Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 6th - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 6th

Posted: Updated:

 
Police in Aveley, Essex are looking for two people, who may have accidentally incriminated themselves. 
Police say someone stole an iPad and several other electronics last month. This week, selfies of a man and a woman started showing up on the stolen iPad's iCloud account. 
The pictures show the two hugging on a sofa in a house, but it's unclear where they are. 
Police are using the photos as a jumping off point to track them down.
 
---------------------------------------------------

Motorhead fans say are pushing for a new way to honor their hero who recently died. 
Almost 30,000 of them are demanding scientists name a newly found heavy metal 'Lemmium,' after the late Lemmy Kilmister. 
The rocker died at the age of 70 in December, just two days after he learned he had cancer. 
In an online petition, a fan named John Wright is asking the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to name one of four new elements after the the Motorhead front man. 
So far, it has more than 29,000 signatures.
It reads, "Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal.
"We believe it is fitting that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommend that one of the four new discovered heavy metals in the periodic table is named Lemmium.
"An astrological object (a star) has been named Lemmy to meet the IUPAC naming recommendations."
 
---------------------------------------------------
 
ORANGE, Mass. (AP) -- It was a scene straight out of an episode of "Lassie."
Police in western Massachusetts say a dog approached an officer on Tuesday barking frantically and then led the officer across a field and down an icy, 30-foot embankment, where the dog's canine companion had become entangled in the undergrowth.
Firefighters in Orange used a ladder to free the trapped dog, which was taken to a veterinarian for a checkup.
The two dogs had run off hours earlier when their owner suffered a medical emergency at her home and was taken to the hospital. Police tried to catch the dogs, but they kept running away.
Orange police said on their Facebook page: "Apparently, any dog in the right circumstances can turn into Lassie."

---------------------------------------------------
 

DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit artist is suing to protect an enormous multicolor mural that's been described as a "bleeding rainbow" on a building that could be developed into apartments.
Katherine Craig says a federal law gives her the right to protect the mural from changes or destruction.
The mural was created in 2009 with more than 100 gallons of paint poured from the roof of the brick building in Detroit. The paint was spread with a variety of tools, including fire extinguishers and salad dressing bottles.
Craig fears the mural will be ruined if windows are installed on the building.
The new owner, Princeton Enterprises, says it disagrees with Craig's interpretation of law as well as the "facts" of the dispute.
 
---------------------------------------------------
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police and witnesses say a man climbed atop a road sign along a major highway and stayed there for two hours, moving from side to side and dangling his feet as drivers below faced a long delay.
Metro Nashville Police closed part of Interstate 65 about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police later charged 46-year-old William Walters with disorderly conduct and obstructing a roadway.
Police say in a statement that negotiator Cedric Connolly eventually persuaded Waters to come down from the sign.
Local media outlets report that the road closure, which lasted through much of rush hour, caused major traffic delays in the downtown area.
Police say that along with charges, Walters will undergo a mental health evaluation.
 
---------------------------------------------------

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore County officials say a school bus carrying high school students got stuck in a sinkhole that opened up after a water main break, but the students got off safely.
Police said in social media posts that the bus carrying Dulaney High School students got stuck Wednesday morning in Cockeysville. Police posted a photo online showing the rear of the bus sunken into water on the submerged section of road.
County schools spokesman Mychael Dickerson says the bus was driving slowly toward a stop, then suddenly couldn't move. Dickerson says that he doesn't know how many students were onboard but that they exited safely and went to school on another bus.
Police say the water main break caused the road collapse, and motorists were asked to avoid the area.
---------------------------------------------------
 
Hipsters 1, doughnuts 0. A restaurant in Brooklyn, New York called the Manila Social Club is now offering a Golden Cristal Ube doughnut. 
It has a purple yam base, and it's topped with Cristal Champagne icing, filled with Champagne jelly and ube mousse, and then covered in 24-karat gold. 
You can order it, but it'll cost you $100 a pop.  
 
---------------------------------------------------
 
If you want a sexy vacation, apparently you shouldn't go to Tampa, Florida. 
A new survey by MissTravel.com has ranked Tampa as the number one vacation spot with the highest rate of rejection when people were offered trips there.
Here's the full list. 
1. Tampa, Florida: 96.42%
2. Detroit, Michigan: 93.75%
3. St. Paul, Minnesota: 93.33%
4. Charleston, South Carolina: 88.24%
5. West Palm Beach, Florida: 87.18%
6. Virginia Beach, Virginia: 86.67%
7. Brooklyn, New York: 82.22%
8. Phoenix, Arizona: 81.48%
9. Houston, Texas: 78.26%
10. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 77.78%

---------------------------------------------------
 
A father and son pair in Leeds, England might need some advice about a better bonding activity. 
Police arrested  17-year-old Declan Pick and 38-year-old Martin Pick, when the two reportedly dressed in drag, and robbed a convenience store. 
Officers say the son wheeled his dad into the store, while they both wore wigs and jackets, and carried purses. 
Seconds later, the father jumped up from the wheelchair, and threatened the employees with a shotgun. 
Luckily the store owner chased them out, and police tracked them down. 
This week, Martin Pick was sentenced to 18 years in prison. The father's brother, Mark, got 16 years for running the getaway car.

