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Post Falls police searching for man whose car was found on fire

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:56:00 EDT

POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls Police report they are looking a 41-year-old man who was reported missing after he didn't show up home after work Saturday evening. William "Bo" Kirk was last seen at Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, around 7 p.m. He was supposed to be home around 7:20 p.m. but never showed up.

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Spokane police and Major Crimes detectives investigating apartment shooting

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:05:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police and Major Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex that sent one woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to the La Villa Riviera Apartments on South Riverton around 11:30 a.m. A woman was taken to the hospital for X-rays, which confirmed she had been shot in the torso.

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PHOTOS: Seahawks fans ready for Sunday Night Football

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:57:00 EDT - The Seattle Seahawks are set to take on the Arizona Cardinals in a Sunday Night Football match-up right here on KHQ and 12s around the region have got their game faces on. Click through the slideshow above and be sure to share your best fan photo on our Facebook page! Go Hawks!

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Body of missing King County firefighter found in Grant County

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:18:00 EDT

GEORGE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports a body recovered on Saturday in western Grant County has been identified as a King County firefighter missing since last weekend and the subject of a statewide search.

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Firefighters still investigating blaze that killed 3-year-old boy

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:07:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Investigators are still looking into how a three-year-old boy died in a fire Friday night just before midnight. This happened in the Hillyard neighborhood, near Longfellow and Myrtle. Firefighters say two adults and four children were in the home at the time of the fire, but one of the children and a family dog didn’t make it out.

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Fire damages home in Spokane Valley, no one hurt

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:22:00 EDT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley firefighters worked to contain a house fire in Spokane Valley Saturday afternoon. The fire broke out around 12:30 in the area of N/ Bannen and E. Boone. Flames were visible from the roof of the home when firefighters arrived.

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Spokane man sentenced under Washington's three-strike law

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:51:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane man with a 20-year criminal history was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of his third strike.  The Spokesman-Review reports that Matthew McCarthy was found guilty of first-degree burglary in September.      Before trial, he filed court documents saying his case should be dismissed.

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Two injured in I-90 roll-over crash west of Sprague

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:38:00 EDT

LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - Two people were hurt and taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after a crash on eastbound Interstate 90 about a mile west of Sprague Saturday morning. 

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Coeur d'Alene man arrested after heroin, meth found in car

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:15:00 EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston Police report nearly $20,000 in methamphetamine and heroin were seized and three arrests made Friday night as a result of a narcotics trafficking investigation by officers and members of the Quad Cities Drug Task Force. Working on information provided by detectives, Lewiston police officers pulled over a Ford Mustang driven by 27-year-old Christian J. White of Coeur d'Alene at around 9:30 Friday night.

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Grant County K-9 helps catch hatchet-wielding man

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:56:00 EDT

LAKEVIEW, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports a man is in jail on domestic violence and kidnapping charges after threatening his ex-girlfriend with a hatchet early Thursday morning in Lakeview. Deputies were first called to a house on Soap Lake Way around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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Child killed in fire near Hillyard

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:26:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A child was killed in a fire in Hillyard Friday night, according to the Spokane Police Department. Just before 11:30 p.m., firefighters were called to a home on E. Longfellow, just east of N. Freya. Several people were able to escape the blaze, however, after firefighters made entrance, they found one child dead inside the home. 

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Idaho House Dem accused of stealing GOP's campaign material

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:45:00 EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Republican candidate says Democratic Rep. John McCrostie stole campaign literature and then lied about doing so while being recorded.  First-time GOP challenger Ryan McDonald, who is running for a House seat in District 16, says he was campaigning in Garden City last week when he saw McCrostie also out going door-to-door.

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Minimum wage campaign: Is initiative best way to hike pay?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:13:00 EDT

SEATTLE (AP) - Voters will decide whether Washington state should join more than a dozen others that have recently boosted their minimum wages. Initiative 1433 would raise the hourly minimum wage by about $4 over three years to $13.50.      It also would require employers to provide paid sick leave of at least one hour for every 40 worked.

