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  • Montana woman on life support after she was mauled by 2 dogs

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:58:42 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A 65-year-old Montana woman is on life support after she was mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Monday that Melissa Barnes was doing yard work Saturday at a residence west of Bozeman when she was attacked, first by a pit bull, followed by another dog. The breed of the second dog hasn't been confirmed.

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A 65-year-old Montana woman is on life support after she was mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Monday that Melissa Barnes was doing yard work Saturday at a residence west of Bozeman when she was attacked, first by a pit bull, followed by another dog. The breed of the second dog hasn't been confirmed. Barnes was declared brain dead Sunday.

  • Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting near Allyn, Washington

    Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting near Allyn, Washington

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:24:27 GMT

    ALLYN, Wash. - Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state. Mason County sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams says that a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by a car, and he wanted to use it as crab bait

    ALLYN, Wash. - Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state. Mason County sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams says that a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by a car, and he wanted to use it as crab bait

  • Strawberry season is here!

    Strawberry season is here!

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:16:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It is strawberry season in the Inland Northwest which means summer is officially here! The first day of summer is traditionally the first day Siemers Farm at Greenbluff opens.  A long-time farmer and owner Byron Siemers says this year is a great crop. "They are a bit smaller, but that means they are also sweeter," Siemers says.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It is strawberry season in the Inland Northwest which means summer is officially here! The first day of summer is traditionally the first day Siemers Farm at Greenbluff opens.  A long-time farmer and owner Byron Siemers says this year is a great crop. "They are a bit smaller, but that means they are also sweeter," Siemers says.

  • Coroner identifies person who died in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    Coroner identifies person who died in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:25:38 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. 

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and firefighters say while battling the blaze they found the body of a person inside the home. 

  • Trios Health celebrates second graduating class of residents

    Trios Health celebrates second graduating class of residents

    Friday, June 23 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-06-23 19:00:47 GMT

    Young doctors in training like McDannel can work up to 90 hours a week and spend more than a decade learning their trade.

    Young doctors in training like McDannel can work up to 90 hours a week and spend more than a decade learning their trade.

  • Palouse Falls State Park temporarily closes during fire

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:02:46 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - Officials say Palouse Falls State Park in eastern Washington was temporarily closed during a fire that burned through wild lands north of the park. 

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - Officials say Palouse Falls State Park in eastern Washington was temporarily closed during a fire that burned through wild lands north of the park. The Tri-City Herald reports that the fire started Wednesday and seemed to begin to die down until winds caused it to grow again. Franklin County Fire Districts and Adams County Fire District brought the fire under control Thursday.

  • PHOTOS: Bozeman Police help save horse stuck in the mud

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:46:39 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Wash. - There are things from my childhood that would have been useful for me to remember. Anything beyond 8th grade math comes to mind. I'm constantly forgetting important things my wife is telling me, but ask me to quote every Emilio Estevez line from Young Guns and I'm alright. It's been a life-saver on more than one occasion. 

    BOZEMAN, Wash. - There are things from my childhood that would have been useful for me to remember. Anything beyond 8th grade math comes to mind. I'm constantly forgetting important things my wife is telling me, but ask me to quote every Emilio Estevez line from Young Guns and I'm alright. It's been a life-saver on more than one occasion. 

  • Dialed In: Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins has love of public services and of adventure

    Dialed In: Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins has love of public services and of adventure

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:11:23 GMT

    "The hook is deep to do community service just probably in a few years I will be doing it a different way," said Watkins.

    "The hook is deep to do community service just probably in a few years I will be doing it a different way," said Watkins.

  • CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Foo Fighters coming to Spokane Arena!

    CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Foo Fighters coming to Spokane Arena!

