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

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

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

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  • Testing of Airway Heights water underway in Idaho lab

    Testing of Airway Heights water underway in Idaho lab

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

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

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

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  • Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

    Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Woman fatally shot in Orofino identified

    Woman fatally shot in Orofino identified

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

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

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

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  • Spokane homeless count shows slight increase overall and among veterans

    Spokane homeless count shows slight increase overall and among veterans

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

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

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

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  • Bicyclist dies when struck by vehicle on Spokane County road

    Bicyclist dies when struck by vehicle on Spokane County road

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

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

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

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  • Hundreds honor sheriff's deputy killed in line of duty

    Hundreds honor sheriff's deputy killed in line of duty

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:01:06 GMT

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP0 - A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter.      Hundreds of law enforcement officers, family and friends gathered Tuesday to honor Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore.

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    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP0 - A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter.      Hundreds of law enforcement officers, family and friends gathered Tuesday to honor Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore.

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  • Spokane plans to appeal fine for accident at power plant

    Spokane plans to appeal fine for accident at power plant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Steam Plant renovations give new Spokane event center a boost

    Steam Plant renovations give new Spokane event center a boost

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

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

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

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  • Orofino police, deputies investigating fatal shooting

    Orofino police, deputies investigating fatal shooting

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

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

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

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  • Hit-and-run collision caught on dashcam video

    Hit-and-run collision caught on dashcam video

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:53:39 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A nice family drive turns into a dangerous encounter after a driver rams into their car and takes off. Now the father of two young children wants that driver to take responsibility for his actions. The incident happened on Friday around 5 p.m. off of Highway 2 and Day Mount Spokane Road.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A nice family drive turns into a dangerous encounter after a driver rams into their car and takes off. Now the father of two young children wants that driver to take responsibility for his actions. The incident happened on Friday around 5 p.m. off of Highway 2 and Day Mount Spokane Road.

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  • Pest control workers busy ahead of wasp season

    Pest control workers busy ahead of wasp season

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:30:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s that time of year again. When you step outside, and hear the buzz of wasps that could start trying to make their home on your home. Ray Vanderlouw is an industry expert with Pointe Pest Control. He says he’s been busy, especially because we’ve had a longer, wet spring and now had a warm day Monday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s that time of year again. When you step outside, and hear the buzz of wasps that could start trying to make their home on your home. Ray Vanderlouw is an industry expert with Pointe Pest Control. He says he’s been busy, especially because we’ve had a longer, wet spring and now had a warm day Monday.

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  • Airway Heights water crisis: Woman outside danger zone takes precaution

    Airway Heights water crisis: Woman outside danger zone takes precaution

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:24 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:24:05 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - People who live east of Hayford Road in Airway Heights were told by the city that their water was not contaminated by chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base, but that’s not stopping one woman from taking a proactive approach. “Right now I have no confidence that our well is not contaminated,” said Michele Baca.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - People who live east of Hayford Road in Airway Heights were told by the city that their water was not contaminated by chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base, but that’s not stopping one woman from taking a proactive approach. “Right now I have no confidence that our well is not contaminated,” said Michele Baca.

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  • Spokane man tries to break up fight that ended in drug arrest

    Spokane man tries to break up fight that ended in drug arrest

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:13:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police arrested a Spokane man during a fight and found that he had $7,000 in cash and a bag full of drugs. Eric Evenson made his first court appearance and the judge set his bond at $125,000. The fight broke out Sunday shortly after 12:30 a.m. at an apartment complex near Howard and Sinto. Henry Brown has lived at those apartments for a little over a year.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police arrested a Spokane man during a fight and found that he had $7,000 in cash and a bag full of drugs. Eric Evenson made his first court appearance and the judge set his bond at $125,000. The fight broke out Sunday shortly after 12:30 a.m. at an apartment complex near Howard and Sinto. Henry Brown has lived at those apartments for a little over a year.

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  • How to protect yourself during tick season

    How to protect yourself during tick season

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:56:29 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Now is the time when you're going to be outdoors more, which makes us more susceptible to ticks, and you're not going to just find them in the woods. Shocking video of a young Oregon girl struggling to stand has gone viral. Evelyn Lewis was diagnosed with tick paralysis.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Now is the time when you're going to be outdoors more, which makes us more susceptible to ticks, and you're not going to just find them in the woods. Shocking video of a young Oregon girl struggling to stand has gone viral. Evelyn Lewis was diagnosed with tick paralysis.

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  • Spokane cat is probably bigger than your dog

    Spokane cat is probably bigger than your dog

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:44:43 GMT

    KHQ.COM - An average house cat weighs between 7-10 pounds but one Spokane woman has a cat whose size is almost unheard of. Out of the corner of your eye, Ollie might be mistaken for a dog... he's that big! Not your normal house cat, Ollie is a Savannah cat, a hybrid breed that's a cross between a serval cat and a domestic cat. So while it's not surprising that he's bigger than a domestic cat, his size is still shocking.

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    KHQ.COM - An average house cat weighs between 7-10 pounds but one Spokane woman has a cat whose size is almost unheard of. Out of the corner of your eye, Ollie might be mistaken for a dog... he's that big! Not your normal house cat, Ollie is a Savannah cat, a hybrid breed that's a cross between a serval cat and a domestic cat. So while it's not surprising that he's bigger than a domestic cat, his size is still shocking.

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  • City of Airway Heights nearly finished flushing contaminated water

    City of Airway Heights nearly finished flushing contaminated water

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:41:46 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The City of Airway Heights has flushed more than 8 million gallons of contaminated water from their system as of Monday afternoon. Incident Commander and Fire Chief, Mitch Metzger, says there is a small amount of water remaining, but the system should be completely flushed by Tuesday morning.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The City of Airway Heights has flushed more than 8 million gallons of contaminated water from their system as of Monday afternoon. Incident Commander and Fire Chief, Mitch Metzger, says there is a small amount of water remaining, but the system should be completely flushed by Tuesday morning.

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  • Second suspect in Bo Kirk murder case pleads not guilty

    Second suspect in Bo Kirk murder case pleads not guilty

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:29:45 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The second man accused of carjacking and murdering a Post Falls father on his way home from work to take his family out for ice cream appeared in court Monday. Justin Booth faces a laundry list of felony charges related to Bo Kirk’s murder including arson and robbery.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The second man accused of carjacking and murdering a Post Falls father on his way home from work to take his family out for ice cream appeared in court Monday. Justin Booth faces a laundry list of felony charges related to Bo Kirk’s murder including arson and robbery.

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  • Fairchild AFB to hold public meeting on contamination

    Fairchild AFB to hold public meeting on contamination

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:55:55 GMT

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Fairchild Air Force Base says they will be hosting a Water Contamination Public meeting on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Medical Lake High School gymnasium. Experts will be on hand from Fairchild, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Environmental Protection Agency and Spokane Regional Health District to provide additional information and address questions and concerns.

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    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Fairchild Air Force Base says they will be hosting a Water Contamination Public meeting on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Medical Lake High School gymnasium. Experts will be on hand from Fairchild, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Environmental Protection Agency and Spokane Regional Health District to provide additional information and address questions and concerns.