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Washington shooting suspect waives right to speedy trial

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:00:00 EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - The suspect in the fatal shooting of five people in a Washington state mall has agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial. The Skagit Valley-Herald reports that Arcan Cetin, who appeared in court Friday, will remain in the Skagit County Jail on a magistrate's warrant that has been extended until Jan. 6.

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Police report shines new light on brutal attack of EWU track star

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:13:00 EDT

A police report obtained by KHQ on Friday shines new light in a brutal attack on an Eastern Washington University track star. According to police, 20-year-old Drew Schreiber was savagely beaten with a metal bat by three men.  Two of the three men responsible are behind bars. Police are searching for the third suspect. "For us, he is young and in perfect health and that is helping him," said Alan Schreiber, Drew's father. Alan is still shocked by what happened but he's ...

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CdA DJ says his soul was stolen after his laptop was taken

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:46:00 EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - One local man's entire soul was stolen according to a Coeur d'Alene DJ, after he says his laptop was taken.    "That's my livelihood. It's not like someone just stole some item from me. They stole part of my soul a little bit," said Andrew Magee. Magee says he's performed several times in Spokane with his laptop as a DJ. He's got his music and just about everything you can imagine on it.

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Hometown Heroes: Patrick Perry

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:39:00 EDT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - No matter how much time you volunteer or spend on duty, sometimes it's those moments when you're off the clock that matter most.  In this week's edition of Hometown Heroes, we are recognizing a volunteer firefighter from Spokane County Fire District 8.  Patrick Perry was cheering on his Eastern Washington University Eagles at a football game against the Washington State University Cougars when the unthinkable happened.

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School bus driver shortage hits the Inland Northwest

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:43:00 EDT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - School districts in Eastern Washington are having trouble hiring substitute school bus drivers. The West Valley School District is in need of 10 to 15 drivers immediately. “Our drivers have to be really aware of when they request time off,” said Transportation Director for the WVSD, Tim Morgan. “We really have to spend an extra amount of time coordinating because we don’t have the people to fill in.” 

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Football rivals become football foes: CDA and Post Falls Jr. Tackle

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:26:00 EDT

NORTH IDAHO - Hundreds of families are dealing with a football frenzy in North Idaho: The Coeur d'Alene Jr Tackle football program has canceled their games with Post Falls Junior Tackle for the rest of the season. "We were having behavior problems on the sidelines of both teams," said Coeur d'Alene Jr Tackle President Bob Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald said the behavior between parents, referees and coaches has gotten out of hand when his teams play Post Falls.

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Update: SPD identifies woman found in Spokane River near Peaceful Valley

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:27:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Just after 8:40 am Friday, a call came in from a homeowner in Peaceful Valley saying that while having a cup of coffee on their back porch, they spotted a body in the Spokane River. The caller said the body was easily visible because the water was pretty shallow in that area. Spokane Fire crews and Spokane police responded to the call in the area of W. Clarke and N. Elm and tell us, they deployed rafts and recovered a nude body.

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Family searches for missing Davenport woman

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:11:00 EDT

LINCOLN COUNTY - Have you seen the blonde in the photograph?  The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is searching for her. The young woman is 20-year-old Persephone Umbel and deputies say she's been missing for more than a month.  She reportedly left all of her belongings at her Davenport apartment. Family members say she may be suffering from mental problems. KHQ asked deputies if this could be related to the body found in the river Friday morning.

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Large-scale hack takes down major websites

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:25:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you noticed your favorite websites not working Friday morning? (Hopefully not Dyn, one of the nation's largest domain name system providers, confirmed a large-scale hack took down more than a dozen major websites Friday morning. Traffic was slowed and in some cases halted to The New York Times, Twitter, Pandora, Netflix, Pinterest, Reddit, Spotify, PayPal and the PlayStation Network.

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Fire quickly contained at Browne's Addition apartment complex

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:16:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters were called to the Greentree Apartments in Browne's Addition Friday morning. Fire officials on scene say a fire started on the first floor and burned through three floors, but was quickly contained. Firefighters say no one has been injured and the extent of the damage is unknown at this time. Pacific is blocked from Cannon to Elm.

