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  • Missing hunters identified after crash into Idaho river

    Missing hunters identified after crash into Idaho river

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:14:08 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have identified four hunters who remain missing after a crash in the Idaho backcountry.    The Idaho County Sheriff's Office on Sunday said the men are: Koby Clark of Bozeman, Montana, Reece Rollins of Terrebonne, Oregon and brothers Raymond and Jesse Ferrieri of Mahapac Falls, New York.

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have identified four hunters who remain missing after a crash in the Idaho backcountry.    The Idaho County Sheriff's Office on Sunday said the men are: Koby Clark of Bozeman, Montana, Reece Rollins of Terrebonne, Oregon and brothers Raymond and Jesse Ferrieri of Mahapac Falls, New York.

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  • Officer returns to work after being shot while on duty

    Officer returns to work after being shot while on duty

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:11:14 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho police officer returned to duty after suffering a gunshot wound while responding to a call.    The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Officer Charles Hatley of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department returned to duty earlier this month and called the experience "eye-opening."

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho police officer returned to duty after suffering a gunshot wound while responding to a call.    The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Officer Charles Hatley of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department returned to duty earlier this month and called the experience "eye-opening."

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  • Two hurt in crash near Palouse Highway and Jamieson Road

    Two hurt in crash near Palouse Highway and Jamieson Road

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:43:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters report two people were hurt in a one-vehicle crash near Palouse Highway and Jamieson Road Sunday morning. The one-vehicle crash happened around 6 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle left the road. Responding fire crews  worked to get the two people out of the car and stabilize them before they were taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters report two people were hurt in a one-vehicle crash near Palouse Highway and Jamieson Road Sunday morning. The one-vehicle crash happened around 6 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle left the road. Responding fire crews  worked to get the two people out of the car and stabilize them before they were taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

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  • Lawsuit: Man contracted E. coli at Nampa Papa Murphy's

    Lawsuit: Man contracted E. coli at Nampa Papa Murphy's

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:25:30 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A local Idaho man has joined eight others across the country in suing Papa Murphy's and other top food chains for allegedly contracting E. coli after visiting one of pizza chain's locations. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that William Whitt is part of a federal lawsuit claiming he contracted E. coli days after eating a salad from a Papa Murphy's in Nampa in March.

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    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A local Idaho man has joined eight others across the country in suing Papa Murphy's and other top food chains for allegedly contracting E. coli after visiting one of pizza chain's locations. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that William Whitt is part of a federal lawsuit claiming he contracted E. coli days after eating a salad from a Papa Murphy's in Nampa in March.

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  • 16-year-old pleads guilty to second-degree murder charge

    16-year-old pleads guilty to second-degree murder charge

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:13:45 GMT

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A 16-year-old has pleaded guilty as an adult to second-degree murder.    The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Cristian Alexander Quijas was 15 when he shot and killed 16-year-old Angel Estrada in Burlington, Washington, on March 30, 2017.    According to state law, 16- or 17-year-olds charged with qualifying violent offenses, including murder, are automatically charged as adults. 

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    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A 16-year-old has pleaded guilty as an adult to second-degree murder.    The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Cristian Alexander Quijas was 15 when he shot and killed 16-year-old Angel Estrada in Burlington, Washington, on March 30, 2017.    According to state law, 16- or 17-year-olds charged with qualifying violent offenses, including murder, are automatically charged as adults. 

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  • Body of Lynnwood teen recovered from Banks Lake

    Body of Lynnwood teen recovered from Banks Lake

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:26:57 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The body of a 17-year-old boy from Lynnwood, Wash was recovered Saturday evening from the waters of Banks Lake, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. The teen went missing Friday evening near Steamboat Rock State Park. Friends reported David V. Fesko missing around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The body of a 17-year-old boy from Lynnwood, Wash was recovered Saturday evening from the waters of Banks Lake, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. The teen went missing Friday evening near Steamboat Rock State Park. Friends reported David V. Fesko missing around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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  • Arsonist who set fatal fire to be released from prison

    Arsonist who set fatal fire to be released from prison

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:03:04 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a man who set a Seattle warehouse fire that killed four firefighters in 1995 is set to be released from prison in late September.    The Seattle Times reported Friday that 62-year-old Martin Pang was convicted of setting a fire in his parents' Chinatown International District warehouse on Jan. 5, 1995.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a man who set a Seattle warehouse fire that killed four firefighters in 1995 is set to be released from prison in late September.    The Seattle Times reported Friday that 62-year-old Martin Pang was convicted of setting a fire in his parents' Chinatown International District warehouse on Jan. 5, 1995.

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  • 11 years after a rape in Seattle, DNA leads to charges

    11 years after a rape in Seattle, DNA leads to charges

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:00:07 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - More than 10 years after a woman was grabbed in Seattle and raped, her alleged attacker has been identified through DNA.    The Seattle Times reported Friday that the victim's rape kit - which at one time was among about 6,000 untested kits in the state - was finally analyzed and run through a national database.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - More than 10 years after a woman was grabbed in Seattle and raped, her alleged attacker has been identified through DNA.    The Seattle Times reported Friday that the victim's rape kit - which at one time was among about 6,000 untested kits in the state - was finally analyzed and run through a national database.

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  • Boston’s Memorial Day flag garden idea spreads across the US

    Boston’s Memorial Day flag garden idea spreads across the US

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:28:38 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) - The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first appeared on Boston Common for Memorial Day a decade ago, honoring service members who have died defending the nation, is slowly becoming a national movement. The flag gardens, as they are known, can be seen this weekend in Texas, Louisiana, Ohio and New York, all started by local residents inspired by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund tribute started in 2010.

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    BOSTON (AP) - The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first appeared on Boston Common for Memorial Day a decade ago, honoring service members who have died defending the nation, is slowly becoming a national movement. The flag gardens, as they are known, can be seen this weekend in Texas, Louisiana, Ohio and New York, all started by local residents inspired by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund tribute started in 2010.

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  • Adams County woman considered "danger to children" turns herself in; child safe

    Adams County woman considered "danger to children" turns herself in; child safe

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:47:36 GMT
    Yoci L. Godinez-BustosYoci L. Godinez-Bustos

    RITZVILLE, Wash.- UPDATE: The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Yoci Godinez-Bustos turned herself in to authorities Saturday. Adams County deputies said on Facebook that the baby she was traveling with is safe and thanked her family members and friends who helped her decide to turn herself in.

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    RITZVILLE, Wash.- UPDATE: The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Yoci Godinez-Bustos turned herself in to authorities Saturday. Adams County deputies said on Facebook that the baby she was traveling with is safe and thanked her family members and friends who helped her decide to turn herself in.

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  • Racist flyers pop up all over downtown Spokane again

    Racist flyers pop up all over downtown Spokane again

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:33:47 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. These flyers were found once again on Saturday placed all over downtown Spokane. Back in March, a group called Identity Evropa put racist posters on Eastern Universities campus. Roberto Rodriguez was walking downtown and happened to catch a glimpse of the flyers "With these posters my thoughts on them is why are we having them up?" questioned Rodriguez. Roberto understands that groups have the right to free speech. But Roberto wants...

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    Spokane, Wash. These flyers were found once again on Saturday placed all over downtown Spokane. Back in March, a group called Identity Evropa put racist posters on Eastern Universities campus. Roberto Rodriguez was walking downtown and happened to catch a glimpse of the flyers "With these posters my thoughts on them is why are we having them up?" questioned Rodriguez. Roberto understands that groups have the right to free speech. But Roberto wants...

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  • Trump welcomes freed American after 'ordeal'

    Trump welcomes freed American after 'ordeal'

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:30:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has welcomed to the White House an American held for two years in a Venezuelan jail, saying the Utah man has undergone a "very tough ordeal."    Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Holt and his wife arrived Saturday evening at Washington Dulles International Airport.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has welcomed to the White House an American held for two years in a Venezuelan jail, saying the Utah man has undergone a "very tough ordeal."    Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Holt and his wife arrived Saturday evening at Washington Dulles International Airport.

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  • Moses Lake officers help double amputee finish 5K fun run

    Moses Lake officers help double amputee finish 5K fun run

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:55:21 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man's fighting spirit was on full display Saturday morning during a 5K fun run in town. Double amputee Kevin Wheatcroft was running the race, par of Moses Lake's Spring Festival, when police say he had an issue with one of his prosthetic legs. Wheatcroft refused to give up though, and was escorted to the finish by Moses Lake Officers Francis and Harum.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man's fighting spirit was on full display Saturday morning during a 5K fun run in town. Double amputee Kevin Wheatcroft was running the race, par of Moses Lake's Spring Festival, when police say he had an issue with one of his prosthetic legs. Wheatcroft refused to give up though, and was escorted to the finish by Moses Lake Officers Francis and Harum.

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  • Post Falls man killed in motorcycle crash north of Wilbur

    Post Falls man killed in motorcycle crash north of Wilbur

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:38:35 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    WILBUR, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports a Post Falls man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Lincoln County. Troopers say it happened just after noon Saturday on State Route 21, about eight miles east of Wilbur. 75-year-old Larry Everett Merriman was headed northbound on the road, driving a black Yamaha XVS11AP motorcycle.

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    WILBUR, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports a Post Falls man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Lincoln County. Troopers say it happened just after noon Saturday on State Route 21, about eight miles east of Wilbur. 75-year-old Larry Everett Merriman was headed northbound on the road, driving a black Yamaha XVS11AP motorcycle.

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  • Cause still unknown in apartment fire that hurt 2 people

    Cause still unknown in apartment fire that hurt 2 people

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:13:32 GMT
    Photo courtesy Kelly CahillPhoto courtesy Kelly Cahill

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit is still working to determine the cause of an apartment fire that broke out late Friday night. At around 11:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to a report of a fire in an apartment building located at 1203 W. 5th Ave. Initial calls were from neighbors down the street who said they could see flames coming from the window of one of the rooms.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit is still working to determine the cause of an apartment fire that broke out late Friday night. At around 11:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to a report of a fire in an apartment building located at 1203 W. 5th Ave. Initial calls were from neighbors down the street who said they could see flames coming from the window of one of the rooms.

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  • Man says he killed married couple in self-defense

    Man says he killed married couple in self-defense

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:44:15 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A man on trial for killing a married Washington couple says he committed the crime but denied that their deaths were cold-blooded executions, as prosecutors argue.    The Everett Herald reports John Reed told a jury Friday that he killed his Oso neighbors, Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, in 2016 in self-defense during a dispute.  

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A man on trial for killing a married Washington couple says he committed the crime but denied that their deaths were cold-blooded executions, as prosecutors argue.    The Everett Herald reports John Reed told a jury Friday that he killed his Oso neighbors, Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn, in 2016 in self-defense during a dispute.  

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  • City aims to block release of dangerous psychiatric patients

    City aims to block release of dangerous psychiatric patients

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:38:40 GMT
    Federal regulators have agreed to negotiate an agreement with the Washington state agency that oversees the troubled Western State Hospital to avoid the loss of federal funds.Federal regulators have agreed to negotiate an agreement with the Washington state agency that oversees the troubled Western State Hospital to avoid the loss of federal funds.

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - The city that houses Western State Hospital, Washington's main psychiatric facility, is fighting to keep patients from being released into its boundaries.    The News Tribune reports Lakewood on Monday approved a moratorium on city business licenses for new adult family homes and authorized a lawsuit against the state to end what it calls the unsafe release of people with histories of violence or sexual offenses into its city.

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    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - The city that houses Western State Hospital, Washington's main psychiatric facility, is fighting to keep patients from being released into its boundaries.    The News Tribune reports Lakewood on Monday approved a moratorium on city business licenses for new adult family homes and authorized a lawsuit against the state to end what it calls the unsafe release of people with histories of violence or sexual offenses into its city.

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  • Missing fisherman found by divers in submerged vessel

    Missing fisherman found by divers in submerged vessel

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:30:35 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The body of a missing fisherman was found by divers inside the sunken vessel, the Kelli J.    The Coast Guard said Saturday that the body was found before the vessel was refloated by contractors in Willapay Bay on Friday.    The Pacific County Sheriff's Office took the fisherman's body to a local funeral home on Friday night.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The body of a missing fisherman was found by divers inside the sunken vessel, the Kelli J.    The Coast Guard said Saturday that the body was found before the vessel was refloated by contractors in Willapay Bay on Friday.    The Pacific County Sheriff's Office took the fisherman's body to a local funeral home on Friday night.

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  • Shoshone deputies find body in Coeur d'Alene River

    Shoshone deputies find body in Coeur d'Alene River

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 23:18:50 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho Deputies in Shoshone County reported Saturday that while conducting search and rescue efforts on the Coeur d'Alene River, a body was found. Shoshone County deputies located the body east of the Cataldo boat launch in Kootenai County and immediately contacted Kootenai County deputies, who responded and were processing the scene Saturday.

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho Deputies in Shoshone County reported Saturday that while conducting search and rescue efforts on the Coeur d'Alene River, a body was found. Shoshone County deputies located the body east of the Cataldo boat launch in Kootenai County and immediately contacted Kootenai County deputies, who responded and were processing the scene Saturday.

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  • Irish voters overwhelmingly repeal abortion ban

    Irish voters overwhelmingly repeal abortion ban

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:03:37 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) - Final results from a referendum show that Irish voters have overwhelmingly supported repealing their country's constitutional ban on abortions and having parliament enact laws that reflect the popular vote.    Elections officials said Saturday more than 1.4 million voters favored repealing the ban while roughly 724,000 wanted to keep it in place.

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    DUBLIN (AP) - Final results from a referendum show that Irish voters have overwhelmingly supported repealing their country's constitutional ban on abortions and having parliament enact laws that reflect the popular vote.    Elections officials said Saturday more than 1.4 million voters favored repealing the ban while roughly 724,000 wanted to keep it in place.

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  • E. Idaho man dies after pickup collides with farm equipment

    E. Idaho man dies after pickup collides with farm equipment

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-05-26 17:20:00 GMT
    Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.

    TERRETON, Idaho (AP) - A 72-year-old eastern Idaho man died after his pickup collided with farm machinery near Terreton.    Idaho State Police say Denis Clark of Preston died Friday when his 2007 Dodge pickup pulling an empty horse trailer collided with a farm tractor pulling a trailer loaded with hay.

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    TERRETON, Idaho (AP) - A 72-year-old eastern Idaho man died after his pickup collided with farm machinery near Terreton.    Idaho State Police say Denis Clark of Preston died Friday when his 2007 Dodge pickup pulling an empty horse trailer collided with a farm tractor pulling a trailer loaded with hay.

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  • Forest Service OKs exploratory drilling for N. Idaho silica

    Forest Service OKs exploratory drilling for N. Idaho silica

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:38:48 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Federal officials have approved exploratory drilling for a silica mine on Green Mountain in northern Idaho.    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Saturday that the U.S. Forest Service approved the exploratory plan for Pend Oreille Silica earlier this month.    Green Mountain is located near the southern end of Lake Pend Oreille. 

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    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Federal officials have approved exploratory drilling for a silica mine on Green Mountain in northern Idaho.    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Saturday that the U.S. Forest Service approved the exploratory plan for Pend Oreille Silica earlier this month.    Green Mountain is located near the southern end of Lake Pend Oreille. 

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  • Man who beat woman sentenced to 100 months in prison

    Man who beat woman sentenced to 100 months in prison

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:27:06 GMT
    A mugshot of Cannella after an earlier arrest in Wisconsin (Brown County Police)A mugshot of Cannella after an earlier arrest in Wisconsin (Brown County Police)

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A man who nearly beat a woman to death must serve 100 months in prison for the crime.    The Spokesman-Review reports that Judge Kevin Korsmo sentenced Sonny Cannella on Friday after he pleaded guilty to first-degree domestic assault.    Before the sentencing, the woman, Sapphire Mattson, described the scene to the judge.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A man who nearly beat a woman to death must serve 100 months in prison for the crime.    The Spokesman-Review reports that Judge Kevin Korsmo sentenced Sonny Cannella on Friday after he pleaded guilty to first-degree domestic assault.    Before the sentencing, the woman, Sapphire Mattson, described the scene to the judge.

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  • One person burned in apartment fire in Spokane

    One person burned in apartment fire in Spokane

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-05-26 07:53:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Firefighters say one person was burned and had to be hospitalized in a fire at the Resident Court Apartments at 5th and Jefferson late Friday night. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Firefighters say one person was burned and had to be hospitalized in a fire at the Resident Court Apartments at 5th and Jefferson late Friday night. 

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  • Spokane Police arrest man waving knife outside Zola's bar

    Spokane Police arrest man waving knife outside Zola's bar

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:40 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:40:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday evening just before 7:30 p.m. Spokane Police responded to the report of a man waiving a knife erratically in front of Zola’s bar. Officers and found the man, who was still holding the knife. At the time there were dozens of people in the immediate vicinity, some within yards of the armed individual. Police say the man was initially uncooperative and refused to surrender. After a couple minutes, he was arrested. After 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday evening just before 7:30 p.m. Spokane Police responded to the report of a man waiving a knife erratically in front of Zola’s bar. Officers and found the man, who was still holding the knife. At the time there were dozens of people in the immediate vicinity, some within yards of the armed individual. Police say the man was initially uncooperative and refused to surrender. After a couple minutes, he was arrested. After 

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  • Fisherman calls 911, says he saw body floating down Coeur d'Alene River

    Fisherman calls 911, says he saw body floating down Coeur d'Alene River

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:33:29 GMT

    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - On Friday, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from 23-year-old Cole A. Lifsey from Post Falls, Idaho, who told officers he saw what he believed to be a body floating down the North Fork of the Coeur d’ Alene River. Lifsey said he was fishing at the time when he noticed the body, face down, floating past him.  Deputies immediately responded and began to coordinate a search and rescue 

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    SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - On Friday, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from 23-year-old Cole A. Lifsey from Post Falls, Idaho, who told officers he saw what he believed to be a body floating down the North Fork of the Coeur d’ Alene River. Lifsey said he was fishing at the time when he noticed the body, face down, floating past him.  Deputies immediately responded and began to coordinate a search and rescue 

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  • The Latest: First tests find no water contamination in Idaho town

    The Latest: First tests find no water contamination in Idaho town

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:01:26 GMT

    DIETRICH, Idaho  (AP) - The Latest on an Idaho town where officials told residents not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home. (all times local): 7:40 p.m. State officials say a first round of tests on the water in an Idaho town have found no contamination after a fired city worker was found dead in his home. Michael Brown of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality said Friday that the first set of city water tests in D...