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  • Deputies: Cyclist hit by minivan has life-threatening injuries

    Deputies: Cyclist hit by minivan has life-threatening injuries

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:14:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County traffic investigators say a bicyclist was hit by a minivan Monday morning and was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Deputies responded around 8:30 a.m. to Dishman Mica north of Madison. Deputies at the scene learned the minivan, traveling south on Dishman Mica, struck the southbound bicycle traveling on the shoulder of the roadway.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County traffic investigators say a bicyclist was hit by a minivan Monday morning and was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Deputies responded around 8:30 a.m. to Dishman Mica north of Madison. Deputies at the scene learned the minivan, traveling south on Dishman Mica, struck the southbound bicycle traveling on the shoulder of the roadway.

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  • Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site

    Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:25:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Workers have placed a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel filled with radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.      The U.S. Department of Energy said workers finished installing the cover over the weekend at the former plutonium production site near Richland, Washington. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Workers have placed a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel filled with radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.      The U.S. Department of Energy said workers finished installing the cover over the weekend at the former plutonium production site near Richland, Washington. 

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  • New Pediatric guidelines: No fruit juice for kids younger than 1

    New Pediatric guidelines: No fruit juice for kids younger than 1

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:56 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:56:29 GMT
    Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is the first change to the academy's fruit juice recommendation since 2001. Past guidelines advised against juice for babies under six months, but doctors are concerned about childhood obesity and dental health. They say juice is full of calories and sugar, and is not a good substitute for fresh fruit.   ...>>
    Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is the first change to the academy's fruit juice recommendation since 2001. Past guidelines advised against juice for babies under six months, but doctors are concerned about childhood obesity and dental health. They say juice is full of calories and sugar, and is not a good substitute for fresh fruit.   ...>>
  • Airway Heights businesses adjusting as water crisis continues

    Airway Heights businesses adjusting as water crisis continues

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:56:47 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- The city of Airway Heights is still flushing out contaminated water out of their system. The city says they’ll be done with that process Monday morning, and then they’ll be able to send a sample for testing. The contamination likely came from two chemicals found in a firefighting foam that Fairchild Air Force base used to use.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- The city of Airway Heights is still flushing out contaminated water out of their system. The city says they’ll be done with that process Monday morning, and then they’ll be able to send a sample for testing. The contamination likely came from two chemicals found in a firefighting foam that Fairchild Air Force base used to use.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • WATCH: Mom's video warning others of tick paralysis goes viral

    WATCH: Mom's video warning others of tick paralysis goes viral

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-21 23:13:48 GMT

    LA GRANDE, Ore. - We've told you about tick paralysis before on KHQ, but one Oregon mother's scary video of her daughter showing the effects of tick paralysis has gone viral on Facebook since it was first posted last week.

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    LA GRANDE, Ore. - We've told you about tick paralysis before on KHQ, but one Oregon mother's scary video of her daughter showing the effects of tick paralysis has gone viral on Facebook since it was first posted last week.

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  • Spokanites savor spring sunshine

    Spokanites savor spring sunshine

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-05-21 23:10:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The weather on Sunday is what we’ve all been waiting for. The flowers at Manito Park are popping up and people are all over enjoying the sunshine. “Work all week and come home on the weekends and have time to do stuff with your families it's awesome. I mean we've had such a long winter. So it's really great to have this weather,” says Patrick Lowden. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The weather on Sunday is what we’ve all been waiting for. The flowers at Manito Park are popping up and people are all over enjoying the sunshine. “Work all week and come home on the weekends and have time to do stuff with your families it's awesome. I mean we've had such a long winter. So it's really great to have this weather,” says Patrick Lowden. 

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  • Searchers return to campsite where toddler went missing

    Searchers return to campsite where toddler went missing

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

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

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

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  • In case you missed it: 2017 Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

    In case you missed it: 2017 Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

    Sunday, May 21 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-05-21 21:34:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Since 1938 the mission of Spokane's Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade has been to honor the military, recognize youth and highlight the Inland Northwest. If you missed any of the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday you can watch the whole thing again via the video player above.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Since 1938 the mission of Spokane's Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade has been to honor the military, recognize youth and highlight the Inland Northwest. If you missed any of the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday you can watch the whole thing again via the video player above.

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  • Bond increased for man charged in lethal meth case

    Bond increased for man charged in lethal meth case

    Sunday, May 21 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-21 20:19:57 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A judge has increased the bond for a Spokane, Washington, man charged with forcing the grandson of a former Post Falls, Idaho, mayor to ingest a lethal dose of methamphetamine.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A judge has increased the bond for a Spokane, Washington, man charged with forcing the grandson of a former Post Falls, Idaho, mayor to ingest a lethal dose of methamphetamine.

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  • Police investigate after infant found in car with no pulse

    Police investigate after infant found in car with no pulse

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

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

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

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  • Man shot in face while waiting to cross the road in Yakima

    Man shot in face while waiting to cross the road in Yakima

    Sunday, May 21 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-05-21 20:08:57 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The Yakima County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was shot in the face while waiting at a crosswalk.      Deputies were called to the area near Highway 97 at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday. The 24-year-old victim was from the Toppenish, Washington, area.

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The Yakima County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was shot in the face while waiting at a crosswalk.      Deputies were called to the area near Highway 97 at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday. The 24-year-old victim was from the Toppenish, Washington, area.

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  • Coeur d'Alene officials remember fallen officer, trooper

    Coeur d'Alene officials remember fallen officer, trooper

    Sunday, May 21 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-05-21 19:37:13 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Wayne Longo repeats the names rapidly. He doesn't have to think long about the men and women he has known who have died in uniform during his 37 years as a police officer, and those he knew who have died since. Longo, a former state trooper, investigations lieutenant and Coeur d'Alene police chief, keeps the names close.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Wayne Longo repeats the names rapidly. He doesn't have to think long about the men and women he has known who have died in uniform during his 37 years as a police officer, and those he knew who have died since. Longo, a former state trooper, investigations lieutenant and Coeur d'Alene police chief, keeps the names close.

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  • Police: Fight call ends in arrest for multiple drug charges

    Police: Fight call ends in arrest for multiple drug charges

    Sunday, May 21 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-05-21 16:31:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say a 48-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning for multiple felonies after they responded to a call of a fight between a dating couple. Early Sunday morning, around 12:30 a.m. patrol officers responded to the 500 block of W. Sinto. The caller told police two people were fighting that were in a relationship and one of them may have had a gun or a knife.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say a 48-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning for multiple felonies after they responded to a call of a fight between a dating couple. Early Sunday morning, around 12:30 a.m. patrol officers responded to the 500 block of W. Sinto. The caller told police two people were fighting that were in a relationship and one of them may have had a gun or a knife.

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  • Teen arrested in standoff also charged in Hai's Market robbery

    Teen arrested in standoff also charged in Hai's Market robbery

    Sunday, May 21 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-05-21 16:13:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a teenager arrested after a 3-hour stand-off in Spokane Valley on Tuesday is also facing charges related to an armed robbery at Hai's Market. Detectives forwarded three felony charges related to last week's Hai's Market robbery to prosecutors. The 16-year-old will face charges of first degree robbery, first degree assault and drive by shooting.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a teenager arrested after a 3-hour stand-off in Spokane Valley on Tuesday is also facing charges related to an armed robbery at Hai's Market. Detectives forwarded three felony charges related to last week's Hai's Market robbery to prosecutors. The 16-year-old will face charges of first degree robbery, first degree assault and drive by shooting.

