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Thief steals 30k worth of jewelry while family is away on vacation

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:46:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Matthew Kelly and his family were on vacation last week. But it was cut short after they got a phone call that no homeowner wants to get when they were away. "He said that the doors were open to the house and we immediately told them to call the police," said Kelly. Kelly's girlfriend's father did just that, having deputies clear the house to see if anyone was inside. Thankfully there wasn't, but a lot of personal items were 


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Seahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthem

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:51:00 EDT

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem for the second straight game of the preseason. Bennett was alone sitting on the Seahawks bench during the "Star-Spangled Banner" before Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota. But teammates showed support for Bennett with center Justin Britt standing alongside with his hand on Bennett's shoulder. Defensive back Jeremy Lane 


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KHQ gets results after mother of boy with leukemia's returns are rejected

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:56:00 EDT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Back to school shopping can be difficult for any mom but one Spokane Valley mom is having a real problem. Kim Rehkow's 11-year-old son Cameron has leukemia and is constantly changing clothing size. Recently, she bought clothes at the Spokane Valley JCPenney, got the receipt and ultimately had to return the items. The two shirts she wanted to return are worth about $40.    She's made JCPenney .


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How to get free eclipse glasses

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:43:00 EDT

ATHOL, Idaho - With the total solar eclipse just days away, many people are scrambling to find a pair of glasses to safely watch the once-in-a-lifetime event. But the hot commodity is almost nowhere to be found in the Inland Northwest, except at Silverwood Theme Park. Silverwood has 3,000 pairs of glasses. The first 200 people in the park get a free pair, the remaining 2,800 will be sold for $6 each. Glasses are only given to people who buy an admission ticket. 


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Confederate monuments defaced near Vancouver, Washington

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:34:00 EDT

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) - Former highway markers honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis were defaced at a park named for Davis north of Vancouver, Washington. The Columbian reported Friday one of the two markers on private land near Ridgefield was covered with black tar or paint and the other was covered in a red substance sometime in the overnight hours Thursday. Jefferson Davis Park is maintained by the Sons of 


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Coeur d'Alene Police shut down neighborhood problem house

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:10:00 EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Members of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department's Community Action Team served a search warrant Friday to a residence located on East Foster Avenue after receiving complaints from neighbors about suspected drug use, drug sales, thefts in the area, suspicious people, and constant stop-and-go traffic.  Law enforcement arrested the man living at the home for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 


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Monument Hill Fire now 85% contained

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:21:00 EDT

QUINCY, Wash. - UPDATE: One home has been lost along with several other outbuilding in the Monument Hill Fire. The good news is that all evacuations have been downgraded to level 1.


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Motorcyclist shot driving on Highway 395 near Pasco

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:52:00 EDT

PASCO, Wash. - Police are investigating a shooting on State Route 395 north of Pasco involving a motorcycle rider. Officers say it happened around 1 p.m. Friday afternoon. Police say they got a call about man on a motorcycle who had been shot in the leg on 395 near the King City truck stop.  Paramedics took him to Lourdes in Pasco to be treated. There is no information on his condition at this hour. Three other men who were also riding 


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Police dog finds escaped inmate who buried himself in sand

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:17:00 EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Officials say a police dog tracked down an escaped Clark County inmate who buried himself in sand. Clark County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Dave Nelson says police dog Apollo tracked 44-year-old Cory Cunningham after he climbed over the Clark County Jail's work center fence in Vancouver, Washington Thursday afternoon. Nelson says Apollo and a Clark County sheriff's deputy tracked Cunningham 


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S. Idaho man gets 10 years for felony aggravated assault

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:11:00 EDT

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho man police say locked a woman and her children in a bedroom and monitored them while at work by using a cellphone application has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Times-News reports that 25-year-old Joshua Brock Winmill received the sentence earlier this week in 5th District Court. Winmill must serve five years before becoming eligible for parole. He's been in custody for about a year.


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Health advisory issued for Spicer Pond

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:01:00 EDT

ST. MARIES, Idaho - Panhandle Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality have issued a health advisory for Spicer Pond in Benewah County.  Water quality monitoring confirmed the presence of blue-green algae, which has the potential to produce dangerous toxins.  Pets, children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are most at risk of harmful exposure to the cyanobacteria.  Spicer Pond is a 


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Former Valhalla Bar & Grill employee arrested for suspicion of burglarizing restaurant

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:19:00 EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say 22-year-old Stuart H Schmidtke was arrested Friday on suspicion of burglarizing Valhalla Bar and Grill in Pullman over two weeks ago.  Officers were called to the restaurant July 30th after receiving a call that someone had broken the glass door of the business and stole money and a cash box.  Employees at Mr. Z's Casino later reported a man gambling with money bundled 'in a unique way,' identical to the money stolen from Valhalla. 


