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  • Snowmobiler killed in avalanche in eastern Idaho

    Snowmobiler killed in avalanche in eastern Idaho

    Sunday, January 21 2018 2:30 PM EST2018-01-21 19:30:33 GMT

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Authorities say a snowmobiler has died after being caught in an avalanche in eastern Idaho.    The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says emergency workers received a 911 call Saturday afternoon that a snowmobiler had been caught in an avalanche east of Reas Peak in Island Park.    Search and rescue teams responded. Members of the man's group found his body after about 40 minutes of searching.

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Authorities say a snowmobiler has died after being caught in an avalanche in eastern Idaho.    The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says emergency workers received a 911 call Saturday afternoon that a snowmobiler had been caught in an avalanche east of Reas Peak in Island Park.    Search and rescue teams responded. Members of the man's group found his body after about 40 minutes of searching.

  • 1 dead, 1 critical after paddleboat capsizes in Puget Sound

    1 dead, 1 critical after paddleboat capsizes in Puget Sound

    Sunday, January 21 2018 2:22 PM EST2018-01-21 19:22:48 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Coast Guard says one man has died and another woman is in critical condition after their paddleboat capsized in Puget Sound just south of Seattle.    The man was taken by helicopter to Boeing airfield where local paramedics pronounced him dead around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.    Crews found the woman unresponsive in the water. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Coast Guard says one man has died and another woman is in critical condition after their paddleboat capsized in Puget Sound just south of Seattle.    The man was taken by helicopter to Boeing airfield where local paramedics pronounced him dead around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.    Crews found the woman unresponsive in the water. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

  • Bill would use bonds to fund more mental health facilities

    Bill would use bonds to fund more mental health facilities

    Sunday, January 21 2018 2:09 PM EST2018-01-21 19:09:09 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A group of state lawmakers want to ask voters this year to approve $500 million in bonds to pay for mental health facilities and other treatment centers.    Sen. John Braun, a Centralia Republican who sponsored the legislation, says his bill would kick-start a bipartisan effort to build mental health facilities around Washington to take pressure off overburdened Western State Hospital.

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A group of state lawmakers want to ask voters this year to approve $500 million in bonds to pay for mental health facilities and other treatment centers.    Sen. John Braun, a Centralia Republican who sponsored the legislation, says his bill would kick-start a bipartisan effort to build mental health facilities around Washington to take pressure off overburdened Western State Hospital.

  • Amazon's automated grocery store set to open Monday

    Amazon's automated grocery store set to open Monday

    Sunday, January 21 2018 1:46 PM EST2018-01-21 18:46:19 GMT

    SEATTLE - Amazon Go, the automated grocery store that promises to get rid of checkout lines, is finally set to roll out to the public in Seattle on Monday. We first told you about Amazon Go in 2016. The store's "Just Walk Out" technology promises no lines, no checkouts and no registers. And it could be a game-changer for the grocery and retail industries and could raise questions about job creation and destruction.

    SEATTLE - Amazon Go, the automated grocery store that promises to get rid of checkout lines, is finally set to roll out to the public in Seattle on Monday. We first told you about Amazon Go in 2016. The store's "Just Walk Out" technology promises no lines, no checkouts and no registers. And it could be a game-changer for the grocery and retail industries and could raise questions about job creation and destruction.

  • Chico's Pizza in Moses Lake damaged from oven fire

    Chico's Pizza in Moses Lake damaged from oven fire

    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:52 PM EST2018-01-21 17:52:52 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - An iconic Moses Lake pizza parlor was damaged in a fire Saturday night. Chico's Pizza Parlor, a Moses Lake landmark since the '70s, caught fire Saturday. The business said on Facebook Saturday that an oven fire spread to the building. Moses Lake firefighters responded and were able to get the fire under control. The shop's manager was able to evacuate the building and no one was reported injured.

