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  • South Hill man gives deputy ride to chase down suspect on the run

    South Hill man gives deputy ride to chase down suspect on the run

    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:10 AM EDT2017-09-23 06:10:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are calling a 79-year-old man a hero for stepping in to help a deputy when he suddenly needed it.   That deputy tried stopping a driver on the South Hill after noticing the car didn't have license plates.     It started a chase that ended with the help from a very unlikely place. For Paul Eminger, it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Seeing a Sheriff's Deputy running after 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are calling a 79-year-old man a hero for stepping in to help a deputy when he suddenly needed it.   That deputy tried stopping a driver on the South Hill after noticing the car didn't have license plates.     It started a chase that ended with the help from a very unlikely place. For Paul Eminger, it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Seeing a Sheriff's Deputy running after 

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  • Fire Marshal: Fireplace sparked fatal fire at Idaho cabin

    Fire Marshal: Fireplace sparked fatal fire at Idaho cabin

    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-09-23 06:09:41 GMT
    Fire Marshal: Fireplace sparked fatal fire at Idaho cabinFire Marshal: Fireplace sparked fatal fire at Idaho cabin

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho state fire marshal says an explosion in a fireplace caused a fire that consumed a house and killed four people. Knute Sandahl said Thursday the explosion, which occurred June 30 at Tamarack Resort, was ruled accidental. Sandahl says the fireplace on the main floor of the home was converted from propane-fueled to wood-burning in 2015. During the conversion to wood, the propane line that fed the fireplace was 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho state fire marshal says an explosion in a fireplace caused a fire that consumed a house and killed four people. Knute Sandahl said Thursday the explosion, which occurred June 30 at Tamarack Resort, was ruled accidental. Sandahl says the fireplace on the main floor of the home was converted from propane-fueled to wood-burning in 2015. During the conversion to wood, the propane line that fed the fireplace was 

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  • Local man creates system to keep guns safe from kids

    Local man creates system to keep guns safe from kids

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:59:50 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - "My name is Dylan Ervin, I'm a competitive shooter, a business owner, a husband and a father of two," Dylan Ervin said in a promotional video. He's re-inventing the way we lock up our guns. Ervin has been hard at work for the last four years creating the StopBox. "It's for the in-between point for when your firearm isn't in your holster or in your gun safe," Ervin said. The StopBox acts as a barrier, similar to a tumbler 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - "My name is Dylan Ervin, I'm a competitive shooter, a business owner, a husband and a father of two," Dylan Ervin said in a promotional video. He's re-inventing the way we lock up our guns. Ervin has been hard at work for the last four years creating the StopBox. "It's for the in-between point for when your firearm isn't in your holster or in your gun safe," Ervin said. The StopBox acts as a barrier, similar to a tumbler 

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  • Family grateful to deputies for protecting them

    Family grateful to deputies for protecting them

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:52:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One family says they are incredibly thankful to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and police department for their hard work protecting them, after they say an armed man was running around near their home. Deputies used a K9 team to track and arrest 45-year-old Mark Perry, who was hiding near Mead. The Loranger family says they live in a pretty secluded area surrounded by the woods. When they heard pounding 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One family says they are incredibly thankful to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and police department for their hard work protecting them, after they say an armed man was running around near their home. Deputies used a K9 team to track and arrest 45-year-old Mark Perry, who was hiding near Mead. The Loranger family says they live in a pretty secluded area surrounded by the woods. When they heard pounding 

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  • Community bands together to support Freeman

    Community bands together to support Freeman

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:44:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It doesn’t matter if you’re two or 22. #FreemanStrong has brought so many people together. It seems everyone you meet, no matter if you’re in Spokane or Coeur d’Alene, someone knows someone that went to or currently goes to Freeman. “I was lucky enough to be invited by my niece to go to Freeman on her first day back at the high school,” Noel Rademacher said. Rademacher spearheaded the idea of having 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It doesn’t matter if you’re two or 22. #FreemanStrong has brought so many people together. It seems everyone you meet, no matter if you’re in Spokane or Coeur d’Alene, someone knows someone that went to or currently goes to Freeman. “I was lucky enough to be invited by my niece to go to Freeman on her first day back at the high school,” Noel Rademacher said. Rademacher spearheaded the idea of having 

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  • Spokane Valley man arrested for sexual assault, still causing concern

    Spokane Valley man arrested for sexual assault, still causing concern

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:36:03 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - He may be off the streets but one Spokane Valley man is causing a real concern. 46-year-old Steven Pallett was arrested for first degree kidnapping and first degree rape for a crime and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office believes there could be more victims. Back in March, a woman told deputies she was picked up by a man near I-90, was threatened with a gun, and then sexually assaulted. According to 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - He may be off the streets but one Spokane Valley man is causing a real concern. 46-year-old Steven Pallett was arrested for first degree kidnapping and first degree rape for a crime and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office believes there could be more victims. Back in March, a woman told deputies she was picked up by a man near I-90, was threatened with a gun, and then sexually assaulted. According to 

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  • Spokane congressional candidate goes homeless for a day

    Spokane congressional candidate goes homeless for a day

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:28:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In less than a year, Eric Agnew will run for U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Washington’s 5th congressional district. But before he hits the campaign trail, the Spokane professor wants to learn more about the biggest issues facing the Lilac City, including homelessness. “I just felt as someone who is going to run for office, that I should be more equipped to handle this issue,” said Agnew. “And I thought 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - In less than a year, Eric Agnew will run for U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Washington’s 5th congressional district. But before he hits the campaign trail, the Spokane professor wants to learn more about the biggest issues facing the Lilac City, including homelessness. “I just felt as someone who is going to run for office, that I should be more equipped to handle this issue,” said Agnew. “And I thought 

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  • Washington cyberstalking law on thin ice after hearing

    Washington cyberstalking law on thin ice after hearing

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:25:12 GMT

     TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's law against cyberstalking faces a dubious future after the state Attorney General's Office declined to defend its constitutionality during a federal court hearing. Lawyers for a retired Air Force major on Friday asked U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton to block the state from enforcing the law, saying their client has been threatened with prosecution for making online posts that criticize - but don't threaten - a 

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     TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's law against cyberstalking faces a dubious future after the state Attorney General's Office declined to defend its constitutionality during a federal court hearing. Lawyers for a retired Air Force major on Friday asked U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton to block the state from enforcing the law, saying their client has been threatened with prosecution for making online posts that criticize - but don't threaten - a 

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  • FBI: 'Double Hat Bandit' arrested after string of multi-state bank robberies

    FBI: 'Double Hat Bandit' arrested after string of multi-state bank robberies

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:11:42 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - The FBI announced Friday that a serial bank robber dubbed the "Double Hat Bandit," has been arrested.  The man, who wears two hats during his crimes, is responsible for at least 13 bank robberies inside grocery stores in Washington, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Colorado. 54-year-old Shane Carson was arrested Thursday in the parking lot of a motel in Whitehead, Indiana. #Captured: Suspected "Double Hat 

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - The FBI announced Friday that a serial bank robber dubbed the "Double Hat Bandit," has been arrested.  The man, who wears two hats during his crimes, is responsible for at least 13 bank robberies inside grocery stores in Washington, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Colorado. 54-year-old Shane Carson was arrested Thursday in the parking lot of a motel in Whitehead, Indiana. #Captured: Suspected "Double Hat 

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  • Local firefighters rescue kitten trapped behind rock wall

    Local firefighters rescue kitten trapped behind rock wall

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:54:31 GMT
    @SpokaneValleyFirefighters Facebook@SpokaneValleyFirefighters Facebook
    Spokane Valley Firefighters from Valley Ladder 1 rescued a small kitten Thursday, after it became wedged between some rocks halfway up a rock wall. It happened near Mission and Blake in Spokane Valley. The person who called it in explained that they tried food and water to coax the kitten out, but had no success. Using their apparatus of tools, firefighters were able to successfully save the kitten from the rock wall, unharmed. The kitten was turned over to a woman on scene w...>>
    Spokane Valley Firefighters from Valley Ladder 1 rescued a small kitten Thursday, after it became wedged between some rocks halfway up a rock wall. It happened near Mission and Blake in Spokane Valley. The person who called it in explained that they tried food and water to coax the kitten out, but had no success. Using their apparatus of tools, firefighters were able to successfully save the kitten from the rock wall, unharmed. The kitten was turned over to a woman on scene w...>>
  • Researchers launch study to learn effects of wildfire smoke

    Researchers launch study to learn effects of wildfire smoke

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:40:56 GMT
    Photo: Lori Hudak/TwitterPhoto: Lori Hudak/Twitter

    SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) - Scientists are studying the effects hazardous smoke had on residents in and around Seeley Lake due to wildfires that raged in the area. KGVO-AM reports Air Quality Specialist Sarah Coefield says her department reached out to the University of Montana for help in studying the people who suffered so long in the smoky conditions. She says researchers were able to go to Seeley Lake this week and take enough 

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    SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) - Scientists are studying the effects hazardous smoke had on residents in and around Seeley Lake due to wildfires that raged in the area. KGVO-AM reports Air Quality Specialist Sarah Coefield says her department reached out to the University of Montana for help in studying the people who suffered so long in the smoky conditions. She says researchers were able to go to Seeley Lake this week and take enough 

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  • Strahan Family opens up memorial to the public

    Strahan Family opens up memorial to the public

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:28:02 GMT

    In a media release from the Strahan family, they said: "The Strahan family invites the public to join them in a memorial service celebrating the life of their son Sam Strahan. The service starts at 2:00 pm in the University High School Gym. The family is so appreciative of the outpouring of love from so many people throughout this community. We hope everyone can join them for this celebration. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers."

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    In a media release from the Strahan family, they said: "The Strahan family invites the public to join them in a memorial service celebrating the life of their son Sam Strahan. The service starts at 2:00 pm in the University High School Gym. The family is so appreciative of the outpouring of love from so many people throughout this community. We hope everyone can join them for this celebration. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers."

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  • Feds tell WA state officials Russians tried to hack elections

    Feds tell WA state officials Russians tried to hack elections

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:27:00 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal authorities have told officials in Washington that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state prior to the 2016 general election. Secretary of State Kim Wyman said in a statement that the Department of Homeland security informed her office Friday of the attempted breach, which state officials had already been aware of. Wyman said security protocols in place tipped them off to 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal authorities have told officials in Washington that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state prior to the 2016 general election. Secretary of State Kim Wyman said in a statement that the Department of Homeland security informed her office Friday of the attempted breach, which state officials had already been aware of. Wyman said security protocols in place tipped them off to 

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  • Ghost tours will continue at closed Colfax hospital

    Ghost tours will continue at closed Colfax hospital

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:19:47 GMT

    COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - It looks like the tours and ghost hunts will continue at the haunted hospital in the town of Colfax. A structural engineer from Spokane has told the city's Downtown Association that the building is structurally sound, opening the door for one more year of tours at St. Ignatius Hospital. The Lewiston Tribune reports the tours raised more than $30,000 from 2015-16 for the Colfax Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Association. 

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    COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - It looks like the tours and ghost hunts will continue at the haunted hospital in the town of Colfax. A structural engineer from Spokane has told the city's Downtown Association that the building is structurally sound, opening the door for one more year of tours at St. Ignatius Hospital. The Lewiston Tribune reports the tours raised more than $30,000 from 2015-16 for the Colfax Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Association. 

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  • WSU regents approve sale of land to Moscow-Pullman airport

    WSU regents approve sale of land to Moscow-Pullman airport

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:16:20 GMT
    WSU regents approve sale of land to Moscow-Pullman airportWSU regents approve sale of land to Moscow-Pullman airport

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Land owned by Washington State University will be sold to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport to allow for improvements to the runway. The WSU Board of Regents approved the $14.7 million sale on Friday. The land in question currently houses the WSU's Terre View Research Facility, which has generated more than $90 million in research funding since 2006. The regents also approved a motion to relocate that research facility.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Land owned by Washington State University will be sold to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport to allow for improvements to the runway. The WSU Board of Regents approved the $14.7 million sale on Friday. The land in question currently houses the WSU's Terre View Research Facility, which has generated more than $90 million in research funding since 2006. The regents also approved a motion to relocate that research facility.

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  • Sheriff's Office arrests kidnapping and rape suspect; Looking for any additional victims

    Sheriff's Office arrests kidnapping and rape suspect; Looking for any additional victims

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-09-22 19:50:20 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Detectives have arrested a 46-year-old man for kidnapping and rape and are now asking for anyone who may have been victimized by Steven Pallett to contact them.  Back in March, Spokane County Sexual Assault Detectives began looking into an assault where a woman said she accepted a ride from a man who was armed with a handgun and force her to give him oral sex. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Detectives have arrested a 46-year-old man for kidnapping and rape and are now asking for anyone who may have been victimized by Steven Pallett to contact them.  Back in March, Spokane County Sexual Assault Detectives began looking into an assault where a woman said she accepted a ride from a man who was armed with a handgun and force her to give him oral sex. 

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  • Man arrested in North Spokane for assaulting ex-girlfriend

    Man arrested in North Spokane for assaulting ex-girlfriend

    Friday, September 22 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-09-22 18:17:27 GMT
    Man arrested in North Spokane for assaulting ex-girlfriendMan arrested in North Spokane for assaulting ex-girlfriend

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On September 21st, just before 5:30 pm Officers responded to a home in the area of Mansfield and Ash. A woman told police that her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Brandon Vanlanham, was assaulting her. The woman stated she had a restraining order against Vanlanham, which Police confirmed. When officers arrived to the home, they discovered that Vanlanham had fled the scene.  About two hours later the woman called 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - On September 21st, just before 5:30 pm Officers responded to a home in the area of Mansfield and Ash. A woman told police that her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Brandon Vanlanham, was assaulting her. The woman stated she had a restraining order against Vanlanham, which Police confirmed. When officers arrived to the home, they discovered that Vanlanham had fled the scene.  About two hours later the woman called 

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  • General Mills to bring back old Trix with artificial colors after customer complaints

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:41 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:41:56 GMT

    NEW YORK - Trix is back to its old tricks: The colorful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavors, nearly two years after they were banished from the cereal. General Mills, which makes Trix, says customers asked for the old formula to come back.

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    NEW YORK - Trix is back to its old tricks: The colorful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavors, nearly two years after they were banished from the cereal. General Mills, which makes Trix, says customers asked for the old formula to come back. The Minneapolis-based company had made the changes in 2016 to try and appeal to parents who were increasingly concerned about what ingredients were in their food. 