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Evacuations ordered for growing fire in Stevens County near Colville

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:24:00 EDT

STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Evacuations are being ordered for a fast moving wildfire 4 mile west of Colville in the Gold Creek Loop area.  According to Stevens County Sheriff's Office, the fire is currently 20 acres in size.  If you are in an evacuation area, you will be notified via the 911 mass notification system called HyperReach.  Fire Districts 3, 6, 5 and Department of Natural Resources are attacking the fire with manpower, dozers and 


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3 Spokane Valley children killed in Alberta crash

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:15:00 EDT

HANNA, Alberta - Three Spokane Valley children were killed in a car crash in Alberta earlier this week.  RCMP in Hanna, Alberta responded to the crash on Wednesday evening near the intersection of Highway 36 and 570. Investigation shows an SUV traveling westbound on Highway 570 collided with a semi-truck traveling south on Highway 36. The driver and the adult passenger of the SUV were taken to a Calgary hospital. 


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Tips for end-of-life planning (sponsored)

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:30:00 EDT

Lance Kissler thought his parents had prepared for everything as they grew older, with a good fix on their household finances and with long-term care and funeral policies in place. But when Lance’s mother suddenly fell ill and was hospitalized, his family discovered they weren’t as financially prepared as they thought. Lance had a better handle on this situation than many of us would. As STCU’s marketing manager, he’s surrounded by professionals well-versed i...


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Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:01:00 EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House.


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Good Samaritans save woman from verbal attack on Centennial Trail

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:19:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Evanlene Melting Tallow wanted to hit the centennial trail for a bike ride and train for her next cycling event. When she got to the end of the trail near Argonne road in Spokane Valley, what happened next left her in shock.   "He looked up and as soon as he seen me oh my gosh he started yelling at me started calling me a C*** and telling me to learn English and go back where I came from and a piece of dirt and all this other 


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Man dead after crashing ATV in southwestern Montana

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:26:00 EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A man is dead after crashing his all-terrain vehicle on a remote trail in southwestern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports a search that included two helicopters was launched after 76-year-old Stanley Hamilton's wife reported him overdue Wednesday night. The Bozeman man had been riding his ATV in the Little Bear area near the mouth of Gallatin Canyon. His body was found early Thursday morning on a 


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“What are you grateful for today?” sign evokes positive thinking in Spokane

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:53:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’ve driven down 37th Avenue between Grand and Perry on Spokane’s South Hill, you’ve probably seen a sign that reads “What are you grateful for today?” Trevor Finchamp hung the sign on his tree in his front yard earlier this summer. “I think when someone drives by they get a quick glimpse of it on this street,” said Finchamp. “But maybe that thought sticks in their heads for a couple minutes and gives them 


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Family says 'Help me Hayley' after roof issue

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:25:00 EDT

ATHOL, Idaho - So many of us are dreading winter, but likely nothing like one North Idaho family. Last winter, their roof began to leak causing caused flooding and countless sleepless nights. The family said they were getting nowhere on their own until they said, Help me Hayley. "You do anything for your kids," Karen Jensen said. Karen's daughter Leslie is in her late 40's, but as so many mothers can relate to, she'll always be her baby. "More than 


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Parking lot safety: what to look for

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:27:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman and her child are continuing to recover after being sent to the hospital Wednesday night when they got hit by a car in a Costco parking lot. The two were initially trapped under the vehicle. Though the case is still under investigation, we wanted to know, what makes a parking lot safe? Gordon Meth, a transportation Engineer with Robson Forensic says the bigger the shopping center, the greater the risks. Consider 


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Health official confirm 2 rabid bats in eastern Idaho

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:59:00 EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Eastern Idaho officials say two rabid bats were recently found in Idaho Falls and Swan Valley. According to an Eastern Idaho Public Health news release, bats are the only animal in the state known to be natural carriers of the potentially fatal virus. Epidemiologist Ken Anderson says rabies can be transmitted to humans and other animals that have been bitten, scratched or come in close contact with an infected bat. 