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - An iconic Moses Lake pizza parlor was damaged in a fire Saturday night. Chico's Pizza Parlor, a Moses Lake landmark since the '70s, caught fire Saturday. The business said on Facebook Saturday that an oven fire spread to the building. Moses Lake firefighters responded and were able to get the fire under control. The shop's manager was able to evacuate the building and no one was reported injured.

  • Skater dies from injuries in Riverfront Park accident

    Skater dies from injuries in Riverfront Park accident

    Sunday, January 21 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-01-21 05:11:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - City of Spokane Parks and Recreation officials confirmed Saturday night that a skater injured Friday at Riverfront Park has died from their injuries. The skater fell and was hurt, but additional details about the extent of the injuries were not available. “The City of Spokane is deeply saddened by this horrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family, and we send our deepest condolences,” said Mayor David Condon in a release Saturday.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - City of Spokane Parks and Recreation officials confirmed Saturday night that a skater injured Friday at Riverfront Park has died from their injuries. The skater fell and was hurt, but additional details about the extent of the injuries were not available. “The City of Spokane is deeply saddened by this horrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family, and we send our deepest condolences,” said Mayor David Condon in a release Saturday.

  • Scammers target Spokane Valley grandmother

    Scammers target Spokane Valley grandmother

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-01-21 02:59:02 GMT

    Spokane Valley, Wash. Karen Viszneki phone rings off the hook. Starting before the sun rises and even after she goes to bed. On a typical day, Karen will receive over 50 different phone calls from scammers. Karen Viszneki signed up with Career Builder a job search engine website in hopes to find a job. “There’s a lot of stress there, to begin with, but I applied on career builder, and since then I would say a week or two receiving nonstop calls," said Karen. The calls

    Spokane Valley, Wash. Karen Viszneki phone rings off the hook. Starting before the sun rises and even after she goes to bed. On a typical day, Karen will receive over 50 different phone calls from scammers. Karen Viszneki signed up with Career Builder a job search engine website in hopes to find a job. “There’s a lot of stress there, to begin with, but I applied on career builder, and since then I would say a week or two receiving nonstop calls," said Karen. The calls

  • Authorities say Washington teens used dead deer as bait to hunt eagles

    Authorities say Washington teens used dead deer as bait to hunt eagles

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-21 02:24:05 GMT

    KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police say three teens in Klickitat County were using a dead deer to bait and shoot eagles last week.

    KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police say three teens in Klickitat County were using a dead deer to bait and shoot eagles last week.

  • Montana men arrested in Idaho following road rage incident

    Montana men arrested in Idaho following road rage incident

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-01-20 21:43:26 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in northern Idaho say two Montana men have been taken into custody following a road rage incident that included shots fired.    Coeur d'Alene police tell the Coeur d'Alene Press that 20-year-old Kenneth C. Gieber of Polson and 25-year-old Shawn K. Tate of Missoula on Thursday were booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in northern Idaho say two Montana men have been taken into custody following a road rage incident that included shots fired.    Coeur d'Alene police tell the Coeur d'Alene Press that 20-year-old Kenneth C. Gieber of Polson and 25-year-old Shawn K. Tate of Missoula on Thursday were booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm.

  • Ex-Seattle reporter gets 3 years in prison for rape scheme

    Ex-Seattle reporter gets 3 years in prison for rape scheme

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:07 PM EST2018-01-20 18:07:14 GMT
    Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.Escape attempt by convicted Idaho killer fails.

    SEATTLE (AP) - A former Seattle journalist who lured women to his apartment under the ruse that he was a female porn recruiter in order to have sex with them has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.    Multiple news outlets reported that 41-year-old Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey was sentenced Friday. 

    SEATTLE (AP) - A former Seattle journalist who lured women to his apartment under the ruse that he was a female porn recruiter in order to have sex with them has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.    Multiple news outlets reported that 41-year-old Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey was sentenced Friday. 