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  • Missing inmate possibly spotted on surveillance video

    Missing inmate possibly spotted on surveillance video

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:56 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:56:02 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's been 48 hours since 22-year-old Duncan Mead walked away from his work release crew from the Geiger Correctional Facility in Spokane Valley. There hadn't been any signs of him until yesterday afternoon. It was quite the surprise for Curtis yesterday when a neighbor came over and told him that they spotted a man walking down their street looking in parked cars and trying doors.     Curtis took a look at his 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's been 48 hours since 22-year-old Duncan Mead walked away from his work release crew from the Geiger Correctional Facility in Spokane Valley. There hadn't been any signs of him until yesterday afternoon. It was quite the surprise for Curtis yesterday when a neighbor came over and told him that they spotted a man walking down their street looking in parked cars and trying doors.     Curtis took a look at his 

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  • Colfax Police arrest student for making threat 'to shoot up the school'

    Colfax Police arrest student for making threat 'to shoot up the school'

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:50:37 GMT

    COLFAX, Wash. - Thursday evening a Colfax High School Counselor went to the Colfax Police Department to report that students had shown her a posting on social media made by a student. The posting read, "I'm going to shoot up the school." Officers interviewed the students and the juvenile suspect, who was subsequently taken into custody for making threats to bomb or injure property. As a precaution, all firearms were removed from the 

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    COLFAX, Wash. - Thursday evening a Colfax High School Counselor went to the Colfax Police Department to report that students had shown her a posting on social media made by a student. The posting read, "I'm going to shoot up the school." Officers interviewed the students and the juvenile suspect, who was subsequently taken into custody for making threats to bomb or injure property. As a precaution, all firearms were removed from the 

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  • EWU sends out warning about sexual assaults in the community

    EWU sends out warning about sexual assaults in the community

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:26:12 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Right now Eastern Washington University is trying to curb a very scary trend.  School just started this week and there is already an issue. Campus police sent out an alert warning about sexual assaults in the community, so I went to campus to try and find out more. There have been at least 5 times when a student or faculty member saw something or heard information so alarming; they felt compelled to speak up in the name 

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Right now Eastern Washington University is trying to curb a very scary trend.  School just started this week and there is already an issue. Campus police sent out an alert warning about sexual assaults in the community, so I went to campus to try and find out more. There have been at least 5 times when a student or faculty member saw something or heard information so alarming; they felt compelled to speak up in the name 

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  • Flexible seating for students at Ramsey Elementary

    Flexible seating for students at Ramsey Elementary

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:11:01 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Tonight flexible seating is a trending topic at schools across the U.S. and it's year two for the experimental plan at one elementary school in Coeur d'Alene. When you walk into Sumer Comfort’s first grade classroom at Ramsey Elementary, you may notice something a little different, a little more flexible. Instead of in desks, kids are sitting on exercise balls, cushions, or the floor. The industrial lights are off; instead they 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Tonight flexible seating is a trending topic at schools across the U.S. and it's year two for the experimental plan at one elementary school in Coeur d'Alene. When you walk into Sumer Comfort’s first grade classroom at Ramsey Elementary, you may notice something a little different, a little more flexible. Instead of in desks, kids are sitting on exercise balls, cushions, or the floor. The industrial lights are off; instead they 

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  • Seattle-bound flight stops in Spokane for medical emergency

    Seattle-bound flight stops in Spokane for medical emergency

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:53:32 GMT
    Seattle-bound flight stops in Spokane for medical emergencySeattle-bound flight stops in Spokane for medical emergency

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle made an emergency landing in Spokane because of a medical emergency. KOMO-TV reports an Alaska spokeswoman said a male passenger collapsed outside a lavatory on the plane Thursday. Officials say a physician on the plane started CPR and was assisted by two medics. The plane landed in Spokane, and the passenger was taken to a local hospital. There is no information on his condition. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle made an emergency landing in Spokane because of a medical emergency. KOMO-TV reports an Alaska spokeswoman said a male passenger collapsed outside a lavatory on the plane Thursday. Officials say a physician on the plane started CPR and was assisted by two medics. The plane landed in Spokane, and the passenger was taken to a local hospital. There is no information on his condition. 

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  • JUSTICE FOR BABY MALIKI: Joseph John Davis sentenced to life in prison

    JUSTICE FOR BABY MALIKI: Joseph John Davis sentenced to life in prison

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:29:26 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - Joseph John Davis has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of Baby Maliki. Davis will serve 15 years fixed and then have the possibility for parole. Baby Maliki was found with severe trauma to his skull and brain back in August of 2016 after being in the care of Davis, his former stepfather, for just 20 minutes.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - Joseph John Davis has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of Baby Maliki. Davis will serve 15 years fixed and then have the possibility for parole. Baby Maliki was found with severe trauma to his skull and brain back in August of 2016 after being in the care of Davis, his former stepfather, for just 20 minutes.

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  • Should kids who aren't vaccinated be in school during an outbreak?

    Should kids who aren't vaccinated be in school during an outbreak?

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:17:04 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Should kids who aren't vaccinated be in school during an outbreak? Some Spokane Valley city council members say it should be up to the parents to decide and they're working on a plan to make that happen.  It's a proposed ordinance called, "Protecting Parental Rights." The proposed ordinance covers everything from vaccination, school exclusion, education, to healthcare and privacy. Washington State Law 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Should kids who aren't vaccinated be in school during an outbreak? Some Spokane Valley city council members say it should be up to the parents to decide and they're working on a plan to make that happen.  It's a proposed ordinance called, "Protecting Parental Rights." The proposed ordinance covers everything from vaccination, school exclusion, education, to healthcare and privacy. Washington State Law 

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  • Facing potential budget cuts, Sheriff warns, “There’s nowhere to cut”

    Facing potential budget cuts, Sheriff warns, “There’s nowhere to cut”

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:51:49 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County commissioners have no choice but to make cuts to next years budget, and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says they should leave his department out of it. “What that looks like is a cowards way of doing budgeting,” said Knezovich. “That’s what it is. You have to prioritize the budget and they’re failing to do that.” The Sheriff has been asked to put together a proposal of what a seven-percent 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County commissioners have no choice but to make cuts to next years budget, and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says they should leave his department out of it. “What that looks like is a cowards way of doing budgeting,” said Knezovich. “That’s what it is. You have to prioritize the budget and they’re failing to do that.” The Sheriff has been asked to put together a proposal of what a seven-percent 

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  • Sinkhole appears in Spokane family's backyard

    Sinkhole appears in Spokane family's backyard

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:33:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s not something you’d ever expect to see appear in your backyard. But one Spokane family came home to find a sinkhole on Wednesday night. “I don’t like to be over here,” Alyssa Davis says. She’s put a board over it so no animals or kids who are playing her backyard fall in. Her husband measured the depth and it came out to about 7 feet. The width looks like it continues to grow. What’s scaring Alyssa is how close it is to

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s not something you’d ever expect to see appear in your backyard. But one Spokane family came home to find a sinkhole on Wednesday night. “I don’t like to be over here,” Alyssa Davis says. She’s put a board over it so no animals or kids who are playing her backyard fall in. Her husband measured the depth and it came out to about 7 feet. The width looks like it continues to grow. What’s scaring Alyssa is how close it is to

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  • Toddler dies after being hit by truck in church parking lot

    Toddler dies after being hit by truck in church parking lot

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:21:04 GMT

    PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) - An 18-month-old girl has died after she was struck by a truck in the parking lot of a church in Parkland. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the girl was taken to a hospital late Tuesday where she died of her injuries. The department says a 35-year-old female driver had been parked in front of the Lamb of God Christian Community Church Tuesday night. After talking to a relative, the woman pulled her truck 

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    PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) - An 18-month-old girl has died after she was struck by a truck in the parking lot of a church in Parkland. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the girl was taken to a hospital late Tuesday where she died of her injuries. The department says a 35-year-old female driver had been parked in front of the Lamb of God Christian Community Church Tuesday night. After talking to a relative, the woman pulled her truck 

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  • Apps parents can use to monitor their child's cell phone activity

    Apps parents can use to monitor their child's cell phone activity

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:11:23 GMT
    Apps parents can use to monitor their child's cell phone activityApps parents can use to monitor their child's cell phone activity

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Do you know everything your teen is doing online? If you’re like 85 percent of American parents, the answer is no. But there are apps that parents can use to monitor the kid’s online activity. Teen Safe is one app that’s designed to let parents monitor their kids’ phones. It downloads information from the phone so you, as a parent, can see what they’re doing. You can see their text messages, but also messages sent on 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Do you know everything your teen is doing online? If you’re like 85 percent of American parents, the answer is no. But there are apps that parents can use to monitor the kid’s online activity. Teen Safe is one app that’s designed to let parents monitor their kids’ phones. It downloads information from the phone so you, as a parent, can see what they’re doing. You can see their text messages, but also messages sent on 

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  • Young at Heart: 103-Year-Old strikes chord at senior center

    Young at Heart: 103-Year-Old strikes chord at senior center

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:08:18 GMT

    SILVERTON, Idaho - In today’s fast paced world, so many of us spend time running from place to place just adding to the noise. Maybe what we really need is to stop and take time to listen to the people who have experienced life a lot longer than we have.

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    SILVERTON, Idaho - In today’s fast paced world, so many of us spend time running from place to place just adding to the noise. Maybe what we really need is to stop and take time to listen to the people who have experienced life a lot longer than we have. 103-year-old Catherine Owen is one of those people we should listen to. She brings joy to the residents at Silver Wood Good Samaritan in Silverton, Idaho. 

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  • Idaho man sentenced for strangling, burying fiancee

    Idaho man sentenced for strangling, burying fiancee

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:32:29 GMT

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man was sentenced to 15 to 45 years in prison for the second-degree murder of his fiancee. The Post Register reports Jeremy White was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to strangling his fiancee, Christine Caldwell, and burying her beneath their home Nov. 8. White then fled with Deena Aday in Caldwell's Jeep. He was found Nov. 25 in Pahrump, Nevada. As part of the plea agreement, White 

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man was sentenced to 15 to 45 years in prison for the second-degree murder of his fiancee. The Post Register reports Jeremy White was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to strangling his fiancee, Christine Caldwell, and burying her beneath their home Nov. 8. White then fled with Deena Aday in Caldwell's Jeep. He was found Nov. 25 in Pahrump, Nevada. As part of the plea agreement, White 

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  • Body found in car in Yakima River

    Body found in car in Yakima River

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:27:45 GMT
    Body found in car in Yakima RiverBody found in car in Yakima River

    ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - The body of a 51-year-old man was found in the back seat of a car in the Yakima River in central Washington. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Kittitas County Coroner's Office identified the man as Joseph Langdon. Coroner Nick Henderson said he did not have information immediately available on Langdon's hometown. An autopsy was being performed. A red Mazda was reported in the river 

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    ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - The body of a 51-year-old man was found in the back seat of a car in the Yakima River in central Washington. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Kittitas County Coroner's Office identified the man as Joseph Langdon. Coroner Nick Henderson said he did not have information immediately available on Langdon's hometown. An autopsy was being performed. A red Mazda was reported in the river 

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  • Makah police believe they found fentanyl-laced marijuana

    Makah police believe they found fentanyl-laced marijuana

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:18:03 GMT

    NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) - A Washington police department is warning the public that officers believe they found fentanyl-laced marijuana during a recent arrest. The Peninsula Daily News reports Makah Tribal Police Department Public Safety Director and Police Chief Jasper Bruner says officers field-tested seized marijuana Friday and the test was positive for fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be 50 times stronger than heroin. Bruner says 

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    NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) - A Washington police department is warning the public that officers believe they found fentanyl-laced marijuana during a recent arrest. The Peninsula Daily News reports Makah Tribal Police Department Public Safety Director and Police Chief Jasper Bruner says officers field-tested seized marijuana Friday and the test was positive for fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be 50 times stronger than heroin. Bruner says 

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  • Deputies warn of warrant scam: new name, slightly different story

    Deputies warn of warrant scam: new name, slightly different story

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:55:15 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Crime Check have been receiving reports of the “You have warrants” scam again.  They want you to know anytime someone calls you and demands payment (prepaid credit card, money, personal info) for a warrant or threatens your arrest, it’s a scam.  Law Enforcement or other government agencies will not do this. This time, the predatory scammers are attempting 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Crime Check have been receiving reports of the “You have warrants” scam again.  They want you to know anytime someone calls you and demands payment (prepaid credit card, money, personal info) for a warrant or threatens your arrest, it’s a scam.  Law Enforcement or other government agencies will not do this. This time, the predatory scammers are attempting 

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  • Argument between friends outside Buffalo Wild Wings ends in shooting

    Argument between friends outside Buffalo Wild Wings ends in shooting

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:20:42 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Detectives arrested a 42-year-old man for two counts of 1st Degree Assault Wednesday night after an argument turned violent. The Spokane Valley Police Department says Chad Dobson asked a friend to meet at Buffalo Wild Wings Wednesday night to talk about the victim's treatment of his soon-to-be ex-wife. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Detectives arrested a 42-year-old man for two counts of 1st Degree Assault Wednesday night after an argument turned violent. The Spokane Valley Police Department says Chad Dobson asked a friend to meet at Buffalo Wild Wings Wednesday night to talk about the victim's treatment of his soon-to-be ex-wife. 

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  • Starbucks ‘hero’ may be sued after stopping armed robbery

    Starbucks ‘hero’ may be sued after stopping armed robbery

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:18:39 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. - A Good Samaritan who stepped in to stop a robbery at a Starbucks this summer could find himself in legal trouble as the robber plans on suing the citizen who fought with him.

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    FRESNO, Calif. - A Good Samaritan who stepped in to stop a robbery at a Starbucks this summer could find himself in legal trouble as the robber plans on suing the citizen who fought with him. Back in July, Fresno Police say 30-year-old Ryan Flores used a gun and tried to rob a Starbucks. During the robbery, 58-year-old Cregg Jerri stepped in to stop the crime, and the two got into a fight. Both men were hurt during the scuffle, but the Flores family said their son plans on suing.

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  • Kids and money: It’s never too early to learn financial responsibility (sponsored)

    Kids and money: It’s never too early to learn financial responsibility (sponsored)

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-09-21 18:45:09 GMT

    As children mature into teenagers, it gets more difficult to strike a balance where finances are concerned. How much money should parents give to their children? How much should children be expected to earn for themselves? How can children learn financial independence while getting the support they need? Marcee Hartzell, a community development officer in STCU’s Community Relations department, regularly goes into elementary, middle and high schools to discuss financial resp...

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    As children mature into teenagers, it gets more difficult to strike a balance where finances are concerned. How much money should parents give to their children? How much should children be expected to earn for themselves? How can children learn financial independence while getting the support they need? Marcee Hartzell, a community development officer in STCU’s Community Relations department, regularly goes into elementary, middle and high schools to discuss financial resp...

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  • Spokane man intervenes in terrifying case of road rage

    Spokane man intervenes in terrifying case of road rage

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:23 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:23:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A terrifying case of road rage could have gotten much worse if it hadn't been for a total stranger. The man went from a spectator to a participant in a matter of seconds. Once James Williams saw there were kids involved in this potentially dangerous situation, the former Marine Corps. medic said he had to do whatever he could do to help.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A terrifying case of road rage could have gotten much worse if it hadn't been for a total stranger. The man went from a spectator to a participant in a matter of seconds. Once James Williams saw there were kids involved in this potentially dangerous situation, the former Marine Corps. medic said he had to do whatever he could do to help.