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Spokane Street Department works to finalize Snow Response Plan ahead of winter

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:54:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - While summer is still surrounding us, the inevitable changing of the seasons isn't too far away. The City of Spokane Street Department is working to finalize updates to its Snow Response Plan ahead of the first snowfall. The city says it's committed to making changes to the plan following last year's heavy snowfall and the concerns about how it addressed the snow. According to the city, citizens will see:  More plowing, 


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Treacherous traffic selfies go viral ahead of 'Apoc-eclipse'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:03:00 EDT

So it begins. We are just a few short days away from the 2017 solar eclipse. T-minus 3 days, to be exact. The anticipation for the eclipse may actually *eclipse* the actual event with traffic jams and fuel shortages.  Traffic to the path of totality has become a total fiasco.  The Oregon Department of Transportation says it might be the most traffic the state has ever seen.  So what better way to pass the time while you wait for traffic to dissipate? Take a selfie, o...


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Using a pinhole projector to view the eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:33:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - If you didn't get a chance to snag a pair of eclipse glasses, there's a different way you can still view the eclipse. It's called a pinhole projector, and it's a fun arts and crafts project you can do with your kids at home. All you need is an old cereal box, scissors, a white sheet of paper, tape and aluminum foil. Here's more information here: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/how-make-pinhole-projector-view-solar-eclipse 


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NASA debunks myths about the total solar eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:02:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - As we all know, solar eclipses have been going on since the beginning of time. Naturally, some myths formed to make sense of some things that may have happened. But NASA wants to correct these misconceptions using science. The first myth is that "if you're pregnant, you shouldn't watch the eclipse because it could harm your baby." NASA says there's no truth to that. This is related to the idea that there is harmful radiation emitted during an eclipse. 


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Victim of downtown Spokane shooting identified

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:33:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the man who died in a downtown Spokane shooting Tuesday afternoon.  The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Jose Mayel Hernandez.  Spokane Police arrested a juvenile Wednesday  in connection to the fatal shooting. The boy is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a 


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Places in our region to watch the solar eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:53:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - We are officially 4 days away from the  EASTERN WASHINGTON: Mobius Children's Museum - Solar Eclipse Viewing Party - 9am - event details - LIMITED SUPPLY OF GLASSES Spokane County Libraries (7 locations) - Solar Eclipse Day - 10am - event details - LIMITED SUPPLY OF GLASSES Rocky Hill Park - Watch the Solar Eclipse - 9:15am - event details - PINHOLE CAMERAS AVAILABLE EWU - Eclipse Club Stare Into the Sun Party - 9am -  event details - LIMITED SUPPLY O...


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Washington apple farmers may see higher returns this season

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:54:00 EDT

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Experts say Washington apple farmers may be in for higher returns with large crop amounts expected and a decline in apple production in Europe, Mexico and Canada. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association's Aug. 1 forecast estimates this year's crop will yield 130.9 million, 40-pound boxes (18-kilogram boxes). World apple market analyst and retired university agricultural economist Desmond O'Rourke tells 


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Local actor charged with attempted murder after baseball bat attack

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:30:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of Attempted Murder after Spokane Police say he beat a woman with a baseball bat Wednesday night made his first court appearance on Thursday.  41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm showed no emotion as a judge handed down a $100,000 bond on Thursday. Lindholm is a local actor whose most recent work includes a role in the Twin Peaks reboot. 


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Court documents in fatal downtown Spokane shooting: 'Oh my God, I thought the safety was on'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:41:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - The 16-year-old boy who police believe shot and killed a man inside a car in downtown Spokane this week thought the safety of the gun was on, according to newly released court documents.  Spokane Police were called to a reported shooting in downtown on Tuesday near Washington and Spokane Falls Boulevard. 


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Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogation

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:42:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed Thursday. Trial had been scheduled for Sept. 5 in federal court in Spokane, Washington. 


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Dog lost during windstorm returns home 2 years later

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:39:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - When Spokane was hit by a massive windstorm back in 2015, it took its toll on many people. But one family was hit extra hard. During the storm Shanley Heinsma's son let her dog Shadow out of the house, that was the last time she saw her.


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Woman, child hospitalized in auto vs pedestrian crash near Division and Cozza

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:59:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. -  Update: Police say a woman is in very critical condition after she and her child were hit by a car around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The two pedestrians were initially trapped under the vehicle. 


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How will pets react to solar eclipse?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:36:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - As many of us look forward to next week's eclipse, it could bring some unexpected reactions from certain furry members of your family. The thing is, there's not a lot of research about how pets or even wild animals react to solar eclipses, simply because they don't happen that often. Unlike fireworks, the eclipse won't make noise, so your pets probably won't be scared of it, but every animal is different.


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Heroin kit found behind west central Spokane home

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:12:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Heroin use and drug use in Spokane has gone up exponentially in the last few years. In 2010 there were 30 overdose deaths in Spokane County. Last year, there were 81. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer tells us emergency responders are called to 20 overdose situations per day. One man living in west central Spokane says he found a heroin kit behind a neighbor's house.