  • Cougar family comes together to remember Tyler Hilinski, talk about mental health

    Cougar family comes together to remember Tyler Hilinski, talk about mental health

    Saturday, January 20 2018 1:54 AM EST2018-01-20 06:54:34 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - It was an incredibly emotional evening on the Washington State University campus in Pullman Friday as the Cougar family remembered one of their own, gone too soon. In the shadow of Martin Stadium, hundreds gathered in silence to remember quarterback Tyler Hilinski and those whose lives have been touched by suicide.  Family, friends and teammates held candles as they wiped away tears. Tyler's parents held 

    PULLMAN, Wash. - It was an incredibly emotional evening on the Washington State University campus in Pullman Friday as the Cougar family remembered one of their own, gone too soon. In the shadow of Martin Stadium, hundreds gathered in silence to remember quarterback Tyler Hilinski and those whose lives have been touched by suicide.  Family, friends and teammates held candles as they wiped away tears. Tyler's parents held 

  • The forgotten fallout shelter: An inside look underneath one of Spokane’s oldest buildings

    The forgotten fallout shelter: An inside look underneath one of Spokane’s oldest buildings

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-01-20 02:44:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cobwebs hang from the exposed pipes running along the ceiling of a dimly lit, dirty basement. The underground labyrinth is used as storage space at Mount Saint Michael’s Academy in Spokane. But several decades ago it served as a safe haven. During the Cold War, the Office of Civil Defense designated the basement at Saint Michael’s as one of hundreds of fallout shelters throughout the city. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Cobwebs hang from the exposed pipes running along the ceiling of a dimly lit, dirty basement. The underground labyrinth is used as storage space at Mount Saint Michael’s Academy in Spokane. But several decades ago it served as a safe haven. During the Cold War, the Office of Civil Defense designated the basement at Saint Michael’s as one of hundreds of fallout shelters throughout the city. 

  • K9 Grizzly helps catch teen wanted for kidnapping, robbery near George

    K9 Grizzly helps catch teen wanted for kidnapping, robbery near George

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:43 PM EST2018-01-19 23:43:12 GMT
    K9 Support NWK9 Support NW

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant County deputies with the help of K-9 Grizzly on Thursday caught a 17-year-old Moses Lake boy wanted for kidnapping and robbery in connection to a December 19, 2017 robbery near Ephrata. Acting on tips from citizens, the teen boy arrested around 4:00 p.m. at a home in the 19000 block of South Frontage Road West southwest of George. After first refusing to come out, the youth was quickly found and subdued by K-9 Grizzly.

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant County deputies with the help of K-9 Grizzly on Thursday caught a 17-year-old Moses Lake boy wanted for kidnapping and robbery in connection to a December 19, 2017 robbery near Ephrata. Acting on tips from citizens, the teen boy arrested around 4:00 p.m. at a home in the 19000 block of South Frontage Road West southwest of George. After first refusing to come out, the youth was quickly found and subdued by K-9 Grizzly.

  • Coconut flakes sold in Washington recalled for possible salmonella contamination

    Coconut flakes sold in Washington recalled for possible salmonella contamination

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-19 23:21:16 GMT
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    Health officials are warning about a potentially tainted batch of shredded coconut after 25 people, including four in Washington, got sick.  The Food and Drug Administration says the Evershing International Trading Company is recalling the 16-ounce packs for possible salmonella contamination.  The product is sold in both Washington and Oregon.  Anyone who purchased it is asked to throw it away or return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. 
    Health officials are warning about a potentially tainted batch of shredded coconut after 25 people, including four in Washington, got sick.  The Food and Drug Administration says the Evershing International Trading Company is recalling the 16-ounce packs for possible salmonella contamination.  The product is sold in both Washington and Oregon.  Anyone who purchased it is asked to throw it away or return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. 
  • Montana law enforcement to safely dispose of drugs with incinerators

    Montana law enforcement to safely dispose of drugs with incinerators

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:07 PM EST2018-01-19 23:07:35 GMT

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Montana now has drug incinerators in Butte, Great Falls and Billings. The Montana Standard reports that on Thursday federal, state and local law enforcement agencies gave a demo of a drug incinerator that will safely dispose of prescription and illegal drugs.    Officials say the incinerators are efficient and environmentally safe. Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Gary Becker says heat from the incinerator is high enough to eliminate troubl...