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-06-20 14:32:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Foo Fighters are coming to the Spokane Arena this December! Dave Grohl and company will play the Arena on December 4 as part of their Concrete and Gold tour.  Tickets will go on sale June 29, 2017 through Ticketswest.at 10:00 a.m. Prices start at $51.00 and go up $101.00

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Foo Fighters are coming to the Spokane Arena this December! Dave Grohl and company will play the Arena on December 4 as part of their Concrete and Gold tour.  Tickets will go on sale June 29, 2017 through Ticketswest.at 10:00 a.m. Prices start at $51.00 and go up $101.00

  • Grant County man finds note from deputy on his windshield

    Grant County man finds note from deputy on his windshield

    Monday, June 19 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-06-19 20:28:58 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Property crimes are known to spike in the warmer months. The weather is nicer and thieves are out later scoping out things they can steal. 

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Property crimes are known to spike in the warmer months. The weather is nicer and thieves are out later scoping out things they can steal. I'll admit sometimes in the summer months, it's easy to forget you left your garage open. That's a jackpot for thieves and exactly the kind of thing they look for. Thankfully for one Grant County resident, a deputy had his back.

  • Portland woman arrested on suspicion of setting sidewalk on fire

    Portland woman arrested on suspicion of setting sidewalk on fire

    Monday, June 12 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-06-12 19:55:10 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. A Portland woman is facing reckless burning charges after fire officials say she started multiple fires on the sidewalks of downtown Portland Sunday afternoon.  Police were called after someone reported seeing a woman trying to light something on fire near S.W. 3rd Avenue and Oak Street (that's about 3 blocks south of Voodoo Donuts

    PORTLAND, Ore. A Portland woman is facing reckless burning charges after fire officials say she started multiple fires on the sidewalks of downtown Portland Sunday afternoon.  Police were called after someone reported seeing a woman trying to light something on fire near S.W. 3rd Avenue and Oak Street (that's about 3 blocks south of Voodoo Donuts

  • Pullman hospital accepting public comment on performance of gender reassignment surgeries

    Pullman hospital accepting public comment on performance of gender reassignment surgeries

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:27:04 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Dr. Geoff Stiller, a board certified surgeon who has staff privileges at Pullman Regional Hospital, is advancing his surgical training to include gender reassignment surgeries and the hospital is accepting public comment from June 12 to July 3, 2017.  As part of the process, the hospital says Dr. Stiller will be performing the procedures at Pullman Regional Hospital under the personal instruction and supervision of a preceptor.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Dr. Geoff Stiller, a board certified surgeon who has staff privileges at Pullman Regional Hospital, is advancing his surgical training to include gender reassignment surgeries and the hospital is accepting public comment from June 12 to July 3, 2017.  As part of the process, the hospital says Dr. Stiller will be performing the procedures at Pullman Regional Hospital under the personal instruction and supervision of a preceptor.

  • Missing person's case in Benewah County has been reopened

    Missing person's case in Benewah County has been reopened

    Friday, June 9 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-06-09 21:17:04 GMT

    BENEWAH COUNTY, Idaho - Law enforcement in north Idaho confirms they are re-opening the missing person case of Dewey "Duke" Shawver.  The Benewah County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police say Shawver was declared missing in November 2016 after leaving his home in a maroon Ford pickup. 

    BENEWAH COUNTY, Idaho - Law enforcement in north Idaho confirms they are re-opening the missing person case of Dewey "Duke" Shawver.  The Benewah County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police say Shawver was declared missing in November 2016 after leaving his home in a maroon Ford pickup. The search ended the next month on December 11 when someone claiming to be Shawver's friend called a Shoshone County Deputy on Shawver's behalf...

  • Air monitoring alarm at Hanford goes off during demolition at Plutonium Finishing Plant

    Air monitoring alarm at Hanford goes off during demolition at Plutonium Finishing Plant

    Thursday, June 8 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-06-08 15:40:18 GMT

    HANFORD SITE - Employees in the Plutonium Finishing Plant at Hanford took cover as a precaution Thursday morning after an air monitoring alarm went off during demolition.  No injuries have been reported and Hanford reported on their verified Facebook page Thursday morning that air monitoring alarms during demolition are "not unexpected; this is one of the monitoring tools used to ensure demolition of the plant proceeds safely." 