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    DIETRICH, Idaho  (AP) - The Latest on an Idaho town where officials told residents not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home. (all times local): 7:40 p.m. State officials say a first round of tests on the water in an Idaho town have found no contamination after a fired city worker was found dead in his home. Michael Brown of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality said Friday that the first set of city water tests in D...

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  • Man accused of murdering 10-month-old baby asks for change in his release conditions

    Man accused of murdering 10-month-old baby asks for change in his release conditions

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:36:09 GMT
    Suspect Joshua Mobley PHOTO: FacebookSuspect Joshua Mobley PHOTO: Facebook

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The man accused of murdering the 10-month-old baby he was babysitting was back in court Friday asking for a change in his release conditions. Josh Mobley, 29, has been out on bond in the months following the death of baby Caiden Henry. His parents posted his $250,000 bond. Attorney's said Friday Mobley was asking to move his wife and four children into his parent's home after some financial issues. The 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The man accused of murdering the 10-month-old baby he was babysitting was back in court Friday asking for a change in his release conditions. Josh Mobley, 29, has been out on bond in the months following the death of baby Caiden Henry. His parents posted his $250,000 bond. Attorney's said Friday Mobley was asking to move his wife and four children into his parent's home after some financial issues. The 

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  • KHQ Investigates how welfare fraud cases are handled

    KHQ Investigates how welfare fraud cases are handled

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:25:18 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. On Friday afternoon we went back to Rachael Dolezal's house for one purpose, and that was to give her another chance to tell her side of the story  But still on Friday afternoon, No answers from her. Instead, KHQ spoke with Washington's senior director of fraud and accountability Steve Lowe whose job is to uncover welfare fraud and figure out the motives behind it. He told the state likely got lucky in this case. What led investigators knocking on Dolezal's door...

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    Spokane, Wash. On Friday afternoon we went back to Rachael Dolezal's house for one purpose, and that was to give her another chance to tell her side of the story  But still on Friday afternoon, No answers from her. Instead, KHQ spoke with Washington's senior director of fraud and accountability Steve Lowe whose job is to uncover welfare fraud and figure out the motives behind it. He told the state likely got lucky in this case. What led investigators knocking on Dolezal's door...

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  • Local waterways still very dangerous for Memorial Day weekend

    Local waterways still very dangerous for Memorial Day weekend

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:26:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Whether it's the temperature, or the speed,  some of the waterways in the area are too dangerous to go into this Memorial Day weekend. Even though it feels warm outside, the river water is still actually very cold. If you were to completely submerge your body in it, it wouldn't take long to get hypothermia. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Whether it's the temperature, or the speed,  some of the waterways in the area are too dangerous to go into this Memorial Day weekend. Even though it feels warm outside, the river water is still actually very cold. If you were to completely submerge your body in it, it wouldn't take long to get hypothermia. 

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  • Court Docs: North Spokane man stabbed through the heart

    Court Docs: North Spokane man stabbed through the heart

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:04:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The two women charged with murdering a 36-year-old man Wednesday evening in North Spokane, made their first appearance in court Friday afternoon. Selena Akridge-Davis and Tanessa Wilturner are both charged with the second degree murder of Demetrius Hoskins. Court documents show Wilturner's young daughter saw the fatal stabbing. Records indicate Wilturner and the victim were engaged and living with Akridge-

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The two women charged with murdering a 36-year-old man Wednesday evening in North Spokane, made their first appearance in court Friday afternoon. Selena Akridge-Davis and Tanessa Wilturner are both charged with the second degree murder of Demetrius Hoskins. Court documents show Wilturner's young daughter saw the fatal stabbing. Records indicate Wilturner and the victim were engaged and living with Akridge-

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  • $500K Bench Warrant Issued For Lori Isenberg After Missing 2nd Arraignment

    $500K Bench Warrant Issued For Lori Isenberg After Missing 2nd Arraignment

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:28:08 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A $500k bench warrant has been issued for Lori Isenberg after she failed to appear for her arraignment hearing Friday.  Isenberg was the last person to see her husband, 68-year-old Larry Isenberg, alive before his body was recovered from Lake Coeur d'Alene.  In February, Isenberg reportedly told authorities that her husband fell from their boat at Powderhorn Bay as he attempted to fix the boat's electric trolling 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A $500k bench warrant has been issued for Lori Isenberg after she failed to appear for her arraignment hearing Friday.  Isenberg was the last person to see her husband, 68-year-old Larry Isenberg, alive before his body was recovered from Lake Coeur d'Alene.  In February, Isenberg reportedly told authorities that her husband fell from their boat at Powderhorn Bay as he attempted to fix the boat's electric trolling 

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  • Scientists find opioids, antibiotics in Puget Sound mussels

    Scientists find opioids, antibiotics in Puget Sound mussels

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:21:01 GMT
    Nick Karvounis @nickkarvounisNick Karvounis @nickkarvounis
    Nick Karvounis @nickkarvounisNick Karvounis @nickkarvounis

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of antibiotics and the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels. KIRO-TV reported this week that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife obtained clean mussels from Penn Cove on Whidbey Island and put them different areas to test for water contamination. Scientists worked with the Puget Sound Institute to analyze the data and discovered three out of 18 locations came back...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of antibiotics and the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels. KIRO-TV reported this week that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife obtained clean mussels from Penn Cove on Whidbey Island and put them different areas to test for water contamination. Scientists worked with the Puget Sound Institute to analyze the data and discovered three out of 18 locations came back...

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  • Investigators: Threat at Wahluke High School had little credibility

    Investigators: Threat at Wahluke High School had little credibility

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 00:15:18 GMT

    MATTAWA, Wash. - On Friday, investigators determined that a threat made against Wahluke High School was written by a young male student.  Investigators say the threat was found Thursday on a bathroom wall inside the school.  "Investigators believe the threat had little credibility and that there was no risk due to the threat," Grant County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The student responsible for writing the threat was disciplined 

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    MATTAWA, Wash. - On Friday, investigators determined that a threat made against Wahluke High School was written by a young male student.  Investigators say the threat was found Thursday on a bathroom wall inside the school.  "Investigators believe the threat had little credibility and that there was no risk due to the threat," Grant County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The student responsible for writing the threat was disciplined 

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  • Two hurt in helicopter crash at Olympia Regional Airport

    Two hurt in helicopter crash at Olympia Regional Airport

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:37:04 GMT
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    East Olympia Fire District 6, Facebook pageEast Olympia Fire District 6, Facebook page

    SEATTLE, Wash. - Two people were hurt Friday when a helicopter crashed into a field at Olympia Regional Airport. East Olympia Fire District 6 says that the pair sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.  The company owner of Northwest Helicopters, Brian Reynolds, told KING 5 News that the chopper had a tail rotor failure before making a hard landing. The owner says that a pilot and mechanic 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - Two people were hurt Friday when a helicopter crashed into a field at Olympia Regional Airport. East Olympia Fire District 6 says that the pair sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.  The company owner of Northwest Helicopters, Brian Reynolds, told KING 5 News that the chopper had a tail rotor failure before making a hard landing. The owner says that a pilot and mechanic 

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  • Rescuers recover vehicle from Selway river, no bodies inside

    Rescuers recover vehicle from Selway river, no bodies inside

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:17:16 GMT
    Photos Courtesy: Idaho County Sheriff's OfficePhotos Courtesy: Idaho County Sheriff's Office
    Photos Courtesy: Idaho County Sheriff's OfficePhotos Courtesy: Idaho County Sheriff's Office

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Rescuers have recovered a sport utility vehicle from the upper Selway River in the Idaho backcountry, but Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says none of the four hunters missing since the crash earlier this week were inside.    The vehicle flipped into the river early Monday in a remote part of central Idaho about 60 miles west of Darby, Montana. Two of six men inside got out safely and have returned to Georgia.    

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Rescuers have recovered a sport utility vehicle from the upper Selway River in the Idaho backcountry, but Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says none of the four hunters missing since the crash earlier this week were inside.    The vehicle flipped into the river early Monday in a remote part of central Idaho about 60 miles west of Darby, Montana. Two of six men inside got out safely and have returned to Georgia.    

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  • Yellowstone River forecast to hit record flood levels

    Yellowstone River forecast to hit record flood levels

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:07:50 GMT
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    Image of Yellowstone River from 2017, Yellowstone County Sheriff's OfficeImage of Yellowstone River from 2017, Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Local authorities have declared a flooding emergency in southeastern Montana as snowmelt and rain threaten to push the Yellowstone River and some of its tributaries to record high levels by early next week. Yellowstone County disaster director Brad Shoemaker said Friday that low-lying areas of Billings, Laurel, Huntley and Lockwood could see flooding. Shoemakers says no large-scale evacuations are anticipated, but sandbagging stations will be opened fo...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Local authorities have declared a flooding emergency in southeastern Montana as snowmelt and rain threaten to push the Yellowstone River and some of its tributaries to record high levels by early next week. Yellowstone County disaster director Brad Shoemaker said Friday that low-lying areas of Billings, Laurel, Huntley and Lockwood could see flooding. Shoemakers says no large-scale evacuations are anticipated, but sandbagging stations will be opened fo...

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  • Detectives need your help finding a man wanted felony domestic violence

    Detectives need your help finding a man wanted felony domestic violence

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:02:55 GMT
    Spokane County Sheriff's OfficeSpokane County Sheriff's Office
    Spokane County Sheriff's OfficeSpokane County Sheriff's Office

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Domestic Violence Detectives are asking for your help finding 36-year-old Conrad R. Odom, who is wanted for felony domestic violence charges and has reportedly made recent suicidal statements.  Detectives describe Odom as 6’03” and approximately 325 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes.  Odom was last known to be driving a white 1997 Cadillac Deville with Washington license 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Domestic Violence Detectives are asking for your help finding 36-year-old Conrad R. Odom, who is wanted for felony domestic violence charges and has reportedly made recent suicidal statements.  Detectives describe Odom as 6’03” and approximately 325 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes.  Odom was last known to be driving a white 1997 Cadillac Deville with Washington license 

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  • NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

    NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:48:53 GMT

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson and other NFL players are speaking out against a rule approved by the league's owners this week mandating players on the field stand for the national anthem.  Baldwin took his comments a step further, calling President Donald Trump "an idiot" in response to the president's comments on "Fox & Friends" saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem. Baldw...

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    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson and other NFL players are speaking out against a rule approved by the league's owners this week mandating players on the field stand for the national anthem.  Baldwin took his comments a step further, calling President Donald Trump "an idiot" in response to the president's comments on "Fox & Friends" saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem. Baldw...

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  • Yakima County Jail's basement remains closed due to flooding

    Yakima County Jail's basement remains closed due to flooding

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:40:01 GMT
    Yakima County Jail's basement remains closed due to floodingYakima County Jail's basement remains closed due to flooding
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The basement of the Yakima County jail remains shut down due to flooding. But the Yakima Herald-Republic reports that it's expected to be operational by Tuesday.  Jeremy Welch, Yakima County Department of Corrections chief, said crews are working on cleaning the basement and checking computers and other electronics to make sure they're still functional. The jail's court proceedings have been moved to the Yakima County Superior Court after a pipe burst a...

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The basement of the Yakima County jail remains shut down due to flooding. But the Yakima Herald-Republic reports that it's expected to be operational by Tuesday.  Jeremy Welch, Yakima County Department of Corrections chief, said crews are working on cleaning the basement and checking computers and other electronics to make sure they're still functional. The jail's court proceedings have been moved to the Yakima County Superior Court after a pipe burst a...

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  • Idaho care center worker sentenced for sex assault

    Idaho care center worker sentenced for sex assault

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:34:16 GMT

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A judge has retained jurisdiction in sentencing a former employee of a rehabilitation center in southeast Idaho convicted of sexually assaulting a patient. The Post Register reports 39-year-old Brandon Bowcut was ordered into a treatment program Wednesday with an underlying prison sentence of five to 15 years.  Bowcut was arrested in February after a 76-year-old woman reported the assault while she was recovering in the facility in Rexburg.

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A judge has retained jurisdiction in sentencing a former employee of a rehabilitation center in southeast Idaho convicted of sexually assaulting a patient. The Post Register reports 39-year-old Brandon Bowcut was ordered into a treatment program Wednesday with an underlying prison sentence of five to 15 years.  Bowcut was arrested in February after a 76-year-old woman reported the assault while she was recovering in the facility in Rexburg.

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  • Police: Man who threatened Idaho deputies shot and killed

    Police: Man who threatened Idaho deputies shot and killed

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:31:02 GMT

    MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) - Officials in southwestern Idaho say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who threatened deputies with a military-style knife. Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead says deputies responded Friday morning to reports of a man driving recklessly on private property. The man attempted to elude authorities but deputies disabled his vehicle and a foot pursuit began.  Hollinshead says one of the deputies opened fire when the man took out a lar...

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    MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) - Officials in southwestern Idaho say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who threatened deputies with a military-style knife. Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead says deputies responded Friday morning to reports of a man driving recklessly on private property. The man attempted to elude authorities but deputies disabled his vehicle and a foot pursuit began.  Hollinshead says one of the deputies opened fire when the man took out a lar...

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  • Sheriff: Parents don't bring guns to school lockdowns

    Sheriff: Parents don't bring guns to school lockdowns

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:28:17 GMT

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol. The Idaho State Journal reports that Marsh Valley High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday due to allegations a student was carrying a pistol.  Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen says some parents - alerted by students locked in classrooms via text and calls - decided to sh...

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol. The Idaho State Journal reports that Marsh Valley High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday due to allegations a student was carrying a pistol.  Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen says some parents - alerted by students locked in classrooms via text and calls - decided to sh...

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  • K9 Bane finds suspect hiding in a building after foot chase

    K9 Bane finds suspect hiding in a building after foot chase

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:16:13 GMT

    After a driver didn't stop for a Spokane Valley Deputy and tried to run away, K9 Bane found him hiding in a building. Yesterday morning, Spokane Valley Deputy James Wang saw a driver who didn't signal as he turned from Mission onto Vercler. Deputy Wang followed the car and saw as 30-year-old Brandon Ross, made a U-turn and went back to Mission. Deputy Wang turned on his lights and signaled for a traffic stop.

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    After a driver didn't stop for a Spokane Valley Deputy and tried to run away, K9 Bane found him hiding in a building. Yesterday morning, Spokane Valley Deputy James Wang saw a driver who didn't signal as he turned from Mission onto Vercler. Deputy Wang followed the car and saw as 30-year-old Brandon Ross, made a U-turn and went back to Mission. Deputy Wang turned on his lights and signaled for a traffic stop.

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  • FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:09:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.

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  • Man arrested trying to dig up murdered brother's grave in Bremerton

    Man arrested trying to dig up murdered brother's grave in Bremerton

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:30:18 GMT

    BREMERTON, Wash. - A man found digging up a grave early Wednesday told police he was trying to recover a gold cross that had been buried with his murdered brother. The Kitsap Sun reports that Bremerton police were called early Wednesday morning to the Miller Woodlawn cemetery after an employee spotted the man digging up the grave of 30-year-old Hector “Ricky” Apodaca. When officers arrived, they found the 27-year-old man was sitting in the hole he dug

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    BREMERTON, Wash. - A man found digging up a grave early Wednesday told police he was trying to recover a gold cross that had been buried with his murdered brother. The Kitsap Sun reports that Bremerton police were called early Wednesday morning to the Miller Woodlawn cemetery after an employee spotted the man digging up the grave of 30-year-old Hector “Ricky” Apodaca. When officers arrived, they found the 27-year-old man was sitting in the hole he dug

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  • Montana wolf population estimated at 900, gain of about 50

    Montana wolf population estimated at 900, gain of about 50

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:20:11 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say Montana had about 900 wolves in 2017, the 13th consecutive year the state exceeded its recovery goal.  The Billings Gazette reported Thursday that last year's population estimate was up from 851 in 2016. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' annual wolf report said 166 wolves were killed by hunters and 89 by trappers in the 2017-18 season. The department said sales of wolf licenses generated $380,000 for wolf conservation and manageme...

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say Montana had about 900 wolves in 2017, the 13th consecutive year the state exceeded its recovery goal.  The Billings Gazette reported Thursday that last year's population estimate was up from 851 in 2016. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' annual wolf report said 166 wolves were killed by hunters and 89 by trappers in the 2017-18 season. The department said sales of wolf licenses generated $380,000 for wolf conservation and manageme...

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  • Mead High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student says he knew his feelings were “wrong”

    Mead High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student says he knew his feelings were “wrong”

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:31:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Mead High School teacher has been arrested and charged with having a sexual relationship with a student.  Last month, court records showed 37-year-old Mead High School teacher Wesley Perez was under investigation for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Mead High School teacher has been arrested and charged with having a sexual relationship with a student.  Last month, court records showed 37-year-old Mead High School teacher Wesley Perez was under investigation for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. 

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  • Is Cracker Barrel planning to open a location in North Spokane?

    Is Cracker Barrel planning to open a location in North Spokane?