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Montana now has drug incinerators in Butte, Great Falls and Billings. The Montana Standard reports that on Thursday federal, state and local law enforcement agencies gave a demo of a drug incinerator that will safely dispose of prescription and illegal drugs.    Officials say the incinerators are efficient and environmentally safe. Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Gary Becker says heat from the incinerator is high enough to eliminate troubl...

  • Moses Lake man arrested after blocking traffic, assaulting two police officers

    Moses Lake man arrested after blocking traffic, assaulting two police officers

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:57 PM EST2018-01-19 22:57:44 GMT
    Moses Lake Police Dept.Moses Lake Police Dept.

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Thursday morning shortly before 5 am, Moses Lake Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Stratford Road for a report of a man walking in traffic. Officers arrived and contacted 51-year-old Cipriano Valdez, who was exhibiting signs of methamphetamine intoxication. This was one of several disturbance calls officers had responded to with Valdez during the previous 24 hours. Valdez is well-known to law 

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Thursday morning shortly before 5 am, Moses Lake Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Stratford Road for a report of a man walking in traffic. Officers arrived and contacted 51-year-old Cipriano Valdez, who was exhibiting signs of methamphetamine intoxication. This was one of several disturbance calls officers had responded to with Valdez during the previous 24 hours. Valdez is well-known to law 

  • Students evacuated due to bathroom fire during exam week

    Students evacuated due to bathroom fire during exam week

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-19 22:49:49 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials at a southwestern junior high school say a fire that caused an evacuation during exam week is of suspicious origin.    Boise School District spokesman Dan Hollar says the fire started at about 9:30 a.m. Friday when a paper towel dispenser caught fire in the girls' bathroom at Hillside Junior High School in Boise. Hollar tells KTVB-TV that students were evacuated to the cafeteria and gym areas. Hollar says the damage is minimal, and ...

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials at a southwestern junior high school say a fire that caused an evacuation during exam week is of suspicious origin.    Boise School District spokesman Dan Hollar says the fire started at about 9:30 a.m. Friday when a paper towel dispenser caught fire in the girls' bathroom at Hillside Junior High School in Boise. Hollar tells KTVB-TV that students were evacuated to the cafeteria and gym areas. Hollar says the damage is minimal, and ...

  • Update: Deputies identify woman seen with man arrested for gas station rape

    Update: Deputies identify woman seen with man arrested for gas station rape

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:31 AM EST2018-01-19 07:31:52 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley police and deputies continue to investigate the beating and sexual assault of a woman in a Spokane Valley gas station near Trent and Vista over the weekend. Investigators say responding deputies detained and arrested registered sex offender Michael Rush as he was seen leaving the bathroom, where a woman in her 40s was found beaten and strangled.

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley police and deputies continue to investigate the beating and sexual assault of a woman in a Spokane Valley gas station near Trent and Vista over the weekend. Investigators say responding deputies detained and arrested registered sex offender Michael Rush as he was seen leaving the bathroom, where a woman in her 40s was found beaten and strangled.

  • SUV involved in hit and run found after driver leaves license plate behind at crash scene

    SUV involved in hit and run found after driver leaves license plate behind at crash scene

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:27 AM EST2018-01-19 07:27:21 GMT
    Kaitlyn's carKaitlyn's car

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Kaitlyn Dennis' car was ruled totaled after someone drove into her at a red light just north of the Gonzaga campus last week, before speeding off. After discovering that the driver responsible left behind their license plate, Dennis and her family hoped to track down the person behind the wheel of the car that hit her. Since the incident, Dennis' family says they were able to track down the car that hit her. They found it on 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Kaitlyn Dennis' car was ruled totaled after someone drove into her at a red light just north of the Gonzaga campus last week, before speeding off. After discovering that the driver responsible left behind their license plate, Dennis and her family hoped to track down the person behind the wheel of the car that hit her. Since the incident, Dennis' family says they were able to track down the car that hit her. They found it on 