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Despite eviction notice from City, Blessings Under the Bridge says it’s not going anywhere

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:59:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Every Wednesday, Blessings Under the Bridge serves a hot meal to nearly 400 people who gather underneath Interstate 90 at 4th Avenue and McClellan Street. But in a few weeks, the non-profit organization won’t be allowed to meet there, at least according to the City of Spokane, who gave them an eviction notice in May.


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Confederate memorial in Helena ordered removed

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:45:00 EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Helena City Commission has ordered the removal of a Confederate memorial from a city park. Mayor Jim Smith said during an administrative meeting Wednesday evening that he believes the memorial poses a safety concern following a weekend of violence, including a death, at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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New Washington State Univ. medical school welcomes 1st class

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:21:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - The new Washington State University medical school is welcoming its first class of students. The students arrive Wednesday at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. Officials for the medical school say it will focus on training doctors to work in underserved areas of the state. The state keeps a list of medically underserved areas, based on the number of providers, the number of elderly residents and infant mortality rates.


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Juvenile arrested in downtown Spokane shooting

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:56:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a juvenile in connection to a fatal shooting in downtown Spokane on Tuesday, according to our partners at The Spokesman Review.  The boy, whose name and age have not been released, is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Manslaughter.  Police believe the juvenile shot and killed a man inside a parked car near Washington and Spokane Falls Blvd.


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Registered sex offender caught filming girl at library

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:17:00 EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A registered sex offender caught filming a 13-year-old girl at a Washington library was charged with first-degree voyeurism. The Kitsap Sun reports 44-year-old Travis Wade Moore was confronted in the children's section of the Poulsbo Library on Friday by a Poulsbo Police sergeant.


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Governors Inslee and Walker push back on Trump administration regarding legalized marijuana

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:12:00 EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska - Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, asking the Department of Justice to maintain the Obama administration's more hands-off enforcement approach to states that have legalized the drug. 


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SCRAPS investigating after cat shot with pellet gun

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:26:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - SCRAPS is now investigating the latest in an ongoing string of attacks against cats.      This time, a cat in Northwest Spokane got shot with a pellet gun, and his owner wants answers. Sir Gobbles is now hooked up to a chest tube at the pet emergency clinic, draining fluids to make sure he doesn't get an infection.


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Ione man hit by car says vehicle may have been targeting his dog

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:18:00 EDT

IONE, Wash. - Pend Oreille County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a hit-and-run crash in Ione Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement and medics responded to the victim's home near Ione Park, while U.S. Border Patrol Agents checked the area for the suspect vehicle. First responders spoke to the 58-year-old victim who had injuries consistent with being hit by a car.


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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell holds town hall meeting in Spokane

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:35:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Democratic U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell held a town hall meeting in Spokane Tuesday night.  The 90 minute discussion at Gonzaga University touched on topics ranging from climate change to health care and included several questions from the public about white nationalists, following the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and President Donald Trump's response to them.


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Are your eclipse glasses real?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:04:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - We’re just days away from one of the most anticipated solar eclipses of our lifetime, and people want to know how to stay safe while looking straight into the sun. But after Amazon issued refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses, some are questioning if their pair is safe or not. “I think all consumers just took for granted that they were safe,” said Dwayne Brecto, who bought 50 pairs on Amazon.


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Family searches for hit-and-run driver who crashed through yard, into car

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:45:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A family is searching for answers after a hit and run driver slammed into their parked car. But that’s not all that was damaged. The car went off the road and drove through their front yard. Crystal Kleist says you can still see the tire tracks in their yard. “I was really baffled,” she says.


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Can an unmarked police car pull you over?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:30:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Following our report about a potential police impersonator pulling people over in Spokane Monday, we received a photo of what appears to be a person wearing civilian clothes, using an unmarked car to pull someone over. The Spokane Police Department says the picture is actually a police officer working undercover.


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Coeur d'Alene celebrates City Hall Selfie Day

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:14:00 EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Normally, you’ll find people taking selfies at famous landmarks, breathtaking views, or at sporting events. City Hall might be one of the last spots you would think to snap a pic. “We're trying to go around and get a little bit more before 6 o'clock tonight and get a few more selfies,” Jacki Swift said.


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Spokane Valley SWAT standoff ends in arrests; drugs, weapons recovered

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:20:00 EDT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - At around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Spokane Valley SWAT team arrived at a house in the 10900 block of East Grace to assist detectives in serving a search warrant connected to a drugs and weapons investigation. Detectives received information that the people inside the house may be armed. Initially one man and a woman followed SWAT Team commands, exited the house and were detained.