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:18:25 GMT
    Courtesy Cracker BarrelCourtesy Cracker Barrel

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Although it hasn't been publicly announced, it looks like the Cracker Barrel chain of restaurants and country stores is coming to Spokane. According to Inland Northwest Business Watch, documents have been filed with the city, showing plans to build a new Cracker Barrel in North Spokane. The plans show that the restaurant would be on the Northeast side of the N. Newport Hwy / E. Hoerner Ave. intersection, nearby The 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Although it hasn't been publicly announced, it looks like the Cracker Barrel chain of restaurants and country stores is coming to Spokane. According to Inland Northwest Business Watch, documents have been filed with the city, showing plans to build a new Cracker Barrel in North Spokane. The plans show that the restaurant would be on the Northeast side of the N. Newport Hwy / E. Hoerner Ave. intersection, nearby The 

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  • Justice for Joyce: 47 years later, family of murdered WSU student hopes for answers

    Justice for Joyce: 47 years later, family of murdered WSU student hopes for answers

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:06:24 GMT

    WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. - The murder of Joyce Lepage has haunted much of Eastern Washington for almost 50 years. With the suspect list even once including Ted Bundy, there's no shortage of theories on what happened to the murdered WSU student. KHQ investigated the case, speaking with both family and detectives who have not given up. "She was just a beautiful girl," said the victim's brother Bruce Lepage. "Joyce was extremely friendly." 

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    WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. - The murder of Joyce Lepage has haunted much of Eastern Washington for almost 50 years. With the suspect list even once including Ted Bundy, there's no shortage of theories on what happened to the murdered WSU student. KHQ investigated the case, speaking with both family and detectives who have not given up. "She was just a beautiful girl," said the victim's brother Bruce Lepage. "Joyce was extremely friendly." 

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  • Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:58:21 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

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    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

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  • State-run nursing home not meeting new federal guidelines

    State-run nursing home not meeting new federal guidelines

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:22:27 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The state health department has hired consultants and paid over $277,000 in civil penalties as the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center in Lewistown works to meet new federal regulations for caring for older adults with mental health issues. The Great Falls Tribune reports that after a February inspection, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid found the facility failed to protect patients from the verbal, physical and sexually abusive behaviors o...

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The state health department has hired consultants and paid over $277,000 in civil penalties as the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center in Lewistown works to meet new federal regulations for caring for older adults with mental health issues. The Great Falls Tribune reports that after a February inspection, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid found the facility failed to protect patients from the verbal, physical and sexually abusive behaviors o...

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  • Suspect in 1986 Washington murder case pleads not guilty

    Suspect in 1986 Washington murder case pleads not guilty

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:01:53 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man arrested in the killing of a 13-year-old Tacoma, Washington girl over three decades ago has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. The News Tribune reports 60-year-old Robert Washburn pleaded not guilty Thursday in Tacoma, Washington, to murder with aggravated factors of sexual motivation and deliberate cruelty in the death of Jennifer Bastian. Washburn is accused of abducting Bastian while she was on a bike ride in a Tacoma park on Aug. 4, 1...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man arrested in the killing of a 13-year-old Tacoma, Washington girl over three decades ago has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. The News Tribune reports 60-year-old Robert Washburn pleaded not guilty Thursday in Tacoma, Washington, to murder with aggravated factors of sexual motivation and deliberate cruelty in the death of Jennifer Bastian. Washburn is accused of abducting Bastian while she was on a bike ride in a Tacoma park on Aug. 4, 1...

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  • APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

    APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:43:12 GMT
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    Photo: Facebook/GregForMontanaPhoto: Facebook/GregForMontana

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party’s executive director, Nancy Keenan, comes exactly one year after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs said Gianforte “body slammed” him for asking a question the day 

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party’s executive director, Nancy Keenan, comes exactly one year after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs said Gianforte “body slammed” him for asking a question the day 

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  • City of Bozeman, MSU police create unit focused on sex crimes

    City of Bozeman, MSU police create unit focused on sex crimes

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:35:11 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Bozeman and Montana State University police departments have created a Special Victims Unit to investigate sex crimes and help victims acquire resources. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports officials from both departments announced Wednesday that the unit includes four detectives from the Bozeman department and one detective from the university's force who will work together on cases both in the city and on campus. Bozeman Police Detective Anthony ...

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Bozeman and Montana State University police departments have created a Special Victims Unit to investigate sex crimes and help victims acquire resources. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports officials from both departments announced Wednesday that the unit includes four detectives from the Bozeman department and one detective from the university's force who will work together on cases both in the city and on campus. Bozeman Police Detective Anthony ...

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  • Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver's bumper

    Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver's bumper

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:28:42 GMT
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    LAKEWOOD, Wash. -  (AP) - Talk about gunning the engine. Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car during his evening commute Wednesday. When he stopped for gas 18 miles (29 kilometers) later, he discovered it was a handgun. The weapon was embedded in his bumper, barrel-end first, with the trigger sticking out just below the driver's-side headlight. Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill says the driver noti...

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    LAKEWOOD, Wash. -  (AP) - Talk about gunning the engine. Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car during his evening commute Wednesday. When he stopped for gas 18 miles (29 kilometers) later, he discovered it was a handgun. The weapon was embedded in his bumper, barrel-end first, with the trigger sticking out just below the driver's-side headlight. Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill says the driver noti...

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  • Police: Winlock man shot while playing basketball with son

    Police: Winlock man shot while playing basketball with son

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:13:18 GMT

    WINLOCK, Wash. (AP) - Detectives in Lewis County say a Winlock man playing basketball with his son was shot to death by a neighbor.    Authorities say the 44-year-old father had been shooting hoops with the boy Wednesday evening when the neighbor, identified as 58-year-old Randolph Thomas Graham, pulled into their driveway and started shooting. The boy ran to safety and told other family members. First responders said the father, whose name was not immediately released, 

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    WINLOCK, Wash. (AP) - Detectives in Lewis County say a Winlock man playing basketball with his son was shot to death by a neighbor.    Authorities say the 44-year-old father had been shooting hoops with the boy Wednesday evening when the neighbor, identified as 58-year-old Randolph Thomas Graham, pulled into their driveway and started shooting. The boy ran to safety and told other family members. First responders said the father, whose name was not immediately released, 

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  • Tallest building in downtown Spokane listed for sale

    Tallest building in downtown Spokane listed for sale

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:10:20 GMT
    (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)(Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
    (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)(Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The tallest building in downtown Spokane is for sale. The Bank of America Financial Center, a 288-foot office tower built in 1981, was listed for sale Wednesday morning. The Spokesman-Review says real estate agents expect the building will sell for more than $55 million. The sale includes the 20-story building and an eight-floor parking garage connected to it by a skywalk.  Information from: The Spokesman-Revie...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The tallest building in downtown Spokane is for sale. The Bank of America Financial Center, a 288-foot office tower built in 1981, was listed for sale Wednesday morning. The Spokesman-Review says real estate agents expect the building will sell for more than $55 million. The sale includes the 20-story building and an eight-floor parking garage connected to it by a skywalk.  Information from: The Spokesman-Revie...

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  • Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:05:52 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle. The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of her husband contacted them to say he thought their device had been hacked. He told them he had received an audio file of them discussing hardwood floors. In a statement Thursday, Amaz...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle. The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of her husband contacted them to say he thought their device had been hacked. He told them he had received an audio file of them discussing hardwood floors. In a statement Thursday, Amaz...

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  • Three men arrested for rape of 14-year-old girl in downtown Spokane apartments

    Three men arrested for rape of 14-year-old girl in downtown Spokane apartments

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:03:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Three men were arrested on Wednesday, accused of raping a 14-year old girl in a downtown Spokane apartment building. According to court documents obtained by KHQ, the girl ran away from home on April 1 because her parents were fighting. She took the bus to downtown and went to Riverpark Square. That's where she was approached by a man she'd never met before. The girl said he appeared to be high 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Three men were arrested on Wednesday, accused of raping a 14-year old girl in a downtown Spokane apartment building. According to court documents obtained by KHQ, the girl ran away from home on April 1 because her parents were fighting. She took the bus to downtown and went to Riverpark Square. That's where she was approached by a man she'd never met before. The girl said he appeared to be high 

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  • Woman and her cousin arrested and charged with murder in north Spokane stabbing

    Woman and her cousin arrested and charged with murder in north Spokane stabbing

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:48:23 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Major Crimes Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened Wednesday night in north Spokane.  Deputies were called to a report of a stabbing at a home on N. Atlantic near Holy Cross Cemetary. Deputies and officers from the Spokane Police Department arrived to find a man bleeding heavily from a stab wound to his chest.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Major Crimes Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened Wednesday night in north Spokane.  Deputies were called to a report of a stabbing at a home on N. Atlantic near Holy Cross Cemetary. Deputies and officers from the Spokane Police Department arrived to find a man bleeding heavily from a stab wound to his chest.

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  • Woman killed in crash near Otis Orchards

    Woman killed in crash near Otis Orchards

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:32:49 GMT

    OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - A woman was killed in a crash in the Otis Orchards area Thursday morning.  The crash happened near the intersection of Wellesley and Ashton. Details are limited at this time, but the car was found behind a tree and the woman driving has died, according to deputies on scene.  The intersection is closed down and motorists are asked to avoid the area. 

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    OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - A woman was killed in a crash in the Otis Orchards area Thursday morning.  The crash happened near the intersection of Wellesley and Ashton. Details are limited at this time, but the car was found behind a tree and the woman driving has died, according to deputies on scene.  The intersection is closed down and motorists are asked to avoid the area. 

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  • Check out the free stuff! (sponsored)

    Check out the free stuff! (sponsored)

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:36:58 GMT

    Books, sure. But would you expect video equipment, upholstery kits, or museum passes at the library ? all available for checkout? Many libraries are offering more nontraditional items and programs than ever. That means equipment, tools, classes, and training that you might have paid for in the past ? or skipped altogether ? are available free of charge. In other words: Put away your credit card, and pull out your library card. “We need to let go of the old-fashioned picture a...

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    Books, sure. But would you expect video equipment, upholstery kits, or museum passes at the library ? all available for checkout? Many libraries are offering more nontraditional items and programs than ever. That means equipment, tools, classes, and training that you might have paid for in the past ? or skipped altogether ? are available free of charge. In other words: Put away your credit card, and pull out your library card. “We need to let go of the old-fashioned picture a...

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  • Trump cancels June 12 summit with North Korea's

    Trump cancels June 12 summit with North Korea's

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:56:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea. Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting."

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea. Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting."

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  • Police confront man armed with bat during interview about downtown 'problem spot'

    Police confront man armed with bat during interview about downtown 'problem spot'

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:28:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime is becoming a growing concern in parts of downtown Spokane-- and police are getting all to familiar with it. The worse it gets, the fewer people want to spend time there-- which only creates a vicious cycle. Tonight while while we were in the downtown neighborhood, we saw firsthand what businesses and police are worried about and say they see every day. "I think most areas are overall safe," Officer John O'Brien 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime is becoming a growing concern in parts of downtown Spokane-- and police are getting all to familiar with it. The worse it gets, the fewer people want to spend time there-- which only creates a vicious cycle. Tonight while while we were in the downtown neighborhood, we saw firsthand what businesses and police are worried about and say they see every day. "I think most areas are overall safe," Officer John O'Brien 

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  • Pasco officials revoke city's 22-year personal fireworks ban

    Pasco officials revoke city's 22-year personal fireworks ban

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:27 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:27:33 GMT

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state city of Pasco has lifted a 22-year ban on personal fireworks. The Tri-City Herald reports that the City Council unanimously voted this week to allow fireworks that stay on the ground, while ones that fly in the air remain illegal. Pasco joins Richland and West Richland in allowing limited fireworks. Bans remain in effect for Franklin County and the cities of Kennewick and Prosser. Mayor Matt Watkins said the council be...

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    PASCO, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state city of Pasco has lifted a 22-year ban on personal fireworks. The Tri-City Herald reports that the City Council unanimously voted this week to allow fireworks that stay on the ground, while ones that fly in the air remain illegal. Pasco joins Richland and West Richland in allowing limited fireworks. Bans remain in effect for Franklin County and the cities of Kennewick and Prosser. Mayor Matt Watkins said the council be...

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  • Case of Legionnaires' disease suspected at UW Medical Center

    Case of Legionnaires' disease suspected at UW Medical Center

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:25:20 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A case of Legionnaires' disease has been suspected at the University of Washington Medical Center. KOMO-TV reported Wednesday that this is the third time in as many years that the disease has been suspected at the facility. Officials said the patient "has been diagnosed with a highly probable health care associated Legionella pneumonia." Officials said the patient is in satisfactory condition and is responding well to treatment. ...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A case of Legionnaires' disease has been suspected at the University of Washington Medical Center. KOMO-TV reported Wednesday that this is the third time in as many years that the disease has been suspected at the facility. Officials said the patient "has been diagnosed with a highly probable health care associated Legionella pneumonia." Officials said the patient is in satisfactory condition and is responding well to treatment. ...

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  • Reversing the blindness: Spokane surgeon gives the gift of eyesight in Honduras

    Reversing the blindness: Spokane surgeon gives the gift of eyesight in Honduras

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:27:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One by one the patches are peeled away and the world comes back into focus. That’s been the experience for hundreds of Hondurans thanks to a Spokane surgeon whose mission is to restore eyesight in the small, Central American country. “It’s neat to see people that can see for the first time in years,” said Dr. Jon Haymore, an eye surgeon and MultiCare Rockwood. “It’s rewarding to us.” Haymore, his wife, and a team 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One by one the patches are peeled away and the world comes back into focus. That’s been the experience for hundreds of Hondurans thanks to a Spokane surgeon whose mission is to restore eyesight in the small, Central American country. “It’s neat to see people that can see for the first time in years,” said Dr. Jon Haymore, an eye surgeon and MultiCare Rockwood. “It’s rewarding to us.” Haymore, his wife, and a team 

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  • Domestic violence victim family spearheads movement to "end the silence"

    Domestic violence victim family spearheads movement to "end the silence"

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:24:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -A family affected by domestic violence is working to end the silence. Tina Stewart was a mother of a two who police say was brutally beaten to death by her boyfriend, Nicholas Holden, the night before last Thanksgiving. Holden has since changed his plea to guilty to second-degree murder. Stewart’s family has worked tirelessly toward a solution to prevent this from happening to another family. Stewart’s uncle, Don Estes, says he hopes to see a registry of do...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. -A family affected by domestic violence is working to end the silence. Tina Stewart was a mother of a two who police say was brutally beaten to death by her boyfriend, Nicholas Holden, the night before last Thanksgiving. Holden has since changed his plea to guilty to second-degree murder. Stewart’s family has worked tirelessly toward a solution to prevent this from happening to another family. Stewart’s uncle, Don Estes, says he hopes to see a registry of do...

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  • Human remains found in wooded area of Tacoma

    Human remains found in wooded area of Tacoma

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:17:49 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Human remains have been found in a wooded area below Stadium High School in Tacoma. The News Tribune reports the body's advanced state of decomposition made an immediate determination of gender, age and race impossible. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd says police received a call about the remains and had to use a ladder to reach the site which was heavily covered by blackberry vines. She says there was no obvious sign of the cause o...

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Human remains have been found in a wooded area below Stadium High School in Tacoma. The News Tribune reports the body's advanced state of decomposition made an immediate determination of gender, age and race impossible. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd says police received a call about the remains and had to use a ladder to reach the site which was heavily covered by blackberry vines. She says there was no obvious sign of the cause o...

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  • School Safety: Students build eco-friendly bullet-resistant desk

    School Safety: Students build eco-friendly bullet-resistant desk

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:13:40 GMT

    Hayden, Idaho. Three North Idaho Christian School sophomores came up with an idea for a bullet-resistant desk after a spike in school shootings in the United States "We made an invention called the active shooter shield. It is essentially a teachers desk that folds out into making a barricade in the front of the classroom," said sophomore Jennika Bettis.  Anna Cho and Cathy Ko are both exchange students from South Korea and have been attending North Idaho...

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    Hayden, Idaho. Three North Idaho Christian School sophomores came up with an idea for a bullet-resistant desk after a spike in school shootings in the United States "We made an invention called the active shooter shield. It is essentially a teachers desk that folds out into making a barricade in the front of the classroom," said sophomore Jennika Bettis.  Anna Cho and Cathy Ko are both exchange students from South Korea and have been attending North Idaho...

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  • Spokane Police arrest 16-time convicted felon in burglary case

    Spokane Police arrest 16-time convicted felon in burglary case

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:05:53 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they arrested a man with 16 prior felony convictions after a burglary investigation earlier this month.  Officers began a burglary investigation into 45-year-old William H. Lister on May 8 after receiving information he was committing burglaries in Spokane County and using the stolen property to support his drug habit. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they arrested a man with 16 prior felony convictions after a burglary investigation earlier this month.  Officers began a burglary investigation into 45-year-old William H. Lister on May 8 after receiving information he was committing burglaries in Spokane County and using the stolen property to support his drug habit.  

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  • 14 vehicles destroyed in central Washington brush fire

    14 vehicles destroyed in central Washington brush fire

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:02:09 GMT
    14 vehicles destroyed in central Washington brush fire14 vehicles destroyed in central Washington brush fire
    Texas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablazeTexas teen calls mom, a 911 dispatcher, to say house ablaze

    SELAH, Wash. - (AP) - Authorities say 14 vehicles were destroyed in a brush fire in central Washington. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the fire scorched about a half square mile near Selah on Tuesday. Selah Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lange says the fire threatened multiple homes and burned up to the U.S. Army's Yakima Training Center but no structures were lost.    He says no one was injured.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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    SELAH, Wash. - (AP) - Authorities say 14 vehicles were destroyed in a brush fire in central Washington. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the fire scorched about a half square mile near Selah on Tuesday. Selah Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lange says the fire threatened multiple homes and burned up to the U.S. Army's Yakima Training Center but no structures were lost.    He says no one was injured.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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  • Tanker spills 3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt near Cle Elum

    Tanker spills 3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt near Cle Elum

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:52:29 GMT
    Trooper Brian MooreTrooper Brian Moore
    Trooper Brian MooreTrooper Brian Moore

    CLE ELUM, Wash.  (AP) - Officials say a tanker rolled spilling about 3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt as it was taking an exit off Interstate 90 near Cle Elum. KOMO-TV reports the incident happened Wednesday when the tanker took the exit and went off the shoulder. The Washington State Patrol says the tanker then rolled and landed on its side in a ditch, spilling the asphalt. Trooper Brian Moore says one person suffered minor injuries. The exit 84 off ramp wi...