  • UPDATE: Yakima County Sheriff's Office finds missing woman with Alzheimer's safe

    UPDATE: Yakima County Sheriff's Office finds missing woman with Alzheimer's safe

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:40 AM EST2018-01-19 05:40:07 GMT

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Yakima County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a woman missing since Tuesday. 69-year-old Linda Casey suffers from Alzheimer's and is believed to be in danger.  Casey is 5 ft, 115 lbs. She was last seen on 80 Buckeye Lane in Naches and is believed to be driving a 2014 silver Hyundai Sonata.  Anyone with information is asked to call Yakima County Sheriff's Office at (509) 574-2500. 

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Yakima County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a woman missing since Tuesday. 69-year-old Linda Casey suffers from Alzheimer's and is believed to be in danger.  Casey is 5 ft, 115 lbs. She was last seen on 80 Buckeye Lane in Naches and is believed to be driving a 2014 silver Hyundai Sonata.  Anyone with information is asked to call Yakima County Sheriff's Office at (509) 574-2500. 

  • Soap Lake man arrested on outstanding federal drug warrant

    Soap Lake man arrested on outstanding federal drug warrant

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-01-19 04:51:30 GMT
    Soap Lake man arrested on outstanding federal drug warrantSoap Lake man arrested on outstanding federal drug warrant

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - A 35-year-old Soap Lake man wanted on federal drug charges was arrested Thursday morning during a joint local-federal raid on his home. Ryan Cecchetti was arrested by federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations. He is now in federal custody. Cecchetti was arrested in 2017 and was indicted on federal drug charges. He failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - A 35-year-old Soap Lake man wanted on federal drug charges was arrested Thursday morning during a joint local-federal raid on his home. Ryan Cecchetti was arrested by federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations. He is now in federal custody. Cecchetti was arrested in 2017 and was indicted on federal drug charges. He failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

  • Spokane Police finds missing vulnerable woman safe

    Spokane Police finds missing vulnerable woman safe

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:48 PM EST2018-01-19 04:48:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing vulnerable woman. Officers say Natalie Collier walked away from her home Thursday morning. She is 22 years old, but officers say she functions at a younger age. Due to the age Natalie functions at, the weather, and some other medical issues, police are concerned about her well being. Natalie is 5’7, 125 lbs. She has brown hair and was last 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing vulnerable woman. Officers say Natalie Collier walked away from her home Thursday morning. She is 22 years old, but officers say she functions at a younger age. Due to the age Natalie functions at, the weather, and some other medical issues, police are concerned about her well being. Natalie is 5’7, 125 lbs. She has brown hair and was last 

  • Dedicated GU students bring Tent City to life for conference rivalry game

    Dedicated GU students bring Tent City to life for conference rivalry game

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-19 03:01:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Twenty-four hours before the game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Saint Mary’s Gael’s tipped off, more than a hundred students were pitching tents on a grass field outside of the McCarthey Athletic Center. “It’s on the bucket list of every Gonzaga student,” said Sophomore Joey Nichols. “It’s absolutely worth it.” It’s absolutely worth it for Nichols and his group of friends because their persistence paid off. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Twenty-four hours before the game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Saint Mary’s Gael’s tipped off, more than a hundred students were pitching tents on a grass field outside of the McCarthey Athletic Center. “It’s on the bucket list of every Gonzaga student,” said Sophomore Joey Nichols. “It’s absolutely worth it.” It’s absolutely worth it for Nichols and his group of friends because their persistence paid off. 

  • Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on capital construction budget

    Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on capital construction budget

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:46 PM EST2018-01-19 02:46:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - State lawmakers are expected to approve $4.2 billion for construction in the state as a part of the capital budget. A chunk of that is meant for infrastructure right here in Spokane. One of them is for a major renovation of Spokane Community College’s main building. Greg Stevens, the chief administration officer of Community Colleges of Spokane, says project costs about $25 million and the start of it was delayed because the capital budget couldn’t be reac...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - State lawmakers are expected to approve $4.2 billion for construction in the state as a part of the capital budget. A chunk of that is meant for infrastructure right here in Spokane. One of them is for a major renovation of Spokane Community College’s main building. Greg Stevens, the chief administration officer of Community Colleges of Spokane, says project costs about $25 million and the start of it was delayed because the capital budget couldn’t be reac...

  • How a government shutdown could affect you

    How a government shutdown could affect you

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-19 02:24:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A government shutdown will have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail will still be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits will continue to flow. But vacationers will be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays. Here is a look at how services 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A government shutdown will have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail will still be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits will continue to flow. But vacationers will be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays. Here is a look at how services 

  • Family feels violated after $200 worth of meat stolen in break-in from freezer

    Family feels violated after $200 worth of meat stolen in break-in from freezer

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:20 PM EST2018-01-19 02:20:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family is still feeling violated after a strange heist. They found that their garage was broken into, and the only items that appear to have been taken were $200 worth of meat and food. Tamara Lear still can’t believe someone would do this. She says on Saturday, she was getting ready to make food for her family, but when she went into the garage to get hamburger meat, she noticed that it was missing. Upon further inspection, she and her fiancé noticed t...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A family is still feeling violated after a strange heist. They found that their garage was broken into, and the only items that appear to have been taken were $200 worth of meat and food. Tamara Lear still can’t believe someone would do this. She says on Saturday, she was getting ready to make food for her family, but when she went into the garage to get hamburger meat, she noticed that it was missing. Upon further inspection, she and her fiancé noticed t...

  • South Spokane shooting victim left blind, says he wants justice

    South Spokane shooting victim left blind, says he wants justice

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-01-19 02:04:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It was a crime that sent shock waves from the South Hill all over Spokane. Two people shot just feet from their apartments. The manhunt for their killer lasted days. The 64-year-old survivor of that ambush and his family reached out to KHQ's Hayley Guenthner to share his story. Mike Troy was shot in the face but miraculously lived. His brother Gene said it's been an agonizing month. "He's never harmed anyone," Gene said. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It was a crime that sent shock waves from the South Hill all over Spokane. Two people shot just feet from their apartments. The manhunt for their killer lasted days. The 64-year-old survivor of that ambush and his family reached out to KHQ's Hayley Guenthner to share his story. Mike Troy was shot in the face but miraculously lived. His brother Gene said it's been an agonizing month. "He's never harmed anyone," Gene said. 

  • Idaho deputy involved in rollover crash while responding to call

    Idaho deputy involved in rollover crash while responding to call

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:47 PM EST2018-01-19 00:47:52 GMT
    Lincoln County Sheriff's OfficeLincoln County Sheriff's Office
    On Tuesday, a Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a roll-over crash approximately three miles north of the City of Richfield, Idaho. The deputy received very minor injuries and was not transported to a medical facility. The deputy was responding to a call at the school when the crash occurred. The deputy was driving “code-3” which means the lights and sirens were activated and functioning. The deputy was wearing a seat belt and the air bags were deployed a...
    On Tuesday, a Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a roll-over crash approximately three miles north of the City of Richfield, Idaho. The deputy received very minor injuries and was not transported to a medical facility. The deputy was responding to a call at the school when the crash occurred. The deputy was driving “code-3” which means the lights and sirens were activated and functioning. The deputy was wearing a seat belt and the air bags were deployed a...
  • Felon faces federal charges after Moses Lake Police find him with three illegal guns

    Felon faces federal charges after Moses Lake Police find him with three illegal guns

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-19 00:32:40 GMT
    Moses Lake Police Dept.Moses Lake Police Dept.