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  • Airway Heights officials say water flushing on schedule

    Airway Heights officials say water flushing on schedule

    Sunday, May 21 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-05-21 04:29:26 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Saturday marks day five of the Airway Heights water crisis. When news broke about the water contamination, Pastor Jenkins couldn't believe it. "Shock, not certain what we needed to do next," the pastor said. Pastor Jenkins and several others started to make plan. They also stocked up on bottled water for his parishioners. "We normally have a fountain and some other resources," he said.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Saturday marks day five of the Airway Heights water crisis. When news broke about the water contamination, Pastor Jenkins couldn't believe it. "Shock, not certain what we needed to do next," the pastor said. Pastor Jenkins and several others started to make plan. They also stocked up on bottled water for his parishioners. "We normally have a fountain and some other resources," he said.

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  • Airway Heights' Correctional Industries recalls 319,000 lbs of frozen food due to water contamination

    Airway Heights' Correctional Industries recalls 319,000 lbs of frozen food due to water contamination

    Sunday, May 21 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-05-21 04:13:30 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Correctional Industries Airway Heights Food Operations, an Airway Heights, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 319,000 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products due to water contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Correctional Industries Airway Heights Food Operations, an Airway Heights, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 319,000 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products due to water contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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  • Tips for a safe Torchlight Parade

    Tips for a safe Torchlight Parade

    Saturday, May 20 2017 8:27 PM EDT2017-05-21 00:27:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. Police officers will be providing security for the event and attendees will find a uniformed police officer and/or SPD volunteer at every intersection along the parade route.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. Police officers will be providing security for the event and attendees will find a uniformed police officer and/or SPD volunteer at every intersection along the parade route.

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  • Police investigating early morning shooting at Manito Park

    Police investigating early morning shooting at Manito Park

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

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

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

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

    Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation

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

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

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

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  • Suspects in Montana deputy death discussed 'suicide mission'

    Suspects in Montana deputy death discussed 'suicide mission'

    Saturday, May 20 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-05-20 19:43:33 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - An investigation indicates the father-son duo suspected of killing a southwestern Montana sheriff's deputy first shot at the deputy as he pursued them and then turned around and fired more shots.      The information is included in court documents charging 61-year-old Lloyd Barrus with accountability to deliberate homicide in the May 16 death of Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - An investigation indicates the father-son duo suspected of killing a southwestern Montana sheriff's deputy first shot at the deputy as he pursued them and then turned around and fired more shots.      The information is included in court documents charging 61-year-old Lloyd Barrus with accountability to deliberate homicide in the May 16 death of Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore.

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  • Company: Customers may be to blame for Ferris wheel injuries

    Company: Customers may be to blame for Ferris wheel injuries

    Saturday, May 20 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-05-20 19:40:17 GMT

    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. The company that owns a Ferris wheel three people fell off in Washington state says the riders may have caused the accident themselves.      Ron Burback, president of Oregon-based Funtastic Rides, told The Seattle Times (https://goo.gl/GB30Qj ) that ride operators had asked the three to remain seated while the ride was in motion.

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    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. The company that owns a Ferris wheel three people fell off in Washington state says the riders may have caused the accident themselves.      Ron Burback, president of Oregon-based Funtastic Rides, told The Seattle Times (https://goo.gl/GB30Qj ) that ride operators had asked the three to remain seated while the ride was in motion.

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  • Spokane couple searches for lost engagement ring

    Spokane couple searches for lost engagement ring

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

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

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

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  • Lilac Parade forecast: Showers wrap up before parade starts

    Lilac Parade forecast: Showers wrap up before parade starts

    Saturday, May 20 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-05-20 17:32:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Headed to the Lilac Parade on Saturday night? Pack an umbrella if you plan on staking out your spot early, but showers should move out of the area by the time the parade kicks off around 7:30 p.m. Here's a look at your full forecast:

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Headed to the Lilac Parade on Saturday night? Pack an umbrella if you plan on staking out your spot early, but showers should move out of the area by the time the parade kicks off around 7:30 p.m. Here's a look at your full forecast:

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  • Airway Heights water distribution site to remain open through the weekend

    Airway Heights water distribution site to remain open through the weekend

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:51:48 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The city of Airway Heights water distribution site will remain open through the weekend, as officials continue to flush the contaminated water from the system. Fairchild Air Force Base has taken over handling the water distribution site and will remain there until the water is safe to drink. Volunteers and Air Force personnel will be at the water distribution site Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. If people are 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The city of Airway Heights water distribution site will remain open through the weekend, as officials continue to flush the contaminated water from the system. Fairchild Air Force Base has taken over handling the water distribution site and will remain there until the water is safe to drink. Volunteers and Air Force personnel will be at the water distribution site Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. If people are 

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  • Father-daughter duo graduates together

    Father-daughter duo graduates together

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

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

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

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  • Airway Heights city officials expect contaminated water to be flushed by Monday

    Airway Heights city officials expect contaminated water to be flushed by Monday

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-05-20 01:46:02 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - City officials in Airway Heights will continue to flush the city's water system through the weekend, but the water won't be safe to drink just yet. "We appreciate their patience in us dealing with this," said Airway Heights Fire Chief, Mitch Metzger. "We want folks to know we're working as fast as we can in a slow methodical process hitting all the marks we can." After the water is flushed from the city's system, it 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - City officials in Airway Heights will continue to flush the city's water system through the weekend, but the water won't be safe to drink just yet. "We appreciate their patience in us dealing with this," said Airway Heights Fire Chief, Mitch Metzger. "We want folks to know we're working as fast as we can in a slow methodical process hitting all the marks we can." After the water is flushed from the city's system, it 

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  • Sandpoint Police Officer turns around driver's day, helps fix trailer stuck on highway

    Sandpoint Police Officer turns around driver's day, helps fix trailer stuck on highway

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-05-20 01:36:12 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Jason Fryman thought he was going on a simple dump run. "I pull over to the left, get out and looked at the trailer," Jason said. "The bearing was gone, tire bent in and rubbing on the wheel well." Instead he became stuck on Highway 95. A broken trailer axle and the trailer half in and out of the highway. Cars coming to close to change the axle, but help arrived from Sandpoint Police.  "I saw a vehicle on the side of the road- 

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Jason Fryman thought he was going on a simple dump run. "I pull over to the left, get out and looked at the trailer," Jason said. "The bearing was gone, tire bent in and rubbing on the wheel well." Instead he became stuck on Highway 95. A broken trailer axle and the trailer half in and out of the highway. Cars coming to close to change the axle, but help arrived from Sandpoint Police.  "I saw a vehicle on the side of the road- 

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  • Officer on leave, two men charged in bizarre kidnapping

    Officer on leave, two men charged in bizarre kidnapping

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

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

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

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  • Dog nearly killed by tick paralysis

    Dog nearly killed by tick paralysis

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-05-20 01:24:37 GMT

    KELLOGG, Idaho - A little dog in Kellogg came within inches of death, when he was bitten by a tick, and paralyzed. But luckily for little Scooter, he has already completely bounced back. Based on how the little black Pomeranian is running around now, it's hard to believe a week ago, he could barely move. "He could not walk, he was totally paralyzed on the back end," explained Kimberly Johnson from Shoshone Pet Rescue. She got the .

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    KELLOGG, Idaho - A little dog in Kellogg came within inches of death, when he was bitten by a tick, and paralyzed. But luckily for little Scooter, he has already completely bounced back. Based on how the little black Pomeranian is running around now, it's hard to believe a week ago, he could barely move. "He could not walk, he was totally paralyzed on the back end," explained Kimberly Johnson from Shoshone Pet Rescue. She got the .