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    CLE ELUM, Wash.  (AP) - Officials say a tanker rolled spilling about 3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt as it was taking an exit off Interstate 90 near Cle Elum. KOMO-TV reports the incident happened Wednesday when the tanker took the exit and went off the shoulder. The Washington State Patrol says the tanker then rolled and landed on its side in a ditch, spilling the asphalt. Trooper Brian Moore says one person suffered minor injuries. The exit 84 off ramp wi...

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  • Troopers: Man cruised through Leavenworth with mushroom-laden Prius

    Troopers: Man cruised through Leavenworth with mushroom-laden Prius

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:40:15 GMT

    WENATCHEE, Wash. - A Seattle man is accused of ferrying a load of psilocybin mushrooms and cannabis products on a trip through Leavenworth last October. iFIBER One reports that 30-year-old David R. Krane was not charged with a crime until nearly four months after his arrest by Washington State Patrol troopers in downtown Leavenworth Oct. 1. Upon stopping Krane's 2007 Prius for speeding on Highway 2 near Front Street, troopers said 

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    WENATCHEE, Wash. - A Seattle man is accused of ferrying a load of psilocybin mushrooms and cannabis products on a trip through Leavenworth last October. iFIBER One reports that 30-year-old David R. Krane was not charged with a crime until nearly four months after his arrest by Washington State Patrol troopers in downtown Leavenworth Oct. 1. Upon stopping Krane's 2007 Prius for speeding on Highway 2 near Front Street, troopers said 

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  • Commission chooses brand new name for Iron Horse Trail

    Commission chooses brand new name for Iron Horse Trail

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:15:30 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The long-distance recreation rail trail that runs from North Bend to the Idaho border has a brand new name – Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously voted last week to rename the Iron Horse State Park Trail, which includes the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. The new name was selected to end confusion resulting from the two names associated with the trail. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The long-distance recreation rail trail that runs from North Bend to the Idaho border has a brand new name – Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously voted last week to rename the Iron Horse State Park Trail, which includes the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. The new name was selected to end confusion resulting from the two names associated with the trail. 

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  • E. Idaho police officer dies of apparent heart attack

    E. Idaho police officer dies of apparent heart attack

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:53:49 GMT

    SHELLEY, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho police officer has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while responding to a disturbance. Shelley Police Chief Rod Mohler says Sgt. Kent Swanson suffered the heart attack at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.    Mohler says Swanson was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Mohler says the police department is still looking into the death.    Authorities didn't release Swa...

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    SHELLEY, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Idaho police officer has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while responding to a disturbance. Shelley Police Chief Rod Mohler says Sgt. Kent Swanson suffered the heart attack at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.    Mohler says Swanson was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Mohler says the police department is still looking into the death.    Authorities didn't release Swa...

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  • Officials: Couple busted with 3 dozen pieces of banned ivory at Sea-Tac airport

    Officials: Couple busted with 3 dozen pieces of banned ivory at Sea-Tac airport

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:50:16 GMT
    U.S. Customs and Border PatrolU.S. Customs and Border Patrol
    U.S. Customs and Border PatrolU.S. Customs and Border Patrol

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a couple was caught at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with more than three dozen pieces of ivory in their luggage when they returned from the Philippines. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials say the items were flagged during a security X-ray of their incoming baggage earlier this month. Officials say agents opened the bag and found more than 30 pieces of carved elephant ivory, two carved hippopotamus tusks and two carved ...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a couple was caught at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with more than three dozen pieces of ivory in their luggage when they returned from the Philippines. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials say the items were flagged during a security X-ray of their incoming baggage earlier this month. Officials say agents opened the bag and found more than 30 pieces of carved elephant ivory, two carved hippopotamus tusks and two carved ...

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  • 1 person bitten by rabid bat at University of Washington

    1 person bitten by rabid bat at University of Washington

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:43:53 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Health officials say at least one person was bitten by a rabid bat at University of Washington and that multiple people were likely exposed to it. Public Health of Seattle and King County says the bat was reportedly found behind Husky Stadium at about 2 p.m. Saturday.    Officials say the bat bit one person and latched onto that person's fingers. The victim sought help to remove the bat at Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity on campus before seeking ...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Health officials say at least one person was bitten by a rabid bat at University of Washington and that multiple people were likely exposed to it. Public Health of Seattle and King County says the bat was reportedly found behind Husky Stadium at about 2 p.m. Saturday.    Officials say the bat bit one person and latched onto that person's fingers. The victim sought help to remove the bat at Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity on campus before seeking ...

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  • Emergency call: 'I got attacked by a mountain lion'

    Emergency call: 'I got attacked by a mountain lion'

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:35:43 GMT
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    file photofile photo

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Emergency call recordings about a fatal cougar attack in Washington state Saturday detail how a dispatcher calmly struggled to figure out where it occurred and how worried the surviving victim was about his friend. Isaac Sederbaum was mountain biking with friend S.J. Brooks on logging roads in the Cascade Mountain foothills east of Seattle when they were attacked. The cougar bit Sederbaum on the head before killing Brooks. Badly bloodied, ...

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    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Emergency call recordings about a fatal cougar attack in Washington state Saturday detail how a dispatcher calmly struggled to figure out where it occurred and how worried the surviving victim was about his friend. Isaac Sederbaum was mountain biking with friend S.J. Brooks on logging roads in the Cascade Mountain foothills east of Seattle when they were attacked. The cougar bit Sederbaum on the head before killing Brooks. Badly bloodied, ...

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  • Deadliest Catch' star pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

    Deadliest Catch' star pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:32:33 GMT
    Sig HansenSig Hansen
    Sig HansenSig Hansen

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he spat on an Uber driver last year in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports the 52-year-old "Deadliest Catch" star pleaded guilty Wednesday. Under the plea deal, a property destruction charge was dismissed. Prosecutors also recommended the assault conviction be dropped and the case dismissed if Hansen complies with court conditions for a yea...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he spat on an Uber driver last year in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports the 52-year-old "Deadliest Catch" star pleaded guilty Wednesday. Under the plea deal, a property destruction charge was dismissed. Prosecutors also recommended the assault conviction be dropped and the case dismissed if Hansen complies with court conditions for a yea...

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  • City of Spokane offering up to $500 utility rebate if you remodel your yard

    City of Spokane offering up to $500 utility rebate if you remodel your yard

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:23:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Put away your mower and get out the shovel! The City of Spokane is giving you the chance to remodel your yard for some cash. The new program,"SpokaneScape",  gives homeowners the chance to earn a $500 credit on their utility bill by removing 300 square feet of grass in an effort to conserve water. Residents can add rocks, yard art, pathways and several other features to remove grass.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Put away your mower and get out the shovel! The City of Spokane is giving you the chance to remodel your yard for some cash. The new program,"SpokaneScape",  gives homeowners the chance to earn a $500 credit on their utility bill by removing 300 square feet of grass in an effort to conserve water. Residents can add rocks, yard art, pathways and several other features to remove grass.

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  • FDA warns parents against using numbing gels for teething babies

    FDA warns parents against using numbing gels for teething babies

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:52:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The FDA is urging parents to avoid using numbing medicine for teething babies. Many oral numbing gels sold over the counter contain Benzocaine. It's an anesthetic, but generally doesn't work because it washes out of a baby's mouth within minutes.

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    WASHINGTON - The FDA is urging parents to avoid using numbing medicine for teething babies. Many oral numbing gels sold over the counter contain Benzocaine. It's an anesthetic, but generally doesn't work because it washes out of a baby's mouth within minutes.

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  • 46-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash on I-90 in Spokane Valley

    46-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash on I-90 in Spokane Valley

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:40:16 GMT
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a 46-year-old Reardan man was killed Tuesday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle on I-90. Troopers say Clinton Heindl was traveling west on the Sprague onramp when he struck the barrier, was thrown from his bike and into the westbound lanes of I-90.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a 46-year-old Reardan man was killed Tuesday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle on I-90. Troopers say Clinton Heindl was traveling west on the Sprague onramp when he struck the barrier, was thrown from his bike and into the westbound lanes of I-90.

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  • Spokane business uses high-pitched beeping sound as loitering deterrent

    Spokane business uses high-pitched beeping sound as loitering deterrent

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-05-23 06:30:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're near 2nd and Division in downtown Spokane, you may hear something unpleasant. It's a high pitched beeping sound coming from the nearby 7-Eleven.  "It works great sometimes in crowd dispersal applications...the military's used it...so it is a useful tool," said Officer Josh Laiva of the Spokane Police Department.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're near 2nd and Division in downtown Spokane, you may hear something unpleasant. It's a high pitched beeping sound coming from the nearby 7-Eleven.  "It works great sometimes in crowd dispersal applications...the military's used it...so it is a useful tool," said Officer Josh Laiva of the Spokane Police Department.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 22nd

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 22nd

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-05-23 06:29:15 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 22nd.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 22nd.

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  • ACLU: Amazon shouldn't sell face-recognition tech to police

    ACLU: Amazon shouldn't sell face-recognition tech to police

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:15:02 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police.    They say law enforcement agencies could use the technology to to easily build a system that would automate the identification and tracking of anyone.    The tool is called Rekognition.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police.    They say law enforcement agencies could use the technology to to easily build a system that would automate the identification and tracking of anyone.    The tool is called Rekognition.

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  • Avista announces $165 million plan to install smart meters in Spokane homes

    Avista announces $165 million plan to install smart meters in Spokane homes

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:01:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - By 2022, Avista Utilities says 450,000 homes in the Spokane area will have smart meters. The announcement for the $165 million plan to replace the old meters was made Monday. “We believe it's time,” said Director of Electrical Engineering, Josh DiLuciano. “Avista is not the first to do this. About 60 percent of the meters in the United States are already changed out and that's about 76 million meters. So Avista is really ready to 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - By 2022, Avista Utilities says 450,000 homes in the Spokane area will have smart meters. The announcement for the $165 million plan to replace the old meters was made Monday. “We believe it's time,” said Director of Electrical Engineering, Josh DiLuciano. “Avista is not the first to do this. About 60 percent of the meters in the United States are already changed out and that's about 76 million meters. So Avista is really ready to 

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  • Spokane Valley Firefighters respond to small brush fire off I-90

    Spokane Valley Firefighters respond to small brush fire off I-90

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:39:06 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Spokane Valley Firefighters made quick work of a small brush fire off Interstate 90 Monday afternoon. Firefighters say it happened at around 3:00 p.m. near State Line next to the westbound lanes. The cause is unknown but firefighters suspect a cigarette started the blaze. Firefighters say this is a good reminder that fire season is around the corner. With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, firefighters want to 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Spokane Valley Firefighters made quick work of a small brush fire off Interstate 90 Monday afternoon. Firefighters say it happened at around 3:00 p.m. near State Line next to the westbound lanes. The cause is unknown but firefighters suspect a cigarette started the blaze. Firefighters say this is a good reminder that fire season is around the corner. With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, firefighters want to 

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  • Spoof calls scare Spokane teens

    Spoof calls scare Spokane teens

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:30:36 GMT
    Gov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone callsGov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone calls
    Gov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone callsGov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone calls

    Spokane, Wash. 18-year-old Olivia Davies and her friend Bella were in at a McDonald's drive-thru in Spokane on Sunday night when they got a phone call. The number the person called from appeared as Olivia's cell phone number. This left them freaked out "She picked up the phone and was just like hi and it was just this weird voice that said something along the lines of hi sweetheart and you know who this is in this raspy male voice," said Olivia Davies. Leaving the...

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    Spokane, Wash. 18-year-old Olivia Davies and her friend Bella were in at a McDonald's drive-thru in Spokane on Sunday night when they got a phone call. The number the person called from appeared as Olivia's cell phone number. This left them freaked out "She picked up the phone and was just like hi and it was just this weird voice that said something along the lines of hi sweetheart and you know who this is in this raspy male voice," said Olivia Davies. Leaving the...

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  • Horses injured when suspects break into a Reardan barn

    Horses injured when suspects break into a Reardan barn

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:22:49 GMT

    REARDAN, Wash. - The head of a non-profit English riding club for youth has a message for the folks who broke into her barn and injured her horses. Old Stone Creek is located in Reardan. Rebecca Routh started the club about a year and a half ago for kids. “We stay pretty busy,” she says. But Monday morning, as she was going out to the horses, she noticed something was off. She says her horses were agitated. She then saw the barn door open and two strangers standing the ...

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    REARDAN, Wash. - The head of a non-profit English riding club for youth has a message for the folks who broke into her barn and injured her horses. Old Stone Creek is located in Reardan. Rebecca Routh started the club about a year and a half ago for kids. “We stay pretty busy,” she says. But Monday morning, as she was going out to the horses, she noticed something was off. She says her horses were agitated. She then saw the barn door open and two strangers standing the ...

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  • Post Falls wife takes 'prank war' to the next level, goes viral

    Post Falls wife takes 'prank war' to the next level, goes viral

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:16:49 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Tom Elliott’s truck looks naked now after his wife pranked him by having her face plastered all over the sides. “Anybody that knows us kind of thought it was pretty funny so yeah just waiting for my next gig,” Tom said. Tom and Erin have pranked each other for the last 25 years. It started when they were just friends and now they are a match made in prank heaven.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Tom Elliott’s truck looks naked now after his wife pranked him by having her face plastered all over the sides. “Anybody that knows us kind of thought it was pretty funny so yeah just waiting for my next gig,” Tom said. Tom and Erin have pranked each other for the last 25 years. It started when they were just friends and now they are a match made in prank heaven.

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  • I want to believe: Post Falls man spots mysterious object in Facebook video

    I want to believe: Post Falls man spots mysterious object in Facebook video

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:09:37 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - A Post Falls man says he spotted something out of this world Monday evening. Jose Ramos says his wife was just going to run to Walmart to grab a few things for dinner, that’s when he was taking a video of her new car driving by and that’s when a mysterious object goes across the screen.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - A Post Falls man says he spotted something out of this world Monday evening. Jose Ramos says his wife was just going to run to Walmart to grab a few things for dinner, that’s when he was taking a video of her new car driving by and that’s when a mysterious object goes across the screen.

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  • Talks to modernize Columbia River Treaty to start on Tuesday

    Talks to modernize Columbia River Treaty to start on Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:16:52 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Members of Congress from the Northwest are praising the decision to start negotiations next Tuesday over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood control operations along the Columbia River.    Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington says the start of formal negotiations in Washington, D.C., is a very positive step.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Members of Congress from the Northwest are praising the decision to start negotiations next Tuesday over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood control operations along the Columbia River.    Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington says the start of formal negotiations in Washington, D.C., is a very positive step.

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  • Pilot OK after plane makes hard landing on I-90 east of Lookout Pass

    Pilot OK after plane makes hard landing on I-90 east of Lookout Pass

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:41:45 GMT

    LOOKOUT PASS - Investigators with Montana Highway Patrol say a pilot was flying an experimental aircraft and trying to go over Lookout Pass when he reportedly hit a downdraft and the plane's engine gave out. Troopers say the pilot aimed for the only thing he could think of which was the highway. He landed hard in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90.

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    LOOKOUT PASS - Investigators with Montana Highway Patrol say a pilot was flying an experimental aircraft and trying to go over Lookout Pass when he reportedly hit a downdraft and the plane's engine gave out. Troopers say the pilot aimed for the only thing he could think of which was the highway. He landed hard in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90.

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  • Police investigating after dead body found on sidewalk near 3rd and Division

    Police investigating after dead body found on sidewalk near 3rd and Division

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:30:40 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating an unattended death that happened in the area of 3rd and Division in Spokane Tuesday afternoon. Police say just before 3 p.m., police, firefighters and medical crews responded to a call of a man in need of medical attention on the sidewalk near the intersection.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating an unattended death that happened in the area of 3rd and Division in Spokane Tuesday afternoon. Police say just before 3 p.m., police, firefighters and medical crews responded to a call of a man in need of medical attention on the sidewalk near the intersection.

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  • Driver seriously injured in crash near 8th and University in Spokane Valley

    Driver seriously injured in crash near 8th and University in Spokane Valley

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:59:47 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley firefighter and Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash near 8th and University Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say the driver left the road and crashed into a parked car before striking a fence and coming to rest in a yard. The driver was seriously injured. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley firefighter and Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash near 8th and University Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say the driver left the road and crashed into a parked car before striking a fence and coming to rest in a yard. The driver was seriously injured. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

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  • Idaho tribe joins lawsuit against big opioid manufacturers

    Idaho tribe joins lawsuit against big opioid manufacturers

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:44:15 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho tribe has joined a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.    The Lewiston Tribune reports the Nez Perce Tribe said in a release that a lawsuit was filed Friday in Idaho's U.S. District Court that targets opioid distributor McKesson Corp., the only supplier of the addictive pain relievers to the tribe's clinic, Nimiipuu Health.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho tribe has joined a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.    The Lewiston Tribune reports the Nez Perce Tribe said in a release that a lawsuit was filed Friday in Idaho's U.S. District Court that targets opioid distributor McKesson Corp., the only supplier of the addictive pain relievers to the tribe's clinic, Nimiipuu Health.

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  • Horse found dead and tied to fence with tail chopped off in N. Spokane County

    Horse found dead and tied to fence with tail chopped off in N. Spokane County

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:28:35 GMT

    Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call Monday morning on E. Woolard Rd. in North Spokane County after being informed a male had made threats to kill one of his horses if his ex-girlfriend didn’t get back together with him. Deputies were extremely disturbed when they found a deceased horse on the property. One of the horse’s front ankles was tied to the fence with a short rope and another rope was cinched around its neck.

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    Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call Monday morning on E. Woolard Rd. in North Spokane County after being informed a male had made threats to kill one of his horses if his ex-girlfriend didn’t get back together with him. Deputies were extremely disturbed when they found a deceased horse on the property. One of the horse’s front ankles was tied to the fence with a short rope and another rope was cinched around its neck.