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Windstorm Windfall: SNAP partners with city to pay for continued cleanup

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:31:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been over 11 months since last year's windstorm, and families are still feeling its effects. That includes the Dillon family on Spokane's South Hill. They've had a 70-foot ponderosa pine leaning into the street since the November 2015 windstorm. "It was swaying back and forth pretty violently. We thought for sure it was going to go down," said Reuel Dillon. The tree stayed up after the storm but had a big break about 6 feet into the trunk.

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Woman concerned after finding questionable items in park

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:29:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman says she's found some disturbing things at a park right down the street in her neighborhood. From used Q-tips, to dirty clothes to even syringe caps. Joey says she took her two younger kids to Liberty Park a few weeks ago but she hasn't come back with them ever since. "This is not a kid friendly park. This isn't even an adult friendly park. I wouldn't want to come down here for a birthday party," said Joey. 

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Idaho AG’s office reviewing alleged voter intimidation in Bonner County

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:37:00 EDT

BONNER COUNTY, Idaho -  A north Idaho prosecutor has requested the state Attorney General’s Office to look in complaints of voter intimidation in Bonner County. Chief Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane said Thursday that the office is currently reviewing the case, but was unable to comment on the findings because it’s still early in the process.

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Is politeness a thing of the past?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:29:00 EDT

The last and final presidential debate showed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spitting names at each other. The candidates appeared, rude, sometimes even crude, and didn't appear to respect each other at all. So it brought up the question: is politeness a thing of the past? Merrily Bjerkestrand says etiquette is a loaded word that we use. It's a lot more than what knife and fork to pick out. Etiquette is what you know and manners is what you show. With Trump throwing out the words, ...

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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine reaches big milestone

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:35:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash.- One Wednesday, the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University received preliminary accreditation. That's a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. The accreditation comes 19 months after Governor Jay Inslee signed the bill that changed state law to allow WSU to offer medical education. The Floyd College of Medicine is the second public medical school in the state and the first to ...

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Spokane construction: rain pushes back paving work

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:39:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - For some, downtown construction in Spokane has been a nightmare to navigate by foot or by car. Progress on the roads sometimes means being prepared for a new walking for driving pattern. "It just changes every day, which is weird," said Erika Simonds. "What just happened was I walked to the corner and was like I don't know where I'm supposed to be crossing the street." With wet conditions, crews say they have to push back on paving the roads.

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How are elections run in your county?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:24:00 EDT

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - With the 2016 election just weeks away, there have been questions raised as to how the election system is run in our country, with questions already being raised about the potential outcome.  Our elections are a complicated, yet simple system. ProPublica sums it up nicely:

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Man arrested for stabbing uncle in Otis Orchards

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:12:00 EDT

OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - An Otis Orchard's resident is in the hospital this morning after suffering two stab wounds from his own nephew.Thursday morning, just after 6:15. Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded to a stabbing in the 4700 block of N. Genoa in Otis Orchards. Authorities tell us a "mentally unstable" man in his 20's stabbed  his uncle twice and then took off.

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Spokane Co. Library District hosts traveling exhibit about money this weekend (sponsored)

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:39:00 EDT

The Spokane County Library District is hosting Thinking Money: A Financial Exhibition, a new traveling exhibit designed about money and financial literacy. The exhibition opens on Saturday, October 22 at the Spokane Valley branch (12004 E. Main) with activities and events that day for all ages.

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Billings man sentenced to 100 years for child sex abuse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:32:00 EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 40-year-old Billings man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for sexually abusing five children who attended his mother's daycare, causing what the judge called "incalculable and horrendous" harm.  The Billings Gazette reports District Judge Michael Moses sentenced Jared Terhune Thursday. He must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole.

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Woman rolls car in north Spokane

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:12:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Deputies say a 28-year-old woman is expected to be ok after rolling her car in north Spokane Thursday morning. Officials on scene told KHQ the woman was driving too fast on Country Homes Blvd when she rolled her car near Wedgewood.

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Spokane Valley woman hit with multiple animal cruelty charges after firefighters find cats living in filth

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EDT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 74-year-old Spokane Valley woman has been charged with 19 charges stemming from a search warrant issued earlier this month. The woman has been charged with 16 counts of Confinement Unsafe (where the animal is jeopardized), 2 counts of Animal Cruelty and 1 count of operating an unlicensed commercial kennel. 