    HANFORD SITE - Employees in the Plutonium Finishing Plant at Hanford took cover as a precaution Thursday morning after an air monitoring alarm went off during demolition.  No injuries have been reported and Hanford reported on their verified Facebook page Thursday morning that air monitoring alarms during demolition are "not unexpected; this is one of the monitoring tools used to ensure demolition of the plant proceeds safely." 

  • 'Whiffle Dust'? 'Oyster Stew'? DEA Drug Slang/Code Words in 2017

    'Whiffle Dust'? 'Oyster Stew'? DEA Drug Slang/Code Words in 2017

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-06-07 21:13:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Are you hearing your kids talking about "Henry VIII", "Colorado Rockies" or "Love Potion #9"? Odds are they are actually talking about a former King of England (a natural topic among kids these days), a baseball team or a really awful song from the 1960s. But if they mention those things around a well-versed DEA agent, it might trigger a few alarms.  

    WASHINGTON - Are you hearing your kids talking about "Henry VIII", "Colorado Rockies" or "Love Potion #9"? Odds are they are actually talking about a former King of England (a natural topic among kids these days), a baseball team or a really awful song from the 1960s. But if they mention those things around a well-versed DEA agent, it might trigger a few alarms.  

  • Dialed In: Don't ''Judge'' a Book By Its Cover

    Dialed In: Don't ''Judge'' a Book By Its Cover

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-06-06 18:17:58 GMT

    Burrowes is the newest Superior Court Judge on the bench and has been described as having a ''passion for justice.'' 

    Burrowes is the newest Superior Court Judge on the bench and has been described as having a ''passion for justice.'' 

  • PHOTOS: Fire department's viral photos show importance of closing your doors

    PHOTOS: Fire department's viral photos show importance of closing your doors

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-06-06 17:32:07 GMT

    JOPLIN, Mo. - While scrolling through our Facebook feed Tuesday morning, we came across a post Stevens County Fire District #1 shared from another fire department in Joplin, Missouri. The visuals were strong and a great reminder of another step you can take to ensure your safety and your family's safety in the event of a house fire.  

    JOPLIN, Mo. - While scrolling through our Facebook feed Tuesday morning, we came across a post Stevens County Fire District #1 shared from another fire department in Joplin, Missouri. The visuals were strong and a great reminder of another step you can take to ensure your safety and your family's safety in the event of a house fire.  

  • PHOTOS: Blacktail Mountain Ski Area up for sale near Kalispell

    PHOTOS: Blacktail Mountain Ski Area up for sale near Kalispell

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-06-06 16:16:08 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. - Sure, you can pay $300 - $500 for a season pass to an area mountain. If you do that every year for your life and live to be 89, that's about $44,500 for a lifetime of skiing. Not bad. But there are lines to deal with, other skiiers to avoid, and they make you leave at the end of the day. Wouldn't it be nice to avoid all of that? Yeah, it would. 

    KALISPELL, Mont. - Sure, you can pay $300 - $500 for a season pass to an area mountain. If you do that every year for your life and live to be 89, that's about $44,500 for a lifetime of skiing. Not bad. But there are lines to deal with, other skiiers to avoid, and they make you leave at the end of the day. Wouldn't it be nice to avoid all of that? Yeah, it would. 

  • Tacoma dad peeling oranges for his graduating daughter since kindergarten leaves the best note in her lunch

    Tacoma dad peeling oranges for his graduating daughter since kindergarten leaves the best note in her lunch

    Friday, June 2 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-06-02 15:56:25 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. - An 18-year-old Tacoma girl's tweet about the sweet note her dad left in her lunch on her last day of high school has been retweeted nearly 100,000 times as of Friday morning.  Meg Sullivan says her dad, Tom, has been making her lunches for school since she was in kindergarten. Those lunches included oranges. 

    TACOMA, Wash. - An 18-year-old Tacoma girl's tweet about the sweet note her dad left in her lunch on her last day of high school has been retweeted nearly 100,000 times as of Friday morning.  Meg Sullivan says her dad, Tom, has been making her lunches for school since she was in kindergarten. Those lunches included oranges. 