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  • Update: SR 25 near Kettle Falls reopens after mudslide closes roadway

    Update: SR 25 near Kettle Falls reopens after mudslide closes roadway

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-05-19 22:54:09 GMT

    KETTLE FALLS, Wash. - A mudslide has closed State Route 25 near milepost 27 just outside of Kettle Falls.  The roadways are partially blocked while Washington State Patrol works to assess the damage.  No word at this time when the roadway will reopen.  SR25 MP73 12 miles S Kettle Falls @WSDOT_East and @wastatepatrol troopers on scene mud slide partially blocking road. Use caution. pic.twitter.com/rYz5COXUqy — Trooper J. Sevigney (@wspd4pio) May 19, 2017

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    KETTLE FALLS, Wash. - A mudslide has closed State Route 25 near milepost 27 just outside of Kettle Falls.  The roadways are partially blocked while Washington State Patrol works to assess the damage.  No word at this time when the roadway will reopen.  SR25 MP73 12 miles S Kettle Falls @WSDOT_East and @wastatepatrol troopers on scene mud slide partially blocking road. Use caution. pic.twitter.com/rYz5COXUqy — Trooper J. Sevigney (@wspd4pio) May 19, 2017

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  • President Trump signs northern Idaho disaster declaration

    President Trump signs northern Idaho disaster declaration

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-19 22:02:47 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for eight northern Idaho counties, clearing the way for federal funding to help the region recover from flooding, landslides and other weather-related woes. Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone and Valley counties are included in Friday's disaster declaration. Trump signed a separate disaster declaration for 11 counties in southern Idaho last month. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for eight northern Idaho counties, clearing the way for federal funding to help the region recover from flooding, landslides and other weather-related woes. Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Shoshone and Valley counties are included in Friday's disaster declaration. Trump signed a separate disaster declaration for 11 counties in southern Idaho last month. 

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  • Governors of Washington, Oregon seek more funding for Hanford

    Governors of Washington, Oregon seek more funding for Hanford

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:28:35 GMT
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     RICHLAND, Wash. - The governors of Washington and Oregon are asking President Donald Trump to increase the funding for cleanup efforts at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland.  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made their request to the president in a letter Friday.  The letter cited an incident earlier this month when the roof of a tunnel containing radioactive waste partially collapsed. The governors say...

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     RICHLAND, Wash. - The governors of Washington and Oregon are asking President Donald Trump to increase the funding for cleanup efforts at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland.  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made their request to the president in a letter Friday.  The letter cited an incident earlier this month when the roof of a tunnel containing radioactive waste partially collapsed. The governors say...

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  • Radioactive contamination found of clothes of Hanford worker

    Radioactive contamination found of clothes of Hanford worker

    Friday, May 19 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-05-19 20:40:41 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A worker at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation got radioactive contamination on his clothing during an incident at an underground waste storage tank. Contractor Washington River Protection Solutions says the worker was pulling a robotic device out of the space between the double walls of Tank AZ-101 on Thursday evening. Monitors detected radiation at three times the expected level and the workers left the area. The contra...

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    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A worker at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation got radioactive contamination on his clothing during an incident at an underground waste storage tank. Contractor Washington River Protection Solutions says the worker was pulling a robotic device out of the space between the double walls of Tank AZ-101 on Thursday evening. Monitors detected radiation at three times the expected level and the workers left the area. The contra...

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  • Pasco Police Officer has near brush with death thanks to dramatic car crash

    Pasco Police Officer has near brush with death thanks to dramatic car crash

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:53 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:53:40 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. - A Pasco Police Officer had a near brush with death Thursday after an upside down PT Cruiser lands in the spot he had been standing in just seconds before. Pasco Police posted a dash cam video of the incident to their Facebook page on Friday.  Officer Raul Cavazos pulled up to a driver on Sandifur and Road 68 who wasn't taking her opportunity to drive through a four-way-stop. The traffic signals were temporarily 

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    PASCO, Wash. - A Pasco Police Officer had a near brush with death Thursday after an upside down PT Cruiser lands in the spot he had been standing in just seconds before. Pasco Police posted a dash cam video of the incident to their Facebook page on Friday.  Officer Raul Cavazos pulled up to a driver on Sandifur and Road 68 who wasn't taking her opportunity to drive through a four-way-stop. The traffic signals were temporarily 

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  • Washington man, dogs die in house fire

    Washington man, dogs die in house fire

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:38:10 GMT
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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington officials say a man may have died after trying to rescue his dogs from a house fire. KOMO-AM reports the Tacoma man and his two dogs died after his house burned Thursday. Central Pierce Fire and Rescue says flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived. It took them two hours to put it out. The man's wife called 911 after her husband rushed her out of the house. She told officials that she thought her husband ...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington officials say a man may have died after trying to rescue his dogs from a house fire. KOMO-AM reports the Tacoma man and his two dogs died after his house burned Thursday. Central Pierce Fire and Rescue says flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived. It took them two hours to put it out. The man's wife called 911 after her husband rushed her out of the house. She told officials that she thought her husband ...

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  • Kittens abandoned in duct taped box now up for adoption

    Friday, May 19 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-05-19 04:13:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. An update about the five cats -- the two moms and the three kittens -- who were dumped in a box that was duct taped shut in West Plains.  We stopped by SCRAPS on Thursday, and all of them were doing great.  One kitten is too young to be adopted, so its going into foster care with its mom (the brown tabby cat) for a week or so. The other two kittens and their mom (the black and white cat) are now up for adoption.    ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. An update about the five cats -- the two moms and the three kittens -- who were dumped in a box that was duct taped shut in West Plains.  We stopped by SCRAPS on Thursday, and all of them were doing great.  One kitten is too young to be adopted, so its going into foster care with its mom (the brown tabby cat) for a week or so. The other two kittens and their mom (the black and white cat) are now up for adoption.    ...

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  • Spokane Police Officer contacts supervisor after family member brings abduction victim to officer's home

    Spokane Police Officer contacts supervisor after family member brings abduction victim to officer's home

    Friday, May 19 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-05-19 04:13:24 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Police Officer was placed on administrative leave after a family member of the officer showed up at the officer's home with the victim of an apparent abduction.  To ensure the integrity and transparency of the criminal investigation, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office was asked to assume the lead role in the investigation.  Thursday morning, Spokane Police received a report of a possible abduction. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Police Officer was placed on administrative leave after a family member of the officer showed up at the officer's home with the victim of an apparent abduction.  To ensure the integrity and transparency of the criminal investigation, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office was asked to assume the lead role in the investigation.  Thursday morning, Spokane Police received a report of a possible abduction. 

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  • Man frustrated after finding homeless camp on private property

    Man frustrated after finding homeless camp on private property

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

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

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

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  • Can you filter out contaminates using a home filtration system?

    Can you filter out contaminates using a home filtration system?

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-05-19 03:32:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We know that the chemicals that have contaminated the water in Airway Heights can't be boiled out of the water. The long term plan is possibly to install a filtration system on the affected wells.   But can you filter out the contaminants at home? Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp says they haven't been recommending it because of the ability to have consistency in how filters are installed in a household and 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - We know that the chemicals that have contaminated the water in Airway Heights can't be boiled out of the water. The long term plan is possibly to install a filtration system on the affected wells.   But can you filter out the contaminants at home? Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp says they haven't been recommending it because of the ability to have consistency in how filters are installed in a household and 

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  • Who else uses firefighting foam containing PFOA/PFOS chemicals?

    Who else uses firefighting foam containing PFOA/PFOS chemicals?