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  • Family, friends remember artist killed in I-90 crash

    Family, friends remember artist killed in I-90 crash

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:13:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Ryan Foster received the tragic news about losing his sister in a crash on Interstate 90, he couldn’t believe it. He was all the way back east in Jersey City, New Jersey, and got on a plane as fast as he could "Just shock, disbelief. I mean there's still a great deal of it, but at this point it's just about remembering her," said Ryan. 24-year-old Michaelanne Foster is being remembered as a talented artist and a loving and caring sister.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Ryan Foster received the tragic news about losing his sister in a crash on Interstate 90, he couldn’t believe it. He was all the way back east in Jersey City, New Jersey, and got on a plane as fast as he could "Just shock, disbelief. I mean there's still a great deal of it, but at this point it's just about remembering her," said Ryan. 24-year-old Michaelanne Foster is being remembered as a talented artist and a loving and caring sister.

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  • Post Falls Police offer autism cards

    Post Falls Police offer autism cards

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:41:47 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Heart-stopping video shows an officer in Buckeye, Arizona, just outside of Glendale, take a teen to the ground. But let’s back up -- in this instance it’s not what the boy did wrong. The boy has autism and he may just respond differently. “They may not know what is exactly going on with an individual,” Assistant Police Chief Pat Knight with Post Falls Police.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Heart-stopping video shows an officer in Buckeye, Arizona, just outside of Glendale, take a teen to the ground. But let’s back up -- in this instance it’s not what the boy did wrong. The boy has autism and he may just respond differently. “They may not know what is exactly going on with an individual,” Assistant Police Chief Pat Knight with Post Falls Police.

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  • Spokane home trashed after squatters take over

    Spokane home trashed after squatters take over

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:34:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A home was completely trashed after the owner says squatters took over. “They've been destroying the house,” says Gene Thomsen. “They've ripped walls apart, floors, everywhere.” Everywhere you look, there’s some form of garbage. One room has garbage piled almost to the ceiling. Gene has also been finding needles all over his house.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A home was completely trashed after the owner says squatters took over. “They've been destroying the house,” says Gene Thomsen. “They've ripped walls apart, floors, everywhere.” Everywhere you look, there’s some form of garbage. One room has garbage piled almost to the ceiling. Gene has also been finding needles all over his house.

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  • Getting Results: Truck stolen from gas station returned to owner

    Getting Results: Truck stolen from gas station returned to owner

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:29:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ told you about Krystopher Grubbs Tuesday night. He left his truck running at a gas station on 3rd and Thor, and someone stole it. It was all caught on surveillance cameras. After the story aired, Krystopher got a call from police around 8 p.m. saying his truck had been found in Spokane Valley.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ told you about Krystopher Grubbs Tuesday night. He left his truck running at a gas station on 3rd and Thor, and someone stole it. It was all caught on surveillance cameras. After the story aired, Krystopher got a call from police around 8 p.m. saying his truck had been found in Spokane Valley.

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  • Police: Craigslist attacker intended to become serial killer

    Police: Craigslist attacker intended to become serial killer

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:13:30 GMT
    Police: Craigslist attacker intended to become serial killerPolice: Craigslist attacker intended to become serial killer

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 24-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to attempting to kill a man she met on Craigslist, telling authorities she had plans to become a serial killer. The Daily Herald reports Amy Caroline Brown entered her plea Friday. Brown told a Lynnwood sergeant in January that she planned to kill the 29-year-old man, and then rip his heart out and eat it. Police say Brown stabbed the man in the chest before he escaped the motel 

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 24-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to attempting to kill a man she met on Craigslist, telling authorities she had plans to become a serial killer. The Daily Herald reports Amy Caroline Brown entered her plea Friday. Brown told a Lynnwood sergeant in January that she planned to kill the 29-year-old man, and then rip his heart out and eat it. Police say Brown stabbed the man in the chest before he escaped the motel 

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  • Post Falls teen overcomes disability to learn to read

    Post Falls teen overcomes disability to learn to read

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:11:02 GMT

    “They deemed him disabled at that moment and they said that he would never walk or talk," Tammy Loe and her husband adopted Brandon at the age of two. After dinner, Brandon and his mom spend every evening at the family dining room table, which becomes the classroom. 13-year-old Brandon is a sixth grader at River City Middle School in Post Falls and he loves books. Brandon has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, giving him his fair share of trials and tribulations.

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    “They deemed him disabled at that moment and they said that he would never walk or talk," Tammy Loe and her husband adopted Brandon at the age of two. After dinner, Brandon and his mom spend every evening at the family dining room table, which becomes the classroom. 13-year-old Brandon is a sixth grader at River City Middle School in Post Falls and he loves books. Brandon has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, giving him his fair share of trials and tribulations.

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  • Spokane police investigating armed robbery at S. Division hair salon

    Spokane police investigating armed robbery at S. Division hair salon

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:33:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery call Wednesday afternoon at Urbanna hair salon on S. Division.  Officers continue to canvass the area and interview witnesses in the area as the suspect is still on the loose.  That suspect is described as a man with darker complexion in his 20s who is about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a dark, closely trimmed beard wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery call Wednesday afternoon at Urbanna hair salon on S. Division.  Officers continue to canvass the area and interview witnesses in the area as the suspect is still on the loose.  That suspect is described as a man with darker complexion in his 20s who is about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a dark, closely trimmed beard wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

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  • #FreemanStrong: Freeman students, family invited to attend Saturday's WSU football game

    #FreemanStrong: Freeman students, family invited to attend Saturday's WSU football game

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:11:08 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - In an announcement Wednesday, the Freeman School District said Washington State University has invited all friends and family of the Freeman community to the Cougar football game against the University of Nevada on Saturday. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. in Pullman at Martin Stadium.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - In an announcement Wednesday, the Freeman School District said Washington State University has invited all friends and family of the Freeman community to the Cougar football game against the University of Nevada on Saturday. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. in Pullman at Martin Stadium.

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  • Freeman Superintendent: 'Every day we move a little further along in our healing process'

    Freeman Superintendent: 'Every day we move a little further along in our healing process'

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:54:01 GMT

    FREEMAN, Wash. - One week after a student entered Freeman High School and shot four students, killing one, Freeman School District Superintendent Randy Russell says the students are moving closer to normalcy and wellness. In a statement Wednesday, Russell said all three schools will be back on a normal school day schedule starting Thursday, but that counseling support will continue to be available for anyone who needs it.

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    FREEMAN, Wash. - One week after a student entered Freeman High School and shot four students, killing one, Freeman School District Superintendent Randy Russell says the students are moving closer to normalcy and wellness. In a statement Wednesday, Russell said all three schools will be back on a normal school day schedule starting Thursday, but that counseling support will continue to be available for anyone who needs it.

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  • Idaho opts into national public safety broadband network

    Idaho opts into national public safety broadband network

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:21:43 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has joined 20 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter announced this week that he signed a letter for Idaho to participate in the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has joined 20 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter announced this week that he signed a letter for Idaho to participate in the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet.

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  • Washington sues operator of immigration detention center

    Washington sues operator of immigration detention center

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:14:07 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's Attorney General is suing the operators of a federal immigration prison in Tacoma over alleged wage violations. Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that he sued The GEO Group in Pierce County Superior Court, alleging the company has violated Washington state minimum wage laws for over a decade.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's Attorney General is suing the operators of a federal immigration prison in Tacoma over alleged wage violations. Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that he sued The GEO Group in Pierce County Superior Court, alleging the company has violated Washington state minimum wage laws for over a decade.

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  • Three suspects arrested in connection to Freeman purse theft

    Three suspects arrested in connection to Freeman purse theft

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:11:44 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives arrested two additional people suspected of stealing a Freeman parent's purse out of their car during last week's shooting. 37-year-old Renee Mann was booked into the Spokane County Jail Tuesday night just before 10:00 p.m. on 13 charges, including Identity Theft, Theft, and Forgery. Mann should be making her first court appearance on Wednesday. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives arrested two additional people suspected of stealing a Freeman parent's purse out of their car during last week's shooting. 37-year-old Renee Mann was booked into the Spokane County Jail Tuesday night just before 10:00 p.m. on 13 charges, including Identity Theft, Theft, and Forgery. Mann should be making her first court appearance on Wednesday. 

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  • Garth Brooks playing Tacoma Dome on November 4

    Garth Brooks playing Tacoma Dome on November 4

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:03:49 GMT

    TACOMA - It's been nearly 20 years since country legend Garth Brooks has played in our area, but he's coming back this fall (unfortunately not to Spokane). The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood will be at the Tacoma Dome November 4 at 7:30 p.m.

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    TACOMA - It's been nearly 20 years since country legend Garth Brooks has played in our area, but he's coming back this fall (unfortunately not to Spokane). The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood will be at the Tacoma Dome November 4 at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Fugitive on the run since Monday morning officer involved shooting arrested

    Fugitive on the run since Monday morning officer involved shooting arrested

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:00:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting incident that occurred early Monday morning near Monroe and Sinto. The man who was shot has been identified as 35-year-old Antonio Davis. He was treated and released from the hospital and booked into Spokane County Jail for attempting to elude, unlawful possession of a firearm as well as being an outstanding fugitive from Reno, Nevada.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting incident that occurred early Monday morning near Monroe and Sinto. The man who was shot has been identified as 35-year-old Antonio Davis. He was treated and released from the hospital and booked into Spokane County Jail for attempting to elude, unlawful possession of a firearm as well as being an outstanding fugitive from Reno, Nevada.

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  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspect leads Pasco Police on chase in stolen car

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspect leads Pasco Police on chase in stolen car

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:56:27 GMT
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    PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police would like to catch up with transient Sarah Ann Miller about running from an officer at 1:20 AM Tuesday morning in a stolen car.  Officer Carlos Santiago says she ran from him in a Taurus taken from an acquaintance in Kennewick shortly before the chase ensued. Officer Santiago's pursuit rounded the Pasco Autoplex, and ended in a strip mall parking lot northwest of Court/ Road 32. During the pursuit, Officer 

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    PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police would like to catch up with transient Sarah Ann Miller about running from an officer at 1:20 AM Tuesday morning in a stolen car.  Officer Carlos Santiago says she ran from him in a Taurus taken from an acquaintance in Kennewick shortly before the chase ensued. Officer Santiago's pursuit rounded the Pasco Autoplex, and ended in a strip mall parking lot northwest of Court/ Road 32. During the pursuit, Officer 

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  • Washington man sentenced for trafficking narwhal tusks

    Washington man sentenced for trafficking narwhal tusks

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:44:37 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Brinnon, Washington man was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $25,000 for trafficking ivory from protected species. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says David L. Boone took part in an operation between 2006 and 2008 that smuggled narwhal tusks from Canada into the U.S. Narwhals are Arctic whales that are often called the "Unicorn of the Sea" because of their prominent tusk. Hayes says Boone 

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Brinnon, Washington man was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $25,000 for trafficking ivory from protected species. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says David L. Boone took part in an operation between 2006 and 2008 that smuggled narwhal tusks from Canada into the U.S. Narwhals are Arctic whales that are often called the "Unicorn of the Sea" because of their prominent tusk. Hayes says Boone 

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  • Brazen boat thief caught on camera

    Brazen boat thief caught on camera

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:44 AM EDT2017-09-20 06:44:40 GMT

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

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

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  • Volunteers make bracelets for Freeman High School

    Volunteers make bracelets for Freeman High School

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-09-20 06:07:22 GMT

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

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

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

    Man stranded down ravine with broken leg rescued by Kamiah deputies

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-09-20 04:10:15 GMT

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

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

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  • Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim

    Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:24:42 GMT

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

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

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

    Suspected Freeman purse snatcher held on $50,000 bond

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:43:19 GMT

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

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

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  • Thieves break in to fire-damaged apartment

    Thieves break in to fire-damaged apartment

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:30:11 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:16:17 GMT

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

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

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  • 6 Questions with Freeman superintendent Randy Russell

    6 Questions with Freeman superintendent Randy Russell

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-09-20 01:43:20 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:51:18 GMT

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

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

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  • Spokane gas station truck theft caught on camera

    Spokane gas station truck theft caught on camera

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:29:20 GMT

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

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

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  • Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

    Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:11:32 GMT

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

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

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  • Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

    Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:02:10 GMT

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

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

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  • Colville Tribal Police searching for missing teen

    Colville Tribal Police searching for missing teen

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:25:31 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:50:16 GMT

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

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

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  • Spokane VA: Missing laptop potentially compromised personal information

    Spokane VA: Missing laptop potentially compromised personal information

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:49:59 GMT

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

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

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  • Teen accused of Freeman School shooting enters not guilty plea

    Teen accused of Freeman School shooting enters not guilty plea

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:13:18 GMT

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

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

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

    Trump: US to 'totally destroy' NKorea if threatened

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:20 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:20:01 GMT

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

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

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

    Man accused of killing Cheney pot shop employee confesses in interview

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:20 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:20:42 GMT

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

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

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  • Cheney neighbors say roaming dogs are killing cats

    Cheney neighbors say roaming dogs are killing cats

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:56 AM EDT2017-09-19 06:56:40 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-19 06:42:39 GMT

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

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

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 18th

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-09-19 05:59:34 GMT

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

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

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  • Downed power pole causes traffic headache on I-90

    Downed power pole causes traffic headache on I-90

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:39:20 GMT

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

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

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  • Freeman High School students return to classes following shooting

    Freeman High School students return to classes following shooting

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:13:21 GMT

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

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

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  • Spokane man wants changes made to dangerous intersection

    Spokane man wants changes made to dangerous intersection

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:36:53 GMT

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

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

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  • Mead couple shocked after gas thieves drill into gas tank

    Mead couple shocked after gas thieves drill into gas tank

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:22:50 GMT

    MEAD, Wash. - Kenton Profant says his wife just finishing her shift at work and when she walked outside and that's when a firefighter told her that someone had drilled a hole underneath her gas tank. "I had just filled up the tank the day before," Profant said. Disbelief and shock, that's what Kenton and his wife felt after they were told someone stole their gas in broad daylight.

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    MEAD, Wash. - Kenton Profant says his wife just finishing her shift at work and when she walked outside and that's when a firefighter told her that someone had drilled a hole underneath her gas tank. "I had just filled up the tank the day before," Profant said. Disbelief and shock, that's what Kenton and his wife felt after they were told someone stole their gas in broad daylight.

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  • Sheriff's Office: Arrest made in Freeman High School purse theft case; still searching for second suspect

    Sheriff's Office: Arrest made in Freeman High School purse theft case; still searching for second suspect

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:12:30 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office confirms one person has been arrested in connection to a purse theft outside Freeman High School. The Sheriff's Office has been searching for the person or people who prowled a Freeman High School parent's car parked on Highway 27 while they were trying to contact their children after last week's shooting.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office confirms one person has been arrested in connection to a purse theft outside Freeman High School. The Sheriff's Office has been searching for the person or people who prowled a Freeman High School parent's car parked on Highway 27 while they were trying to contact their children after last week's shooting.