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One person dead after shooting in downtown Spokane

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:34:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say one person is dead after a shooting Tuesday afternoon in downtown Spokane. It happened near W. Main Ave. and N. Washington St around 3:45 p.m. Police say a person was found with a gunshot wound in the area and was pronounced dead shortly after.


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Trump blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:28:00 EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the groups protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "also very violent." Trump is calling those protesters the "alt-left." He says there is "blame on both sides" after the deadly violence over the weekend. After his initial statement on the Charlottesville violence, Trump was ...


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Kootenai County Sheriff's Office donates to Union Gospel Mission

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:28:00 EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office presented the Union Gospel Mission's Center for Women and Children a donation of $630 on Tuesday to help with operating cost of the residential recovery program. The money was provided by members of the community who donated during the National Night Out event at Mcintire Family Park in Hayden earlier this month.


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Prayer service set for women who died in Oregon fall

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:03:00 EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland school is remembering two 19-year-old women who died in an apparent fall along the Pacific Crest Trail. Emily Lang and Emma Place graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 2016, and the school planned a community prayer service for Tuesday night. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the bodies were found Saturday at the base of a waterfall on Mount Hood.


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Cheney woman says she was pulled over by fake officer

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:03:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - It all started in downtown Spokane and police say they are looking for that driver. Police say they take situations like this very seriously. It raises a red flag. The woman from Cheney does not want to be identified after what happen but says she doesn't want this to happen to anyone else. "I was so shaken up at that point," she said.


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Amazon issues refunds for possibly fake eclipse glasses

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:17:00 EDT

In a statement Sunday, Amazon said it had issued some customers who purchased eclipse glasses that "may not comply with industry standards." Amazon said it had also removed some glasses from its site out of an abundance of caution. To safely view Monday's eclipse, you need special glasses that are in high demand, leading to a flood of knock-off glasses that could damage people's eyesight.


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Three pulled to safety after crashing down embankment in Athol

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:54:00 EDT

ATHOL, Idaho - Three people are recovering from a crash in Athol, Idaho that landed them in Granite Lake. Firefighters say they drove off the road and went 100 feet down a steep embankment into the water. They were able to climb out of the car on their own. One of the passengers, who happens to be pregnant, walked up the hill to get help.


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Police make arrest in Kent transient camp shootings

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 EDT

KENT, Wash (AP) - Authorities have made an arrest in the shooting deaths of a man and woman in a transient camp in Kent, Washington, a year ago. KOMO reports Kent police arrested a 30-year-old Covington man Saturday. He has been booked into the King County Jail. Police did not provide more details. On Aug. 12, 2016, Kent police found Louisa Campos, 31, dead.


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Spokane family plans solar eclipse road trip

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:03:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - The eclipse is just one week away. How far would you go to see it at its fullest? Lots of people are traveling to do so, including one Spokane family. “I heard about the eclipse two years ago,” says Pam Lake. “And we're always looking for fun different things to do."


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Family upset by 'slap on the wrist' charges in animal cruelty case that killed dog

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:51:00 EDT

HAUSER, Idaho - “Nothing is going to undo the damage that was done." A family grieving over the loss of their beloved dog, Hank. "He passed away in Dakota's arms,” Jennifer Cook said. This story starts back in late July. Cook says her daughter, Dakota, and her boyfriend went to watch a softball game in Spokane and that Dakota had asked her boyfriend’s roommate, Austin Matott, to watch their dog.


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Internet-famous pig visits Coeur d'Alene

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:38:00 EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Move over Wilbur and Babe. Instead, meet Boomer. “He loves to cuddle when we watch TV and he comes up and sits in our lap,” Glenda Underwood, Boomer’s owner, said. Boomer is a Juliana Mini Pig who loves his Cheerios and…. “He loves to be forked,” Underwood said.


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Neighbor feud escalates to weed whacker attack

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:25:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - So many of us have feuded with our neighbors. From playing music too loudly, to poor property maintenance, it can be easier than you think to make an enemy next door. One situation is proof it's better to nip issues in the bud before they explode. Eighty-two-year-old Gordon Mann can't help but fight back tears when he describes what happened to him Saturday afternoon.


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Federal resources helping with south Spokane arson investigation

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:14:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Officials are now calling a fire at a dry cleaning business arson. One of the responding fire fighters was badly hurt on the scene. It happened late Friday night near 32nd and Grand in south Spokane. "They started the fires in three locations in the back of the building," said Beacon Cleaners' co-owner Rodney Johnson.