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When an earthquake hits our state, will you be ready?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:42:00 EDT

KHQ.COM - October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness month as proclaimed by the governor and it gives an opportunity for all of us to make sure we are prepared and know what to do when disaster strikes, particularly in the event of an earthquake or tsunami. Millions of people around the world will be practicing how to drop, cover and hold, as part of the The Great ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 20th  at 10:20 a.m.

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Spokane mom says son had gun pointed at him while walking dog

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:44:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is livid and demanding answers after a scary incident Wednesday afternoon involving her teenage son. Tammy Mitchell says her son was walking their dog in the neighborhood when a man who was in a parked van reportedly threatened him with a gun. The teen wasn’t injured, but is still upset by what happened.

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3rd and final debate between Gov. Jay Inslee and challenger Bill Bryant

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:05:00 EDT

PASCO, Wash. - Following the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Washington Governor Jay Inslee will square off against his challenger Bill Bryant for their third and final debate.  The debate will take place in Pasco at 8:00 p.m. at the Columbia Basin College. 

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City Councilman Breean Beggs asks city to hire agency to help repair police-community relations

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:41:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Councilman Breean Beggs is asking the city to hire a consultant to help rebuild trust between the community and the police department. “Trust crosses all areas of police,” said Councilman Beggs. “It’s not where we want it to be.” Councilman Beggs says newly appointed Police Chief Craig Meidl agrees that action needs to be taken to help rebuild trust.

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Securing your ballot: Spokane election observers weigh in

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:37:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash - While KHQ is keeping a close eye on this year's presidential candidates, one group is keeping a close eye on your ballot: election observers. Democratic election observer Dave Koch and Republican election observer Ruth Ryan told KHQ election observers play an important role in making sure ballots are secure. 

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Barefoot vigilante chases potential thieves from neighborhood

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:04:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man chased a pair of potential thieves from his neighborhood early Wednesday morning, and it was all caught on camera. Brad Kisela didn’t even have time to put on his shoes when he saw two car prowlers on his security camera. “I just jumped out of my seat and ran barefoot hoping I’d catch him,” said Kisela. “But he just slipped away.”

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DEBATE NIGHT: KHQ has you covered with three ways to watch!

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:23:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - The third and final presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton is happening Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. and we're giving you a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style viewing experience. 

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Bellingham couple sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:49:00 EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A Bellingham man and woman have been sentenced for a foiled attempt to kill the man's business partner in June 2015.      The Bellingham Herald reports 28-year-old Sean Head was sentenced Wednesday to over 15 years in prison for soliciting to murder his business partner, 76-year-old Edward Davidson, at Davidson's house in rural Whatcom County.

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Tracking ballot security in Spokane

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:44:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - With less than 3 weeks until Election Day, KHQ went to work to find out what Spokane County is doing to make sure ballots are secure. Ballots started going out to the public Wednesday from the Spokane County Elections Office.

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AG's office reviewing alleged voter intimidation in N. Idaho

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:06:00 EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP)  - A northern Idaho prosecutor has asked the state Attorney General to look into complaints of voter intimidation and interference. Chief Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane said Wednesday that the office is currently reviewing the case and could not yet comment. 

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3D Mammography significantly increasing detection of breast cancer (sponsored)

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:05:00 EDT

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A recent study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 3D mammography reveals significantly more invasive cancers than a traditional, 2D mammogram.

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WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:44:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has received preliminary accreditation.  The announcement means the college is on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. 

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Spokane Police crack down on public pot smoking

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:15:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are starting to crack down on people smoking marijuana in public. It’s legal, but according to the law, you can’t smoke it in public. Think of it like beer. It’s legal and you can buy it, but you can’t do so in public.

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Stealing Halloween: dozens of decorations taken from Spokane home

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:48:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Every year, one north Spokane home goes all out for Halloween, bringing its spooky spirit to life for the whole neighborhood. But this year, that Halloween magic is in jeopardy of disappearing for good because thieves stole $1,500 worth of decorations right out of their yard. It happened Monday night at Mike McGinnis' home near Lidgerwood and Wellesley, just across the street from the Northtown Mall.