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  • Mail carrier buys meals for Freeman shooting victim's visitors

    Mail carrier buys meals for Freeman shooting victim's visitors

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:12:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two of the three surviving victims from the Freeman School shooting are now out of the hospital. One remains in satisfactory condition as of Monday evening. The three victims were loved by friends and family. With that, came a steady flow of visitors to the hospital. One stranger wanted to make sure everyone who came to visit left with a full stomach. Jim Hemrich is a rural mail carrier in the Oaksdale area. That's about an hour's drive from Freeman.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two of the three surviving victims from the Freeman School shooting are now out of the hospital. One remains in satisfactory condition as of Monday evening. The three victims were loved by friends and family. With that, came a steady flow of visitors to the hospital. One stranger wanted to make sure everyone who came to visit left with a full stomach. Jim Hemrich is a rural mail carrier in the Oaksdale area. That's about an hour's drive from Freeman.

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  • Cause of Washington state line barn fire under investigation

    Cause of Washington state line barn fire under investigation

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:38:17 GMT

    OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - Update: Spokane Valley fire crews say they are still investigating the cause of a fire that fully engulfed a large barn near the Washington state line Monday afternoon. Firefighters say a neighbor called the fire in, and when fire crews first arrived they found the barn on E. Wellesley fully engulfed in flames. The owner was not home at the time.

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    OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - Update: Spokane Valley fire crews say they are still investigating the cause of a fire that fully engulfed a large barn near the Washington state line Monday afternoon. Firefighters say a neighbor called the fire in, and when fire crews first arrived they found the barn on E. Wellesley fully engulfed in flames. The owner was not home at the time.

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  • Woman killed in head-on crash with log truck in Spokane Valley

    Woman killed in head-on crash with log truck in Spokane Valley

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:16:10 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update 3:15 p.m.: Washington State Patrol reported Monday afternoon that a driver injured in a crash near Trent and Williams has passed away from her injuries. The woman has not yet been identified. Next of kin has been notified.  We are still waiting to learn what led up to the head-on collision.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update 3:15 p.m.: Washington State Patrol reported Monday afternoon that a driver injured in a crash near Trent and Williams has passed away from her injuries. The woman has not yet been identified. Next of kin has been notified.  We are still waiting to learn what led up to the head-on collision.

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  • St. Maries School District suspends student during threat investigation

    St. Maries School District suspends student during threat investigation

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:57:41 GMT

    ST MARIES, Idaho - St. Maries Joint School District Superintendent Alica Hothaus says the district and Building Administrators are addressing a report of a student allegedly making a threat late last week about discharging a firearm at the high school. Holthaus says they are conducting an investigation and have suspended the student pending a full investigation. Law enforcement has been notified.

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    ST MARIES, Idaho - St. Maries Joint School District Superintendent Alica Hothaus says the district and Building Administrators are addressing a report of a student allegedly making a threat late last week about discharging a firearm at the high school. Holthaus says they are conducting an investigation and have suspended the student pending a full investigation. Law enforcement has been notified.

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  • Police say northern Idaho quarry remains belong to adult man

    Police say northern Idaho quarry remains belong to adult man

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:57:09 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say human remains found in a northern Idaho rock quarry earlier this month are from a man older than 30 who was missing several teeth. Police in Coeur d'Alene told The Coeur d'Alene Press that two children were exploring when they found old articles of clothing along with the bones in a bed of weeds.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say human remains found in a northern Idaho rock quarry earlier this month are from a man older than 30 who was missing several teeth. Police in Coeur d'Alene told The Coeur d'Alene Press that two children were exploring when they found old articles of clothing along with the bones in a bed of weeds.

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  • Body of kidnapped pot shop employee found

    Body of kidnapped pot shop employee found

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:53:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Police say the body of a Cheney marijuana shop employee was found days after he was kidnapped outside of work. The Spokesman-Review reports that Spokane County Rescue found Cameron Smith's body Friday afternoon off state Route 904 near Four Lakes.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Police say the body of a Cheney marijuana shop employee was found days after he was kidnapped outside of work. The Spokesman-Review reports that Spokane County Rescue found Cameron Smith's body Friday afternoon off state Route 904 near Four Lakes.

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  • Freeman Marine whose sister still attends high school, shares photo of support

    Freeman Marine whose sister still attends high school, shares photo of support

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:15:25 GMT

    Freeman alum, Derek Smith, was hit by the tragedy that struck on Wednesday but couldn't be there for his Freeman family because he has been stationed in Twentynine Palms, California as a Marine. Smith graduated back in 2015, but with his sister still at the high school, he wanted to still show his support, "I was felt like I needed to be there for my sister and my fellow freeman family. But, duty called so I wasn't able to make it home."

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    Freeman alum, Derek Smith, was hit by the tragedy that struck on Wednesday but couldn't be there for his Freeman family because he has been stationed in Twentynine Palms, California as a Marine. Smith graduated back in 2015, but with his sister still at the high school, he wanted to still show his support, "I was felt like I needed to be there for my sister and my fellow freeman family. But, duty called so I wasn't able to make it home."

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  • BREAKING: Spokane Police Looking for One Person After Officer-Involved Shooting

    BREAKING: Spokane Police Looking for One Person After Officer-Involved Shooting

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-09-18 13:33:29 GMT

    A suspect wanted out of Reno on multiple warrants is recovering in the hospital after an officer involved shooting near Monroe and Sinto early Monday morning.

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    A suspect wanted out of Reno on multiple warrants is recovering in the hospital after an officer involved shooting near Monroe and Sinto early Monday morning.

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  • Song for Sam: High school student composes song to help heal community after shooting

    Song for Sam: High school student composes song to help heal community after shooting

    Sunday, September 17 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-09-18 02:04:53 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A local musician and Central Valley High School student wanted to help in the healing of a community after the tragic shooting at Freeman High School. Jenna Johansen wrote “Remember You” in one night, dedicating it to the family of Sam Strahan. Sam was killed when police say he tried to stop the shooter. Johansen, like many others, was affected greatly. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A local musician and Central Valley High School student wanted to help in the healing of a community after the tragic shooting at Freeman High School. Jenna Johansen wrote “Remember You” in one night, dedicating it to the family of Sam Strahan. Sam was killed when police say he tried to stop the shooter. Johansen, like many others, was affected greatly. 

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  • Brush fire off I-90 east of Ellensburg fully lined

    Brush fire off I-90 east of Ellensburg fully lined

    Sunday, September 17 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-09-18 01:22:16 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Update: Washington Department of Natural Resources says a fire burning off of I-90 near Ryegrass has been fully lined and is under control after burning about 120 acres east of Ellensburg. Westbound lanes of I-90 have been reopened and the traffic backup has cleared after stop-and-go traffic caused a backup earlier Sunday.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Update: Washington Department of Natural Resources says a fire burning off of I-90 near Ryegrass has been fully lined and is under control after burning about 120 acres east of Ellensburg. Westbound lanes of I-90 have been reopened and the traffic backup has cleared after stop-and-go traffic caused a backup earlier Sunday.

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  • Freeman prepares for first day of classes after shooting

    Freeman prepares for first day of classes after shooting

    Sunday, September 17 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-09-18 01:14:57 GMT

    FREEMAN, Wash. - Freeman School District Superintendent Randy Russell said in a press conference Sunday that Freeman is prepared for the first day back to classes following a shooting that left one student dead and three others injured last week. In a brief statement Sunday evening Russell thanked the community for their continued support.

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    FREEMAN, Wash. - Freeman School District Superintendent Randy Russell said in a press conference Sunday that Freeman is prepared for the first day back to classes following a shooting that left one student dead and three others injured last week. In a brief statement Sunday evening Russell thanked the community for their continued support.

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  • Pullman Police say missing 27-year-old man is safe

    Pullman Police say missing 27-year-old man is safe

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:29:40 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police reported Sunday that 27-year-old Ian Moseley has been found and is safe. Moseley had been missing since September 8 when he went to go get cigarettes and never returned. Police say Moseley called a family member Sunday to confirm he was safe and sound.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police reported Sunday that 27-year-old Ian Moseley has been found and is safe. Moseley had been missing since September 8 when he went to go get cigarettes and never returned. Police say Moseley called a family member Sunday to confirm he was safe and sound.

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  • Sheriff: No crime committed after standoff in Pinehurst

    Sheriff: No crime committed after standoff in Pinehurst

    Sunday, September 17 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-09-17 20:30:33 GMT

    PINEHURST, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff reports no crime was committed Saturday afternoon despite receiving reports that a man was threatening people with a gun in the city of Pinehurst. Members of the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office, Pinehurst Police Department and Osburn Police Department responded around 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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    PINEHURST, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff reports no crime was committed Saturday afternoon despite receiving reports that a man was threatening people with a gun in the city of Pinehurst. Members of the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office, Pinehurst Police Department and Osburn Police Department responded around 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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  • Fire breaks out at Spokane apartment complex

    Fire breaks out at Spokane apartment complex

    Sunday, September 17 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-09-17 18:05:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a fire at the Northcliff Terrace Apartment complex near the intersection of Cora and Post Saturday evening. The fire broke out around 5 p.m. on the third floor of building F in the complex. Fire crews say four apartment units were damaged in the fire, but all of the tenants were able to evacuate safely and no injuries were reported.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a fire at the Northcliff Terrace Apartment complex near the intersection of Cora and Post Saturday evening. The fire broke out around 5 p.m. on the third floor of building F in the complex. Fire crews say four apartment units were damaged in the fire, but all of the tenants were able to evacuate safely and no injuries were reported.

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  • Spokane Police: Beacon Cleaners arson suspect in custody

    Spokane Police: Beacon Cleaners arson suspect in custody

    Sunday, September 17 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-09-17 18:02:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police report that Beacon Cleaners arson suspect Scott Lenway was taken into custody Sunday morning. They thanked the community for their help locating Lenway.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police report that Beacon Cleaners arson suspect Scott Lenway was taken into custody Sunday morning. They thanked the community for their help locating Lenway.

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  • Soup kitchen honors teen volunteer killed in shooting

    Soup kitchen honors teen volunteer killed in shooting

    Saturday, September 16 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-09-17 01:51:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of Sam Strahan, the teenager shot and killed in the Freeman High School shooting on Wednesday, says Sam was an active member of his community and volunteered regularly. One of the places he enjoyed volunteering was Cavalry Soup Kitchen in Spokane. On Saturday the soup kitchen held a memorial in Strahan's honor.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of Sam Strahan, the teenager shot and killed in the Freeman High School shooting on Wednesday, says Sam was an active member of his community and volunteered regularly. One of the places he enjoyed volunteering was Cavalry Soup Kitchen in Spokane. On Saturday the soup kitchen held a memorial in Strahan's honor.

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  • 'Sam is my hero': Family of boy killed in Freeman shooting releases statement

    'Sam is my hero': Family of boy killed in Freeman shooting releases statement

    Saturday, September 16 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-09-16 23:41:48 GMT

    FREEMAN, Wash. - In the days following a school shooting at Freeman High School Wednesday that left one person dead and three people injured, we are learning more about the student who was killed.  Anna Strahan, the cousin of Sam Strahan, who was shot after he confronted the accused shooter, released a statement on behalf of the Strahan family.

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    FREEMAN, Wash. - In the days following a school shooting at Freeman High School Wednesday that left one person dead and three people injured, we are learning more about the student who was killed.  Anna Strahan, the cousin of Sam Strahan, who was shot after he confronted the accused shooter, released a statement on behalf of the Strahan family.

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  • Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

    Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

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

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

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

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  • LPN gets prison for stealing gold, silver from quadriplegic

    LPN gets prison for stealing gold, silver from quadriplegic

    Saturday, September 16 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-09-16 20:02:41 GMT

    HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A licensed practical nurse has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $665,000 in restitution for stealing gold and silver coins from a quadriplegic north-central Montana man he was hired to help care for. The Havre Daily News reports 52-year-old Teddy Young Sr. was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison with 15 suspended for seven counts of felony theft.

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    HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A licensed practical nurse has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $665,000 in restitution for stealing gold and silver coins from a quadriplegic north-central Montana man he was hired to help care for. The Havre Daily News reports 52-year-old Teddy Young Sr. was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison with 15 suspended for seven counts of felony theft.

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  • Idaho exchange contract raises conflict of interest concerns

    Idaho exchange contract raises conflict of interest concerns

    Saturday, September 16 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-09-16 19:57:29 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has hired St. Luke's Health System to help people choose which insurance plans to pick on the online insurance exchange, even though the health care giant stands to financially benefit when customers choose certain plans. Some Your Health Idaho board members raised concerns Friday because there is no oversight mechanism that would keep the hospital from steering customers to more lucrative plans.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has hired St. Luke's Health System to help people choose which insurance plans to pick on the online insurance exchange, even though the health care giant stands to financially benefit when customers choose certain plans. Some Your Health Idaho board members raised concerns Friday because there is no oversight mechanism that would keep the hospital from steering customers to more lucrative plans.

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  • Montana wildfires: Rain and snow help but won't end season

    Montana wildfires: Rain and snow help but won't end season

    Saturday, September 16 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-09-16 19:51:11 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Extra sleeping bags, heaters, coats and long underwear are sought-after commodities on Montana fire lines after rain, snow and cold replaced heat and smoke following about two rainless months. While the change in weather is welcome, it brings its own challenges for the crews fighting dozens of fires burning in drought-stricken Montana.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Extra sleeping bags, heaters, coats and long underwear are sought-after commodities on Montana fire lines after rain, snow and cold replaced heat and smoke following about two rainless months. While the change in weather is welcome, it brings its own challenges for the crews fighting dozens of fires burning in drought-stricken Montana.

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  • Porsche plows into spectators at Idaho car show; 8 hurt

    Porsche plows into spectators at Idaho car show; 8 hurt

    Saturday, September 16 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-09-16 19:47:37 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a sports car driver plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise, Idaho, car show, injuring eight. Police say the driver of the gray Porsche accelerated rapidly while leaving the Cars and Coffee event but lost control and ran into the nearby crowd. Police say ambulances took six people to hospitals and two others were taken by private vehicles.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a sports car driver plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise, Idaho, car show, injuring eight. Police say the driver of the gray Porsche accelerated rapidly while leaving the Cars and Coffee event but lost control and ran into the nearby crowd. Police say ambulances took six people to hospitals and two others were taken by private vehicles.

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  • Not guilty pleas entered for man charged in officer's death

    Not guilty pleas entered for man charged in officer's death

    Saturday, September 16 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-09-16 19:07:10 GMT

    TOWNSEND, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a California man charged in the death of a sheriff's deputy and for shots fired at other officers during a pursuit that spanned the southwestern part of the state. Lloyd Barrus appeared before District Judge Kathy Seeley in Townsend on Friday. Seeley read the charges, which include deliberate homicide by accountability for the May 16 death of Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore.

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    TOWNSEND, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a California man charged in the death of a sheriff's deputy and for shots fired at other officers during a pursuit that spanned the southwestern part of the state. Lloyd Barrus appeared before District Judge Kathy Seeley in Townsend on Friday. Seeley read the charges, which include deliberate homicide by accountability for the May 16 death of Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore.