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'Great Outdoors Bandit', who robbed several banks in Idaho, arrested boarding plane in Los Angeles

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:09:00 EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice reported Monday that a serial bank robber known as the 'Great Outdoors Bandit' was arrested on Sunday on a warrant for bank robbery at the Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say he was attempting to board a flight to Brussels, Belgium.


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Washington State College Republicans announce new president following Allsup resignation

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:25:00 EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University College Republicans have a new president. Amir Rezamand, formerly the Vice President of the organization at WSU, told KHQ he is now the President. KHQ spoke with Rezamend by phone on Monday He confirmed that former president James Allsup has resigned his position.


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Man airlifted to hospital after ATV crash in Shoshone County

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:13:00 EDT

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office reports a man had to be airlifted to the hospital after an ATV crash on Sunday. Deputies say it happened about one mile up Moon Pass. The driver, identified as 52-year-old Mark Howard had rolled his ATV on the Red Oak trail.


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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers pictured with Charlottesville rally attendee, and WSU College Republican President, James Allsup

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:40:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash.- A picture of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is getting a lot of attention on social media. The picture shows the the 5th District representative with a large group of students at Washington State University. But one student in particular is the reason that the picture is going viral. James Allsup is in the picture.


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Washington State University president responds to outcry after Charlottesville violence

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:27:00 EDT

PULLMAN, Wash.- Washington State University has released a statement in response to what they call "many questions and comments from staff, faculty, students and more" about Saturday's Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, VA.


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VIDEO: Grass fire temporarily closes I-90 at Vantage

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:12:00 EDT

UPDATE: I-90 at Vantage is back open in both directions with lane restrictions between milepost 130 and 135 after a grass fire area east of Ryegrass. Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane at milepost 130, east of Ryegrass. The westbound right two lanes are open with a single lane closure west of Vantage Bridge at milepost 135.


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Spokane solidarity vigil draws crowd

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:38:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Nationwide, protesters and demonstrators gathered to speak out after a white nationalist rally turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia and left three people dead and 19 injured. Rallies were held in New York, Denver, Seattle and elsewhere Sunday. While some of these rallies sparked violence and arrests themselves,  Spokane's anti-hate vigil remained peaceful.


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Demonstrators, counter protesters converge in Seattle

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:35:00 EDT

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they have made arrests and confiscated weapons as dueling demonstrations converged in downtown Seattle. It wasn't immediately clear how many people had been arrested. Police also ordered crowds at one downtown intersection to disperse. Blocks away, a conservative pro-Trump group was rallying at Westlake Park in downtown.


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Spokane gym manager searching for thieves who stole medical equipment

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:01:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane gym is searching for two thieves after surveillance cameras catch them stealing an automated external defibrillator (AED). Tom Pitschka is the manager of the Snap Fitness on the South Hill. He says on August 9, two guys walked into the gym around 1:30 a.m.


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Wenatchee man injured in rafting accident

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:23:00 EDT

CASHMERE, Wash. (AP) - A 47-year old Wenatchee man is in critical condition after a rafting accident on the Wenatchee River in central Washington. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett said Sunday that Ronald Anderson was floating the river on an inflatable tube with four friends Saturday night when they were caught in strong river flow near the pillars at a bridge.


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Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:36:00 EDT

NEW YORK (AP) - A day after a white supremacist rally spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia, protesters plan to converge in front of Trump Tower in New York and elsewhere around the country to decry hatred and racism. Activists have planned gatherings Sunday that range from a march in Manhattan to a candlelight vigil in Florida to a rally in a public square in Cleveland.


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Residents told to leave as fire burns in central Washington

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:40:00 EDT

OTHELLO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have told some residents to leave immediately as a wildfire threatens crops and homes in a rural area of south-central Washington. The State Fire Marshal's Office on Sunday morning said one home and one outbuilding were lost. It estimated the blaze to be nearly 16 square miles (41 square kilometers). That's about 10,000 acres.


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Spokane family's summer cut short by boat theft

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:50:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is asking for help after her boat was stolen out of her driveway in the Wandermere area. Dannette Scott and her two 5-year-old kids were excited to go on a camping trip this weekend, but when she returned home from work earlier this week, the boat and all the camping supplies were gone.


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Spokane Valley glass shop targeted by thieves again

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 21:12:00 EDT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Spokane Valley glass shop is asking for help after a man stole items from the store and it was all caught on video. The owner of the shop tells us that the theft appeared planned and wants the people responsible for it to be caught. For the second time since opening the shop in April, The Mind's Eye in Spokane Valley has been a target for criminals.