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:53:04 GMT
    Spokane Fire Department does not use foam that contains PFOA and PFOS.Spokane Fire Department does not use foam that contains PFOA and PFOS.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Airway Heights water was contaminated by PFOA/PFOS chemicals. These are commonly found in firefighting foam agent. It’s believed that the chemicals came from Fairchild Air Force Base. The base discontinued use of that type of foam in 2016, but is the same type of foam used elsewhere in the region? There are different kinds of foam that can be used. KHQ spoke with Mark John, the operations chief for Spokane Fire Department.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Airway Heights water was contaminated by PFOA/PFOS chemicals. These are commonly found in firefighting foam agent. It’s believed that the chemicals came from Fairchild Air Force Base. The base discontinued use of that type of foam in 2016, but is the same type of foam used elsewhere in the region? There are different kinds of foam that can be used. KHQ spoke with Mark John, the operations chief for Spokane Fire Department.

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  • Local business donates 60 cases of water to Sunset Elementary School

    Local business donates 60 cases of water to Sunset Elementary School

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-05-19 01:34:40 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - With the contaminated water in Airway Heights, how are schools keeping your children safe? We found out there's no shortage of water at Sunset Elementary School. On Thursday, 60 cases of water bottles were donated by a local business to help the kids and staff members. There have been already thousands of water bottles given to the school. "Very supportive," said Ty McGregor, Principal at Sunset 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - With the contaminated water in Airway Heights, how are schools keeping your children safe? We found out there's no shortage of water at Sunset Elementary School. On Thursday, 60 cases of water bottles were donated by a local business to help the kids and staff members. There have been already thousands of water bottles given to the school. "Very supportive," said Ty McGregor, Principal at Sunset 

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  • 'Deadliest Catch' star arrested after alleged assault

    'Deadliest Catch' star arrested after alleged assault

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

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

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

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  • Fairchild partners with Airway Heights to provide water to residents affected by water advisory

    Fairchild partners with Airway Heights to provide water to residents affected by water advisory

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-05-19 01:19:29 GMT
    Courtesy Fairchild Air Force BaseCourtesy Fairchild Air Force Base

    FAIRCHILD, AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Fairchild Airmen joined City of Airway Heights officials and volunteers to hand out 24,000 gallons of bottled water procured by the Air Force that arrived Thursday in Airway Heights. The water is being distributed to city residents impacted by the city’s advisory not to consume tap water. The city has provided bottled water since Tuesday evening and the Air Force and the city plan to provide bottled 

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    FAIRCHILD, AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Fairchild Airmen joined City of Airway Heights officials and volunteers to hand out 24,000 gallons of bottled water procured by the Air Force that arrived Thursday in Airway Heights. The water is being distributed to city residents impacted by the city’s advisory not to consume tap water. The city has provided bottled water since Tuesday evening and the Air Force and the city plan to provide bottled 

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  • Mechanic's livelihood taken by thieves

    Mechanic's livelihood taken by thieves

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-05-19 01:12:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local car mechanic's livelihood was taken out of his hands by property thieves and the timing could not be worse. He's a father of three and has a baby on the way so he's doing all he can to provide for them. Currently, he's trying to mow lawns for some money. Right now, a few cars are sitting in the lot waiting to get repaired but he can't do that yet until he gets his stolen tools back. "My tools were gone. Probably 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local car mechanic's livelihood was taken out of his hands by property thieves and the timing could not be worse. He's a father of three and has a baby on the way so he's doing all he can to provide for them. Currently, he's trying to mow lawns for some money. Right now, a few cars are sitting in the lot waiting to get repaired but he can't do that yet until he gets his stolen tools back. "My tools were gone. Probably 

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  • PHOTOS: World War II Bomber visits Spokane, offers tours

    PHOTOS: World War II Bomber visits Spokane, offers tours

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-05-19 00:46:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has brought their B-17 Aluminum Overcast to Spokane and are offering tours. The B-17 Flying Fortress is a World War II bomber used primarily in Europe. Because of their long range capability, they were known for flying into battle with no fighter escort relying on their own defensive capabilities to ensure a successful mission. After the war, most were cut up for scrap, used for 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has brought their B-17 Aluminum Overcast to Spokane and are offering tours. The B-17 Flying Fortress is a World War II bomber used primarily in Europe. Because of their long range capability, they were known for flying into battle with no fighter escort relying on their own defensive capabilities to ensure a successful mission. After the war, most were cut up for scrap, used for 

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  • Gov. Inslee responds to Airway Heights water crisis

    Gov. Inslee responds to Airway Heights water crisis

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-05-19 00:02:05 GMT
    Gov. Inslee responds to Airway Heights water crisisGov. Inslee responds to Airway Heights water crisis

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement Thursday evening in response to the recent Airway Heights water crisis.  "As soon as we were alerted to this situation, several of our state agencies engaged with local officials to assist with the response and ensure everyone in the community has access to safe drinking water and food. We are actively monitoring the situation and provide support as needed." \ Residents in 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement Thursday evening in response to the recent Airway Heights water crisis.  "As soon as we were alerted to this situation, several of our state agencies engaged with local officials to assist with the response and ensure everyone in the community has access to safe drinking water and food. We are actively monitoring the situation and provide support as needed." \ Residents in 

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Update: missing 39-year-old man found dead inside car

    Update: missing 39-year-old man found dead inside car

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:21:20 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies is asking for the public's help locating a 39-year-old man after he did not show up for work on Tuesday. Deputies say family members of Nicholas R. Knowlton report it is highly unlike him and they are concerned for his welfare. Knowlton was reported missing by family on May 16 after learning he didn't show up for work or tell them he wouldn't be able to make his shift.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies is asking for the public's help locating a 39-year-old man after he did not show up for work on Tuesday. Deputies say family members of Nicholas R. Knowlton report it is highly unlike him and they are concerned for his welfare. Knowlton was reported missing by family on May 16 after learning he didn't show up for work or tell them he wouldn't be able to make his shift.

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  • Canadian prime minister meets with Washington governor

    Canadian prime minister meets with Washington governor

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:07:03 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee met to discuss their close ties on topics ranging from trade to climate. The two briefly met with local media Thursday before a private meeting at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. The prime minister arrived in the state Wednesday to attend and speak at Microsoft's CEO Summit in Redmond. The event, which was closed to the public and media, was focused on topics related to ...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee met to discuss their close ties on topics ranging from trade to climate. The two briefly met with local media Thursday before a private meeting at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. The prime minister arrived in the state Wednesday to attend and speak at Microsoft's CEO Summit in Redmond. The event, which was closed to the public and media, was focused on topics related to ...

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  • Cleanup at Idaho nuclear landfill on hold after pit collapse

    Cleanup at Idaho nuclear landfill on hold after pit collapse

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

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

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

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  • PHOTOS: Luxury cars zip through Spokane on rally across the West

    PHOTOS: Luxury cars zip through Spokane on rally across the West

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:38:08 GMT
    Courtesy Myk Crawford PhotographyCourtesy Myk Crawford Photography

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 100 luxury cars drove through Spokane Wednesday afternoon as part of a road rally across the West. Hundreds of car lovers made their way to the Thai Bamboo restaurant Wednesday to check out the cars. Some drivers of the exotic cars felt the need for speed on their way to the Lilac City.  Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore stopped one Lamborghini twice for speeding and eventually impounded the 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 100 luxury cars drove through Spokane Wednesday afternoon as part of a road rally across the West. Hundreds of car lovers made their way to the Thai Bamboo restaurant Wednesday to check out the cars. Some drivers of the exotic cars felt the need for speed on their way to the Lilac City.  Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore stopped one Lamborghini twice for speeding and eventually impounded the 

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  • N. Idaho ballot included Canadian as a candidate

    N. Idaho ballot included Canadian as a candidate

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:28:50 GMT
    Courtesy @kkruesiCourtesy @kkruesi

    BOISE, Idaho - Guys. Election workers literally used magic marker to black out the name. People voted for her anyway. #idleg #idpol pic.twitter.com/SaWbvQGhmq — Kimberlee Kruesi (@kkruesi) May 18, 2017 (AP) - Northern Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian. During Tuesday's election, Bonner County voters received ballots with Michelle Anderson's name bla...