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  • Spokane police make quick arrest in deadly West Central shooting

    Spokane police make quick arrest in deadly West Central shooting

    Saturday, September 16 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-09-16 18:07:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit has made an arrest in a shooting that left one person dead in west central Spokane Friday afternoon. Brettly E. Sanderson was booked into the Spokane County Jail for second degree murder. Spokane Police responded Friday afternoon to a reported shooting at 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit has made an arrest in a shooting that left one person dead in west central Spokane Friday afternoon. Brettly E. Sanderson was booked into the Spokane County Jail for second degree murder. Spokane Police responded Friday afternoon to a reported shooting at 

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  • More than a game: Community bands together under Freeman's Friday night lights

    More than a game: Community bands together under Freeman's Friday night lights

    Saturday, September 16 2017 2:02 AM EDT2017-09-16 06:02:00 GMT

    ROCKFORD, Wash. - It was a cool September evening at Freeman High School. For a few hours it was all about football, but the night was about much more than just a game.  Kent Smith Field was packed with fans and alumni- some who haven't been here for years, but felt they needed to, to be here for each other. Family and friends cheered for their Scotties; they cried, they hugged each other a little harder and held each other a little 

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    ROCKFORD, Wash. - It was a cool September evening at Freeman High School. For a few hours it was all about football, but the night was about much more than just a game.  Kent Smith Field was packed with fans and alumni- some who haven't been here for years, but felt they needed to, to be here for each other. Family and friends cheered for their Scotties; they cried, they hugged each other a little harder and held each other a little 

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  • Bonner County Sheriff's Office asks for public's help finding missing woman

    Bonner County Sheriff's Office asks for public's help finding missing woman

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:54 AM EDT2017-09-16 05:54:06 GMT

    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Bonner County Sheriff's Office sent out an alert Friday evening requesting the public's assistance locating 27-year-old Mirissa Serrano.  She has hazel eyes and black hair, and is described as 5'2" tall and weighing 150 lbs.  No further details were given as of 10:30 p.m. Friday. If you have any information on where she might be, please call Bonner County dispatch at 208-265-5525.

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    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Bonner County Sheriff's Office sent out an alert Friday evening requesting the public's assistance locating 27-year-old Mirissa Serrano.  She has hazel eyes and black hair, and is described as 5'2" tall and weighing 150 lbs.  No further details were given as of 10:30 p.m. Friday. If you have any information on where she might be, please call Bonner County dispatch at 208-265-5525.

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  • Concerned parent questions safety of fair ride

    Concerned parent questions safety of fair ride

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:40 AM EDT2017-09-16 04:40:09 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. A Spokane parent wants to send a message to workers at the Spokane County Fair: keep the rides safe. He recorded two separate videos at the Spokane County Interstate Fair and one of them shows a ride operator adjusting a ride while kids were on it. It's not the first time this particular ride's safety has been called into question. KHQ told viewers earlier in the week about one girl whose mother said she was 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. A Spokane parent wants to send a message to workers at the Spokane County Fair: keep the rides safe. He recorded two separate videos at the Spokane County Interstate Fair and one of them shows a ride operator adjusting a ride while kids were on it. It's not the first time this particular ride's safety has been called into question. KHQ told viewers earlier in the week about one girl whose mother said she was 

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  • PHOTOS: Boy becomes soldier for a day, battling cancer from the battlefield

    PHOTOS: Boy becomes soldier for a day, battling cancer from the battlefield

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-09-16 04:14:09 GMT
    Courtesy NBC NewsCourtesy NBC News

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. NBC News- A seven-year-old boy becomes a soldier for a day, taking a break from battling cancer to learn about the battlefield. Quintin Hall has stage four high risk neuroblastoma.  His parents say he loves learning about tanks and they use military references to help explain his cancer treatments. This week, Quintin was sworn in as an honorary cavalry soldier at Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord in 

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    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. NBC News- A seven-year-old boy becomes a soldier for a day, taking a break from battling cancer to learn about the battlefield. Quintin Hall has stage four high risk neuroblastoma.  His parents say he loves learning about tanks and they use military references to help explain his cancer treatments. This week, Quintin was sworn in as an honorary cavalry soldier at Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord in 

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  • 'Buddy Bench' helps students foster new friendships

    'Buddy Bench' helps students foster new friendships

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-09-16 03:17:17 GMT

    Recess, what a time to run around and play with friends. But, there can be times when your friends aren’t at school for a variety of reasons. Where can you go? Who do you play with? “This bench allows you to let kids know that you're ready to play,” Kathy Livingston, the principal at Fernan STEM Academy said. And that’s where the buddy bench comes into play. Fernan STEM Academy just got theirs. “It was installed yesterday,” Livingston said. So...

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    Recess, what a time to run around and play with friends. But, there can be times when your friends aren’t at school for a variety of reasons. Where can you go? Who do you play with? “This bench allows you to let kids know that you're ready to play,” Kathy Livingston, the principal at Fernan STEM Academy said. And that’s where the buddy bench comes into play. Fernan STEM Academy just got theirs. “It was installed yesterday,” Livingston said. So...

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  • The importance of saying something if you see something

    The importance of saying something if you see something

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-09-16 01:14:26 GMT
    Freeman High SchoolFreeman High School

    ROCKFORD, Wash. - If you see something, say something. That's the message from the Sheriff in the wake of the deadly shooting at Freeman High School. Several witnesses saying in hindsight, there may have been missed signs, but none were ever reported. Why is it important to speak up? In the past forty eight hours, several threatening postings have been made on social media accounts targeting local schools - but thanks to quick 

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    ROCKFORD, Wash. - If you see something, say something. That's the message from the Sheriff in the wake of the deadly shooting at Freeman High School. Several witnesses saying in hindsight, there may have been missed signs, but none were ever reported. Why is it important to speak up? In the past forty eight hours, several threatening postings have been made on social media accounts targeting local schools - but thanks to quick 

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  • Sources: Cheney pot shop employee kidnapped at gunpoint found dead

    Sources: Cheney pot shop employee kidnapped at gunpoint found dead

    Friday, September 15 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-09-16 00:33:48 GMT
    Cameron SmithCameron Smith

    CHENEY, Wash. - Yakima County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Cameron Smith, the 46-year-old Cheney man who was kidnapped from a pot shop in Cheney on Sunday has been found. KHQ Local News has confirmed with other sources that Smith was found dead.  Smith was kidnapped Sunday afternoon from Lucid Cannabis Company.  He was sitting outside in his car reportedly have lunch at the time. Witnesses say the man left and 

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Yakima County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Cameron Smith, the 46-year-old Cheney man who was kidnapped from a pot shop in Cheney on Sunday has been found. KHQ Local News has confirmed with other sources that Smith was found dead.  Smith was kidnapped Sunday afternoon from Lucid Cannabis Company.  He was sitting outside in his car reportedly have lunch at the time. Witnesses say the man left and 

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  • Freeman hosts community BBQ ahead of football game

    Freeman hosts community BBQ ahead of football game

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:38:58 GMT

    ROCKFORD, Wash. - Despite questionable air quality levels this week, the decision has been made that tonight's Freeman football game is a go. Ahead of tonight's home game against Medical Lake, Freeman High School will be hosting a community BBQ. Freeman Superintendent said today at a news conference that he spoke with some of the high school ASB students, and collectively they felt that it was appropriate to bring the community 

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    ROCKFORD, Wash. - Despite questionable air quality levels this week, the decision has been made that tonight's Freeman football game is a go. Ahead of tonight's home game against Medical Lake, Freeman High School will be hosting a community BBQ. Freeman Superintendent said today at a news conference that he spoke with some of the high school ASB students, and collectively they felt that it was appropriate to bring the community 

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  • Police: Man nabbed trying to rob just-burglarized restaurant

    Police: Man nabbed trying to rob just-burglarized restaurant

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:29:00 GMT

    COVINA, California (AP) - Police say a man with a knife tried to rob a Southern California pizza restaurant just a few hours after burglars had already stolen from it. Covina police Lt. Trevor Gaumer tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that burglars broke into Pizza Chalet on Tuesday and made off with $1,500. As the owner was cleaning up after the burglary less than three hours later, the knife-wielding man walked in and demanded money. The 

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    COVINA, California (AP) - Police say a man with a knife tried to rob a Southern California pizza restaurant just a few hours after burglars had already stolen from it. Covina police Lt. Trevor Gaumer tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that burglars broke into Pizza Chalet on Tuesday and made off with $1,500. As the owner was cleaning up after the burglary less than three hours later, the knife-wielding man walked in and demanded money. The 

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  • Responders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogs

    Responders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogs

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:12:32 GMT
    Responders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogsResponders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogs

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say firefighters in Washington state rammed through a driveway gate to save a delivery driver who was being mauled by pit bulls. The News Tribune newspaper reports the UPS driver had driven up the 75-foot driveway of a house in the South Hill area, near Tacoma, on Wednesday when the dogs backed him against a trailer. The driver called 911 and used his belt to try to fend off the animals. The Pierce 

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say firefighters in Washington state rammed through a driveway gate to save a delivery driver who was being mauled by pit bulls. The News Tribune newspaper reports the UPS driver had driven up the 75-foot driveway of a house in the South Hill area, near Tacoma, on Wednesday when the dogs backed him against a trailer. The driver called 911 and used his belt to try to fend off the animals. The Pierce 

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  • Damaged chalet in Montana being protected from winter

    Damaged chalet in Montana being protected from winter

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:27:04 GMT
    Picture Courtesy: Glacier National Park, August 27, 2017Picture Courtesy: Glacier National Park, August 27, 2017

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Work is being done to help protect what remains of a fire damaged chalet in Glacier National Park from Montana's winter weather. The effort will help preserve the site for eventually rebuilding the structure. The historic Sperry Chalet building was burned by a wildfire on Aug. 31. Other buildings in the complex, including a dining hall, survived the fire. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered an independent 

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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Work is being done to help protect what remains of a fire damaged chalet in Glacier National Park from Montana's winter weather. The effort will help preserve the site for eventually rebuilding the structure. The historic Sperry Chalet building was burned by a wildfire on Aug. 31. Other buildings in the complex, including a dining hall, survived the fire. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered an independent 

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  • One person dead after shooting in west central Spokane

    One person dead after shooting in west central Spokane

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:17:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday afternoon in west central Spokane near Dean and Nettleton. Police say they responded to a call of a shooting at a home in the area and one person was found dead inside. SPD says two people have been detained and there is no threat to the public. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday afternoon in west central Spokane near Dean and Nettleton. Police say they responded to a call of a shooting at a home in the area and one person was found dead inside. SPD says two people have been detained and there is no threat to the public. 

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  • Deputy saves overdose victim less than one week after being trained with anti-opioid

    Deputy saves overdose victim less than one week after being trained with anti-opioid

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:11:56 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy was able to save an overdose victim Thursday less than one week after being trained and issued the anti-opioid Naloxone. Responders were called around 2 p.m. to the 9000 block of Bong Loop Northeast. A deputy arrived first and found a man in his 40's who fell unconscious and whose breathing dangerously slowed. After determining there was clear evidence of an overdose, the deputy 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy was able to save an overdose victim Thursday less than one week after being trained and issued the anti-opioid Naloxone. Responders were called around 2 p.m. to the 9000 block of Bong Loop Northeast. A deputy arrived first and found a man in his 40's who fell unconscious and whose breathing dangerously slowed. After determining there was clear evidence of an overdose, the deputy 

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  • Deputies arrest mail theft suspect in Kootenai County

    Deputies arrest mail theft suspect in Kootenai County

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:57:03 GMT
    Courtesy Kootenai County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy Kootenai County Sheriff's Office

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman caught driving on a suspended driver's license and a large amount of mail inside her car.  A deputy was conducting a directed patrol on W. Riverview near Post Falls after a mail carrier reported seeing several mailboxes open while out on route and a a dark colored sedan parked nearby, that drove off suddenly.  Deputies later learned that numerous people in 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman caught driving on a suspended driver's license and a large amount of mail inside her car.  A deputy was conducting a directed patrol on W. Riverview near Post Falls after a mail carrier reported seeing several mailboxes open while out on route and a a dark colored sedan parked nearby, that drove off suddenly.  Deputies later learned that numerous people in 

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  • Bail set for Idaho men accused of shooting at 13-year-olds

    Bail set for Idaho men accused of shooting at 13-year-olds

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:38:58 GMT
    Bail set for Idaho men accused of shooting at 13-year-oldsBail set for Idaho men accused of shooting at 13-year-olds

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Bail was set for two Idaho men accused of shooting at two 13-year-olds, striking one on the leg. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Leo Inwood and 52-year-old Eric Wood appeared in court on Thursday where a judge ordered the men to be held on bail set at $30,000 each. Authorities say Wood with Inwood present fired a handgun and a shotgun at the teenagers who were fishing near Priest River on Tuesday.

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Bail was set for two Idaho men accused of shooting at two 13-year-olds, striking one on the leg. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Leo Inwood and 52-year-old Eric Wood appeared in court on Thursday where a judge ordered the men to be held on bail set at $30,000 each. Authorities say Wood with Inwood present fired a handgun and a shotgun at the teenagers who were fishing near Priest River on Tuesday.

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  • Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills takes plea deal

    Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills takes plea deal

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:35:36 GMT
    Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills takes plea dealIdaho nurse accused of stealing pills takes plea deal

    CALWELL, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills from nursing home residents pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 32-year-old Jennifer Talich made the guilty plea for the felony charge on Tuesday as part of a deal that dropped all other charges against her. The dropped charges included felony destruction of evidence and misdemeanor theft and possession of a controlled substance.

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    CALWELL, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho nurse accused of stealing pills from nursing home residents pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 32-year-old Jennifer Talich made the guilty plea for the felony charge on Tuesday as part of a deal that dropped all other charges against her. The dropped charges included felony destruction of evidence and misdemeanor theft and possession of a controlled substance.

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  • Police curtail two separate threats at north Idaho schools

    Police curtail two separate threats at north Idaho schools

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:09:49 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - On Thursday, the Kellogg Police Department was notified of a 10-year-old Kellogg boy who allegedly made threats to bring a weapon to his school, Pinehurst Elementary.  The Police Department quickly began investigating the case and for safety reason, two deputies from the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office were assigned to the school on Friday.  

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - On Thursday, the Kellogg Police Department was notified of a 10-year-old Kellogg boy who allegedly made threats to bring a weapon to his school, Pinehurst Elementary.  The Police Department quickly began investigating the case and for safety reason, two deputies from the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office were assigned to the school on Friday.  

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  • House fire spreads to nearby brush and closes southbound lanes of Highway 195

    House fire spreads to nearby brush and closes southbound lanes of Highway 195

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:09:58 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Firefighters battled simultaneously battled a house and brush fire Friday afternoon south of Spokane.  The fire started in a home near Highway 195 and Washington just before noon on Friday. As flames engulfed the home, the fire spread to nearby brush, but crews were able to get a handle on both before they continued to spread. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Firefighters battled simultaneously battled a house and brush fire Friday afternoon south of Spokane.  The fire started in a home near Highway 195 and Washington just before noon on Friday. As flames engulfed the home, the fire spread to nearby brush, but crews were able to get a handle on both before they continued to spread. 