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  • N. Idaho judge appointed to state's high court

    N. Idaho judge appointed to state's high court

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:20:41 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed 2nd District Judge John Stegner of Moscow to the Idaho Supreme Court.    Otter's office announced Tuesday that Stegner will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Warren Jones. There has been an open seat on the state's highest court for more than five months.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed 2nd District Judge John Stegner of Moscow to the Idaho Supreme Court.    Otter's office announced Tuesday that Stegner will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Warren Jones. There has been an open seat on the state's highest court for more than five months.

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  • Bear researcher in 'dream job' attacked by grizzly

    Bear researcher in 'dream job' attacked by grizzly

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:12:23 GMT
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    BILLINGS,  Mont. (AP) - A government wildlife worker who recently landed her dream job researching grizzly bears in a Montana mountain range is recovering from a surprise bear attack that left her with a fractured skull and other serious injuries.    Officials say U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field assistant Amber Kornak was attacked from behind on May 17 while working near a stream in the Cabinet Mountains.

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    BILLINGS,  Mont. (AP) - A government wildlife worker who recently landed her dream job researching grizzly bears in a Montana mountain range is recovering from a surprise bear attack that left her with a fractured skull and other serious injuries.    Officials say U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field assistant Amber Kornak was attacked from behind on May 17 while working near a stream in the Cabinet Mountains.

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  • Two arrested for string of Spirit Lake car break ins

    Two arrested for string of Spirit Lake car break ins

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:02:20 GMT

    SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - After a string of car break ins and burglaries last week, police in Spirit Lake say they have arrested two people for the crimes. The break ins happened overnight on May 16. Six total burglaries were reported to police in the area of Jefferson and 3rd Avenue. After a thorough investigation, Spirit Lake officers were able two identify and charge two suspects.

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    SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - After a string of car break ins and burglaries last week, police in Spirit Lake say they have arrested two people for the crimes. The break ins happened overnight on May 16. Six total burglaries were reported to police in the area of Jefferson and 3rd Avenue. After a thorough investigation, Spirit Lake officers were able two identify and charge two suspects.

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  • Armed and dangerous felon arrested after days-long manhunt

    Armed and dangerous felon arrested after days-long manhunt

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:35:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say an armed and dangerous man wanted for a shooting in West Central Spokane last week has been located and arrested Tuesday following a days-long manhunt. Police say Christopher T. Felch, 47, ran from the scene after firing at two men at an apartment complex, hitting one in the foot.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say an armed and dangerous man wanted for a shooting in West Central Spokane last week has been located and arrested Tuesday following a days-long manhunt. Police say Christopher T. Felch, 47, ran from the scene after firing at two men at an apartment complex, hitting one in the foot.

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  • Teen who started Columbia River Gorge fire last summer ordered to pay $37 million in restitution

    Teen who started Columbia River Gorge fire last summer ordered to pay $37 million in restitution

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:11:27 GMT

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington teenager who admitted to throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon last summer, causing a major wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution. It's unlikely the boy, whose identity has not been released by authorities, will ever cover the entire $37 million.

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    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - A Vancouver, Washington teenager who admitted to throwing fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon last summer, causing a major wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, has been ordered to pay nearly $37 million in restitution. It's unlikely the boy, whose identity has not been released by authorities, will ever cover the entire $37 million.

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  • Friends remember Spokane man fatally stabbed

    Friends remember Spokane man fatally stabbed

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:05:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friends and family are devastated and heartbroken over the death of 28-year-old Corey Ward, who was stabbed and slashed by a killer. Ward did not survive and so far, Spokane police haven't made any arrests. It happened on May 17 just before midnight in the 2400 block of West Cleveland in Northwest Spokane.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friends and family are devastated and heartbroken over the death of 28-year-old Corey Ward, who was stabbed and slashed by a killer. Ward did not survive and so far, Spokane police haven't made any arrests. It happened on May 17 just before midnight in the 2400 block of West Cleveland in Northwest Spokane.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, May 21st

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, May 21st

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:04:58 GMT

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

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

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  • Stranger leaves Washington waitress a $3,000 tip

    Stranger leaves Washington waitress a $3,000 tip

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:26:44 GMT

    CHEHALIS, Wash. - People tend to leave a couple of extra dollars for good service while dining out. However, one waitress from Lewis County, Washington, got more than just a couple of extra dollars. Waitress Michelle Bozemen got a $3,000 tip on a $44 bill at the Rib Eye restaurant in Chehalis, Washington, Sunday.

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    CHEHALIS, Wash. - People tend to leave a couple of extra dollars for good service while dining out. However, one waitress from Lewis County, Washington, got more than just a couple of extra dollars. Waitress Michelle Bozemen got a $3,000 tip on a $44 bill at the Rib Eye restaurant in Chehalis, Washington, Sunday.

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  • Paul Allen donates $1M to Washington gun initiative

    Paul Allen donates $1M to Washington gun initiative

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:58:12 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has donated $1 million to a campaign seeking to raise the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 in Washington state.    Allen made the announcement on Twitter Monday.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has donated $1 million to a campaign seeking to raise the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 in Washington state.    Allen made the announcement on Twitter Monday.

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  • Cheney teacher's Twitter thread on letting student sleep goes viral

    Cheney teacher's Twitter thread on letting student sleep goes viral

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:34:14 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - A Cheney High School English teacher let a student sleep in his class last week and the thread on Twitter describing the reason has gone viral.  Monte Syrie tweeted the reason he let the student, Meg, sleep in class last week and the thread caught the attention of many.  The thread reads in its entirety here: 

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    CHENEY, Wash. - A Cheney High School English teacher let a student sleep in his class last week and the thread on Twitter describing the reason has gone viral.  Monte Syrie tweeted the reason he let the student, Meg, sleep in class last week and the thread caught the attention of many.  The thread reads in its entirety here: 

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  • Floodwaters expected to rise in Pend Oreille County

    Floodwaters expected to rise in Pend Oreille County

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:24:46 GMT

    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Floodwaters from the Pend Oreille River are expected to continue rising throughout the week. According to the National Weather Service, the river is at 115.9 kilo cubic feet per second as of 5 p.m Monday. The flood flow is 95 kcfs. The river is expected to reach 130.53 kcfs by Monday, May 28. Emergency crews in Cusick are constructing a 1,400-foot long temporary levee in preparation for flooding. 

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    PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Floodwaters from the Pend Oreille River are expected to continue rising throughout the week. According to the National Weather Service, the river is at 115.9 kilo cubic feet per second as of 5 p.m Monday. The flood flow is 95 kcfs. The river is expected to reach 130.53 kcfs by Monday, May 28. Emergency crews in Cusick are constructing a 1,400-foot long temporary levee in preparation for flooding. 

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  • Fish and Wildlife offer advice when encountering cougars

    Fish and Wildlife offer advice when encountering cougars

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:13:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Over the weekend the state of Washington dealt with its first cougar attack since 2009. Since those records started being kept, this is now the 20th ever attack on humans. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates there are somewhere between 1,800 and 2,100 cougars throughout the state, most of the time they come out at night.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Over the weekend the state of Washington dealt with its first cougar attack since 2009. Since those records started being kept, this is now the 20th ever attack on humans. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates there are somewhere between 1,800 and 2,100 cougars throughout the state, most of the time they come out at night.

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  • New mural by local artist garners reaction online

    New mural by local artist garners reaction online

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:07:38 GMT

    A picture is worth a thousand words and a mural has sparked at least that much. If you’ve driven by Division and Second Avenue downtown, you may have seen the mural titled, “American Jesus” by Godffiti, also known as Daniel Lopez. The 14-foot piece of art depicts Jesus with pixels covering the figure’s face. “I hope it's just very apparent that I'm saying something as opposed to showing something,” Lopez says. It took him about four days to finis...

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    A picture is worth a thousand words and a mural has sparked at least that much. If you’ve driven by Division and Second Avenue downtown, you may have seen the mural titled, “American Jesus” by Godffiti, also known as Daniel Lopez. The 14-foot piece of art depicts Jesus with pixels covering the figure’s face. “I hope it's just very apparent that I'm saying something as opposed to showing something,” Lopez says. It took him about four days to finis...

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  • Kootenai County urges boaters to enjoy lakes responsibly as summer approaches

    Kootenai County urges boaters to enjoy lakes responsibly as summer approaches

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:05:12 GMT
    Backcountry vehicle travel restricted for trail grooming.Backcountry vehicle travel restricted for trail grooming.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Lake Coeur d'Alene and summertime go together like lemonade and a hot day, but the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says they want you to enjoy the lake responsibly. As people get ready to enjoy their time out on the water, there are a few things deputies want you to take into consideration.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Lake Coeur d'Alene and summertime go together like lemonade and a hot day, but the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says they want you to enjoy the lake responsibly. As people get ready to enjoy their time out on the water, there are a few things deputies want you to take into consideration.

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  • No cougars spotted in Post Falls weeks after initial sighting

    No cougars spotted in Post Falls weeks after initial sighting

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:57:49 GMT
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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Several weeks ago, homeowners in Post Falls reported they spotted a female cougar and her cub in their neighborhood. The specific area where Post Falls Police and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game received reports near Black Bay Park. Police say the two were also spotted near south Idaho Street and east Maple Avenue.

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Several weeks ago, homeowners in Post Falls reported they spotted a female cougar and her cub in their neighborhood. The specific area where Post Falls Police and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game received reports near Black Bay Park. Police say the two were also spotted near south Idaho Street and east Maple Avenue.

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  • Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

    Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:29:54 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.

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  • Supreme Court sends land dispute back to Wash. top court

    Supreme Court sends land dispute back to Wash. top court

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:05:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is asking Washington state's highest court to take another look at a land dispute between a Native American tribe and its neighbors.    The dispute concerns a roughly 40-acre plot of land purchased by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in 2013.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is asking Washington state's highest court to take another look at a land dispute between a Native American tribe and its neighbors.    The dispute concerns a roughly 40-acre plot of land purchased by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in 2013.

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  • Man accused of trying to kill woman with opioid spray

    Man accused of trying to kill woman with opioid spray

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:59:40 GMT
    .  Sohng was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery.. Sohng was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery.

    MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) - An Everett man is accused of holding down his ex-girlfriend at a Mukilteo hotel, shoving Xanax down her throat and forcing a fentanyl spray up her nose in what police say was attempted murder.    The Daily Herald reports the woman survived and was able to escape and alert others before she passed out Saturday morning.

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    MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) - An Everett man is accused of holding down his ex-girlfriend at a Mukilteo hotel, shoving Xanax down her throat and forcing a fentanyl spray up her nose in what police say was attempted murder.    The Daily Herald reports the woman survived and was able to escape and alert others before she passed out Saturday morning.

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  • Idaho GOP congressional nominee injured in motorcycle crash

    Idaho GOP congressional nominee injured in motorcycle crash

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:43:49 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Russ Fulcher, the GOP nominee for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District, has suffered broken ribs and scrapes in a recent motorcycle accident but is expected to make a full recovery.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Russ Fulcher, the GOP nominee for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District, has suffered broken ribs and scrapes in a recent motorcycle accident but is expected to make a full recovery.

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  • Spokane Valley deputies arrest driver; seize drugs, cash and car

    Spokane Valley deputies arrest driver; seize drugs, cash and car

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:59:03 GMT
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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies arrested a man and seized drugs, cash, scales and his car following a traffic stop just after midnight on Sunday. Around 12:30 a.m. on May 20, Deputy Thomas Walton checked the license plate of the car in front of him while patrolling N. Argonne.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies arrested a man and seized drugs, cash, scales and his car following a traffic stop just after midnight on Sunday. Around 12:30 a.m. on May 20, Deputy Thomas Walton checked the license plate of the car in front of him while patrolling N. Argonne.

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  • Body recovered near Mount Baker believed to be snowboarder

    Body recovered near Mount Baker believed to be snowboarder

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:15:25 GMT
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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A body believed to be that of a 24-year-old Bellingham snowboarder missing since January was recovered near Mt. Baker Ski Area.    The Bellingham Herald reports the Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council reported Sunday on its Facebook page that it had recovered a body believed to be Vitaliy Datskiy. 

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A body believed to be that of a 24-year-old Bellingham snowboarder missing since January was recovered near Mt. Baker Ski Area.    The Bellingham Herald reports the Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council reported Sunday on its Facebook page that it had recovered a body believed to be Vitaliy Datskiy. 

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  • Judge says suspect's comments to law officers are admissible

    Judge says suspect's comments to law officers are admissible

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:12:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane County judge has ruled that statements to law officers made by the student arrested for shooting four people at Freeman High School last year are admissible in upcoming court proceedings.    Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision Monday in the case of 16-year-old Caleb Sharpe, who was arrested for the death of one classmate and the wounding of three others.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane County judge has ruled that statements to law officers made by the student arrested for shooting four people at Freeman High School last year are admissible in upcoming court proceedings.    Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision Monday in the case of 16-year-old Caleb Sharpe, who was arrested for the death of one classmate and the wounding of three others.

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  • U.S. citizen questioned by Border Patrol in small Montana town for speaking Spanish

    U.S. citizen questioned by Border Patrol in small Montana town for speaking Spanish

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:34:33 GMT

    HAVRE, Mont. - Two U.S. citizens were questioned by a Border Patrol officer in Montana for speaking Spanish while stopped at a gas station.  Ana Suda told the Washington Post she and friend Mimi Hernandez, both Mexican-Americans, ran out to a gas station convenience store for milk and eggs just after midnight in Havre, Montana and started conversing in Spanish while waiting to pay. 

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    HAVRE, Mont. - Two U.S. citizens were questioned by a Border Patrol officer in Montana for speaking Spanish while stopped at a gas station.  Ana Suda told the Washington Post she and friend Mimi Hernandez, both Mexican-Americans, ran out to a gas station convenience store for milk and eggs just after midnight in Havre, Montana and started conversing in Spanish while waiting to pay. 

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  • Judge says state must provide 1 day notice to kill wolves

    Judge says state must provide 1 day notice to kill wolves

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:42:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Thurston County judge says the state of Washington must provide one business day of notice before killing any wolves.    That's to give the public time to go to court to try and block the killings. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on Friday also dismissed a lawsuit filed by two environmental groups that challenged the state's decision to wipe out the Sherman pack of wolves last year. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Thurston County judge says the state of Washington must provide one business day of notice before killing any wolves.    That's to give the public time to go to court to try and block the killings. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on Friday also dismissed a lawsuit filed by two environmental groups that challenged the state's decision to wipe out the Sherman pack of wolves last year. 

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  • Family speaks after shots fired by suspect in North Spokane neighborhood hit their home

    Family speaks after shots fired by suspect in North Spokane neighborhood hit their home

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:33:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A neighborhood is still shaken after shots rang out early Saturday morning. The man accused of firing rounds from inside his home remains in the Spokane County Jail, but a family is speaking out, describing how close those shots came. “We woke up to gunshots,” says Nick Cordero. Police say Jimmy Engleman was firing rounds out of his home and several of those rounds hit neighboring homes. One of them hit the Cordero’s home. “It was scary,”...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A neighborhood is still shaken after shots rang out early Saturday morning. The man accused of firing rounds from inside his home remains in the Spokane County Jail, but a family is speaking out, describing how close those shots came. “We woke up to gunshots,” says Nick Cordero. Police say Jimmy Engleman was firing rounds out of his home and several of those rounds hit neighboring homes. One of them hit the Cordero’s home. “It was scary,”...

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  • Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

    Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:26:16 GMT

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said Sunday that the cougar was about 100 pounds (45 kilograms), when a typical 3-year-old male in the area would be 140 to 180 pounds (63 to 81 kilograms). A necropsy will try to determine why the animal was underweight.

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    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said Sunday that the cougar was about 100 pounds (45 kilograms), when a typical 3-year-old male in the area would be 140 to 180 pounds (63 to 81 kilograms). A necropsy will try to determine why the animal was underweight.

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  • Ex-State Republican Party chair to challenge Sen. Cantwell

    Ex-State Republican Party chair to challenge Sen. Cantwell

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:15:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Former state Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell's effort to win a fourth term in 2018.    The Seattle Times reports Hutchison filed late Friday afternoon right before the candidate-filing deadline.    Hutchison is the best-known of more than two-dozen challengers in the race.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Former state Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell's effort to win a fourth term in 2018.    The Seattle Times reports Hutchison filed late Friday afternoon right before the candidate-filing deadline.    Hutchison is the best-known of more than two-dozen challengers in the race.

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  • Adams County deputies take 14-year-old suspect into custody for shooting

    Adams County deputies take 14-year-old suspect into custody for shooting

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:01:17 GMT

    OTHELLO, Wash. - Adams County deputies are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night in Othello.  Deputies say it happened around 10:20 p.m. in the 600 block of S. Danielle Road. A 17-year-old was shot through his left shoulder while sitting in his car. The teen was able to get away and drove to Othello Community Hospital where he was treated and later released.

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    OTHELLO, Wash. - Adams County deputies are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night in Othello.  Deputies say it happened around 10:20 p.m. in the 600 block of S. Danielle Road. A 17-year-old was shot through his left shoulder while sitting in his car. The teen was able to get away and drove to Othello Community Hospital where he was treated and later released.

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  • 80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:30:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

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  • 85-year-old powerlifter aims to set records in Spokane

    85-year-old powerlifter aims to set records in Spokane

    Saturday, May 19 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-05-20 01:50:45 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Meet 85-year-old Navy veteran, Ray Curtis. He isn't your typical 85-year-old who likes to get that early bird special. Ray power lifts and has been doing so since the tender age of 69 after a running injury had him in the gym lifting weights for rehab "My specialty is my deadlift. It's my favorite lift," said Ray Curtis who is in Spokane competing in the USA Powerlifting Open Nationals. Ray deadlifts up to 315 pounds for his deadlift. He wakes up...