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Woman hit by car while crossing street near Grand and Rockwood in Spokane

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:51:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman is in the hospital recovering after she was hit by a car while crossing the street near Grand and Rockwood in Spokane Saturday. It happened just after noon in the 900 block of N. Grand. The woman was reportedly crossing the street where there was no crosswalk and was struck by a 4-door Prius.


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NASA research plane will fly from Seattle for eclipse

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:52:00 EDT

SEATTLE (AP) - A NASA research plane carrying the agency's science director will fly from Boeing Field in Seattle Monday, Aug. 21., to capture the first video of the total solar eclipse. The Seattle Times reports the video will be part of a livestream on NASA TV that tracks the eclipse along its 2,500-mile path from Oregon to South Carolina.


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Iowa man dies in rollover crash on Idaho interstate

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:48:00 EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) - A 70-year-old Iowa man riding in the back seat of a pickup without wearing his seatbelt died after the vehicle rolled on Interstate 84 in southwestern Idaho and he was ejected into oncoming traffic and struck by a tractor-trailer. The Elmore County Sheriff's Office says a 70-year-old Iowa woman driving the 2002 Dodge Durango drifted off the shoulder of the eastbound lanes just before 3 p.m. on Friday. 


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Driver killed in Lincoln County semi crash crossed the center line

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:55:00 EDT

LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol troopers report one man is dead after a crash on Highway 2 in Lincoln County Friday night. The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. A blue 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac driven by 24-year-old Trenton E. Frye of Wilbur, Wash., was  westbound on Highway 2 at Sherman Draw Road. 


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Inslee on Virginia: 'We will not tolerate hate in any form'

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:40:00 EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement Saturday after a car slammed into a group of people protesting a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hospital officials say one person was killed and 19 were hurt in the crash. Protesters were protesting a rally held by white nationalists who oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee by the city of Charlottesville.


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Family of Charleena Lyles files claim against Seattle

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:31:00 EDT

SEATTLE (AP) - Attorneys representing the estate of a pregnant black woman fatally shot by two white Seattle police officers have filed a claim against the city. News outlets reported that attorneys filing the claim said Friday that the claim is the first step in a planned wrongful death lawsuit in the death of 30-year-old Charleena Lyles.


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Washington state SUV driver with stuck gas pedal calls 911

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:16:00 EDT

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in northwestern Washington state say a woman driving an SUV called 911 Saturday morning to report a stuck accelerator as she careened past stop signs and traffic lights. Mercer Island Police tell KOMO-TV that the 54-year-old woman reported using the brake and parking brake on the Nissan Xterra, but they became less effective as they heated up.


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UPDATE: Firefighter who fell from ladder released from hospital

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 02:25:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: A 27-year veteran of the Spokane Fire Department has been released from the hospital Saturday after suffering significant injuries while fighting a fire Friday night.


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Convicted felon arrested after firing shotgun in east Spokane

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 02:16:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - A convicted felon is back in the Spokane County jail after a shooting in east Spokane. Officers say the man fired a shotgun into a stack of tires outside a home near 2nd and Perry. No one was hurt. Neighbors say told police they heard gunshots and then saw a woman running from the house.    Officers found the man in a parked in a parked van... And safely arrested him.  Still no word yet why he fired the g...


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UPDATE: Missing teen with autism located, safely returned to facility

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:24:00 EDT

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate 15 year-old Steven E. Hyde and would like your assistance.  Hyde was upset when he ran from the New Beginnings facility located at 102 W. Graves on August 10, 2017 at approximately 3:50 pm.  Staff reported Hyde did not return after a short time period and reported him as a runaway.  Hyde is Autistic, takes medications for seizures and may have a difficult 


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Horses in Spokane County test positive for West Nile Virus

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:19:00 EDT

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - WSU College of Veterinary Medicine says 2 horses from Spokane County have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  These are the first confirmed cases in the county this year.  Horse owners are encourages to check their horses' vaccination status, maintain sound mosquito control measures and limit exposure when possible.  To avoid the virus, experts say to avoid having any standing water at your home.  


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Deputies identify burglary suspect using store surveillance video

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:58:00 EDT

On July 16th, the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary of the Three Mile Store. The investigation led to the arrest of Alisha Sims. Deputies say they were able to identify Sims as the suspect thanks to the store’s 24 hour video surveillance system. Detectives arrested Sims on two days later for the burglary. At the time of arrest, deputies discovered items and cash taken from the store, along with a small amount of what is suspected of bei...


