Lightning kills 45 head of cattle near Darby - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Lightning kills 45 head of cattle near Darby

Posted: Updated:
DARBY, Mont. (AP) - A bolt of lightning killed 45 head of cattle on a ranch near Darby.
    
Rancher Jean Taylor tells the Ravalli Republic (http://bit.ly/1ry2THQ ) the cows, calves and a prize bull were crowded under some small crabapple trees on July 14 when the lighting struck.
    
Taylor says the clap of thunder awakened her at 10:28 p.m.
    
Taylor says the family spent years building their herd of Black Angus cattle, and now they only have eight to 10 cows left.
    
Two days earlier, lightning struck a power pole at the Darby rodeo grounds during a rainstorm, sending a shock through the grandstands, rodeo chutes and bull pens. A bull rider and two spectators were taken to the hospital. Bull-O-Rama Chairman Carl Ruark says all three were alert when they were loaded into ambulances.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • See a movie in a theater every day for a year for only $90? Costco offering bundle with MoviePass and Fandor

    See a movie in a theater every day for a year for only $90? Costco offering bundle with MoviePass and Fandor

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-12-13 22:35:41 GMT

    KHQ.COM - If you're into watching movies in theaters AND at home, Costco has a deal for you! The wholesaler is offering an evoucher that bundles a full year of access to MoviePass and Fandor for only $89.99.  MoviePass, which gives free movie tickets, usually costs $120 a year alone. Twelve months of Fandor, a movie streaming service, is $60. 

    >>

    KHQ.COM - If you're into watching movies in theaters AND at home, Costco has a deal for you! The wholesaler is offering an evoucher that bundles a full year of access to MoviePass and Fandor for only $89.99.  MoviePass, which gives free movie tickets, usually costs $120 a year alone. Twelve months of Fandor, a movie streaming service, is $60. 

    >>
  • Deputies confirm missing Spokane woman in remote area of Shoshone County found safe

    Deputies confirm missing Spokane woman in remote area of Shoshone County found safe

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-12-15 00:27:17 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police are actively searching for a missing Spokane woman north of Kingston near Coeur d'Alene River Road.  Undersheriff Holly Lindsey tells us that this all started Wednesday night when three girls, two of them teenagers and one in her 20's, went north to watch the meteor shower. 

    >>

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police are actively searching for a missing Spokane woman north of Kingston near Coeur d'Alene River Road.  Undersheriff Holly Lindsey tells us that this all started Wednesday night when three girls, two of them teenagers and one in her 20's, went north to watch the meteor shower. 

    >>
  • Law enforcement arrests 20 people in multi-state meth ring

    Law enforcement arrests 20 people in multi-state meth ring

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:46 PM EST2017-12-14 01:46:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, federal, state and local law enforcement conducted a large scale take-down targeting a criminal conspiracy distributing methamphetamine in Washington, Idaho and Montana on Wednesday. Hundreds of law enforcement officials including federal agents and state and local officers executed federal search warrants in Spokane, Moses Lake, Mattawa and in North Idaho.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, federal, state and local law enforcement conducted a large scale take-down targeting a criminal conspiracy distributing methamphetamine in Washington, Idaho and Montana on Wednesday. Hundreds of law enforcement officials including federal agents and state and local officers executed federal search warrants in Spokane, Moses Lake, Mattawa and in North Idaho.

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

  • Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene

    Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:43 PM EST2017-12-15 02:43:31 GMT
    Photo: Ryan Penn, APPhoto: Ryan Penn, AP

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (AP) - A cow that escaped twice from a nativity scene in Philadelphia is back in place. The cow, nicknamed "Stormy," wandered away from the nativity scene at Old First Reformed Church of Christ Thursday and ended up on Interstate 95. Philadelphia police eventually boxed in the cow with their cruisers before walking it off the interstate and returning it to the church.  However, WPVI-TV reported it was not long before the cow took o...

    >>

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (AP) - A cow that escaped twice from a nativity scene in Philadelphia is back in place. The cow, nicknamed "Stormy," wandered away from the nativity scene at Old First Reformed Church of Christ Thursday and ended up on Interstate 95. Philadelphia police eventually boxed in the cow with their cruisers before walking it off the interstate and returning it to the church.  However, WPVI-TV reported it was not long before the cow took o...

    >>
  • Cheney man on a holiday mission needs your help

    Cheney man on a holiday mission needs your help

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:37 PM EST2017-12-15 02:37:13 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- It's a simple wish for a big cause: giving the gift of joy and happiness to children. One Cheney man has made it his mission this Christmas to give to children in need. "I've always thought about doing something like this," said Andrew Graham. There are four boxes under his Christmas tree but it's not for his family. 

    >>

    CHENEY, Wash.- It's a simple wish for a big cause: giving the gift of joy and happiness to children. One Cheney man has made it his mission this Christmas to give to children in need. "I've always thought about doing something like this," said Andrew Graham. There are four boxes under his Christmas tree but it's not for his family. 

    >>
  • Neighborhood observation patrol volunteers keep an eye out to prevent crime

    Neighborhood observation patrol volunteers keep an eye out to prevent crime

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:33 PM EST2017-12-15 02:33:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the weather gets colder, it’s important to keep an eye on your car as it’s warming up. There are some volunteers who are keeping an extra eye on it too as they patrol. Spokane COPS has a program called the neighborhood observation patrol. Volunteers patrol hot spots, make observations, and also work with the neighborhood conditions officer. But they also focus on how they can inform the public to be safer. “Especially this time of year folks leavi...

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the weather gets colder, it’s important to keep an eye on your car as it’s warming up. There are some volunteers who are keeping an extra eye on it too as they patrol. Spokane COPS has a program called the neighborhood observation patrol. Volunteers patrol hot spots, make observations, and also work with the neighborhood conditions officer. But they also focus on how they can inform the public to be safer. “Especially this time of year folks leavi...

    >>