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    Spokane, Wash. Meet 85-year-old Navy veteran, Ray Curtis. He isn't your typical 85-year-old who likes to get that early bird special. Ray power lifts and has been doing so since the tender age of 69 after a running injury had him in the gym lifting weights for rehab "My specialty is my deadlift. It's my favorite lift," said Ray Curtis who is in Spokane competing in the USA Powerlifting Open Nationals. Ray deadlifts up to 315 pounds for his deadlift. He wakes up...

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  • Officials say cougar in fatal attack was shot

    Officials say cougar in fatal attack was shot

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:37:36 GMT

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington state say a cougar that attacked two men riding bicycles, killing one and injuring the second, has been shot to death. Capt. Alan Myers of the state's Fish & Wildlife Police says agents using a hound-dog tracker shot and killed the cougar shortly before 3 p.m., the Seattle Times reported.

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    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington state say a cougar that attacked two men riding bicycles, killing one and injuring the second, has been shot to death. Capt. Alan Myers of the state's Fish & Wildlife Police says agents using a hound-dog tracker shot and killed the cougar shortly before 3 p.m., the Seattle Times reported.

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  • Felon arrested after bragging to Moses Lake police on Facebook

    Felon arrested after bragging to Moses Lake police on Facebook

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:19:17 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Here's a tip: If you're on the run from police, don't brag about getting away on their Facebook page. That's what 19-year-old Kayla Irizzary did before she was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Moses Lake Police. Officers say they first contacted the woman during a traffic stop last week. She was a passenger in the stopped car.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Here's a tip: If you're on the run from police, don't brag about getting away on their Facebook page. That's what 19-year-old Kayla Irizzary did before she was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Moses Lake Police. Officers say they first contacted the woman during a traffic stop last week. She was a passenger in the stopped car.

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  • Coeur d'Alene skateboarder hit by truck in Post Falls

    Coeur d'Alene skateboarder hit by truck in Post Falls

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:01:05 GMT
    Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police report a skateboarder was hit by a truck Friday night in Post Falls. Troopers say around 9:10 p.m. ISP was called to investigate a crash at the intersection of E. 16th Ave and N. Quail Run Boulevard in Post Falls. 22-year-old Tristan C. Bach of Coeur d'Alene was riding his skateboard east on 16th Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound purple Toyota Scion driven by a juvenile male driver.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Idaho State Police report a skateboarder was hit by a truck Friday night in Post Falls. Troopers say around 9:10 p.m. ISP was called to investigate a crash at the intersection of E. 16th Ave and N. Quail Run Boulevard in Post Falls. 22-year-old Tristan C. Bach of Coeur d'Alene was riding his skateboard east on 16th Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound purple Toyota Scion driven by a juvenile male driver.

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  • US arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

    US arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:43:14 GMT
    Renton police say about 60 local and federal law enforcement officers raided eight homes in Seattle and Renton to bust an organized criminal marijuana growing operation.Renton police say about 60 local and federal law enforcement officers raided eight homes in Seattle and Renton to bust an organized criminal marijuana growing operation.

    SEATTLE (AP) - U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation tied to China.    The Seattle Times reports Saturday that authorities are searching for two men who are suspected of leading a crime ring that used hundreds of thousands of dollar wired from China to grow marijuana illegally in 17 homes around Washington state and then shipped it to New York's black market.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation tied to China.    The Seattle Times reports Saturday that authorities are searching for two men who are suspected of leading a crime ring that used hundreds of thousands of dollar wired from China to grow marijuana illegally in 17 homes around Washington state and then shipped it to New York's black market.

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  • Suspect identified in standoff near Wellesley and Lincoln in Spokane

    Suspect identified in standoff near Wellesley and Lincoln in Spokane

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:07:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested 52-year-old Jimmy R. Engleman after he shot several bullets from gun striking neighboring houses. Police surrounded his house early Saturday even as he continued to fire his gun. Engleman was taken into custody without injury to himself or others.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested 52-year-old Jimmy R. Engleman after he shot several bullets from gun striking neighboring houses. Police surrounded his house early Saturday even as he continued to fire his gun. Engleman was taken into custody without injury to himself or others.

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  • Flooding update: Crews demobilizing along Okanogan River

    Flooding update: Crews demobilizing along Okanogan River

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-05-19 18:18:32 GMT

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Incident managers are beginning to demobilize crews brought in to protect communities along the flooding Okanogan River, as efforts to hold back the surging river continue to hold. Three of ten crews were released Saturday morning, leaving 150 personnel assigned to flood response. 

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    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Incident managers are beginning to demobilize crews brought in to protect communities along the flooding Okanogan River, as efforts to hold back the surging river continue to hold. Three of ten crews were released Saturday morning, leaving 150 personnel assigned to flood response. 

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  • Group launches bid to repeal Seattle's new tax on companies

    Group launches bid to repeal Seattle's new tax on companies

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-05-19 16:22:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A coalition of businesses in Seattle has started a campaign to repeal the city's new tax on large businesses to help fund homeless services and affordable housing.    Multiple news outlets reported that the group calling itself No Tax on Jobs began collecting signatures Friday to qualify for a citizen referendum.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A coalition of businesses in Seattle has started a campaign to repeal the city's new tax on large businesses to help fund homeless services and affordable housing.    Multiple news outlets reported that the group calling itself No Tax on Jobs began collecting signatures Friday to qualify for a citizen referendum.

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  • Do's and Don'ts in Bear Country

    Do's and Don'ts in Bear Country

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-19 06:09:42 GMT
    (Photo by Alan Bauer)(Photo by Alan Bauer)

    SPOKANE, Wash. - People have recently seen a black bear and her cub on the South Hill near the Highland Park neighborhood. We know that Spokane is near nature, but what happens when nature is a little too close? The Department of Fish and Wildlife says that bears tend to avoid humans, but they have some advice if you happen to come across them. If you are recreating in bear country, always remember: Never travel alone, 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - People have recently seen a black bear and her cub on the South Hill near the Highland Park neighborhood. We know that Spokane is near nature, but what happens when nature is a little too close? The Department of Fish and Wildlife says that bears tend to avoid humans, but they have some advice if you happen to come across them. If you are recreating in bear country, always remember: Never travel alone, 

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  • First night on the job, K9 King makes his first arrest for Spokane PD

    First night on the job, K9 King makes his first arrest for Spokane PD

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:07:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Congrats to Ofc. Fabian and K9 King with their first capture. Spokane Police say that on their first official night working the street as a certified team, they arrested a suspect who refused to come out. While helping the Spokane Police Department's drug unit with a search warrant of a residence, they learned the suspect was hiding in an extremely cluttered garage. However, after a K9 announcement and some barking from K9 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Congrats to Ofc. Fabian and K9 King with their first capture. Spokane Police say that on their first official night working the street as a certified team, they arrested a suspect who refused to come out. While helping the Spokane Police Department's drug unit with a search warrant of a residence, they learned the suspect was hiding in an extremely cluttered garage. However, after a K9 announcement and some barking from K9 

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  • First day on patrol, K9 Chief makes his first arrest for Moses Lake PD

    First day on patrol, K9 Chief makes his first arrest for Moses Lake PD

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:01:26 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - On K9 Chief’s first day on patrol with human handler Ofc. Stewart, he notched his first arrest. Major Crimes Detectives of the Moses Lake Police Department were looking for Reynaldo Arrellano Lozano, 26, as part of a criminal investigation. Due to threats that Arellano had allegedly made toward law enforcement, K9 Chief joined the officers on the stakeout. About 7:30 this evening, detectives spotted Arellano’s car and 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - On K9 Chief’s first day on patrol with human handler Ofc. Stewart, he notched his first arrest. Major Crimes Detectives of the Moses Lake Police Department were looking for Reynaldo Arrellano Lozano, 26, as part of a criminal investigation. Due to threats that Arellano had allegedly made toward law enforcement, K9 Chief joined the officers on the stakeout. About 7:30 this evening, detectives spotted Arellano’s car and 

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  • Man blinded by shooting on South Hill counts his blessings

    Man blinded by shooting on South Hill counts his blessings

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:44:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been six months since a brutal shooting rampage rocked an apartment complex on Spokane's lower South Hill. When the gunshots ended, the building's owner was dead, the and the manager was clinging to life. The accused killer is a woman named Ann Carpenter, the daughter of one of their tenants. The survivor of the ambush is speaking to KHQ about his recovery. "I have no memory," Mike Troy said. "The first 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been six months since a brutal shooting rampage rocked an apartment complex on Spokane's lower South Hill. When the gunshots ended, the building's owner was dead, the and the manager was clinging to life. The accused killer is a woman named Ann Carpenter, the daughter of one of their tenants. The survivor of the ambush is speaking to KHQ about his recovery. "I have no memory," Mike Troy said. "The first 

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  • Do Not Work Order Rescinded for Z Nation

    Do Not Work Order Rescinded for Z Nation

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:39:49 GMT
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    Z NationZ Nation
    SAG-AFTRA has rescinded its “Do Not Work” order for the Basic Cable Television series Z Nation and members are free to work on this production effective immediately. The union has conditionally cleared the series pending receipt of additional documents and earmarked funds for Season 5 from producer GO2 Z 5, LLC. The union has obtained additional financial assurances toward mitigating past and future residuals obligations for SAG-AFTRA members on the p...More >>
    SAG-AFTRA has rescinded its “Do Not Work” order for the Basic Cable Television series Z Nation and members are free to work on this production effective immediately. The union has conditionally cleared the series pending receipt of additional documents and earmarked funds for Season 5 from producer GO2 Z 5, LLC. The union has obtained additional financial assurances toward mitigating past and future residuals obligations for SAG-AFTRA members on the p...More >>
  • Spokane strangers restore heartbroken veteran's yard

    Spokane strangers restore heartbroken veteran's yard

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:08:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two strangers are both heroes in their ways. They have united to remind us all, our community is an incredible place. "My folks were very patriotic," said Larry Sterling. "My dad was in both the Army and the Navy at different times." For Sterling, it was never a matter of if he'd serve our country, but more of how soon he could do it. "I was in the Airforce," he said. His beloved American flag waves proudly in the wind outside 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two strangers are both heroes in their ways. They have united to remind us all, our community is an incredible place. "My folks were very patriotic," said Larry Sterling. "My dad was in both the Army and the Navy at different times." For Sterling, it was never a matter of if he'd serve our country, but more of how soon he could do it. "I was in the Airforce," he said. His beloved American flag waves proudly in the wind outside 

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  • Motorcycle club hopes death of cyclist will bring awareness to drivers on the road

    Motorcycle club hopes death of cyclist will bring awareness to drivers on the road

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:01:02 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Two women in two motorcycle crashes. Both accidents, just a day apart. Tracy Kunz is going to be okay, But Holly Anderson was killed "I just think a lot of things we need to pay attention to is not to be complacent with our riding or with our driving," said Ramona Herner.
    Ramona Herner knows them both. She rode with them in a motorcycle club called "Ladies on the Loose. Ramona's asking everyone including...

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    Spokane, Wash. Two women in two motorcycle crashes. Both accidents, just a day apart. Tracy Kunz is going to be okay, But Holly Anderson was killed "I just think a lot of things we need to pay attention to is not to be complacent with our riding or with our driving," said Ramona Herner.
    Ramona Herner knows them both. She rode with them in a motorcycle club called "Ladies on the Loose. Ramona's asking everyone including...

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  • Browne's Addition apartment becomes backdrop for brazen crime

    Browne's Addition apartment becomes backdrop for brazen crime

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-05-19 01:49:11 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Hanging between the two posts is an empty hammock, but throughout the day many people come and go. Some even doing drugs right out in the open “I see illegal drug use: a lot of foil, a lot of heroin, a lot of meth smoking," said a tenant who had just moved in. She doesn’t want her identity to be known because she’s living in fear. The people who have set up camp on the property have even approached her when she moved in. In the...

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    Spokane, Wash. Hanging between the two posts is an empty hammock, but throughout the day many people come and go. Some even doing drugs right out in the open “I see illegal drug use: a lot of foil, a lot of heroin, a lot of meth smoking," said a tenant who had just moved in. She doesn’t want her identity to be known because she’s living in fear. The people who have set up camp on the property have even approached her when she moved in. In the...

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  • Woman attacked by bear was working on Montana grizzly study

    Woman attacked by bear was working on Montana grizzly study

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:09:45 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a field assistant on a government grizzly bear study suffered serious injuries when she was attacked by a bear while working in a remote northwestern Montana mountain range. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks described the Thursday morning attack as a "surprise defensive encounter" in the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. The victim was taken by air ambulance to a Kalispell hospital. Her condition on Friday was unknown and...

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a field assistant on a government grizzly bear study suffered serious injuries when she was attacked by a bear while working in a remote northwestern Montana mountain range. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks described the Thursday morning attack as a "surprise defensive encounter" in the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. The victim was taken by air ambulance to a Kalispell hospital. Her condition on Friday was unknown and...

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  • Man stabbed to death in north Spokane stabbing on Thursday

    Man stabbed to death in north Spokane stabbing on Thursday

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:16:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a man was stabbed to death a few blocks away from Audubon Park late Thursday night. According to police, detectives processed the scene at the 2400 block of W. Cleveland, interviewed individuals involved, and conducted search warrants. Officers said they contacted a person of interest and interviewed them.  The investigation is ongoing and there does not appear to be a threat to the public. The person killed has not yet been identified

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a man was stabbed to death a few blocks away from Audubon Park late Thursday night. According to police, detectives processed the scene at the 2400 block of W. Cleveland, interviewed individuals involved, and conducted search warrants. Officers said they contacted a person of interest and interviewed them.  The investigation is ongoing and there does not appear to be a threat to the public. The person killed has not yet been identified

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  • Idaho jury acquits Twin Falls man in shaken baby case

    Idaho jury acquits Twin Falls man in shaken baby case

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:11:46 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho jury has acquitted a Twin Falls man who was accused of shaking and injuring his girlfriend's baby. The Times-News reports the jury found 28-year-old Tim Evangelista not guilty of aggravated battery following about four hours of deliberation Thursday.  Police began investigating Evangelista in March 2017 after the two-month-old baby was taken to a hospital and found to have bleeding in his brain and bruises on his body.

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho jury has acquitted a Twin Falls man who was accused of shaking and injuring his girlfriend's baby. The Times-News reports the jury found 28-year-old Tim Evangelista not guilty of aggravated battery following about four hours of deliberation Thursday.  Police began investigating Evangelista in March 2017 after the two-month-old baby was taken to a hospital and found to have bleeding in his brain and bruises on his body.

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  • Man charge with cruelty after 7 starving bison rescued

    Man charge with cruelty after 7 starving bison rescued

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:03:28 GMT

    CHIMACUM, Wash. - (AP) - A 72-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after seven starving bison were removed from a Chimacum Valley Field last month. The Peninsula Daily News reported Thursday that seven of the eight animals were removed April 25 and taken to Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene by order of Jefferson County. Court records say Animal Control Deputy Terry Taylor recommended prosecution based on the observations of veterinarian Jan Richards and resc...

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    CHIMACUM, Wash. - (AP) - A 72-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after seven starving bison were removed from a Chimacum Valley Field last month. The Peninsula Daily News reported Thursday that seven of the eight animals were removed April 25 and taken to Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene by order of Jefferson County. Court records say Animal Control Deputy Terry Taylor recommended prosecution based on the observations of veterinarian Jan Richards and resc...

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  • Murder trial in N. Idaho vacated after failing to seat jury

    Murder trial in N. Idaho vacated after failing to seat jury

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:56:51 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A murder trial in northern Idaho has been called off after officials say they failed to seat a jury.  Clearwater County officials told the Lewiston Tribune that the defense attorney and prosecutor agreed to vacate the current trial on Wednesday after nearly three unsuccessful days of trying to select a jury for the first-degree murder case of Daniel R. Alldrin. A scheduling conference will take place Tuesday to determine what comes next.

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    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A murder trial in northern Idaho has been called off after officials say they failed to seat a jury.  Clearwater County officials told the Lewiston Tribune that the defense attorney and prosecutor agreed to vacate the current trial on Wednesday after nearly three unsuccessful days of trying to select a jury for the first-degree murder case of Daniel R. Alldrin. A scheduling conference will take place Tuesday to determine what comes next.

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  • Paper cup, family tree lead to arrest in 1987 murder of young couple

    Paper cup, family tree lead to arrest in 1987 murder of young couple

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:53:00 GMT
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    Snohomish County Sheriff's OfficeSnohomish County Sheriff's Office

    EVERETT, Wash. - Thirty years after the murders of a young Canadian couple, scientific advances, a family tree and a paper cup have led to an arrest in the case. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the 55-year-old Sea-Tac man was arrested Thursday in Seattle and is expected to make a court appearance in Skagit County Friday.  William Earl Talbott II has been charged in Skagit County District Court with first-degree murder in 

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    EVERETT, Wash. - Thirty years after the murders of a young Canadian couple, scientific advances, a family tree and a paper cup have led to an arrest in the case. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the 55-year-old Sea-Tac man was arrested Thursday in Seattle and is expected to make a court appearance in Skagit County Friday.  William Earl Talbott II has been charged in Skagit County District Court with first-degree murder in 

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  • West Valley students create their own military-style drum cadence for Dan Kleckner's Golf Classic

    West Valley students create their own military-style drum cadence for Dan Kleckner's Golf Classic

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-05-18 17:26:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The Dan Kleckner Golf Classic will once again be riding in the Lilac Festival's Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday, May 19. Dan will be riding with a banner which will be carried by two members of the Spokane County Young Marines: Justin Whitehill and Nate Oliver. And this year there's a special added feature.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- The Dan Kleckner Golf Classic will once again be riding in the Lilac Festival's Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday, May 19. Dan will be riding with a banner which will be carried by two members of the Spokane County Young Marines: Justin Whitehill and Nate Oliver. And this year there's a special added feature.