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Gym goers demand answers after fitness center closes its doors

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:50:00 EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gym goers are demanding answers after finding out their fitness center is closed for good through a Facebook post. Those customers are up in arms because they say the center owes them hundreds of dollars. "You invest and you get rewarded for your hard work with anything and so to find out that 'oh sorry, don't know what to tell you,'" said Madison Vicente, who has been to Physzique in Liberty Lake. Vicente just 


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Soccer tournament continues amid unhealthy air

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:59:00 EDT

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - On Friday, the air quality was a popular topic at the 25th Annual Northwest Cup Tournament for soccer players near Airway Heights. That tournament is happening this weekend, but there's some real concern for the players. An email sent to KHQ indicated that Friday's games were supposed to be cancelled due to the bad air, but they kicked off as scheduled nevertheless. We're told by the director, that it 


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Paramedic works to create change within EMS

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:25:00 EDT

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Fire and rescue though had always tugged at him, and if finally drew him in. "It's always changing and never gets boring," says Pete.  Pete is now a firefighter and paramedic with Kootenai County Fire and Rescue. This year he was awarded for his work and received Kootenai County paramedic of the year. "I was not expecting it," Pete said. "In fact it was the farthest thing from my mind." For his work both 


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Coeur d'Alene works to upgrade technology to streamline commutes

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:44:00 EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - In an up and coming city that continues to grow, Coeur d’Alene is going through growing pains. “The faster you grow, the quicker we have to try to respond,” Sam Taylor, the Deputy City Administrator for the city of Coeur d’Alene, said. It seems like almost everyday between 4-6 P.M., you’ll hit one slow down somewhere between exit seven in Post Falls and exit 11 at Northwest Boulevard. Taylor says the state of 


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Mountain Lion spotted in Boundary County

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:36:00 EDT

BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - A Mountain Lion has been sighted several times in the area of Parker Canyon Road in Boundary County. Recently, the cat has been seen on the upper end of the canyon close to Kootenai Trail Road. Boundary County Emergency Management says this is a full size Mountain Lion and could pose a threat to small livestock and those who may be careless. If you walk this area take your dog with you and keep a 


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Idaho man shares story of painful facial tumor

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:07:00 EDT

KTVB- An Idaho man who's lived his life with a painful facial tumor is closer to surgery after sharing his story. Enormous medical costs have prevented 22-year-old Lucas McCulley from having the growth removed, but that all may change. He has been living with the benign, but large and painful lymphangioma on the right side of his face since birth. He had 24 surgeries before the age of 10, all which were unsuccessful. He has been denied disability, which would have made him eligibl...


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Police: Feud over construction likely led to murder-suicide

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:52:00 EDT

WENDELL, Idaho (AP) - A police report suggests a man shot and killed a construction worker in south-central Idaho and later turned the firearm on himself after a dispute over the progress of the construction project. The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/2wPxWUS ) four Gooding County sheriff's deputies found 34-year-old Agustin Nopal Donu's body slumped in a chair and 56-year-old Tony Sousa's body on the floor at the Magic Valley 


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Montana playground closed after equipment gets bear-sprayed

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:46:00 EDT

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) - A northwestern Montana playground was closed after someone discharged bear spray on the equipment and in the restrooms. Assistant Whitefish Police Chief Brad Kelch says the incident was reported Thursday morning when kids who were playing on the equipment started to burn and itch due to the pepper spray. Some parents sought medical treatment for their kids. City workers power-washed the 


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Work to start on Idaho facility for warships' nuclear waste

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:20:00 EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A ceremonial groundbreaking opening the way for site preparation of a $1.65 billion facility to handle spent fuel from the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships has taken place in southeastern Idaho. The Post Register reports that several hundred people gathered Thursday at the Naval Reactors Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's site that covers about 890-square-miles of high-desert sagebrush steppe. 


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Priest Lake landowners sue over assessed valuations

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:06:00 EDT

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A total of 27 lawsuits have been filed by landowners along an Idaho lake who say the county is overvaluing their property. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported Friday that the Priest Lake landowners are questioning whether Bonner County's assessed valuations reflected fair market value, whether the county failed to consider proper measures of applicable land sales and whether it relied on incorrect or incomplete information when setting values. 


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15-year-old dies in Columbia River in Pasco

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:01:00 EDT

PASCO, Wash. - Authorities are investigating after a 15-year-old boy died while swimming in the Columbia River in Pasco Thursday night. Pasco Police say the teen had reportedly been in the water for more than 20 minutes and never resurfaced. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say that two firefighters were shocked by electricity while trying to get to the boy. One firefighter was standing on shore by a 


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