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    BOISE, Idaho - Guys. Election workers literally used magic marker to black out the name. People voted for her anyway. #idleg #idpol pic.twitter.com/SaWbvQGhmq — Kimberlee Kruesi (@kkruesi) May 18, 2017 (AP) - Northern Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian. During Tuesday's election, Bonner County voters received ballots with Michelle Anderson's name bla...

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  • Semi loses axle, crashing into oncoming traffic

    Semi loses axle, crashing into oncoming traffic

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

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

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

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  • N. Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force asks for public's help finding wanted felon

    N. Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force asks for public's help finding wanted felon

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:56:46 GMT

    COEUR DALENE, Idaho - The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF) is asking for the public's help finding wanted felon Jerry Walter Clark. Clark is wanted in Kootenai County for eluding law enforcement and leaving the scene. Clark is 29 years old, 6’0 tall, 185 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair. Clark was last known to be living in Post Falls, ID. Anyone with information regarding this subject or other fugitives being sought for 

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    COEUR DALENE, Idaho - The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF) is asking for the public's help finding wanted felon Jerry Walter Clark. Clark is wanted in Kootenai County for eluding law enforcement and leaving the scene. Clark is 29 years old, 6’0 tall, 185 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair. Clark was last known to be living in Post Falls, ID. Anyone with information regarding this subject or other fugitives being sought for 

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  • Airway Heights water: City manager says it could be 10 days till 'all clear' given

    Airway Heights water: City manager says it could be 10 days till 'all clear' given

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:09:44 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The city of Airway Heights has been passing out case after case of bottled water to its affected residents. This comes after they announced that the water supply is not safe to drink. The city is currently flushing out the affected water system, which will likely take more than 28 hours, and then they’ll test it again for water contaminants.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The city of Airway Heights has been passing out case after case of bottled water to its affected residents. This comes after they announced that the water supply is not safe to drink. The city is currently flushing out the affected water system, which will likely take more than 28 hours, and then they’ll test it again for water contaminants.

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  • Firefighters quickly extinguish attic fire in Spokane Valley

    Firefighters quickly extinguish attic fire in Spokane Valley

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

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

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

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  • For many, alternative financial services carry a steep cost (sponsored)

    For many, alternative financial services carry a steep cost (sponsored)

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:07:28 GMT

    Most people’s financial lives revolve around a credit union or a bank. They buy groceries using debit cards linked to their checking accounts and save money in savings accounts. For some people, however, there’s no solid center. >>Read more...

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    Most people’s financial lives revolve around a credit union or a bank. They buy groceries using debit cards linked to their checking accounts and save money in savings accounts. For some people, however, there’s no solid center. >>Read more...

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 6 Questions with Col. Ryan Samuelson of Fairchild AFB

    6 Questions with Col. Ryan Samuelson of Fairchild AFB

    Thursday, May 18 2017 1:09 AM EDT2017-05-18 05:09:38 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The City of Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base are working together to make sure the community is well informed and safe since it was announced Tuesday afternoon that the water in the city was unsafe to drink. Groundwater sampling showed two city wells were contaminated with compounds that had been used in firefighting foam used at Fairchild Air Force Base.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The City of Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base are working together to make sure the community is well informed and safe since it was announced Tuesday afternoon that the water in the city was unsafe to drink. Groundwater sampling showed two city wells were contaminated with compounds that had been used in firefighting foam used at Fairchild Air Force Base.

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  • Five cats found abandoned in duct-taped box in West Plains

    Five cats found abandoned in duct-taped box in West Plains

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-05-18 02:42:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Five cats, including three kittens, are safely being taken care of at SCRAPS. On Wednesday, someone abandoned them in a box -- duct taped shut -- on the side of the road in West Plains. A woman spotted two cats next to the box at 5th Avenue and Grove Road Wednesday afternoon.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Five cats, including three kittens, are safely being taken care of at SCRAPS. On Wednesday, someone abandoned them in a box -- duct taped shut -- on the side of the road in West Plains. A woman spotted two cats next to the box at 5th Avenue and Grove Road Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Restaurants close due to water contamination in Airway Heights

    Restaurants close due to water contamination in Airway Heights

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-05-18 02:21:13 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Some restaurants in Airway Heights have closed their doors due to the water contamination crisis. Wolffy’s Hamburgers was just one of several restaurants with a notice posted on their front door.  But not every restaurant remained closed, even when the City told them to stop using the water to cook.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Some restaurants in Airway Heights have closed their doors due to the water contamination crisis. Wolffy’s Hamburgers was just one of several restaurants with a notice posted on their front door.  But not every restaurant remained closed, even when the City told them to stop using the water to cook.

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  • Closure of Idaho's Kyler House could be 'catastrophic' for some families

    Closure of Idaho's Kyler House could be 'catastrophic' for some families

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:52:15 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho  - Meet Lance Tetzner, he’s autistic but lives a full life. He spends most of his days at school and at the Kyler House just outside Coeur d’Alene. “It's going to be catastrophic,” Randy Tetzner, Lance’s father, said. Catastrophic, because the Kyler House will close in June, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho  - Meet Lance Tetzner, he’s autistic but lives a full life. He spends most of his days at school and at the Kyler House just outside Coeur d’Alene. “It's going to be catastrophic,” Randy Tetzner, Lance’s father, said. Catastrophic, because the Kyler House will close in June, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

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  • Water contamination in Airway Heights inconvenient for many, dangerous for some

    Water contamination in Airway Heights inconvenient for many, dangerous for some

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:34:49 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - For most people effected by the contaminated water in Airway Heights, it means a trip to the grocery store or distribution line. But for others, it means planning their whole day around how to get water. Stacey Case is one of those people because of her disabilities. "I've got fibromialgia, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease," said Case.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - For most people effected by the contaminated water in Airway Heights, it means a trip to the grocery store or distribution line. But for others, it means planning their whole day around how to get water. Stacey Case is one of those people because of her disabilities. "I've got fibromialgia, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease," said Case.

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  • Aquatic jungle gym raises concerns from Coeur d'Alene residents

    Aquatic jungle gym raises concerns from Coeur d'Alene residents

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:13:46 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The sound of water calmly hitting the shore is soothing. But soon it won’t be calm. Instead, you’ll hear the sounds of summer, boat motors and kids playing in the lake. "Why not have it in our own backyard on Lake Coeur d'Alene,” Rob Riley said. Riley, the co-owner of Hooligan’s Island, just wants to add another level of fun.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The sound of water calmly hitting the shore is soothing. But soon it won’t be calm. Instead, you’ll hear the sounds of summer, boat motors and kids playing in the lake. "Why not have it in our own backyard on Lake Coeur d'Alene,” Rob Riley said. Riley, the co-owner of Hooligan’s Island, just wants to add another level of fun.

