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The Big 6: The week's top stories

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Here's a look at some of the top stories on KHQ.com this week. Click through the slideshow above to view the stories in their entirety.

  • New Facebook filter lets you show solidarity with Paris: The deadly attacks in Paris on Friday continue to dominate headlines, and people are turning to social media to show their support for the people of France. 
  • Beauty school student disappears: Deanne Hastings is still missing Sunday.

  • Friends search for answers after body found in lake: According to Kootenai County Sheriff's Office detectives, fishermen found the body of 27-year-old Kimberly Sue Vezina in Fuller Bay, on the south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene.

  • What's in a name?: Does your baby's name determine its success?

  • Alaska restaurant 'fires' customer after furious complaint: "The customer is always right," right?

  • Parent Power: Six apps you need to be aware of and the dangers they pose to your kids

 

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  • Spokane almost dead last on Washington's safest cities list

    Spokane almost dead last on Washington's safest cities list

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-02-20 18:27:47 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released the safest cities in Washington for 2018... and Spokane did not impress. To determine the order of the ranking the Council used data on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes for every thousand people and also reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime report. Spokane ranked almost dead last coming in at number 79 (there were only 80 cities on the list).

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    KHQ.COM - The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released the safest cities in Washington for 2018... and Spokane did not impress. To determine the order of the ranking the Council used data on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes for every thousand people and also reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime report. Spokane ranked almost dead last coming in at number 79 (there were only 80 cities on the list).

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  • UPDATE: Kent Police arrest man suspected of trying to rape barista

    UPDATE: Kent Police arrest man suspected of trying to rape barista

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:23 PM EST2018-02-21 18:23:24 GMT

    KENT, Wash. - Kent police said they arrested a man Wednesday morning who was seen on surveillance video early Tuesday breaking into a bikini barista stand and abducting the barista at knifepoint before trying to rape her outside. The arrest was made after investigators received multiple tips identifying the suspect. 

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    KENT, Wash. - Kent police said they arrested a man Wednesday morning who was seen on surveillance video early Tuesday breaking into a bikini barista stand and abducting the barista at knifepoint before trying to rape her outside. The arrest was made after investigators received multiple tips identifying the suspect. 

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  • Managers of Spokane Valley motel, 6 others arrested on drug and property crime charges following two-month investigation

    Managers of Spokane Valley motel, 6 others arrested on drug and property crime charges following two-month investigation

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:06 PM EST2018-02-20 23:06:06 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A two-month investigation into criminal activity at the Red Top Motel in Spokane Valley resulted in a massive raid and the arrest of 8 people early Tuesday morning. The Red Top Motel has had more than 100 calls for service since the beginning of the year, with many of those calls resulting in the arrest of known criminals who commonly traffic in drugs and stolen property.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A two-month investigation into criminal activity at the Red Top Motel in Spokane Valley resulted in a massive raid and the arrest of 8 people early Tuesday morning. The Red Top Motel has had more than 100 calls for service since the beginning of the year, with many of those calls resulting in the arrest of known criminals who commonly traffic in drugs and stolen property.

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  • Spokane gas station's stolen propane tanks appear to be for sale online

    Spokane gas station's stolen propane tanks appear to be for sale online

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:06 AM EST2018-02-22 07:06:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Last month thieves hit a gas station in north Spokane and were caught on camera getting away with 12 brand new propane tanks worth more than $500. The business, Divine's on Nevada and Wellesley, reported the theft to police and posted about it online. "We do a lot  with the community as far as working with SNAP and other agencies to fill propane for customers in need who use it to heat their home," said Divine's manager Sonya Bray.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -  Last month thieves hit a gas station in north Spokane and were caught on camera getting away with 12 brand new propane tanks worth more than $500. The business, Divine's on Nevada and Wellesley, reported the theft to police and posted about it online. "We do a lot  with the community as far as working with SNAP and other agencies to fill propane for customers in need who use it to heat their home," said Divine's manager Sonya Bray.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, February 21st

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, February 21st

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-02-21 23:29:22 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, February 21st.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, February 21st.

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  • Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

    Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:58 AM EST2018-02-22 05:58:38 GMT

    In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, President Donald Trump has raised the idea of arming teachers.    Trump says that had one of the victims, an assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, been armed, "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it."

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    In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, President Donald Trump has raised the idea of arming teachers.    Trump says that had one of the victims, an assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, been armed, "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it."

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