  • Toyota recalls 36,000 Tacoma pickups for stalling risk

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:48:45 GMT

    DETROIT - Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups in North and South America because they can stall without warning. The recall involves Tacomas with V-6 engines from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Most of the trucks - 32,000 - are in the U.S. The rest are in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Costa Rica. 

    DETROIT - Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups in North and South America because they can stall without warning. The recall involves Tacomas with V-6 engines from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Most of the trucks - 32,000 - are in the U.S. The rest are in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Costa Rica. 

  • Driver airlifted from scene of motorhome rollover near Moses Lake; DUI investigation underway

    Driver airlifted from scene of motorhome rollover near Moses Lake; DUI investigation underway

    Monday, May 29 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-05-30 00:57:01 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A serious crash is blocking lanes of I-90 near Moses Lake. Details are very limited at this time, but WSDOT confirms one lane in each direction on I-90 near milepost 173 is closed while crews investigate the crash. Viewer video sent to KHQ shows a large motorhome flipped over in the median. 

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A serious crash is blocking lanes of I-90 near Moses Lake. Details are very limited at this time, but WSDOT confirms one lane in each direction on I-90 near milepost 173 is closed while crews investigate the crash. Viewer video sent to KHQ shows a large motorhome flipped over in the median. 

  • Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:08:04 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

  • Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:08:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

  • Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:59:52 GMT

    WALLACE, Idaho - One of the premiere outdoor activities in our area opens up this weekend. The Hiawatha Trail opens on May 27 and will be open daily through September 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 P.M. 

    WALLACE, Idaho - One of the premiere outdoor activities in our area opens up this weekend. The Hiawatha Trail opens on May 27 and will be open daily through September 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 P.M. 

  • Insurance agent: Document your home in case of fire

    Insurance agent: Document your home in case of fire

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:35:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you ever wondered what you would do if your house burned down? KHQ spoke with an insurance agent who says it's extremely important to document your items and even some items you might not even think about.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you ever wondered what you would do if your house burned down? KHQ spoke with an insurance agent who says it's extremely important to document your items and even some items you might not even think about.

  • FIREPROOF: The basics of defensible space and the 'home ignition zone'

    FIREPROOF: The basics of defensible space and the 'home ignition zone'

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:34:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The main reason to use defensible space is to protect your home from a wildland fire. What gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire are its construction materials and the quality of defensible space surrounding it. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The main reason to use defensible space is to protect your home from a wildland fire. What gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire are its construction materials and the quality of defensible space surrounding it. 

  • Christ the King School students donate day-to-day items to Safe Harbor and My Friend's Place

    Christ the King School students donate day-to-day items to Safe Harbor and My Friend's Place

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:22:41 GMT

    Friday morning proved exciting for first graders at Christ the King School in Richand.

    Friday morning proved exciting for first graders at Christ the King School in Richand.

  • Classroom Makeover: Congratulations, Mrs. Holom!

    Classroom Makeover: Congratulations, Mrs. Holom!

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:08:30 GMT

    It is time again for another Classroom Makeover! This time, a student's parents nominated kindergarten teacher, Cindy Holom. 

    It is time again for another Classroom Makeover! This time, a student's parents nominated kindergarten teacher, Cindy Holom. 

  • Classroom Makeover: Congratulations, Mrs. Wade!

    Classroom Makeover: Congratulations, Mrs. Wade!

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-05-09 19:03:06 GMT

    It's time for another Classroom Makeover and this time a teacher at Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland is the recipient.  

    It's time for another Classroom Makeover and this time a teacher at Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland is the recipient.  

  • A look back in local history: Vintage Tri-Cities

    A look back in local history: Vintage Tri-Cities

    Monday, May 8 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-05-08 20:35:51 GMT
    Sorenson snagged this photo from an old Kennewick H.S. yearbook.Sorenson snagged this photo from an old Kennewick H.S. yearbook.

    Vintage Tri-Cities is a Facebook and Instagram page that has gained quite the following in just six months of being online. 

    Vintage Tri-Cities is a Facebook and Instagram page that has gained quite the following in just six months of being online.