---------------------------------------------------
 
Police in Warwick, Rhode Island are apologizing for calling accused thieves stupid. 
In a Facebook post, officers posted  "Stupid is as stupid does" alongside a photo of one of two teenagers accused of stealing hubcaps from a police cruiser that was parked outside the police department. 
Officers arrested the two when they caught them in the act. 
But one of their brothers wasn't too happy about the police officers' harsh words. He says his brother is a good kid who make a mistake, but he isn't stupid. 
Sure enough, officers edited the post and took down the teen's mugshot.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 22-year-old Sandpoint man dies in Clayton 395 crash

    22-year-old Sandpoint man dies in Clayton 395 crash

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:58:53 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrols responded to a fatal crash in Stevens County Friday evening. On SR-395 in Clayton near Mile Post 185, a vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on with another car, killing the driver. The causing driver who was transported to the hospital is in custody for vehicular homicide. There were no other occupants of either vehicle. 

    >>

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrols responded to a fatal crash in Stevens County Friday evening. On SR-395 in Clayton near Mile Post 185, a vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on with another car, killing the driver. The causing driver who was transported to the hospital is in custody for vehicular homicide. There were no other occupants of either vehicle. 

    >>
  • Amazon.com to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Spokane

    Amazon.com to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Spokane

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:37:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Seattle-based Amazon.com is opening a fulfillment center in Spokane, promising more than 1,500 full-time jobs.    The company announced on Friday that it was opening its first fulfillment center in eastern Washington.    The 600,000-square foot center will be built near the Spokane International Airport.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Seattle-based Amazon.com is opening a fulfillment center in Spokane, promising more than 1,500 full-time jobs.    The company announced on Friday that it was opening its first fulfillment center in eastern Washington.    The 600,000-square foot center will be built near the Spokane International Airport.

    >>
  • Court docs: Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist charged with rape, abuse of underage patient

    Court docs: Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist charged with rape, abuse of underage patient

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:02:56 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A therapist at Kootenai Behavior Health is accused of having sex with an underage patient "hundreds of times" according to court documents. He's been charged with rape and sexual abuse, and is currently on administrative leave from the hospital during the investigation.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A therapist at Kootenai Behavior Health is accused of having sex with an underage patient "hundreds of times" according to court documents. He's been charged with rape and sexual abuse, and is currently on administrative leave from the hospital during the investigation.

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

  • 22-year-old Sandpoint man dies in Clayton 395 crash

    22-year-old Sandpoint man dies in Clayton 395 crash

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:58:53 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrols responded to a fatal crash in Stevens County Friday evening. On SR-395 in Clayton near Mile Post 185, a vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on with another car, killing the driver. The causing driver who was transported to the hospital is in custody for vehicular homicide. There were no other occupants of either vehicle. 

    >>

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrols responded to a fatal crash in Stevens County Friday evening. On SR-395 in Clayton near Mile Post 185, a vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on with another car, killing the driver. The causing driver who was transported to the hospital is in custody for vehicular homicide. There were no other occupants of either vehicle. 

    >>
  • Buckshot fire near Mattawa now 50 percent contained

    Buckshot fire near Mattawa now 50 percent contained

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:10:26 GMT

    MATTAWA, Wash. -Washington DNR now says the Buckshot fire burning near Mattawa is 20 percent contained Friday morning. The fire size remains at 1,000 acres as crews continue to work. 

    >>

    MATTAWA, Wash. -Washington DNR now says the Buckshot fire burning near Mattawa is 20 percent contained Friday morning. The fire size remains at 1,000 acres as crews continue to work. 

    >>
  • Court docs: Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist charged with rape, abuse of underage patient

    Court docs: Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist charged with rape, abuse of underage patient

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:02:56 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A therapist at Kootenai Behavior Health is accused of having sex with an underage patient "hundreds of times" according to court documents. He's been charged with rape and sexual abuse, and is currently on administrative leave from the hospital during the investigation.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A therapist at Kootenai Behavior Health is accused of having sex with an underage patient "hundreds of times" according to court documents. He's been charged with rape and sexual abuse, and is currently on administrative leave from the hospital during the investigation.

    >>