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  • Man killed in industrial accident at Merritt Brothers Lumber Co. in Athol

    Man killed in industrial accident at Merritt Brothers Lumber Co. in Athol

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-09-15 16:40:23 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a 45-year-old man died after an industrial accident at Merritt Brothers Lumber Co. Officials say the man was trying to clear a piece of wood out of a machine when the accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. Friday morning. The man was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

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    ATHOL, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a 45-year-old man died after an industrial accident at Merritt Brothers Lumber Co. Officials say the man was trying to clear a piece of wood out of a machine when the accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. Friday morning. The man was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

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  • Trump invites 11-year-old boy to mow Rose Garden lawn

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-09-15 15:17:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn. President Donald Trump high-fived Frank Giaccio, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church. The White House says Frank wrote Trump to say he admires the president's business acumen and runs his own neighborhood lawn-care business. 

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    WASHINGTON - The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn. President Donald Trump high-fived Frank Giaccio, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church. The White House says Frank wrote Trump to say he admires the president's business acumen and runs his own neighborhood lawn-care business. 

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  • How you can help following the tragic shooting at Freeman High School

    How you can help following the tragic shooting at Freeman High School

    Friday, September 15 2017 2:35 AM EDT2017-09-15 06:35:09 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The community is rallying together, with several fundraisers already starting for the Freeman shooting victims, their families and the entire community.  

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    KHQ.COM - The community is rallying together, with several fundraisers already starting for the Freeman shooting victims, their families and the entire community.  

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  • Proceeds of 'Fall Festival' to benefit victims of Freeman High School shooting

    Proceeds of 'Fall Festival' to benefit victims of Freeman High School shooting

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:55:43 GMT

    ROCKFORD, Wash. - The small community of Rockford is reaching out to Freeman in hopes of helping take the first steps towards healing after the devastating shooting.  Chantel Wood, the manager at the Golden Gem Mercantile, says their business wants to provide a safe and positive family environment for the communities.  Their Fall Festival this weekend will still be happening and they will be donating 100% of the proceeds to families 

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    ROCKFORD, Wash. - The small community of Rockford is reaching out to Freeman in hopes of helping take the first steps towards healing after the devastating shooting.  Chantel Wood, the manager at the Golden Gem Mercantile, says their business wants to provide a safe and positive family environment for the communities.  Their Fall Festival this weekend will still be happening and they will be donating 100% of the proceeds to families 

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  • Families of Freeman shooting victims release statement

    Families of Freeman shooting victims release statement

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:46:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One day after a 15-year-old boy opened fire at Freeman High School, killing one student and injuring three more, the family of the victims taken to Sacred Heart released the following statement: 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One day after a 15-year-old boy opened fire at Freeman High School, killing one student and injuring three more, the family of the victims taken to Sacred Heart released the following statement: 

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  • UPDATE: Suspect in Cheney kidnapping case arrested in Goldendale

    UPDATE: Suspect in Cheney kidnapping case arrested in Goldendale

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:45:51 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - On September 14, 2017 at approximately, 2:13 p.m. Donovan Culps was taken into custody by members of the multi-jurisdictional  Yakima Violent Crime Task Force.  He was taken into custody in Klickitat County, in the Goldendale, WA. area following a short pursuit ending in a collision. 

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - On September 14, 2017 at approximately, 2:13 p.m. Donovan Culps was taken into custody by members of the multi-jurisdictional  Yakima Violent Crime Task Force.  He was taken into custody in Klickitat County, in the Goldendale, WA. area following a short pursuit ending in a collision. 

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  • Interstate 84 westbound reopens after fire closure

    Interstate 84 westbound reopens after fire closure

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:42:27 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Transportation officials say the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge have reopened to motorists between Hood River and Troutdale, more than a week after the lanes closed because of wildfires. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the lanes opened just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday when officials determined the road was clear and no longer threatened by fires. Officials say the 

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Transportation officials say the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge have reopened to motorists between Hood River and Troutdale, more than a week after the lanes closed because of wildfires. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the lanes opened just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday when officials determined the road was clear and no longer threatened by fires. Officials say the 

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  • Verizon terminating service of 900 eastern Montana customers

    Verizon terminating service of 900 eastern Montana customers

    Thursday, September 14 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-09-15 03:21:35 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Verizon has sent letters to hundreds of eastern Montana customers in the past few weeks letting them know their service will be terminated, which has prompted several U.S. senators from Montana to scold the company. The Missoulian reported Thursday that Verizon told the rural customers they would no longer be able to use their phone number on a Verizon network after Oct. 17. The list of towns affected by the contract 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Verizon has sent letters to hundreds of eastern Montana customers in the past few weeks letting them know their service will be terminated, which has prompted several U.S. senators from Montana to scold the company. The Missoulian reported Thursday that Verizon told the rural customers they would no longer be able to use their phone number on a Verizon network after Oct. 17. The list of towns affected by the contract 

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  • The Latest: Montana schools remain closed after threats

    The Latest: Montana schools remain closed after threats

    Thursday, September 14 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-09-15 03:16:56 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on school threats in northwestern Montana (all times local): 8 p.m. More than 30 schools across northwestern Montana's Flathead County will be closed Friday after several texted and emailed threats led to the cancellation of classes Thursday. Sheriff Chuck Curry says the initial threat was sent to Columbia Falls on Wednesday, and other schools received similar threats. Curry says investigators are 

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on school threats in northwestern Montana (all times local): 8 p.m. More than 30 schools across northwestern Montana's Flathead County will be closed Friday after several texted and emailed threats led to the cancellation of classes Thursday. Sheriff Chuck Curry says the initial threat was sent to Columbia Falls on Wednesday, and other schools received similar threats. Curry says investigators are 

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  • Drug operation take down uncovers 20lbs of meth

    Drug operation take down uncovers 20lbs of meth

    Thursday, September 14 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-09-15 01:28:04 GMT

    BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Thursday, officers from Spokane Police Department's Special Investigations Unit and SWAT Team worked with multiple agencies in Tri-Cities to take down a large, high-level drug operation. Search warrants were served at multiple locations across Benton County. Today’s piece of the investigation, which is still continuing, netted several arrests and over 20lbs of Methamphetamine.  The Spokane Police 

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    BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - Thursday, officers from Spokane Police Department's Special Investigations Unit and SWAT Team worked with multiple agencies in Tri-Cities to take down a large, high-level drug operation. Search warrants were served at multiple locations across Benton County. Today’s piece of the investigation, which is still continuing, netted several arrests and over 20lbs of Methamphetamine.  The Spokane Police 

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  • Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

    Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

    Thursday, September 14 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-09-15 01:15:31 GMT
    Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest firesForest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires that are blackening the American West. That's a new record for the agency and marks the first time wildfire spending by the Forest Service has topped $2 billion. Wildfires have ravaged the West this summer with 64 large fires burning across 10 states as of Thursday, including 21 fires in Montana and 18 in Oregon. In all, 48,607 wildfires have 

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires that are blackening the American West. That's a new record for the agency and marks the first time wildfire spending by the Forest Service has topped $2 billion. Wildfires have ravaged the West this summer with 64 large fires burning across 10 states as of Thursday, including 21 fires in Montana and 18 in Oregon. In all, 48,607 wildfires have 

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  • Lewiston employees handcuff man with loaded shotgun outside storefront

    Lewiston employees handcuff man with loaded shotgun outside storefront

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:26:38 GMT
    Lewiston employees handcuff man with loaded shotgun outside storefrontLewiston employees handcuff man with loaded shotgun outside storefront

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police say they arrested 47-year-old David Helm after he allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at a man in downtown Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.  When they arrived, business owners in the area had already handcuffed Helm.  Police say through their interview process, they learned that Helm and another man had agreed to meet at The Right Spot store on G Street to settle a disagreement.  Helm allegedly 

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    LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police say they arrested 47-year-old David Helm after he allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at a man in downtown Lewiston Wednesday afternoon.  When they arrived, business owners in the area had already handcuffed Helm.  Police say through their interview process, they learned that Helm and another man had agreed to meet at The Right Spot store on G Street to settle a disagreement.  Helm allegedly 

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  • Wildfires burning in Idaho Panhandle National Forests

    Wildfires burning in Idaho Panhandle National Forests

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:15:19 GMT
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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - There were two new wildfires detected across the Coeur d’Alene Dispatch zone since last week.  They were was quickly contained and will be monitored.  Even with the cooler temperatures and possible precipitation, fuel moistures are still very dry and fire danger remains extreme.  Forest visitors are reminded to be careful while recreating and hunting.  The North Fork Hughes Fire (Priest Lake Ranger District) is 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - There were two new wildfires detected across the Coeur d’Alene Dispatch zone since last week.  They were was quickly contained and will be monitored.  Even with the cooler temperatures and possible precipitation, fuel moistures are still very dry and fire danger remains extreme.  Forest visitors are reminded to be careful while recreating and hunting.  The North Fork Hughes Fire (Priest Lake Ranger District) is 

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  • Man dies after backing car off cliff in western Montana

    Man dies after backing car off cliff in western Montana

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:47:47 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed when he backed his car off a steep cliff on a dirt mountain road in western Montana. The Missoulian reports the 32-year-old Lolo man, whose name has not been released, backed off of the Forest Service road near Clinton east of Missoula early Wednesday morning. A 44-year-old East Helena man who was a passenger was hospitalized. Investigators suspect alcohol or drugs played a 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed when he backed his car off a steep cliff on a dirt mountain road in western Montana. The Missoulian reports the 32-year-old Lolo man, whose name has not been released, backed off of the Forest Service road near Clinton east of Missoula early Wednesday morning. A 44-year-old East Helena man who was a passenger was hospitalized. Investigators suspect alcohol or drugs played a 

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  • Court Docs: Accused Freeman shooter told detectives he did it to 'teach everyone a lesson' about bullying

    Court Docs: Accused Freeman shooter told detectives he did it to 'teach everyone a lesson' about bullying

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:35:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The teenager accused of shooting and killing a Freeman High School student, and injuring three others, told detectives he did it to "teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others," according to court documents released Thursday morning.  Suspect Caleb Sharpe told detectives he rode the bus to Freeman High School on Wednesday, entered the school from the back side and went up to the second floor.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The teenager accused of shooting and killing a Freeman High School student, and injuring three others, told detectives he did it to "teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others," according to court documents released Thursday morning.  Suspect Caleb Sharpe told detectives he rode the bus to Freeman High School on Wednesday, entered the school from the back side and went up to the second floor.

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  • Threats close multiple Montana schools Thursday

    Threats close multiple Montana schools Thursday

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-09-14 16:28:43 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - Multiple school districts in northwestern Montana are closed Thursday due to threats against the schools.  Flathead Valley Community College is now closed.  West Glacier, Fair-Mont-Egan, Swan River, Stillwater Christian, Kalispell Montessori, Woodland Montessori, Deer Park, Helena Flats, Kila, Somers/Lakeside, and Olney/Bissell Schools are closed. Smith Valley, Marion, Creston, and Cayuse Prairie Schools are also closed.  

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - Multiple school districts in northwestern Montana are closed Thursday due to threats against the schools.  Flathead Valley Community College is now closed.  West Glacier, Fair-Mont-Egan, Swan River, Stillwater Christian, Kalispell Montessori, Woodland Montessori, Deer Park, Helena Flats, Kila, Somers/Lakeside, and Olney/Bissell Schools are closed. Smith Valley, Marion, Creston, and Cayuse Prairie Schools are also closed.  

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  • Online fundraiser set up for student killed in Freeman shooting

    Online fundraiser set up for student killed in Freeman shooting

    Thursday, September 14 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-09-14 14:31:12 GMT

    KHQ.com - One Freeman High School student is being remembered as a hero in his tight-knit community. Sam Strahan lost his life Wednesday morning when he was shot trying to stop a shooter inside the school. Now the community is rallying to raise funds for his family in their time of loss.

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    KHQ.com - One Freeman High School student is being remembered as a hero in his tight-knit community. Sam Strahan lost his life Wednesday morning when he was shot trying to stop a shooter inside the school. Now the community is rallying to raise funds for his family in their time of loss.

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  • Students return to Freeman High School to construct memorial for victims

    Students return to Freeman High School to construct memorial for victims

    Thursday, September 14 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-14 06:42:18 GMT

    FREEMAN, Wash. - Sisters Alicia and Kyla Landrum were both at Freeman High School when shots rang out and the alarm went off. It was absolutely terrifying for them, especially for Kyla because she didn't know where her sister was. They eventually found each other and found out who was killed and who the shooter was. Kyla knew both of them.

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    FREEMAN, Wash. - Sisters Alicia and Kyla Landrum were both at Freeman High School when shots rang out and the alarm went off. It was absolutely terrifying for them, especially for Kyla because she didn't know where her sister was. They eventually found each other and found out who was killed and who the shooter was. Kyla knew both of them.

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  • Freeman High School student gives harrowing first-hand account of shooting

    Freeman High School student gives harrowing first-hand account of shooting

    Thursday, September 14 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-09-14 05:59:27 GMT

    FREEMAN, Wash. - We continue to learn more about a shooting inside Freeman High School. KHQ spoke with one Freeman junior who saw the tragic events unfold. Marcus Morphy described the horrifying events Wednesday morning.

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    FREEMAN, Wash. - We continue to learn more about a shooting inside Freeman High School. KHQ spoke with one Freeman junior who saw the tragic events unfold. Marcus Morphy described the horrifying events Wednesday morning.

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  • Inland Northwest holds vigils to support Freeman High School

    Inland Northwest holds vigils to support Freeman High School

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-09-14 04:54:02 GMT

    Following the tragic events at Freeman High School Wednesday morning, a number of vigils were held across the region Wednesday evening to show support and solidarity with the school, as well as family and friends of the victims. A prayer vigil was held at St. John's Church Wednesday afternoon. Other vigils were held at Fairfield Community Church, Valley Real Life Church in Spokane Valley, and River Park Square.

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    Following the tragic events at Freeman High School Wednesday morning, a number of vigils were held across the region Wednesday evening to show support and solidarity with the school, as well as family and friends of the victims. A prayer vigil was held at St. John's Church Wednesday afternoon. Other vigils were held at Fairfield Community Church, Valley Real Life Church in Spokane Valley, and River Park Square.

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  • Courageous custodian helps bring Freeman shooting to an end

    Courageous custodian helps bring Freeman shooting to an end

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-09-14 04:37:24 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - In the wake of a shooting at Freeman High School, Wednesday morning that left one person dead and three others injured, we are learning about heroism in the midst of the horrible violence. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office told us about a man who stopped the shooting spree. Our partners at the Spokesman-Review that person is Freeman High School custodian Joe Bowen.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - In the wake of a shooting at Freeman High School, Wednesday morning that left one person dead and three others injured, we are learning about heroism in the midst of the horrible violence. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office told us about a man who stopped the shooting spree. Our partners at the Spokesman-Review that person is Freeman High School custodian Joe Bowen.