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Man arrested for breaking into Spokane home and tying victim up with electrical tape

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:59:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man is behind bars after he allegedly broke into a home and tied the victim up using electrical tape. According to court documents, the incident happened early Friday morning on the 3900 block of W Indian Trail Rd.

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Spokane's Etailz Inc. bought for $75 million

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:55:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - When you walk into Etailz Inc., you can see several of the products this Spokane company has helped get big success on websites like Amazon and Ebay. "People that manufacture products and make really cool products, we seek out those companies, we work with those companies, we add value to them getting them to international markets," said CEO Josh Neblett.

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Spokane Valley woman arrested for plotting to kill husband for life insurance money

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:10:00 EDT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley woman is behind bars after detailing multiple plots to kill her husband for life insurance money, one of which involved having her husband shot on Halloween night while they were out trick-or-treating with their kids.  Spokane Valley Sheriff's Detectives arrested 39-year-old Martie M. Soderberg Maxwell on Monday afternoon for Criminal Solicitation to commit 1st Degree Murder. 

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Better Business Bureau sees surge of complaints on locksmith services

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:24:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest reported Tuesday that they have received numerous complaints about locksmiths who aren't up front about their fees. The latest comes from a company out of California that serves as a referral service, which enlists contractors to do the actual work.

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U.S. Marshals and Grant Co. Deputies searching for kidnapping suspect and victim

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:24:00 EDT

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a kidnapping suspect and her 6-year-old victims.  Deputies say Shirley Johnson of Waterville, Washington, had been a non-custodial caregiver for most of 6-year-old Angel Jackson's life. Deputies say on or about May 13, 2016, Angel's guardian was awarded legal custody of Angel and Shirley fled with Angel.

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Stink bug numbers increasing dramatically in state

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:08:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The population of stink bugs is increasing dramatically in Washington state. That has scientists scrambling to limit the number of marmorated stink bugs. This fall, the agricultural pest has turned up in significantly larger numbers in traps and inside people's homes in 19 counties.

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Credit unions gaining in popularity. STCU explains how they work (sponsored)

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:19:00 EDT

You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops. The stuff they’re sharing varies -- groceries, babysitting, real estate, kilowatt-hours -- but the concept is the same: In a cooperative, people join together to form an organization, sharing resources for the benefit of all members. Want to learn more about credit unions? Go to

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Spokane family's home shot by hunters' bullets

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 02:07:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s still hard for the Murphys to believe. They came home Saturday afternoon to find bullet holes in their door, and second floor of their home. This was in the Northwood neighborhood off of Argonne.

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Police arrest man charging at cars in Spokane neighborhood

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:36:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is in the Spokane County Jail after a frightening incident Monday afternoon. Witnesses say the man was charging at cars, trying to break into several homes, and at one point attacked an elderly woman in the area of Columbia and Stevens. Police eventually cornered him in a front yard. The whole thing was caught on cellphone video.

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EWU student, athlete badly beaten with baseball bat

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:45:00 EDT

CHENEY, Wash. - A rising track star at Eastern Washington University was brutally beaten with a metal bat earlier this month. As of Monday, 20-year-old Drew Schreiber remains in critical condition at Sacred Heart Hospital. He’s currently in a medically induced coma.  Police say two of three men responsible for the beating are behind bars but there’s still a big question as to why they did it.

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Comcast ready to roll out new pricing structure

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:31:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Customers who use Comcast to stream movies, download music, and play game online may have to pay a little extra in the coming months. The new pricing structure caps the data limit at one Terabyte (TB), which is roughly 1,000 gigabytes (GB). 

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Nationwide FBI operation frees five kids involved in prostitution in Washington state

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:25:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI reports that over the past week three Child Exploitation Task Forces in Washington state, along with other local partners, were able free five juveniles and 67 adults who were being exploited through prostitution.

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Police investigating stabbing inside Shadle McDonald's

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:35:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Police are investigating a stabbing that happened inside the McDonald's restaurant near Wellesley and Belt Sunday afternoon. Spokane Police report a 53-year-old man believed to be a transient has been arrested on an assault charge after he walked into the bathroom, pulled out a knife and attacked another customer.

