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Regional Headlines: Net Neutrality; Barry Beach; Special Olympics; Idaho Gay Rights Rally; Missing Girl's Body Found

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Here are some stories making headlines around the region:

FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Could Affect MT Businesses - The Federal Communications Commission voted to move forward with a proposal that would allow broadband providers to charge large companies for high speed internet. Many small business owners with a large internet presence worry the higher price for quality internet could hurt them too. http://bit.ly/1gw7E0P

Barry Beach Rally in Great Falls - Signs, songs and prayer were all apart of the Barry Beach rally at the Great Falls Civic Center. Beach was let out of prison after his sentenced was reversed by a County Court. That decision was then later reversed by the State Supreme Court and Beach was sent back to prison. Supporters hold out hope that beach will once again be free through an appeal to the Governor's office. http://bit.ly/1gwNOT6

Special Olympics Dance - The Special Olympics State Summer Games celebrate a job well done with a dance and carnival. http://bit.ly/1jmMrqn

Idaho Gay Rights Backers Swap Weddings For Rally - Nearly 200 gay rights supporters have flocked the steps of a Boise, Idaho, courthouse in celebration and protest over the latest development in a same-sex marriage lawsuit. http://bit.ly/1lwK0Nw

Missing Selah Teen's Body Found Floating in Canal Near Moxee
- Search and rescue crews confirm they have found the body of a missing Selah teenager. A jogger found the 18-year-old Thursday evening floating in a canal near Moxee.  http://bit.ly/1lwK8fW
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  • Idaho State Police ask for help identifying bicyclist killed in hit and run crash on I-90

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-10-18 11:36:54 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police are asking for help identifying a bicyclist killed in hit and run crash on I-90 late Tuesday evening. The crash occurred shortly before 10pm Tuesday on I-90 at milepost 15.5 in Coeur d'Alene. According to Idaho State Police, an unknown vehicle struck a person on a bicycle in the westbound lane of travel.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police are asking for help identifying a bicyclist killed in hit and run crash on I-90 late Tuesday evening. The crash occurred shortly before 10pm Tuesday on I-90 at milepost 15.5 in Coeur d'Alene. According to Idaho State Police, an unknown vehicle struck a person on a bicycle in the westbound lane of travel.

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  • Man who confessed to Cheney pot shop murder provides information on two other cases

    Man who confessed to Cheney pot shop murder provides information on two other cases

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-10-18 01:15:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been roughly one month since a Cheney man was murdered, at random, as he ate lunch inside his car. Cameron Smith's body was recovered days after the fatal shooting. Donavon Culps provided a full confession to the killing, and now he's providing information that he says will solve two other Washington murders.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been roughly one month since a Cheney man was murdered, at random, as he ate lunch inside his car. Cameron Smith's body was recovered days after the fatal shooting. Donavon Culps provided a full confession to the killing, and now he's providing information that he says will solve two other Washington murders.

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  • Neighbors outraged after St. Maries officer shoots deer

    Neighbors outraged after St. Maries officer shoots deer

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:41:44 GMT

    ST. MARIES, Idaho - In a windy, but quiet family-friendly neighborhood, it seems like everyone had a personal connection with a certain whitetail deer. “From the mailman, to the Avista guys to the contractors doing work on the homes and all the neighbors,” Mia Suchoski said. Mia Suchoski called the deer “Bucky” while her neighbors Donna and Doug Smeltzer called it “Baby.”

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    ST. MARIES, Idaho - In a windy, but quiet family-friendly neighborhood, it seems like everyone had a personal connection with a certain whitetail deer. “From the mailman, to the Avista guys to the contractors doing work on the homes and all the neighbors,” Mia Suchoski said. Mia Suchoski called the deer “Bucky” while her neighbors Donna and Doug Smeltzer called it “Baby.”

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  • $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

    $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-10-18 18:14:18 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust.  About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust.  About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car. Through additional search warrants, law enforcement officials found 25 more pounds of meth, seven pounds of heroin and 40 pounds of marijuana. 

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  • ACLU seeks to ban transgender bathroom initiative in Montana

    ACLU seeks to ban transgender bathroom initiative in Montana

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:14:14 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. - The ACLU of Montana is challenging the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative that would require transgender residents to use public bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth.

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    HELENA, Mont. - The ACLU of Montana is challenging the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative that would require transgender residents to use public bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in District Court in Cascade County on behalf of seven transgender Montanans, the parents of a transgender 9-year-old and the City of Missoula. 

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  • PHOTOS: Semi-truck overturns and loses 56,000 pounds of apples on Blewett Pass

    PHOTOS: Semi-truck overturns and loses 56,000 pounds of apples on Blewett Pass

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:29 AM EDT2017-10-17 12:29:59 GMT

    BLEWETT PASS, Wash. - A semi truck overturned on Blewett Pass Monday, spilling its payload of apples on the road. WSP says 56,000 pounds of apples were dumped when the truck flipped. Traffic was slowed for hours on the pass that slices through the Cascade Mountain range.  No word yet on a cause or injuries.

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    BLEWETT PASS, Wash. - A semi truck overturned on Blewett Pass Monday, spilling its payload of apples on the road. WSP says 56,000 pounds of apples were dumped when the truck flipped. Traffic was slowed for hours on the pass that slices through the Cascade Mountain range.  No word yet on a cause or injuries.

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