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  • Lawmakers, community offer support following Freeman High School shooting

    Lawmakers, community offer support following Freeman High School shooting

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-09-14 00:34:39 GMT

    KHQ.com - Following a shooting at Freeman High School in Spokane County that left one person dead and three teenagers injured, lawmakers from across the state have offered their support for the small community during this tragic time.

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    KHQ.com - Following a shooting at Freeman High School in Spokane County that left one person dead and three teenagers injured, lawmakers from across the state have offered their support for the small community during this tragic time.

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  • Two Bonner County men shoot at boys fishing on Priest River

    Two Bonner County men shoot at boys fishing on Priest River

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:21:30 GMT

    PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - Two Priest River men have been arrested after Bonner County Sheriff's deputies report they shot and two juveniles who were fishing Tuesday evening. Police say two boys road their moped to a fishing spot where they had permission to fish which was located on the Priest River near Settlement Road.

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    PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - Two Priest River men have been arrested after Bonner County Sheriff's deputies report they shot and two juveniles who were fishing Tuesday evening. Police say two boys road their moped to a fishing spot where they had permission to fish which was located on the Priest River near Settlement Road.

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  • After chase, suspect jumps off Adams County overpass onto train, dies

    After chase, suspect jumps off Adams County overpass onto train, dies

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 2:31 AM EDT2017-09-13 06:31:00 GMT

    Adams County deputies and Washington State Patrol are investigating after a man died following a police chase Tuesday evening. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says a car was being pursued from Franklin County. The car had been eluding Franklin County, state patrol troopers and Connell Police. The driver continued to flee officers as he entered Adams County. Spike strips were used but were not effective.

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    Adams County deputies and Washington State Patrol are investigating after a man died following a police chase Tuesday evening. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says a car was being pursued from Franklin County. The car had been eluding Franklin County, state patrol troopers and Connell Police. The driver continued to flee officers as he entered Adams County. Spike strips were used but were not effective.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 12th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 12th

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 2:29 AM EDT2017-09-13 06:29:07 GMT
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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 12th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 12th.

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  • 90-year-old woman short changed in online auction

    90-year-old woman short changed in online auction

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:32 AM EDT2017-09-13 04:32:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - An elderly Spokane woman says everything she owned was sold for just $150. She, along with her children, opted to hire a company to sell her property in an online auction. It's a decision many of us may face with our own parents. But what should you do to make sure the process is a smooth one?

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - An elderly Spokane woman says everything she owned was sold for just $150. She, along with her children, opted to hire a company to sell her property in an online auction. It's a decision many of us may face with our own parents. But what should you do to make sure the process is a smooth one?

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  • Mullan Road Elementary dealing with classroom overcrowding

    Mullan Road Elementary dealing with classroom overcrowding

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-09-13 03:42:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Only a couple of weeks into the school year and a south hill elementary school is already dealing with the challenge of too many kids. Mullan Road Elementary School principal Mike McGinnis said they are doing everything they can to not disrupted the students ability to learn.  The elementary school is dealing with explosive growth.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Only a couple of weeks into the school year and a south hill elementary school is already dealing with the challenge of too many kids. Mullan Road Elementary School principal Mike McGinnis said they are doing everything they can to not disrupted the students ability to learn.  The elementary school is dealing with explosive growth.

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  • Florida family comes to Spokane to escape Irma

    Florida family comes to Spokane to escape Irma

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:11 PM EDT2017-09-13 03:11:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With Hurricane Irma bearing down on them, the Jones family, from Fort Myers, Florida, packed up everything that they could into their car and headed west. Nita was afraid that the storm was going to be horrible. "I was terrified for my family for my children," she said. As Hurricane Irma had its sights set on southwest Florida, Nita and Ronald Jones and their kids  decided to get out while they still had a chance.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With Hurricane Irma bearing down on them, the Jones family, from Fort Myers, Florida, packed up everything that they could into their car and headed west. Nita was afraid that the storm was going to be horrible. "I was terrified for my family for my children," she said. As Hurricane Irma had its sights set on southwest Florida, Nita and Ronald Jones and their kids  decided to get out while they still had a chance.

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  • Mom says her daughter was hurt on Spokane County Fair ride

    Mom says her daughter was hurt on Spokane County Fair ride

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-09-13 02:28:57 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A mother says it happened so quickly. She says she saw her daughter dangling from a ride at the Spokane County Interstate Fair. Stephanie Tyre took to Facebook, and her post has gotten more than 1,500 shares. She says her 4-year-old daughter Kinsey got on the dragon ride at the fair, and says she met all the safety requirements.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A mother says it happened so quickly. She says she saw her daughter dangling from a ride at the Spokane County Interstate Fair. Stephanie Tyre took to Facebook, and her post has gotten more than 1,500 shares. She says her 4-year-old daughter Kinsey got on the dragon ride at the fair, and says she met all the safety requirements.

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  • Pets from Hurricane Harvey arrive at Kootenai Humane Society

    Pets from Hurricane Harvey arrive at Kootenai Humane Society

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:24 PM EDT2017-09-13 02:24:33 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Move over Larry, Curly and Moe. Meet Mo, Daphne, and Samuel, the three pups are shelter dogs from Houston. “People are already inquiring about a couple of them,” Debbie Jeffrey, the executive director for the Kootenai Humane Society said. This round Kootenai received six dogs while Spokanimal received seven.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Move over Larry, Curly and Moe. Meet Mo, Daphne, and Samuel, the three pups are shelter dogs from Houston. “People are already inquiring about a couple of them,” Debbie Jeffrey, the executive director for the Kootenai Humane Society said. This round Kootenai received six dogs while Spokanimal received seven.

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  • Three bystanders give deputy help, and a ride, to catch running suspect

    Three bystanders give deputy help, and a ride, to catch running suspect

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-09-13 02:14:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office is offering a heartfelt thank you to three bystanders who helped a deputy take a fleeing suspect into custody over the weekend. It happened Sunday afternoon in the area of 57th and Regal when Deputy Shawn Hause saw a Chevy Camaro eastbound on 57th east of Regal.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office is offering a heartfelt thank you to three bystanders who helped a deputy take a fleeing suspect into custody over the weekend. It happened Sunday afternoon in the area of 57th and Regal when Deputy Shawn Hause saw a Chevy Camaro eastbound on 57th east of Regal.

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  • City of Spokane urges drivers to 'Give Real Change' with new signs and orange parking meters

    City of Spokane urges drivers to 'Give Real Change' with new signs and orange parking meters

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-09-13 01:25:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane is hoping to curb panhandling by give those who want to help the homeless an option other than handing them cash out of their car window.  Drivers will notice new signs as some of intersections Spokane Police have identified as hot spots for panhandling. Those that want to give money can call 311 and donate to money to programs in our community focused on helping the homeless.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane is hoping to curb panhandling by give those who want to help the homeless an option other than handing them cash out of their car window.  Drivers will notice new signs as some of intersections Spokane Police have identified as hot spots for panhandling. Those that want to give money can call 311 and donate to money to programs in our community focused on helping the homeless.

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  • Spokane Valley deputy placed on leave pending criminal investigation

    Spokane Valley deputy placed on leave pending criminal investigation

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-09-13 00:21:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has placed a Spokane Valley Deputy on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal and internal investigation. The Police Department was asked Tuesday to investigate any potential assault or other criminal misconduct during an arrest to ensure an independent investigation and avoid any conflict of interest.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has placed a Spokane Valley Deputy on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal and internal investigation. The Police Department was asked Tuesday to investigate any potential assault or other criminal misconduct during an arrest to ensure an independent investigation and avoid any conflict of interest.

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  • What are the guidelines for inspecting fair rides in Washington

    What are the guidelines for inspecting fair rides in Washington

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-09-13 00:07:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The consumer product safety commission regulates how amusement rides are manufactured, but there is no federal oversight on how they're set up, maintained, or operated. That job is up to individual states, and in Washington, the Department of Labor and Industries regulates amusement park rides. We spoke to people at L and I and asked about an alert from the consumer product safety commission back in 2011.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The consumer product safety commission regulates how amusement rides are manufactured, but there is no federal oversight on how they're set up, maintained, or operated. That job is up to individual states, and in Washington, the Department of Labor and Industries regulates amusement park rides. We spoke to people at L and I and asked about an alert from the consumer product safety commission back in 2011.

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  • Family voices concern about ride at Spokane Interstate Fair

    Family voices concern about ride at Spokane Interstate Fair

    Friday, September 18 2015 10:14 PM EDT2015-09-19 02:14:11 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:42:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.-  After a rough ride for a toddler at the Spokane Interstate Fair his grandmother contacted KHQ concerned.  She says her grandson, Kayson got on a ride called "Cruising on Bobble Bay" which allows people to ride on top of the water in a giant, clear ball.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.-  After a rough ride for a toddler at the Spokane Interstate Fair his grandmother contacted KHQ concerned.  She says her grandson, Kayson got on a ride called "Cruising on Bobble Bay" which allows people to ride on top of the water in a giant, clear ball.

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  • Spokane SVU looking for more witnesses in death metal kidnapping case

    Spokane SVU looking for more witnesses in death metal kidnapping case

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:05:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department's Special Victim's Unit is looking for additional witnesses who may have seen what happened outside a downtown Spokane concert venue on the night of August 31/September 1.  Court documents say a Polish death metal band called Decapitated kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman on a tour bus outside The Pin concert venue. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department's Special Victim's Unit is looking for additional witnesses who may have seen what happened outside a downtown Spokane concert venue on the night of August 31/September 1.  Court documents say a Polish death metal band called Decapitated kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman on a tour bus outside The Pin concert venue. 

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  • Rain, cooler temps could 'put a dent' in Montana fire season

    Rain, cooler temps could 'put a dent' in Montana fire season

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:41:22 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for later this week may not end Montana's fire season, but a meteorologist says "it will put a dent in it." The dramatic change in weather patterns will bring welcome relief to firefighters, those whose property has been threatened and communities that have dealt with smoke-filled air for nearly two months.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for later this week may not end Montana's fire season, but a meteorologist says "it will put a dent in it." The dramatic change in weather patterns will bring welcome relief to firefighters, those whose property has been threatened and communities that have dealt with smoke-filled air for nearly two months.

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  • Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

    Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:29:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is directing all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires. In a memo on Tuesday, Zinke says the Trump administration will take a new approach and work proactively to prevent fires "through aggressive and scientific fuels reduction management" to save lives, homes and wildlife habitat.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is directing all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires. In a memo on Tuesday, Zinke says the Trump administration will take a new approach and work proactively to prevent fires "through aggressive and scientific fuels reduction management" to save lives, homes and wildlife habitat.

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  • Additional funding needed for plan to put homeless in Spokane to work

    Additional funding needed for plan to put homeless in Spokane to work

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-12 21:16:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The President of Downtown Spokane says he has a plan in place to curb homelessness in Spokane, but the program just needs additional funding. "We have this program ready to launch," Mark Richard said on Facebook. "Goodwill will manage the program and is helping with funding along with the City and DSP." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The President of Downtown Spokane says he has a plan in place to curb homelessness in Spokane, but the program just needs additional funding. "We have this program ready to launch," Mark Richard said on Facebook. "Goodwill will manage the program and is helping with funding along with the City and DSP." 

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  • PHOTOS: Spokane County Detectives search for armed robber who demanded money and cigars

    PHOTOS: Spokane County Detectives search for armed robber who demanded money and cigars

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:02:31 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are asking for your help identifying an armed robbery suspect.  Deputies responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on W. Hastings on August 12, 2017 just after 3:00 a.m. The clerk said the man pulled a black semi-automatic handgun on him and demanded money and cigars. 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are asking for your help identifying an armed robbery suspect.  Deputies responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on W. Hastings on August 12, 2017 just after 3:00 a.m. The clerk said the man pulled a black semi-automatic handgun on him and demanded money and cigars. 

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  • Police searching for man who shot at, carjacked employee at Cheney pot shop

    Police searching for man who shot at, carjacked employee at Cheney pot shop

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-09-12 19:36:52 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Cheney Police have released the name of the two suspects they believed are involved in the shooting, carjacking and kidnapping of an employee at a Cheney pot shop Sunday afternoon. Police are actively searching for Donavon Culps and Violetta Culps and are asking the public to share photos provided from surveillance video.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Cheney Police have released the name of the two suspects they believed are involved in the shooting, carjacking and kidnapping of an employee at a Cheney pot shop Sunday afternoon. Police are actively searching for Donavon Culps and Violetta Culps and are asking the public to share photos provided from surveillance video.

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  • Search continues for Cheney pot shop employee kidnapped at gunpoint

    Search continues for Cheney pot shop employee kidnapped at gunpoint

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:31 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:31:10 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Cheney police are still looking for victim Cameron Smith and the three accused of abducting him. Police say the suspects are considered dangerous and may be armed.  Police tell KHQ they are working with multiple agencies and also working on getting an arrest warrant. This all started on Sunday afternoon just outside of Lucid marijuana shop in Cheney.

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    CHENEY, Wash. - Cheney police are still looking for victim Cameron Smith and the three accused of abducting him. Police say the suspects are considered dangerous and may be armed.  Police tell KHQ they are working with multiple agencies and also working on getting an arrest warrant. This all started on Sunday afternoon just outside of Lucid marijuana shop in Cheney.

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  • Mad Minute stories for Monday, September 11th

    Mad Minute stories for Monday, September 11th

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:30 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:30:35 GMT
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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories for Monday, September 11th.

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

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  • Court documents offer horrific details of metal band kidnapping case in Spokane

    Court documents offer horrific details of metal band kidnapping case in Spokane

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:04 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:04:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents released Monday are offering more details about what happened at a Spokane venue that got a Polish metal band called Decapitated arrested in Santa Ana, California, on kidnapping charges.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents released Monday are offering more details about what happened at a Spokane venue that got a Polish metal band called Decapitated arrested in Santa Ana, California, on kidnapping charges.

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  • Nordstrom is opening concept store that has no inventory

    Nordstrom is opening concept store that has no inventory

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-12 04:46:50 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Nordstrom is opening up a store that doesn't have any inventory. The luxury department store chain says its Nordstrom Local concept store will open in Los Angeles next month. The Seattle-based company says the store will be staffed with personal stylists who can order merchandise for customers.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Nordstrom is opening up a store that doesn't have any inventory. The luxury department store chain says its Nordstrom Local concept store will open in Los Angeles next month. The Seattle-based company says the store will be staffed with personal stylists who can order merchandise for customers.

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  • Spokane man concerned about dangerous intersection in school zone

    Spokane man concerned about dangerous intersection in school zone

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:35:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man says the intersection in front of his house is so dangerous that he won’t let his kids play in the front yard. “People feel like they’re in a private raceway and they hit the hill and are flying by the time they come down,” said Isaac Connors. “And it’s in front of my house and they’re probably doing about 45 to 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.”

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man says the intersection in front of his house is so dangerous that he won’t let his kids play in the front yard. “People feel like they’re in a private raceway and they hit the hill and are flying by the time they come down,” said Isaac Connors. “And it’s in front of my house and they’re probably doing about 45 to 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.”