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Orofino man arrested for murder in death on infant daughter

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:31:00 EDT

CLEARWATER COUNTY, Idaho - A 26-year-old Orofino man was arrested Monday in Clearwater County for the death of his infant daughter.  Daniel R. Alldrin was arrested on a first degree murder charge after a lengthy investigation into the death of his daughter, who died on May 15, 2016. His daughter was just 28 days old at the time of her death.

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Target pulls clown masks from store shelves and online before Halloween

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:10:00 EDT - Just weeks before Halloween, one of the nation's largest retailers has announced it will be pulling clown masks from its shelves and online. Target announced in an email Monday that it would stop selling clown masks after a rash of "creepy clown" sightings made headlines nationwide.

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WSU police seize more than 700 knock-off Cougar shirts outside homecoming game

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:44:00 EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University Police, working with WSU trademark licensing office, executed a search warrant and seized over 700 T-shirts and sweatshirts before the game between the Cougs and the Bruins Saturday evening.

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Man needed rescue after getting stuck in tree watching storm

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:46:00 EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Authorities say a man in his 50s needed rescuing after getting stuck in a tree in Olympia while trying to take pictures of the windstorm over the weekend. The Olympian reports that the man had climbed toward the top of the tree Saturday night and then fell about 30 feet, becoming wedged in the tree.

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KHQ Weather Authority: La Nina watch issued

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:37:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - While we were all eyes on Seattle and the storms last week some of you may remember that about a month ago, the La Nina Watch was canceled. Well in the middle of tracking all the storms NOAA and the National Weather Service have issued a NEW La Nina watch with a 70% chance of it developing. 

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Coeur d'Alene woman arrested trying to shoplift two carts of merchandise from Walmart

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:30:00 EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A 43-year-old Coeur d'Alene woman was arrested Sunday afternoon trying to shoplift nearly $2300 worth of merchandise from a Hayden Walmart, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office. Store security called the Sheriff's Office after the woman walked out of the story with two carts full of merchandise she didn't pay for. Deputies contacted the woman, who gave them a fake name.

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Bonner County Sheriff investigating homicide in Hope, Idaho

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:35:00 EDT

HOPE, Idaho - Saturday night, Bonner County Sheriff deputies responded to suspicious death of a 50-year-old male at a home in Hope, Idaho in the Spring Creek area. The Bonner County Sheriff's office has confirmed they are investigating the death as a homicide. The suspect is Linda Provo, also in her 50's.

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Deadline approaching for annual Boo Ball Fall Classic AAU Tournament (sponsored)

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:38:00 EDT

As basketball season heats up in the Northwest, the region’s youth teams look forward to what has become a yearly tradition in Spokane: the Boo Ball Fall Classic. Teams thinking about signing up should act fast before it's too late.

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Clinton campaign responds to email revelation

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:22:00 EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is responding to the revelation that a State Department official had asked the FBI for help last year in reducing the classification level of an email from her private server. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said there was strong disagreement among government agencies about the decisions to retroactively classify material that had been sent to the then-secretary of state. 

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PHOTOS: Fairchild AFB takes Stephanie Vigil on refueling mission

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:56:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ's Stephanie Vigil got to see something very few people do, but is so vital to our region. Fairchild Air Force Base gave her an exclusive behind the scenes look of a historic KC-135 tanker on a mission to refuel jets. With only 40 feet between the tanker and fighter jet, Steph said they were close enough to wave at the pilot. 

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Kennewick teen dies in ATV accident

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:37:00 EDT

TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) - A high school student has died after the all-terrain vehicle he was riding overturned and landed on top of him near the Whitman County town of Hay.  The Tri-City Herald reports that 18-year-old Aric "Cooper" Ellison died of asphyxiation Friday night after being pinned beneath the ATV.    

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Firestorm 1991 still burned into Spokane's memory

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:11:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - If you say the words “Firestorm 1991,” most people will know what you’re talking about. On October 16, 1991, 92 fires started across Spokane County, burning more than 35,000 acres, destroying 100 homes, and killing one person.