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  • Teen dies in rollover crash in South Spokane County

    Teen dies in rollover crash in South Spokane County

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-05-18 00:58:23 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Traffic investigators say speed may have been a factor in a rollover crash that killed a 19-year-old woman Wednesday morning. Deputies responded to the crash in the area of S. Cheney Plaza Road and S. Rock Lake Road at about 7:40 a.m.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Traffic investigators say speed may have been a factor in a rollover crash that killed a 19-year-old woman Wednesday morning. Deputies responded to the crash in the area of S. Cheney Plaza Road and S. Rock Lake Road at about 7:40 a.m.

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  • Update: Spokane police recover car stolen after woman's house burned

    Update: Spokane police recover car stolen after woman's house burned

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-05-18 00:33:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police have recovered a stolen car Wednesday evening. The car, a 1992 Honda Accord belong to a woman we first told you about on KHQ on Saturday night. Rachel's Accord was stolen Thursday, just a few days after a fire rendered her apartment unlivable.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police have recovered a stolen car Wednesday evening. The car, a 1992 Honda Accord belong to a woman we first told you about on KHQ on Saturday night. Rachel's Accord was stolen Thursday, just a few days after a fire rendered her apartment unlivable.

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  • Community comes together for church cleanup after bizarre break in

    Community comes together for church cleanup after bizarre break in

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-05-17 23:29:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Members of the Spokane community came together Wednesday to help clean up the Salem Lutheran Church in Northwest Spokane after a bizarre break in.  Pastor Liv Larson Andrews says whoever broke in lit candles, pulled religious items out of storage, threw them around, drank wine, scribbled on a window, and defecated in a trash can. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Members of the Spokane community came together Wednesday to help clean up the Salem Lutheran Church in Northwest Spokane after a bizarre break in.  Pastor Liv Larson Andrews says whoever broke in lit candles, pulled religious items out of storage, threw them around, drank wine, scribbled on a window, and defecated in a trash can. 

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  • Mayor: Medical Lake water is not contaminated

    Mayor: Medical Lake water is not contaminated

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-05-17 23:05:22 GMT

    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Medical Lake Mayor John Higgins called KHQ Wednesday morning to confirm that the water in Medical Lake has been tested and does not contain any traces of contamination.  Higgins says the water was tested by two independent outfits and both came back negative for any contaminates. 

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    MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - Medical Lake Mayor John Higgins called KHQ Wednesday morning to confirm that the water in Medical Lake has been tested and does not contain any traces of contamination.  Higgins says the water was tested by two independent outfits and both came back negative for any contaminates. 

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  • Exotic cars headed to Spokane for rally busted for speeding

    Exotic cars headed to Spokane for rally busted for speeding

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-05-17 23:03:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Exotic cars headed are headed to Spokane Wednesday night for the goldRush auto rally. The rally is stopping in Spokane after hitting Seattle and moving on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Millions of dollars worth of exotic cars will be at Spokane's Davenport Grand this evening, but some drivers of those exotic cars felt the need for speed on their way to the Lilac City.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Exotic cars headed are headed to Spokane Wednesday night for the goldRush auto rally. The rally is stopping in Spokane after hitting Seattle and moving on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Millions of dollars worth of exotic cars will be at Spokane's Davenport Grand this evening, but some drivers of those exotic cars felt the need for speed on their way to the Lilac City.

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  • Northern Quest offering bottled water to guests

    Northern Quest offering bottled water to guests

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

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

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

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  • Suspect in fatal shooting of Montana deputy dies in hospital

    Suspect in fatal shooting of Montana deputy dies in hospital

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:26:06 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - Sheriff TJ McDermott confirmed that 38-year-old Marshall Barrus, a suspect in the death of Montana Deputy Mason Moore, died at St. Patrick Hospital Wednesday in Missoula.  The cause of death is a gunshot wound to the head, which he sustained while being apprehended by law enforcement May 16.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - Sheriff TJ McDermott confirmed that 38-year-old Marshall Barrus, a suspect in the death of Montana Deputy Mason Moore, died at St. Patrick Hospital Wednesday in Missoula.  The cause of death is a gunshot wound to the head, which he sustained while being apprehended by law enforcement May 16.

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  • Airway Heights Correctional Facility taking water precautions

    Airway Heights Correctional Facility taking water precautions

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:30:18 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Washington State Department of Corrections says Airway Heights Corrections Center is taking every precaution to make sure inmates and staff are not affected by the Airway Heights water crisis. Jeremy S. Barclay, communications director for WDOC, says the facility has gone as far as to get bottled water from the Tri-Cities and Yakima area to ensure the water is safe to drink for staff and inmates. At last check, the jail has obtained 40,000 bottles of water.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Washington State Department of Corrections says Airway Heights Corrections Center is taking every precaution to make sure inmates and staff are not affected by the Airway Heights water crisis. Jeremy S. Barclay, communications director for WDOC, says the facility has gone as far as to get bottled water from the Tri-Cities and Yakima area to ensure the water is safe to drink for staff and inmates. At last check, the jail has obtained 40,000 bottles of water.

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  • Crews say more bottled water headed to Airway Heights

    Crews say more bottled water headed to Airway Heights

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-17 20:33:54 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Crews in Airway Heights are expecting more bottled water at Yokes after they ran out of bottled water Wednesday morning handing them out to residents in the area.  Airway Heights Residents have been told not to drink or cook with the tap water until further notice because of ground water contaminates.  Chief Fire Marshall Nate Whannell says they are expecting their next water delivery around 10:30 a.m. and 15 pallets by noon. 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Crews in Airway Heights are expecting more bottled water at Yokes after they ran out of bottled water Wednesday morning handing them out to residents in the area.  Airway Heights Residents have been told not to drink or cook with the tap water until further notice because of ground water contaminates.  Chief Fire Marshall Nate Whannell says they are expecting their next water delivery around 10:30 a.m. and 15 pallets by noon. 

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  • Spokane response teams participate in mock emergency drill

    Spokane response teams participate in mock emergency drill

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-05-17 14:40:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Local health and response agencies are joining forces for a full-scale emergency simulation in order to prepare the community in the event a potential infectious disease were to threaten the Spokane area.   The simulation takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Spokane Airport. It will begin with the arrival of a mock patient suspected of being exposed to Ebola. The mock patient will then be transported to

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Local health and response agencies are joining forces for a full-scale emergency simulation in order to prepare the community in the event a potential infectious disease were to threaten the Spokane area.   The simulation takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Spokane Airport. It will begin with the arrival of a mock patient suspected of being exposed to Ebola. The mock patient will then be transported to

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  • Police charge man they say fled with 2 daughters

    Police charge man they say fled with 2 daughters

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:45 AM EDT2017-05-17 13:45:56 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho authorities have filed charges against a man accused of fleeing to Nevada with his two young daughters while in the midst of a custody dispute with their mother. Joshua Dundon was arrested after law enforcement officials said he walked to a ranch seeking help. The girls were rescued in a mountainous area of Nevada after Dundon was taken into custody. Dundon is jailed under $5 million bail on two counts of custodial interference. Pol...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho authorities have filed charges against a man accused of fleeing to Nevada with his two young daughters while in the midst of a custody dispute with their mother. Joshua Dundon was arrested after law enforcement officials said he walked to a ranch seeking help. The girls were rescued in a mountainous area of Nevada after Dundon was taken into custody. Dundon is jailed under $5 million bail on two counts of custodial interference. Pol...