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  • Jury selection begins for man accused of shooting Coeur d'Alene officer

    Jury selection begins for man accused of shooting Coeur d'Alene officer

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:19:55 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Jury selection began Monday in the Jonathan Renfro trial. Renfro is accused of the murder of Coeur d’Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore back in May 2015. Monday morning, over 80 potential jurors sat in a packed Kootenai County courtroom.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Jury selection began Monday in the Jonathan Renfro trial. Renfro is accused of the murder of Coeur d’Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore back in May 2015. Monday morning, over 80 potential jurors sat in a packed Kootenai County courtroom.

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  • Disabled Spokane Valley woman's car left on blocks by bogus mechanic

    Disabled Spokane Valley woman's car left on blocks by bogus mechanic

    Monday, September 11 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-09-12 01:55:17 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A woman with severe health issues was left heartbroken after a scammer promised to fix her car, but instead left it abandoned on blocks. She said she was getting no results on her own, so she said "Help Me Hayley." "Those are my legs," Patti Bradley said of her car. "I gotta have it." Patti has herniated discs in her back and even short walks might as well be a marathon. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A woman with severe health issues was left heartbroken after a scammer promised to fix her car, but instead left it abandoned on blocks. She said she was getting no results on her own, so she said "Help Me Hayley." "Those are my legs," Patti Bradley said of her car. "I gotta have it." Patti has herniated discs in her back and even short walks might as well be a marathon. 

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  • Mayor, Council to launch plan for Spokane homeless resources

    Mayor, Council to launch plan for Spokane homeless resources

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-09-11 22:36:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor David Condon, members of City Council, service providers, business and other community members are expected to launch the Give Real Change Program on Tuesday.  The program encourages people to give to a more holistic homelessness solution.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor David Condon, members of City Council, service providers, business and other community members are expected to launch the Give Real Change Program on Tuesday.  The program encourages people to give to a more holistic homelessness solution.

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  • Washington Dept. of Health: Rabid bat numbers highest in a decade

    Washington Dept. of Health: Rabid bat numbers highest in a decade

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-09-11 22:13:18 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health says rabid bat numbers continue to rise in the state. Twelve bats found in public parks and private homes across Washington have tested positive for rabies since August 1. While health officials test for and find rabid bats every year, mostly during the summer months, the August numbers are the highest in a decade.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health says rabid bat numbers continue to rise in the state. Twelve bats found in public parks and private homes across Washington have tested positive for rabies since August 1. While health officials test for and find rabid bats every year, mostly during the summer months, the August numbers are the highest in a decade.

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  • Bikini baristas sue city over new dress code ordinance

    Bikini baristas sue city over new dress code ordinance

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-09-11 21:24:59 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A group of baristas who wear bikinis at work have sued a Washington state city, saying two recently passed ordinances banning bare skin violate their rights to free expression and privacy.

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A group of baristas who wear bikinis at work have sued a Washington state city, saying two recently passed ordinances banning bare skin violate their rights to free expression and privacy.

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  • Chelan Co. Sheriff addresses meme of car plowing protesters on Chelan Co. Facebook page

    Chelan Co. Sheriff addresses meme of car plowing protesters on Chelan Co. Facebook page

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-09-11 19:39:40 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Chelan County Sheriff's Office says an employee accidentally posted a meme on the Chelan County Emergency Management Facebook page depicting protesters being hit by a car on Monday. The post stated, "I don't wish harm on anyone...but protesters don't belong in the road!" with an illustration below that said "All lives splatter ... nobody cares about your protest." 

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Chelan County Sheriff's Office says an employee accidentally posted a meme on the Chelan County Emergency Management Facebook page depicting protesters being hit by a car on Monday. The post stated, "I don't wish harm on anyone...but protesters don't belong in the road!" with an illustration below that said "All lives splatter ... nobody cares about your protest." 

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  • Mayo study: Your dog might help you sleep better

    Mayo study: Your dog might help you sleep better

    Monday, September 11 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-09-11 17:58:06 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The answer to an age-old question: Is it good to let sleeping dogs lie - in our beds? Yes and no, according to sleep experts at the Mayo Clinic. The study, titled "The Effect of Dogs on Human Sleep in the Home Sleep Environment," offers this plainspoken goal: "to objectively assess whether a dog in the bedroom or bed disturbs sleep."

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    KHQ.COM - The answer to an age-old question: Is it good to let sleeping dogs lie - in our beds? Yes and no, according to sleep experts at the Mayo Clinic. The study, titled "The Effect of Dogs on Human Sleep in the Home Sleep Environment," offers this plainspoken goal: "to objectively assess whether a dog in the bedroom or bed disturbs sleep."

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  • Spokane woman offers warning after attempted carjacking in Hillyard

    Spokane woman offers warning after attempted carjacking in Hillyard

    Sunday, September 10 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-09-11 02:45:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman has a warning for people to lock their cars after a terrifying experience while she was making a quick stop at the grocery store. Teresa McDonald says she went to the Safeway in Hillyard to grab a few things. She was waiting in her car in the parking lot as her family went inside. Then, she noticed four people walking her direction.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman has a warning for people to lock their cars after a terrifying experience while she was making a quick stop at the grocery store. Teresa McDonald says she went to the Safeway in Hillyard to grab a few things. She was waiting in her car in the parking lot as her family went inside. Then, she noticed four people walking her direction.

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  • Small plane crashes near Priest Lake, no serious injuries

    Small plane crashes near Priest Lake, no serious injuries

    Sunday, September 10 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-09-11 01:21:18 GMT

    COOLIN, Idaho - Firefighters are investigating after a small plane crashed near Priest Lake in Coolin, Idaho, Sunday afternoon. Coolin Fire Chief Peggy Smith reports four people were in the plane when it crashed trying to take off from a grass air strip at Cavanaugh Bay. Smith says there were minor injuries as a result of the crash, but no one was taken to the hospital.

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    COOLIN, Idaho - Firefighters are investigating after a small plane crashed near Priest Lake in Coolin, Idaho, Sunday afternoon. Coolin Fire Chief Peggy Smith reports four people were in the plane when it crashed trying to take off from a grass air strip at Cavanaugh Bay. Smith says there were minor injuries as a result of the crash, but no one was taken to the hospital.

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  • Multiple agencies respond to fire at recycling business near Chilco Mill in Athol

    Multiple agencies respond to fire at recycling business near Chilco Mill in Athol

    Sunday, September 10 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-09-11 00:09:59 GMT

    ATHOL, Idaho - Firefighters from multiple agencies are working to put out a fire at a recycling business near Chilco Mill in Athol Sunday afternoon. The third alarm fire broke out at the Sight Solutions in the 54000 block of N. Old Highway 95, just south of Chilco Mill. Jim Lyon with Northern Lake Fire District says a construction debris pile is on fire causing a large smoke plume that was visible from miles away Sunday.

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    ATHOL, Idaho - Firefighters from multiple agencies are working to put out a fire at a recycling business near Chilco Mill in Athol Sunday afternoon. The third alarm fire broke out at the Sight Solutions in the 54000 block of N. Old Highway 95, just south of Chilco Mill. Jim Lyon with Northern Lake Fire District says a construction debris pile is on fire causing a large smoke plume that was visible from miles away Sunday.

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  • Spokane police arrest man for setting field on fire

    Spokane police arrest man for setting field on fire

    Sunday, September 10 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-09-10 23:42:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department arrested a man Sunday for causing a field to catch fire at E 2nd and S. Pittsburg St. It happened around 1 p.m. Spokane Police and Fire Departments received several calls for a fire in the area of 2nd and Pittsburg. Fire crews arrived on scene and found a field on fire.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department arrested a man Sunday for causing a field to catch fire at E 2nd and S. Pittsburg St. It happened around 1 p.m. Spokane Police and Fire Departments received several calls for a fire in the area of 2nd and Pittsburg. Fire crews arrived on scene and found a field on fire.

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  • Missing Spokane 12-year-old returns home safely

    Missing Spokane 12-year-old returns home safely

    Sunday, September 10 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-09-10 20:33:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say a 12-year-old boy missing since Saturday night has returned home Sunday afternoon. He is safe, and police thank everyone who helped look for him.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say a 12-year-old boy missing since Saturday night has returned home Sunday afternoon. He is safe, and police thank everyone who helped look for him.

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  • Spokane, Coeur d'Alene Avista crews help with power restoration after Irma

    Spokane, Coeur d'Alene Avista crews help with power restoration after Irma

    Sunday, September 10 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-09-10 19:12:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista Utilities reports that three five-person line crews and other personnel headed to Macon, Georgia, Sunday to assist in electrical distribution infrastructure repairs caused by Hurricane Irma.  Avista is a member of The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Western Region Mutual Assistance Group (WRMAG) which is one of seven mutual assistance groups in the United States.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista Utilities reports that three five-person line crews and other personnel headed to Macon, Georgia, Sunday to assist in electrical distribution infrastructure repairs caused by Hurricane Irma.  Avista is a member of The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Western Region Mutual Assistance Group (WRMAG) which is one of seven mutual assistance groups in the United States.

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  • Federal assistance approved for 3 more Montana wildfires

    Federal assistance approved for 3 more Montana wildfires

    Sunday, September 10 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-09-10 17:58:37 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for three large western Montana wildfires. FEMA funding is available to pay 75 percent of the state's eligible firefighting costs for fires near Lincoln, Seeley Lake and Libby. The grants can help with expenses for fire camps, equipment, tools, materials and supplies.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for three large western Montana wildfires. FEMA funding is available to pay 75 percent of the state's eligible firefighting costs for fires near Lincoln, Seeley Lake and Libby. The grants can help with expenses for fire camps, equipment, tools, materials and supplies.

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  • 4 metal band members arrested in connection with kidnapping

    4 metal band members arrested in connection with kidnapping

    Sunday, September 10 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-09-10 17:34:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities say the four members of a well-known Polish death metal band have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after a concert last month in Washington state.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities say the four members of a well-known Polish death metal band have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after a concert last month in Washington state.

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  • Two men arrested for breaking into apartment, stealing prosthetic leg

    Two men arrested for breaking into apartment, stealing prosthetic leg

    Sunday, September 10 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-09-10 17:17:21 GMT
    The Spokane Fire Department is still looking into the cause of a fire Monday.The Spokane Fire Department is still looking into the cause of a fire Monday.

    Spokane Police arrested two men Saturday on robbery and burglary charges after the men entered an apartment, assaulted the resident and stole multiple items including the victim's prosthetic leg. It happened just before 2:30 p.m. when Spokane police responded to a report of an occupied burglary at the apartment in the 1800 block of W. 8th.

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    Spokane Police arrested two men Saturday on robbery and burglary charges after the men entered an apartment, assaulted the resident and stole multiple items including the victim's prosthetic leg. It happened just before 2:30 p.m. when Spokane police responded to a report of an occupied burglary at the apartment in the 1800 block of W. 8th.

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  • Idaho doctor trapped on St. Thomas after Irma

    Idaho doctor trapped on St. Thomas after Irma

    Saturday, September 9 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-09-10 01:29:49 GMT

    ST. THOMAS - Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida Sunday, triggering millions of evacuations as people prepare. But before that, the massive storm devastated islands in the Caribbean, including St. Thomas, where one Idaho doctor is trapped. Doctor Wendi Richardson travels to St. Thomas several times a year to work at a local hospital.

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    ST. THOMAS - Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida Sunday, triggering millions of evacuations as people prepare. But before that, the massive storm devastated islands in the Caribbean, including St. Thomas, where one Idaho doctor is trapped. Doctor Wendi Richardson travels to St. Thomas several times a year to work at a local hospital.

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  • Family of pregnant woman killed by police files lawsuit

    Family of pregnant woman killed by police files lawsuit

    Saturday, September 9 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-09-09 20:59:07 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The father of a pregnant black woman who was shot and killed by Seattle police officers in June is suing those officers. The SeattlePI reports in a Friday news conference, attorneys representing Lyles' father Charles Lyles, announced a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit against officers Steven McNew and Jason Anderson.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The father of a pregnant black woman who was shot and killed by Seattle police officers in June is suing those officers. The SeattlePI reports in a Friday news conference, attorneys representing Lyles' father Charles Lyles, announced a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit against officers Steven McNew and Jason Anderson.

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  • Firefighters use 'rain for rent' system to keep flames away in Montana

    Firefighters use 'rain for rent' system to keep flames away in Montana

    Saturday, September 9 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-09-09 20:27:56 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters in Montana are using sprinklers and hoses to try to protect strategic locations near some of the over two dozen wildfires burning in the state. A "rain for rent" system was being used in Glacier National Park, including around Lake McDonald Lodge, Saturday to increase humidity nearby.

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters in Montana are using sprinklers and hoses to try to protect strategic locations near some of the over two dozen wildfires burning in the state. A "rain for rent" system was being used in Glacier National Park, including around Lake McDonald Lodge, Saturday to increase humidity nearby.

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  • 3 arrested after Idaho police find stolen cars, motorcycles

    3 arrested after Idaho police find stolen cars, motorcycles

    Saturday, September 9 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-09-09 18:41:25 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say three people have been taken into custody after a deputy found three stolen cars and three stolen motorcycles at a home in southwestern Idaho. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office tells the Idaho Press-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2xTmBU6) that a deputy investigating a report of suspicious activity found the vehicles at a Nampa home on Friday.

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    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say three people have been taken into custody after a deputy found three stolen cars and three stolen motorcycles at a home in southwestern Idaho. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office tells the Idaho Press-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2xTmBU6) that a deputy investigating a report of suspicious activity found the vehicles at a Nampa home on Friday.

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  • Wildfire smoke is choking the West but helping firefighters

    Wildfire smoke is choking the West but helping firefighters

    Saturday, September 9 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-09-09 18:34:53 GMT

    DENVER (AP) - Wildfire smoke blanketing much of the Western U.S. is setting off health alarms, but firefighters say it's helping them by containing temperatures and boosting humidity. Weather forecasters said Friday the smoke reflects some of the sun's radiation back into the atmosphere, reducing heat.

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    DENVER (AP) - Wildfire smoke blanketing much of the Western U.S. is setting off health alarms, but firefighters say it's helping them by containing temperatures and boosting humidity. Weather forecasters said Friday the smoke reflects some of the sun's radiation back into the atmosphere, reducing heat.

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  • Washington state couple indicted in text message abuse case

    Washington state couple indicted in text message abuse case

    Saturday, September 9 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-09-09 18:19:08 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a Washington state couple accused of sexually abusing children after an airline passenger reported seeing text messages about the abuse on a man's phone during a flight. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 56-year-old Michael Kellar and 50-year-old Gail Lynn Burnworth were indicted Wednesday and will be arraigned later this month.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a Washington state couple accused of sexually abusing children after an airline passenger reported seeing text messages about the abuse on a man's phone during a flight. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 56-year-old Michael Kellar and 50-year-old Gail Lynn Burnworth were indicted Wednesday and will be arraigned later this month.

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