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Crooks nab Spokane woman's bikes from her garage

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:54:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman is upset after four of her bikes are stolen from her garage. Katherine Widing says this happened in the alley between Adams and Jefferson near Huckleberries. Surveillance video shows the crooks arriving around 2:45 a.m. Saturday in a car, prying open the garage door, and stealing two foldable bikes (Bike Fridays World Tourist model) and a Women’s Trek 7500 bike, along with some tools.

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Patty Murray, Chris Vance meet in first Senate debate

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:29:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Sen. Patty Murray, seeking her fifth term, meets her Republican opponent Chris Vance in their first debate of the election season.  The two candidates will square off Sunday evening in Spokane at Gonzaga University.

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Thieves caught on camera stealing wind chimes from porch

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:50:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Two thieves stole an elderly woman's wind chimes off her porch and her neighbor caught it all on camera. It happened  in the area of Post Street and Wellesley around 1:30 Saturday morning.

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Thousands await power as less severe Northwest storm fizzles

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:31:00 EDT

SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of residents in the Pacific Northwest remained without power Sunday as the remnants of a potentially apocalyptic typhoon began to fizzle out. Emergency crews in Oregon and Washington worked through the night to restore power lines and remove dozens of downed trees to clear roads that the storm had damaged over the past two days.

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Spokane mom says man jumped into yard, tried to grab son

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 20:57:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – your child getting taken from your own home by a total stranger. A Spokane mom says that almost happened to her and her 5-year-old son Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

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Trees, power lines come down in Northwest storm

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:15:00 EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Trees and power lines are coming down as a powerful storm hits the Northwest.  Thousands of people were without power in Oregon and Washington on Saturday as the storm, bearing remnants of a Pacific typhoon, made landfall.

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Accidental shootings killing, injuring Washington children

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 18:00:00 EDT

SEATTLE (AP) - When 13-year-old Eddie Holmes was fatally shot in the chest by one of his friends, he was one of more than a dozen Washington state children who were injured or killed since 2014 in accidental shootings.

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Man wanted for attempted murder arrested after hours-long standoff

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:36:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police took a man into custody after a standoff that lasted into the early morning hours Saturday. It started around 8 p.m. Friday night when officers responded to a house in the 3900 block of north Washington.

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Woman enters Moses Lake Horizon Credit Union with alleged explosive device

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:05:00 EDT

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake police continue to investigate an attempted robbery that happened a Horizon Credit Union on Clover Drive in Moses Lake Friday afternoon.

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Police confirm man tried to buy gun before mall shooting

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:27:00 EDT

SEATTLE (AP) - Detectives have confirmed that the man accused of shooting and killing five people in a mall north of Seattle tried unsuccessfully to buy a handgun just hours before the slayings.

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Teen driver crashes up significantly in Idaho

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:17:00 EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Transportation Department says the number of crashes involving teen drivers is on the rise.      The Post Register reports that in every category of crashes tracked by the department, the number involving teens increased between 2014 and 2015.

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Pumpkin becomes weapon of vandalism

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:49:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Halloween came a little early for one Spokane family but in a devastating way. A pumpkin turned into a weapon when it was suddenly thrown into the back of the couple's car causing significant damage. It happened on the 9800 block of North Sundance Drive. Thankfully, nobody was hurt or in the car at the time. "There's just glass everywhere, it's a mess, it's a complete disaster," said Spokane resident Michelle Borts.

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Spokane roof company braces for storm damage

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:35:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Several local roofing companies have been trying to get homes ready for the wind and rain, including Heritage Roofing and Construction. They were busy Friday working on homes that are still dealing with the wreckage from the November 2015 windstorm. "I would have to say 98 percent of our work this year has been from the November storm," said owner Ted Flynn.

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Gonzaga point guard arrested

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:09:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Just hours after “Kraziness in the Kennel,” Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins was arrested for physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. Washington State Patrol tells KHQ that Perkins was behind the wheel while under the influence early Sunday morning. Police did not see him driving, but Perkins allegedly told officers that he was planning on driving while the car was still parked. 

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Spokane statue farm braces for the wind

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:53:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - With strong winds coming through Spokane, some families and businesses are concerned about the damage it could bring. Owners at Way out West statue farm are keeping a close eye on their statues, concerned some could go flying if the wind gets too strong. Mark Ferguson said in last year's windstorm two of his eagle statues were blown to the ground, each weighing 1,000 pounds.