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  • 3rd Annual SWAT Team Fund “Razor” efforts raise over $5,600 for Sally's House

    3rd Annual SWAT Team Fund “Razor” efforts raise over $5,600 for Sally's House

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-18 06:09:04 GMT
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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team Member’s Fund “Razor” efforts raised over $5,600 for Sally’s House this year. This is the third year the SWAT Team has raised funds to help Sally’s House, a well deserving emergency receiving facility for children (2-12 years of age) who have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or criminal activity.  This afternoon, Spokane County 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team Member’s Fund “Razor” efforts raised over $5,600 for Sally’s House this year. This is the third year the SWAT Team has raised funds to help Sally’s House, a well deserving emergency receiving facility for children (2-12 years of age) who have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or criminal activity.  This afternoon, Spokane County 

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  • SCRAPS continues hoarding investigation, seizes 62 cats

    SCRAPS continues hoarding investigation, seizes 62 cats

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:24:52 GMT
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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On May 17, 2018 Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) continued its investigation into a suspected hoarding situation north of Spokane by executing a search and seizure warrant and removing 62 cats from the suspect home. The cats ranged in age from neonate to adult and were varied boy condition and health status.  SCRAPS is investigating the property owners from various 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On May 17, 2018 Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) continued its investigation into a suspected hoarding situation north of Spokane by executing a search and seizure warrant and removing 62 cats from the suspect home. The cats ranged in age from neonate to adult and were varied boy condition and health status.  SCRAPS is investigating the property owners from various 

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  • 1 dead, 3 injured in crash on Hood Canal bridge

    1 dead, 3 injured in crash on Hood Canal bridge

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:45:56 GMT

    POULSBO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say one person was killed and several others were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on the Hood Canal Bridge in Poulsbo. Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said on Twitter that the crash Thursday involved five vehicles and one unloaded flatbed truck. Winger says the bridge was closed to traffic and that one person had died and three others had injuries ranging from minor to critical. He says a total of seven pe...

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    POULSBO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say one person was killed and several others were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on the Hood Canal Bridge in Poulsbo. Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said on Twitter that the crash Thursday involved five vehicles and one unloaded flatbed truck. Winger says the bridge was closed to traffic and that one person had died and three others had injuries ranging from minor to critical. He says a total of seven pe...

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  • Door-to-door paving scam re-emerges in Grant County

    Door-to-door paving scam re-emerges in Grant County

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-18 03:18:38 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is warning local resident of the re-emergence of the paving scam. Two recent reports have been received which fleeced two rural Ephrata homeowners out their hard-earned money. The scam works like this: a con man typically approaches a home owner or business and offers to repave a driveway or parking lot. They offer a low price and claim they have just enough asphalt left over from another job nearby.

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is warning local resident of the re-emergence of the paving scam. Two recent reports have been received which fleeced two rural Ephrata homeowners out their hard-earned money. The scam works like this: a con man typically approaches a home owner or business and offers to repave a driveway or parking lot. They offer a low price and claim they have just enough asphalt left over from another job nearby.

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  • Woman travels across America to collect stories of human kindness from strangers

    Woman travels across America to collect stories of human kindness from strangers

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:35:53 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. It was a day of unimaginable tragedy when the Sandy Hook shooting happened. Mary Latham called her mom who at the time was a patient at New York's Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. On that same day, one of her co-workers got a free cup of coffee at Starbucks after a man decided to pay it forward giving the barista 100 dollars  "He came into work with his coffee and told me you should have come with me. You know I kind of ignored him and was focused on the...

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    Spokane, Wash. It was a day of unimaginable tragedy when the Sandy Hook shooting happened. Mary Latham called her mom who at the time was a patient at New York's Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. On that same day, one of her co-workers got a free cup of coffee at Starbucks after a man decided to pay it forward giving the barista 100 dollars  "He came into work with his coffee and told me you should have come with me. You know I kind of ignored him and was focused on the...

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  • Vandal targets downtown dealership, damaging new car

    Vandal targets downtown dealership, damaging new car

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:05:33 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. It's every car dealerships worst nightmare. A brand new car damaged and on Thursday morning someone caused thousands of dollars in damage to a brand new car “We really don't know what happened there. We just came into work, and there's a cinder block through the windshield," said Larry Miller Honda Sales Manager Harry Cunningham. The target, a brand new 2018 Honda CR-V. No word yet on why it was singled out - most people like them - the CR-V is usually...

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    Spokane, Wash. It's every car dealerships worst nightmare. A brand new car damaged and on Thursday morning someone caused thousands of dollars in damage to a brand new car “We really don't know what happened there. We just came into work, and there's a cinder block through the windshield," said Larry Miller Honda Sales Manager Harry Cunningham. The target, a brand new 2018 Honda CR-V. No word yet on why it was singled out - most people like them - the CR-V is usually...

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  • Daughter of Coulee Dam woman killed in motorcycle crash: “It’s from him not paying attention”

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    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:57:21 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The daughter of a Coulee Dam woman killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday says she’s not angry with the driver who is responsible but wants it to be a learning lesson for all.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The daughter of a Coulee Dam woman killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday says she’s not angry with the driver who is responsible but wants it to be a learning lesson for all.

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  • Movie about prevention and response to active shootings to be filmed at North Central High School

    Movie about prevention and response to active shootings to be filmed at North Central High School

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:55:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Students at North Central High School are ready for summer. But before class is out, they’ll have a chance to be part of a film production about active shootings. The movie “Beyond Lockdown” will be 12 minutes in length and is directed by former Airman at Fairchild Air Force Base, Randy Spivey. “It’s a myth that students just snap,” said Spivey. “Almost always there’s a progression toward them

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Students at North Central High School are ready for summer. But before class is out, they’ll have a chance to be part of a film production about active shootings. The movie “Beyond Lockdown” will be 12 minutes in length and is directed by former Airman at Fairchild Air Force Base, Randy Spivey. “It’s a myth that students just snap,” said Spivey. “Almost always there’s a progression toward them

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  • Detectives find stolen property in Spokane connected to Grant and Adams county crimes; one more arrested

    Detectives find stolen property in Spokane connected to Grant and Adams county crimes; one more arrested

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:40:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives investigating a string of burglaries made another arrest and recovered additional stolen property today at a home in Spokane. Acting on a hunch, investigators asked Spokane’s Regional Auto Theft Task Force to drive by the home of Nichole Richardson, 37, at 2618 East Sharp in Spokane. Richardson is known associate of Lamar Loomis who was arrested by Grant County detectives early Wednesday morning on stolen property-related charges.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives investigating a string of burglaries made another arrest and recovered additional stolen property today at a home in Spokane. Acting on a hunch, investigators asked Spokane’s Regional Auto Theft Task Force to drive by the home of Nichole Richardson, 37, at 2618 East Sharp in Spokane. Richardson is known associate of Lamar Loomis who was arrested by Grant County detectives early Wednesday morning on stolen property-related charges.

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  • Stop the bleed: Kootenai Co. residents get hands on training for trauma scenarios

    Stop the bleed: Kootenai Co. residents get hands on training for trauma scenarios

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:38:20 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Residents in Kootenai County are getting hands on training in the event of a trauma scenario. Everything from a mass casualty situation to even an accident in your own garage; anything to stop the bleeding. Wendy Ferguson, the injury prevention coordinator at Kootenai Health, checks to see if the patient is conscious or not. Then, she looks to see if there’s bleeding. If it’s clear, she’ll put them in the recovery 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Residents in Kootenai County are getting hands on training in the event of a trauma scenario. Everything from a mass casualty situation to even an accident in your own garage; anything to stop the bleeding. Wendy Ferguson, the injury prevention coordinator at Kootenai Health, checks to see if the patient is conscious or not. Then, she looks to see if there’s bleeding. If it’s clear, she’ll put them in the recovery 

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  • Pullman firebomber remains free

    Pullman firebomber remains free

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:26:25 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. -  Police are continuing to investigate a 2015 arson that has gone cold. Officers and fire crews responded to the Planned Parenthood just after 3:30 in the morning and found the damage was already extensive.   Investigators said security video confirmed their suspicions, this was no accident. "A shadowy figure came up to one of the windows, broke the window and threw something in there that was already ignited," 

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    PULLMAN, Wash. -  Police are continuing to investigate a 2015 arson that has gone cold. Officers and fire crews responded to the Planned Parenthood just after 3:30 in the morning and found the damage was already extensive.   Investigators said security video confirmed their suspicions, this was no accident. "A shadowy figure came up to one of the windows, broke the window and threw something in there that was already ignited," 

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  • WSP supports fellow trooper battling cancer with a blood and bone marrow registration drive

    WSP supports fellow trooper battling cancer with a blood and bone marrow registration drive

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:20:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington State Patrol trooper is battling cancer and her friends, family, and community are showing their support. Lt. Kris Schweigert with Washington State Patrol is getting ready to donate blood at the INBC blood drive and the Be the Match registration drive at their headquarters. He says it’s something they’ve done in the past in support of WSP Trooper Renee Padgett, who’s stationed on the west side of the state. “She was an academy cla...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington State Patrol trooper is battling cancer and her friends, family, and community are showing their support. Lt. Kris Schweigert with Washington State Patrol is getting ready to donate blood at the INBC blood drive and the Be the Match registration drive at their headquarters. He says it’s something they’ve done in the past in support of WSP Trooper Renee Padgett, who’s stationed on the west side of the state. “She was an academy cla...

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  • Private investigator to hold search for missing Idaho woman

    Private investigator to hold search for missing Idaho woman

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:04:56 GMT

    GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) - A private investigation firm from Boise is organizing a search for a north-central Idaho woman who has been missing since April 15. The Lewiston Tribune reports 25-year-old Shawnta L. Pankey was last seen when she and her boyfriend were reported camping along the Salmon River near the small town of Cottonwood. Investigators have not released the boyfriend's name, but say he told them Pankey took off on foot after the couple had an argument.

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    GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) - A private investigation firm from Boise is organizing a search for a north-central Idaho woman who has been missing since April 15. The Lewiston Tribune reports 25-year-old Shawnta L. Pankey was last seen when she and her boyfriend were reported camping along the Salmon River near the small town of Cottonwood. Investigators have not released the boyfriend's name, but say he told them Pankey took off on foot after the couple had an argument.

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  • Woman reports being attacked by bear in Montana

    Woman reports being attacked by bear in Montana

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:35:36 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a woman reported being attacked by a bear in a remote part of northwestern Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said the woman reported the attack Thursday morning and was flown to a hospital in Kalispell for her injuries. There were few initial details about the attack in the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. The woman has not been identified and FWP spokesman Dillon Tabish said the extent of her inju...

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a woman reported being attacked by a bear in a remote part of northwestern Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said the woman reported the attack Thursday morning and was flown to a hospital in Kalispell for her injuries. There were few initial details about the attack in the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. The woman has not been identified and FWP spokesman Dillon Tabish said the extent of her inju...

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  • Declination hearing delayed again for suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe

    Declination hearing delayed again for suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:26:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe is tried as a juvenile or as an adult has been delayed once again. The hearing for the 16-year-old was set to begin Monday, but The Spokesman-Review reports that prosecutors asked for a delay until August.  “The defense evaluations that they needed to have done in preparation of the declination hearing are not done,” Haskell said. “We 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe is tried as a juvenile or as an adult has been delayed once again. The hearing for the 16-year-old was set to begin Monday, but The Spokesman-Review reports that prosecutors asked for a delay until August.  “The defense evaluations that they needed to have done in preparation of the declination hearing are not done,” Haskell said. “We 

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  • 17 Idaho schools to receive grant for suicide prevention

    17 Idaho schools to receive grant for suicide prevention

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:18:50 GMT

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has selected 17 schools to receive a grant that aims to prevent suicide by building a system to help students cope with life's challenges. The Times-News reports the Sources of Strength grant awarded through the state Department of Education in partnership with the Idaho Lives Project helps middle and high school students identify coping skills and learn how to reach out to others. South Hills Middle School in Twin Falls will be among the sch...

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho has selected 17 schools to receive a grant that aims to prevent suicide by building a system to help students cope with life's challenges. The Times-News reports the Sources of Strength grant awarded through the state Department of Education in partnership with the Idaho Lives Project helps middle and high school students identify coping skills and learn how to reach out to others. South Hills Middle School in Twin Falls will be among the sch...

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  • Second mountain lion spotted on ISU campus in 1 week

    Second mountain lion spotted on ISU campus in 1 week

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:10:01 GMT
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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State University officials are warning people to use caution after a second mountain lion was spotted on the Pocatello campus in less than a week. On May 11, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials tranquilized and relocated a cougar from a trail south of the university. On Wednesday, ISU officials issued a campus-wide alert after a resident reported spotting a mountain lion near the school's Stephens Performing Arts Center. 

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State University officials are warning people to use caution after a second mountain lion was spotted on the Pocatello campus in less than a week. On May 11, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials tranquilized and relocated a cougar from a trail south of the university. On Wednesday, ISU officials issued a campus-wide alert after a resident reported spotting a mountain lion near the school's Stephens Performing Arts Center. 

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  • Stolen property recovered after detectives witness burglary, multiple offender arrested

    Stolen property recovered after detectives witness burglary, multiple offender arrested

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:02:02 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Scores of stolen property was recovered and a 42-year-old multiple offender is back in jail after undercover detectives witnessed him commit a burglary near Ephrata early Wednesday. According to Grant County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Loomis of Ephrata was under surveillance by undercover detectives investigating several burglaries. Around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday they watched Loomis commit a burglary at the Ephrata Landfill

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Scores of stolen property was recovered and a 42-year-old multiple offender is back in jail after undercover detectives witnessed him commit a burglary near Ephrata early Wednesday. According to Grant County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Loomis of Ephrata was under surveillance by undercover detectives investigating several burglaries. Around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday they watched Loomis commit a burglary at the Ephrata Landfill

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  • Suspect who fled from police arrested near Frontier Middle School

    Suspect who fled from police arrested near Frontier Middle School

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:54:19 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Shortly after noon on Thursday, officers responded to a fight at the Moses Lake Skate Park. Moses Lake Police report that two adults were involved, and one of them fled on foot from officers. He was caught quickly by officers on the grass in front of Frontier Middle School. This led to several police vehicles being in front of the school. Officers say the suspects involved are not school district students, and the school was 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Shortly after noon on Thursday, officers responded to a fight at the Moses Lake Skate Park. Moses Lake Police report that two adults were involved, and one of them fled on foot from officers. He was caught quickly by officers on the grass in front of Frontier Middle School. This led to several police vehicles being in front of the school. Officers say the suspects involved are not school district students, and the school was 

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  • Glacier park to rebuild historical chalet destroyed in fire

    Glacier park to rebuild historical chalet destroyed in fire

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:37:22 GMT
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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The National Park Service has approved plans to rebuild a century-old Montana hikers' dormitory that was destroyed in a fire last year in Glacier National Park. Glacier park spokeswoman Lauren Alley said Thursday that work to reconstruct the Sperry Chalet is expected to begin in July after officials determined this week there would be no significant environmental impact. The cost was previously estimated to be between $8 million and $12 million. Alley ...

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The National Park Service has approved plans to rebuild a century-old Montana hikers' dormitory that was destroyed in a fire last year in Glacier National Park. Glacier park spokeswoman Lauren Alley said Thursday that work to reconstruct the Sperry Chalet is expected to begin in July after officials determined this week there would be no significant environmental impact. The cost was previously estimated to be between $8 million and $12 million. Alley ...

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  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY issued in parts of Pend Oreille County

    BOIL WATER ADVISORY issued in parts of Pend Oreille County

    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:56 PM EDT2018-05-17 17:56:57 GMT
    Severe storms that moved through Spokane and Pend Oreille counties have caused power outages and put some local water systems at risk.Severe storms that moved through Spokane and Pend Oreille counties have caused power outages and put some local water systems at risk.
    The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Sandy Shores and Riverbend water systems due to flooding concerns.  The Sheriff's Office says the systems may become contaminated because of flooding and customers are encouraged to bring all water to a boil before consumption.  For more information:  Sandy Shores Riverbend Boil Water information from the Washington State Department of HealthMore >>
    The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Sandy Shores and Riverbend water systems due to flooding concerns.  The Sheriff's Office says the systems may become contaminated because of flooding and customers are encouraged to bring all water to a boil before consumption.  For more information:  Sandy Shores Riverbend Boil Water information from the Washington State Department of HealthMore >>
  • Lighter helps rescuers find lost hikers in Liberty Lake

    Lighter helps rescuers find lost hikers in Liberty Lake

    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-05-17 06:20:23 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Rescuers were able to spot the two lost hikers, thanks to a little luck and a little light.     On Monday, Jessica Salle and her friend were barefoot hiking along this popular trail near Liberty Lake.  A few hours in, the two had wandered off the trail near some falls and gotten lost. As night fell they knew they were in trouble. "The sun started going down and it got really really dark. I was rather nervous because I knew that 

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    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Rescuers were able to spot the two lost hikers, thanks to a little luck and a little light.     On Monday, Jessica Salle and her friend were barefoot hiking along this popular trail near Liberty Lake.  A few hours in, the two had wandered off the trail near some falls and gotten lost. As night fell they knew they were in trouble. "The sun started going down and it got really really dark. I was rather nervous because I knew that 

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  • Two men arrested for robbing Greenhand recreational marijuana shop in Spokane

    Two men arrested for robbing Greenhand recreational marijuana shop in Spokane

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-05-17 03:34:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police have arrested two men connected to a robbery at a Spokane recreational marijuana shop. Wednesday evening, two men entered Greenhand around 7 p.m. Employees told police that the looked around the shop for a bit before grabbing some product and bolted out the door.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police have arrested two men connected to a robbery at a Spokane recreational marijuana shop. Wednesday evening, two men entered Greenhand around 7 p.m. Employees told police that the looked around the shop for a bit before grabbing some product and bolted out the door.