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

    Man gets 82 years for killing woman, posting on internet

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

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

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

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  • Okanogan County PUD plans massive power outages for repairs

    Okanogan County PUD plans massive power outages for repairs

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

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

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

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  • Airway Heights residents west of Hayford road advised not to drink city water due to possible contamination

    Airway Heights residents west of Hayford road advised not to drink city water due to possible contamination

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:13 AM EDT2017-05-17 12:13:27 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Fairchild Air Force Base says two Airway Heights city water wells have been contaminated with firefighting foam contaminants and are advising residents and businesses located west of Hayford Road to not drink or cook with city water.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - Fairchild Air Force Base says two Airway Heights city water wells have been contaminated with firefighting foam contaminants and are advising residents and businesses located west of Hayford Road to not drink or cook with city water.

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  • No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

    No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

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

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

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

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  • Five arrested for fight at Excelsior Youth Center

    Five arrested for fight at Excelsior Youth Center

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-05-17 02:29:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Monday evening, Spokane Police received a call from Excelsior Youth Center about a fight at the location. Police later learned that multiple fights had broken out in the gym area and a fire alarm had been pulled.  When officers arrived, they came across a hostile crowd of about 50 hostile juveniles actively fighting. The crowd interfered as officers tried to separated and arrest those that were fighting.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Monday evening, Spokane Police received a call from Excelsior Youth Center about a fight at the location. Police later learned that multiple fights had broken out in the gym area and a fire alarm had been pulled.  When officers arrived, they came across a hostile crowd of about 50 hostile juveniles actively fighting. The crowd interfered as officers tried to separated and arrest those that were fighting.

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  • Sandpoint woman finds Purple Heart at yard sale, returns it to veteran’s family

    Sandpoint woman finds Purple Heart at yard sale, returns it to veteran’s family

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-05-17 02:27:01 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - They say one man’s trash is another’s treasure, and that’s exactly what one Sandpoint woman learned when she found a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and other WWII medals at a yard sale. Kahla Howard found the medals at an old neighbors moving sale last year, but after a year of trying to find the veteran who earned them, Howard finally took her quest to Facebook.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho - They say one man’s trash is another’s treasure, and that’s exactly what one Sandpoint woman learned when she found a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and other WWII medals at a yard sale. Kahla Howard found the medals at an old neighbors moving sale last year, but after a year of trying to find the veteran who earned them, Howard finally took her quest to Facebook.

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  • Spokane man says $1,000 worth of roof shingles stolen from house

    Spokane man says $1,000 worth of roof shingles stolen from house

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-05-17 02:20:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is demanding justice after 41 bundles of roof shingles were stolen from him. Sherif flips houses for a living. But he couldn’t finish one part of his latest project. “When I came back Monday I found out all my shingles are missing and my back fence is broken,” Sherif says. He went back to Home Depot where he bought them.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is demanding justice after 41 bundles of roof shingles were stolen from him. Sherif flips houses for a living. But he couldn’t finish one part of his latest project. “When I came back Monday I found out all my shingles are missing and my back fence is broken,” Sherif says. He went back to Home Depot where he bought them.

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  • Update: Runway Spokane Valley teen home safe

    Update: Runway Spokane Valley teen home safe

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-05-17 00:13:55 GMT
    Courtesy Spokane Valley Police DepartmentCourtesy Spokane Valley Police Department

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update: A runaway 16-year-old reported missing on May 10th has been located and is home safe on Tuesday according to Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update: A runaway 16-year-old reported missing on May 10th has been located and is home safe on Tuesday according to Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

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  • Montana deputy's body escorted to hospital for autopsy

    Montana deputy's body escorted to hospital for autopsy

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-16 22:21:19 GMT
    Deputy Mason MooreDeputy Mason Moore

    MISSOULA, Mont. - A procession of Montana law enforcement vehicles escorted the body of slain Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore to the morgue at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings for an autopsy. The procession arrived in Billings at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - A procession of Montana law enforcement vehicles escorted the body of slain Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore to the morgue at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings for an autopsy. The procession arrived in Billings at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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  • Jury finds former WSU football player not guilty in assault case

    Jury finds former WSU football player not guilty in assault case

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-16 22:05:47 GMT

    A jury reached a verdict in the assault case against former Washington State University football player Robert Barber. The jury found Barber not guilty of assault in the second degree and assault in the 4th degree.

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    A jury reached a verdict in the assault case against former Washington State University football player Robert Barber. The jury found Barber not guilty of assault in the second degree and assault in the 4th degree.

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  • 57 Idaho schools to try out new reading test

    57 Idaho schools to try out new reading test

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

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

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

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  • Standoff ends with armed teenage suspects arrested; no injuries

    Standoff ends with armed teenage suspects arrested; no injuries

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

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

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

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  • BBB Warns of Summer Festival Scammers

    BBB Warns of Summer Festival Scammers

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-05-16 19:49:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dust off the sunglasses, flower crowns and flip flops. Festival season is here! With summer just around the corner, many of you will be looking to attend a craft beer bash, sporting event, all-you-can-eat seafood feast, music festival or other fun summer festivities.  Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest wants to warn those of you who are preparing for these exciting events to beware of festival fraud. Because 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Dust off the sunglasses, flower crowns and flip flops. Festival season is here! With summer just around the corner, many of you will be looking to attend a craft beer bash, sporting event, all-you-can-eat seafood feast, music festival or other fun summer festivities.  Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest wants to warn those of you who are preparing for these exciting events to beware of festival fraud. Because 

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  • Washington becomes latest state to seek ID compliance

    Washington becomes latest state to seek ID compliance

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

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

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

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  • Rancher recalls encounter that led to rescue of missing kids

    Rancher recalls encounter that led to rescue of missing kids

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-05-16 18:45:24 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Nevada woman who alerted authorities after the father of two missing Idaho girls showed up on her ranch says the man was cold, barefoot and looking for help for the kids he said he left behind in the mountains. Vera Baumann said she had seen news reports and suspected the man who walked to her home Monday was the father of 7-year-old Madison Ann Dundon and 6-year-old Jaylynn Dawn Dundon. Baumann's husband confirmed the stranger was Josh...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Nevada woman who alerted authorities after the father of two missing Idaho girls showed up on her ranch says the man was cold, barefoot and looking for help for the kids he said he left behind in the mountains. Vera Baumann said she had seen news reports and suspected the man who walked to her home Monday was the father of 7-year-old Madison Ann Dundon and 6-year-old Jaylynn Dawn Dundon. Baumann's husband confirmed the stranger was Josh...

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  • Certified hypnotists team up to provide support for Positive Changes clients

    Certified hypnotists team up to provide support for Positive Changes clients

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:59:49 GMT
    Norman and BarfootNorman and Barfoot

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After Positive Changes filed for bankruptcy, hundreds of clients in the Spokane and outlying areas were left without the support needed to complete their programs.  Two Positive Changes Certified Hypnotists have formed an alliance with the idea of helping those clients.  James Barfoot has eight years experience as a state registered hypnotist/coach at Positive changes and designed a new program called Primal Activation. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - After Positive Changes filed for bankruptcy, hundreds of clients in the Spokane and outlying areas were left without the support needed to complete their programs.  Two Positive Changes Certified Hypnotists have formed an alliance with the idea of helping those clients.  James Barfoot has eight years experience as a state registered hypnotist/coach at Positive changes and designed a new program called Primal Activation. 

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  • Traction tires advised for vehicles traveling over Snoqualmie Pass

    Traction tires advised for vehicles traveling over Snoqualmie Pass

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:10:58 GMT
    WSDOTWSDOT

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

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

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  • Former US Attorney is now Spokane city attorney

    Former US Attorney is now Spokane city attorney

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

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

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

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