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Home invasion suspects steal guns and car from N. Spokane home

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:52:00 EDT

KHQ.COM - Around 6:45am Friday morning,  police responded to a home invasion in the 3800 block of W. Indian Trail Rd in N. Spokane.  Authorities are not saying how many suspects were involved but they did say multiple guns and a vehicle were stolen from the home. Victims sustained minor injuries but we do not know specifically what those injuries are.

TONIGHT ON KHQ: Dateline NBC's story on the murder of Doug Carlile

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:06:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday night on KHQ, Dateline is airing their story on the murder of Doug Carlile on Spokane's south hill in December 2013. The story is a complicated murder-for-hire plot that took years for all parties involved to be held responsible.  Dateline airs at 9:00 p.m., right here on KHQ, Friday night. If you're looking to get caught up, look inside this story. 

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Massage therapist under investigation for drugging and assaulting clients

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:38:00 EDT

Detectives are investigating reports of a sexual assaults by a massage therapist in Liberty Lake. Court documents say two separate women have contacted police and reported similar experiences. In each case, the women say the massage therapist working at Binn's Family Chiropractic told them to get completely naked and got on top of them. The documents say that during the massage, the masseuse sprayed some kind of mist from a spray bottle on the women before touching their breasts an...

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SPD investigates armed robbery at Subway

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:21:00 EDT

The Spokane Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at Subway on Spokane’s south side at east 29th.  The incident occurred Thursday evening.  Police say the suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money. Police describe the suspect as a white male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall. He was wearing ski mask and a dark colored jacket. No one was injured ...

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Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 13th

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:20:00 EDT

Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, October 13th. 

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BBQ trailer stolen after man wanted to help crisis center

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:26:00 EDT

A Spokane Valley man trying to do good suddenly gets part of his livelihood ripped out of his front yard. Keith Pursch was getting ready to use his barbeque trailer to help feed women and children at a crisis center but just as he was about to begin preps for it, the entire trailer was stolen. "I don't want to do something that's selfish. I want to do something nice for the community. Women and children at the crisis centers, I think they need recognition," said Pursch. Pur...

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UPDATE: Newport couple brings bike to Spokane man

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:42:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - After we shared Gilbert Ackaret's story on KHQ Local News at 5pm Thursday, we received dozens of phone calls, emails and Facebook messages from viewers wanting to help. Gilbert is a special needs man in North Spokane who had his bike stolen Monday when he went grocery shopping. Two of those viewers who wanted to help were Mike and Christy Mielke, who live in Newport, WA. 

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During high winds, keep an eye on blue spruce trees

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:59:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - The November 2015 windstorm sent trees flying into homes and onto cars, causing damage that's still not totally fixed. Michael Lundagen at Home Fires Nursery in Spokane told KHQ one tree in particular is the culprit for most of that damage: blue spruce trees. "The blue spruces - the big, tall, old blue spruces - a lot of them were toppled in the windstorm last November, but there are some still around," said Lundagen.

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E-cigarette blows up in Spokane woman's mouth

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:48:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman claims she lost part of her teeth when an e-cigarette blew up in her mouth. Four victims across the state filed lawsuits on Thursday, one of them a Spokane woman. The three other people involved had similar situations happen to them. 45-year-old Marlene Rubertt filed a lawsuit against Lilac City Vapor. Attorney's in the case say it's the lithium-ion batteries that cause the risk of fire and explosion.

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Loss of bike, loss of independence for Spokane man

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:40:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gilbert Ackaret takes pride in his North Spokane home, and his neighbors enjoy seeing him around - especially on his bike. "You always see Gilbert on his bike, he goes to the store, he goes to work with it, he stops by our house," said neighbor Taylor Olsen. "It's part of Gilbert."

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Sam Adams and KHQ join the fight against breast cancer

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:26:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Sam Adams & KHQ are joining the fight against cancer.  Sam will be wearing pink during each of his sportscasts this month to bring awareness to breast cancer and finding a cure for this disease.  Washington ranks 34th out of 50 states in breast cancer screening, and Idaho ranks dead last in the United State.

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