Headlines For Thursday, March 20th - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Headlines For Thursday, March 20th

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Here are some stories making headlines around our region:

Spokane Espresso Stand Allowing Baristas To Carry Firearms - While the robberies are frustrating for businesses in our area, no business owner is probably more frustrated than Sara Chapel. Her espresso stand, Jitterz Java on Northwest Blvd., has been robbed three times in the past month alone. So she is taking a stand. She's encouraging her employees to arm themselves. http://tinyurl.com/ntsg4xo

Oregon State Police at a Fatal Accident Near Hermiston - Oregon State Police say they are at the scene of a fatal accident on Highway 395 and East Punkin Center Road, just north of Hermiston. Two vehicles were involved in the accident, and one person was killed. http://tinyurl.com/nwvv4nc

WSU President Elson Floyd's Bracketology - Washington State University President Elson Floyd breaks down the picks in his NCAA Tournament bracket on Wednesday, Mar. 19. Floyd is a three-time graduate of historied basketball institution, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The President of WSU since 2007 made some interesting picks, see all his decisions and why! http://tinyurl.com/oxoqjvx

Throwback Thursday! LOOK At Kjerstin Ramsing Through The Years
- Kjerstin Ramsing is an Emmy award winning reporter and anchor happy to call the Lilac City home. After growing up in Seattle, Kjerstin attended the University of Southern California. She earned a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and studied International Relations. Her fondest news moment while in college was flying with the Blue Angels. http://tinyurl.com/odspq35

Bomb Threats to Elementary Schools Shake up Helena - At approximately 8:45 AM officers received a call claiming a bomb was left at an elementary school. The Helena school district immediately evacuated all of their students from every elementary school to their safe zones. The schools were then given a full sweep, but there was no evidence of a bomb threat. Students were then allowed back to campus. http://tinyurl.com/oljsmtd

Australia Checking 2 Objects In Search For Plane - An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume in the morning, Australian rescue officials said. http://tinyurl.com/nkfkwsz













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