SEVERE WEATHER: Tornadoes Level Neighborhoods - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SEVERE WEATHER: Tornadoes Level Neighborhoods

A destroyed neighborhood in Washington, Ill. (Ron Johnson / Journal Star via AP) A destroyed neighborhood in Washington, Ill. (Ron Johnson / Journal Star via AP)

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - The mayor of Washington, Ill., estimates that up to 500 homes in his town were either damaged or destroyed by a wave of fierce storms that brought damaging winds and tornadoes to 12 states yesterday.
    
Mayor Gary Manier says, "Everybody's without power, but some people are without everything."
    
At least six people in Illinois were killed and dozens more injured.
    
Washington resident Curt Zehr says his wife and adult son scrambled into their basement when Zehr spotted a funnel cloud.
    
Zehr says moments later, the house was gone, but his family was uninjured.
    
Forecasters say Illinois was the hardest hit. The National Weather Service say up to 40 tornadoes may have hit the Midwest.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • President Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve 'in any capacity' in the U.S. military

    President Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve 'in any capacity' in the U.S. military

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:54:19 GMT

    KHQ.COM - In a series of tweets, President Trump has announced that transgender people will not be allowed to serve "in any capacity in the U.S. military.  The tweets read in full, "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military..."

    >>

    KHQ.COM - In a series of tweets, President Trump has announced that transgender people will not be allowed to serve "in any capacity in the U.S. military.  The tweets read in full, "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military..."

    >>
  • Teens throw rocks at children swimming in North Spokane

    Teens throw rocks at children swimming in North Spokane

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:27:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s a hot, sunny, July day but a pool sits empty in a North Spokane backyard. Neighbors said it’s not worth putting their children’s safety at risk after two teens threw rocks at the kids on Monday. “They didn’t even think twice they just did it,” said one witness. Michelle Garcia lives in the area on East Hoffman near North Town Mall.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s a hot, sunny, July day but a pool sits empty in a North Spokane backyard. Neighbors said it’s not worth putting their children’s safety at risk after two teens threw rocks at the kids on Monday. “They didn’t even think twice they just did it,” said one witness. Michelle Garcia lives in the area on East Hoffman near North Town Mall.

    >>
  • One woman won't be signing the petition to rewrite new DUI-E law

    One woman won't be signing the petition to rewrite new DUI-E law

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-07-26 06:09:08 GMT

    It’s been three days since Washington drivers have been told to be completely hands-free behind the wheel, and already thousands want to make changes. A petition on Change.org to rewrite the new DUI-E law has already gained more than 20,000 signatures.

    >>

    It’s been three days since Washington drivers have been told to be completely hands-free behind the wheel, and already thousands want to make changes. A petition on Change.org to rewrite the new DUI-E law has already gained more than 20,000 signatures.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Gov. Jay Inslee calls Trump's transgender military ban an insult

    Gov. Jay Inslee calls Trump's transgender military ban an insult

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:27:22 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Following President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday morning that transgender people would be banned from serving in any capacity in the U.S. Military, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has issued a statement in support of transgender service members, calling the ban an "insult to these service members and an affront to our nation’s values."

    >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Following President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday morning that transgender people would be banned from serving in any capacity in the U.S. Military, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has issued a statement in support of transgender service members, calling the ban an "insult to these service members and an affront to our nation’s values."

    >>
  • Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

    Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:05:19 GMT

    HOLLIS, Maine (AP) - A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated. Maine State Police say 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening.

    >>

    HOLLIS, Maine (AP) - A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated. Maine State Police say 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening.

    >>
  • Court documents reveal previously unknown information about search for North Idaho shooting death suspects

    Court documents reveal previously unknown information about search for North Idaho shooting death suspects

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:00:04 GMT

    LATAH COUNTY, Wash. - On Wednesday, July 26, the two teens from North Idaho accused of a series of criminal charges in the shooting death of a Pullman High School senior appeared in front of a Latah County judge for the first time since the murder. Keagan Tennant, 17, and Matthew McKetta, 18, face serious charges in the death of 18-year-old Timothy Reeves. Charges include Involuntary Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Robbery, Failure to Notify Law Enforcement of a Death, and more.

    >>

    LATAH COUNTY, Wash. - On Wednesday, July 26, the two teens from North Idaho accused of a series of criminal charges in the shooting death of a Pullman High School senior appeared in front of a Latah County judge for the first time since the murder. Keagan Tennant, 17, and Matthew McKetta, 18, face serious charges in the death of 18-year-old Timothy Reeves. Charges include Involuntary Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Robbery, Failure to Notify Law Enforcement of a Death, and more.

    >>