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Spokane Police officer to receive Silver Star

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Officer Glenn Bartlett will be receiving the Silver Star Medal April 29 for his courageous off-duty actions following a fatal car accident.

The accident happened around 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 near Seven Mile Road and North Inland Road.

The collision between a car and truck caused the car to burst into flames which killed the driver of the car.

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Bartlett, off-duty at the time, is being credited with attempting to save the life of the person the driving the car that burst into flames.

Barlett is receiving his award the same week Var, the police K-9 is receiving a Purple Heart for injuries sustained from a car theft suspect who shot the animal. Var's handler returned fire killing the suspect, 22-year-old Johnnie Longest.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance.

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    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

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    KHQ.COM - The FBI has issued a warning to anyone with a small or home office internet router. In a press release and a post on the official FBI Facebook page the agency says "foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide by using VPNFilter malware."

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    KHQ.COM - The FBI has issued a warning to anyone with a small or home office internet router. In a press release and a post on the official FBI Facebook page the agency says "foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide by using VPNFilter malware."

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