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  • Spokane police, schools team up to prevent gangs

    Spokane police, schools team up to prevent gangs

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:40:56 GMT
    Approximately 45 minutes later, the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Arturo Rodriguez Ramos was located at a home in the 2400 block of E. 8th Ave. and taken into custody without incident.Approximately 45 minutes later, the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Arturo Rodriguez Ramos was located at a home in the 2400 block of E. 8th Ave. and taken into custody without incident.
    Approximately 45 minutes later, the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Arturo Rodriguez Ramos was located at a home in the 2400 block of E. 8th Ave. and taken into custody without incident.Approximately 45 minutes later, the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Arturo Rodriguez Ramos was located at a home in the 2400 block of E. 8th Ave. and taken into custody without incident.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Public School District has partnered with the Spokane Police Department to stop gang activity in its tracks. It’s called Gang Free Spokane and is funded by a Department of Justice grant. The money will allow the school district, the city, and police to work more closely with other community organizations involved in gang prevention and intervention. A core idea behind the collaboration is building relationships 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Public School District has partnered with the Spokane Police Department to stop gang activity in its tracks. It’s called Gang Free Spokane and is funded by a Department of Justice grant. The money will allow the school district, the city, and police to work more closely with other community organizations involved in gang prevention and intervention. A core idea behind the collaboration is building relationships 

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  • Mom calls for change after 3 deaths in one year at Palouse Falls

    Mom calls for change after 3 deaths in one year at Palouse Falls

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:15:32 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Dorothy Prophet lost her son last Memorial Day after he slipped and fell at Palouse Falls. Now she's putting Washington State on deadline "In many ways, they've had a plan set since 2016; to try to make the falls a safer place for everyone. However it has not yet been implemented," said Dorothy Prophet. Dorothy asked Washington parks in a meeting on Tuesday when they would start implementing the plan. According to Dorothy, she said that the that the state...

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    Spokane, Wash. Dorothy Prophet lost her son last Memorial Day after he slipped and fell at Palouse Falls. Now she's putting Washington State on deadline "In many ways, they've had a plan set since 2016; to try to make the falls a safer place for everyone. However it has not yet been implemented," said Dorothy Prophet. Dorothy asked Washington parks in a meeting on Tuesday when they would start implementing the plan. According to Dorothy, she said that the that the state...

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  • Laurel or Yanny, what do you hear?

    Laurel or Yanny, what do you hear?

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:14:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Laurel or Yanny? This debate all started from an audio clip where people can’t agree what word the voice is saying. We were discussing this in the KHQ Newsroom too and it seems like everyone is split. Some hear “yanny,” some hear “laurel,” and others hear both. So what exactly is going on? Audio specialists say that it’s a poor quality audio clip, but people hear different ranges of frequencies. Dylan Bennett tweeted an explanation ...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Laurel or Yanny? This debate all started from an audio clip where people can’t agree what word the voice is saying. We were discussing this in the KHQ Newsroom too and it seems like everyone is split. Some hear “yanny,” some hear “laurel,” and others hear both. So what exactly is going on? Audio specialists say that it’s a poor quality audio clip, but people hear different ranges of frequencies. Dylan Bennett tweeted an explanation ...

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  • Spokane woman searching for missing tortoise

    Spokane woman searching for missing tortoise

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:05:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- He is more than just a reptile. He is a part of the family.  One Spokane woman is heartbroken after she says her pet tortoise went missing in her Shadle Park neighborhood near Alberta and Broad. Tina Berto says George was last seen on Monday. She believes he isn’t just lost however. She believes he was taken. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- He is more than just a reptile. He is a part of the family.  One Spokane woman is heartbroken after she says her pet tortoise went missing in her Shadle Park neighborhood near Alberta and Broad. Tina Berto says George was last seen on Monday. She believes he isn’t just lost however. She believes he was taken. 

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  • Passenger leaving Seattle strips, streaks down aisle during Alaska Airlines flight

    Passenger leaving Seattle strips, streaks down aisle during Alaska Airlines flight

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-05-17 00:41:36 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Passenger on a plane flying from Seattle to Alaska were in for quite the surprise this week.  According to the New York Daily News, a man stripped and ran down the aisle of the Boeing 737. Former Alaska state Sen. Johnny Ellis, who was on the Alaska Airlines flight headed to Anchorage, tweeted that “a completely naked man ran from front of (the) plane to (the) back,” yelling and waving. WOW. On my flt from SEA 2 

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Passenger on a plane flying from Seattle to Alaska were in for quite the surprise this week.  According to the New York Daily News, a man stripped and ran down the aisle of the Boeing 737. Former Alaska state Sen. Johnny Ellis, who was on the Alaska Airlines flight headed to Anchorage, tweeted that “a completely naked man ran from front of (the) plane to (the) back,” yelling and waving. WOW. On my flt from SEA 2 

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  • New study shows high uranium levels in some wells in northeastern Washington

    New study shows high uranium levels in some wells in northeastern Washington

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-05-17 00:15:57 GMT
    A map from a recent U.S. Geological Survey study shows historical uranium concentrations in wells across northeastern Washington. (USGS / Courtesy)A map from a recent U.S. Geological Survey study shows historical uranium concentrations in wells across northeastern Washington. (USGS / Courtesy)
    A map from a recent U.S. Geological Survey study shows historical uranium concentrations in wells across northeastern Washington. (USGS / Courtesy)A map from a recent U.S. Geological Survey study shows historical uranium concentrations in wells across northeastern Washington. (USGS / Courtesy)
    Wells in northeastern Washington frequently have high uranium concentrations. The Spokesman-Review reports that it's sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water. A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey sampled water from 13 wells and looked at historical data on uranium concentrations. Half the wells sampled had levels of uranium above 30 micrograms per liter, the Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for drinking water. According to th...More >>
    Wells in northeastern Washington frequently have high uranium concentrations. The Spokesman-Review reports that it's sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water. A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey sampled water from 13 wells and looked at historical data on uranium concentrations. Half the wells sampled had levels of uranium above 30 micrograms per liter, the Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for drinking water. According to th...More >>
  • Geiger work crew inmate walks away from detail, deputies need your help finding him

    Geiger work crew inmate walks away from detail, deputies need your help finding him

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:19:31 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - This afternoon, Spokane Valley Deputies were advised a Geiger Work Crew Inmate 21-year-old Devontay J. Hood walked away from his assigned work detail at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds. Hood was being held on a misdemeanor traffic charge. On May 16, 2018, at approximately 1:10 p.m., a Geiger Work Crew Corrections Officer reported Hood walked away from his work detail mowing grass at the 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - This afternoon, Spokane Valley Deputies were advised a Geiger Work Crew Inmate 21-year-old Devontay J. Hood walked away from his assigned work detail at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds. Hood was being held on a misdemeanor traffic charge. On May 16, 2018, at approximately 1:10 p.m., a Geiger Work Crew Corrections Officer reported Hood walked away from his work detail mowing grass at the 

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  • Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe

    Dozens more charges filed in wildlife poaching ring probe

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:01:56 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and sometimes left to rot. The Wasco County District Attorney's office charged eleven people with misdemeanor wildlife crimes in that county Tuesday. Some of those charged in Oregon are also being prosecuted in Washington state for allegedly killing bears, deer, elk or bobcats il...

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    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and sometimes left to rot. The Wasco County District Attorney's office charged eleven people with misdemeanor wildlife crimes in that county Tuesday. Some of those charged in Oregon are also being prosecuted in Washington state for allegedly killing bears, deer, elk or bobcats il...

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  • Spokane Co. Sheriff's Office: three level 3 sex offenders are moving to Spokane

    Spokane Co. Sheriff's Office: three level 3 sex offenders are moving to Spokane

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:36:10 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released new information on a level three sex offender moving to the Spokane area. SCSO reports that 65-year-old Robert K. Leavitt will be living on the 1700 block of W. Dean in Spokane. SCSO officials reported Leavitt was convicted of first-degree statutory rape in 1986, second-degree statutory rape in 1988, and two counts of first-degree rape of a child in 1990. SCSO 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released new information on a level three sex offender moving to the Spokane area. SCSO reports that 65-year-old Robert K. Leavitt will be living on the 1700 block of W. Dean in Spokane. SCSO officials reported Leavitt was convicted of first-degree statutory rape in 1986, second-degree statutory rape in 1988, and two counts of first-degree rape of a child in 1990. SCSO 

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  • Yakima County, pot retail shop reach settlement for closure

    Yakima County, pot retail shop reach settlement for closure

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:08:45 GMT

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. (AP) - A marijuana retail store near Gleed has agreed to close in compliance with Yakima County's ban on cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas of the county. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the county and store called The Canyon reached a settlement as part of a lawsuit filed by the county. County commissioners filed the suit in seek of an abatement order that would allow county authorities to enter the property and shut it down.

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    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. (AP) - A marijuana retail store near Gleed has agreed to close in compliance with Yakima County's ban on cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas of the county. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the county and store called The Canyon reached a settlement as part of a lawsuit filed by the county. County commissioners filed the suit in seek of an abatement order that would allow county authorities to enter the property and shut it down.

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  • Boise man arrested after handgun found in luggage at airport

    Boise man arrested after handgun found in luggage at airport

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:02:08 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Boise man has been arrested after an unloaded handgun was found in his checked luggage at the Boise airport.    Boise police say the handgun was found by TSA screeners on Monday afternoon. Boise police investigated and arrested 59-year-old Milan Reskovic on suspicion of willfully concealing the firearm and because he did not declare the firearm at check-in. He was booked into the Ada County Jail. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All r...

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Boise man has been arrested after an unloaded handgun was found in his checked luggage at the Boise airport.    Boise police say the handgun was found by TSA screeners on Monday afternoon. Boise police investigated and arrested 59-year-old Milan Reskovic on suspicion of willfully concealing the firearm and because he did not declare the firearm at check-in. He was booked into the Ada County Jail. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All r...

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  • Search & Rescue, deputies & Air 2 team up to locate lost hikers

    Search & Rescue, deputies & Air 2 team up to locate lost hikers

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:30:28 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - What started as a sunny, Sunday hike at Liberty Lake Regional Park turned into something very different when two hikers wandered off the trails and became lost.  The hikers, dressed for sun and mid-80 degree temperatures, now found themselves in the dark, heavily wooded forest with temperatures which had plummeted into the 40’s. The initial call from the hikers came in to 911 just before 9:00 p.m.  The 

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - What started as a sunny, Sunday hike at Liberty Lake Regional Park turned into something very different when two hikers wandered off the trails and became lost.  The hikers, dressed for sun and mid-80 degree temperatures, now found themselves in the dark, heavily wooded forest with temperatures which had plummeted into the 40’s. The initial call from the hikers came in to 911 just before 9:00 p.m.  The 

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  • New Farm Bill would require some SNAP recipients to work a minimum 20 hours a week or be in job training

    New Farm Bill would require some SNAP recipients to work a minimum 20 hours a week or be in job training

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-05-16 17:53:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are introducing new work and job training requirements for adults who receive food assistance through the SNAP program.

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    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are introducing new work and job training requirements for adults who receive food assistance through the SNAP program. Those requirements will be included in the massive new Farm Bill, which is scheduled for a vote in the House on Friday. It would require able-bodied adults between ages 18 and 59 who don't have children ages 6 or under to work a minimum of 20 hours a week or be in job training, and that would grow to 25 hours per week in 2026. 

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  • Last Riverfront Park butterfly removed, will be rebuilt

    Last Riverfront Park butterfly removed, will be rebuilt

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-05-16 06:13:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday morning a long-time piece of Spokane history came down. For more than 40 years the butterfly flew above Riverfront Park. It was one of five that were installed for the World's Fair back in 1974. Over time, three of the winged sculptures disappeared. One now sits in storage in pieces and and the last one was finally came down on Tuesday.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday morning a long-time piece of Spokane history came down. For more than 40 years the butterfly flew above Riverfront Park. It was one of five that were installed for the World's Fair back in 1974. Over time, three of the winged sculptures disappeared. One now sits in storage in pieces and and the last one was finally came down on Tuesday.

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  • Brad Little wins GOP gubernatorial primary

    Brad Little wins GOP gubernatorial primary

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-16 06:09:02 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lt. Gov. Brad Little has won the hotly contested GOP primary in the race to replace Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.    Little secured the nomination Tuesday against top opponents U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lt. Gov. Brad Little has won the hotly contested GOP primary in the race to replace Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.    Little secured the nomination Tuesday against top opponents U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist. 

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  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 15th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 15th

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-05-16 06:02:12 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 15th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 15th.

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  • Fulcher wins Republican nod in 1st District

    Fulcher wins Republican nod in 1st District

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-05-16 05:42:12 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Russ Fulcher has won his party's nomination in the 1st Congressional District in Idaho.    The district, whose voters strongly backed President Donald Trump in 2016, is being vacated by Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, who ran for Idaho governor.    Fulcher, 56, originally filed to run for Idaho's open gubernatorial seat nearly a year ago.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Russ Fulcher has won his party's nomination in the 1st Congressional District in Idaho.    The district, whose voters strongly backed President Donald Trump in 2016, is being vacated by Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, who ran for Idaho governor.    Fulcher, 56, originally filed to run for Idaho's open gubernatorial seat nearly a year ago.

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  • Incumbent wins GOP primary for Idaho schools

    Incumbent wins GOP primary for Idaho schools

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-05-16 05:18:14 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra will battle Democrat Cindy Wilson in the upcoming November general election.    Ybarra and Wilson became the top political nominees for the schools chief position after winning Tuesday's primary against their respective challengers.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra will battle Democrat Cindy Wilson in the upcoming November general election.    Ybarra and Wilson became the top political nominees for the schools chief position after winning Tuesday's primary against their respective challengers.

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  • Paulette Jordan wins Idaho's Democratic governor primary

    Paulette Jordan wins Idaho's Democratic governor primary

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-05-16 05:03:10 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Former state Rep. Paulette Jordan has won the Democratic primary for Idaho governor.    She is the first woman to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Idaho.    If she wins the general election, Jordan would not only be the first woman to serve as Idaho governor, but also the first Native American woman to serve in that position in any state.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Former state Rep. Paulette Jordan has won the Democratic primary for Idaho governor.    She is the first woman to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Idaho.    If she wins the general election, Jordan would not only be the first woman to serve as Idaho governor, but also the first Native American woman to serve in that position in any state.

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  • Polls close in Idaho, extension request denied

    Polls close in Idaho, extension request denied

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-05-16 04:06:09 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - With polling stations open across the state, Idaho voters began casting ballots in several competitive and crowded races Tuesday morning.    The primary election is particularly important in Idaho, a Republican stronghold where the winners of the GOP primary often goes on to sweep the November general election as well.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - With polling stations open across the state, Idaho voters began casting ballots in several competitive and crowded races Tuesday morning.    The primary election is particularly important in Idaho, a Republican stronghold where the winners of the GOP primary often goes on to sweep the November general election as well.

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  • Dozens honor fallen officers in Spokane

    Dozens honor fallen officers in Spokane

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:46:56 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. The City of Spokane honored fallen law enforcement at the 31st annual memorial ceremony on Tuesday morning. Their memories and stories were read aloud. Family and colleagues came from across the state to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on the thin blue line  "They go out every day and deal with the things that nobody else wants to deal with, and they do it very well," said Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich...

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    Spokane, Wash. The City of Spokane honored fallen law enforcement at the 31st annual memorial ceremony on Tuesday morning. Their memories and stories were read aloud. Family and colleagues came from across the state to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on the thin blue line  "They go out every day and deal with the things that nobody else wants to deal with, and they do it very well," said Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich...

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  • "Lilac City's Got Talent" showcases local high school students

    "Lilac City's Got Talent" showcases local high school students

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:33:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane's Lilac Festival is hosting its first ever "Lilac City's Got Talent competition Tuesday. The event will showcase senior talent from any high school in Spokane County. The Lilac Festival has been working with the Leadership Class at Ferris High School and their teacher Karissa Jacobson to organize the event since December of last year.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane's Lilac Festival is hosting its first ever "Lilac City's Got Talent competition Tuesday. The event will showcase senior talent from any high school in Spokane County. The Lilac Festival has been working with the Leadership Class at Ferris High School and their teacher Karissa Jacobson to organize the event since December of last year.

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  • Volunteers help beautify downtown Spokane through gardening

    Volunteers help beautify downtown Spokane through gardening

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:15:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Volunteers and Downtown Spokane staff are getting together for planting week. They’re filling planters all across the downtown core with flowers. Lunell Haught is one of the volunteers. She’s with the Master Gardeners, and wanted to give part of her time to help out. “I think everyone should enjoy nature and beauty and I think it's an opportunity to work with other people who may not have as much expertise with plants so it's a way to just share info...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Volunteers and Downtown Spokane staff are getting together for planting week. They’re filling planters all across the downtown core with flowers. Lunell Haught is one of the volunteers. She’s with the Master Gardeners, and wanted to give part of her time to help out. “I think everyone should enjoy nature and beauty and I think it's an opportunity to work with other people who may not have as much expertise with plants so it's a way to just share info...

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  • Rivers and lakes reaching flood stage in inland Northwest

    Rivers and lakes reaching flood stage in inland Northwest

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-05-15 22:03:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood warning for numerous lakes and rivers in Eastern Washington and northern Idaho.    The Weather Service says rising temperatures this week will increase snowmelt and runoff.    Minor flooding is occurring on the Similkameen River near Nighthawk, and major flooding is forecast for later in the week.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood warning for numerous lakes and rivers in Eastern Washington and northern Idaho.    The Weather Service says rising temperatures this week will increase snowmelt and runoff.    Minor flooding is occurring on the Similkameen River near Nighthawk, and major flooding is forecast for later in the week.

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  • Billings officers disciplined for sex identify selves

    Billings officers disciplined for sex identify selves

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-05-15 20:10:03 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Three Billings police officers who were suspended without pay for having sex on city property or while on duty have identified themselves and one has resigned.    Attorney Vincent Salminen confirmed Tuesday that Paul LaMantia resigned.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Three Billings police officers who were suspended without pay for having sex on city property or while on duty have identified themselves and one has resigned.    Attorney Vincent Salminen confirmed Tuesday that Paul LaMantia resigned.

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