    Last week, Moses Lake Police officers teamed up with members of the Northwest Violent Offender’s Task Force to locate a wanted felon and confiscate his illegally-possessed guns. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Corrections were also involved in tracking this guy down. Task force officers found 24-year-old Isaac Bruno Avila and take him down on a traffic stop. While Avila was being arrested, officers found evidence of firearms and ammunition inside ...

    Last week, Moses Lake Police officers teamed up with members of the Northwest Violent Offender’s Task Force to locate a wanted felon and confiscate his illegally-possessed guns. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Corrections were also involved in tracking this guy down. Task force officers found 24-year-old Isaac Bruno Avila and take him down on a traffic stop. While Avila was being arrested, officers found evidence of firearms and ammunition inside ...

  • $2,000 reward offered for information on who shot, killed eagle near Snohomish

    $2,000 reward offered for information on who shot, killed eagle near Snohomish

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:22 PM EST2018-01-19 00:22:43 GMT
    Sarvey Wildlife Care CenterSarvey Wildlife Care Center

    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A wildlife center north of Seattle is offering a $1,000 reward for information about who shot a bald eagle. The Daily Herald reports the Sarvey Wildlife Center got a call Wednesday from someone who said they heard gunshots and saw an eagle fall to the ground near Snohomish. Wildlife center staff brought the eagle estimated to be about a year old to the center for medical care. Officials said Thursday that the eagle died overnight.  &n...

    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A wildlife center north of Seattle is offering a $1,000 reward for information about who shot a bald eagle. The Daily Herald reports the Sarvey Wildlife Center got a call Wednesday from someone who said they heard gunshots and saw an eagle fall to the ground near Snohomish. Wildlife center staff brought the eagle estimated to be about a year old to the center for medical care. Officials said Thursday that the eagle died overnight.  &n...

  • Alert Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy intervenes to stop suicide attempt

    Alert Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy intervenes to stop suicide attempt

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-01-18 23:59:45 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Sunday evening, Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Humphrey was driving through the parking lot of the Airway Heights Walmart when his attention was drawn to a vehicle parked on the far west side.  As he drove toward the vehicle, he noticed a dryer hose attached to the exhaust pipe which ran into the open trunk.  Deputy Humphrey parked, approached the vehicle and saw a man covered with a blanket, reclined back in the driver’s seat.

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Sunday evening, Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Humphrey was driving through the parking lot of the Airway Heights Walmart when his attention was drawn to a vehicle parked on the far west side.  As he drove toward the vehicle, he noticed a dryer hose attached to the exhaust pipe which ran into the open trunk.  Deputy Humphrey parked, approached the vehicle and saw a man covered with a blanket, reclined back in the driver’s seat.

  • Moses Lake man arrested for sixth time after off duty Othello police officer spots stolen car

    Moses Lake man arrested for sixth time after off duty Othello police officer spots stolen car

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-01-18 23:46:47 GMT
    Moses Lake Police Dept.Moses Lake Police Dept.

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - All he was trying to do was get a workout in. About 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, an off-duty Othello Police officer headed to the gym when he spotted a vehicle he knew to be stolen out of Othello. The officer called Moses Lake officers who responded, and were able to locate and stop the vehicle on North Stratford Road. Because there was firearm in the vehicle when it was stolen, officers took all four occupants in 

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - All he was trying to do was get a workout in. About 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, an off-duty Othello Police officer headed to the gym when he spotted a vehicle he knew to be stolen out of Othello. The officer called Moses Lake officers who responded, and were able to locate and stop the vehicle on North Stratford Road. Because there was firearm in the vehicle when it was stolen, officers took all four occupants in 

  • Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

    Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-18 22:58:42 GMT
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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A city in central Washington state issued an emergency proclamation in response to a mass of rock and soil crawling down a ridge that officials say could turn into a landslide. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Yakima City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution for city officials to request state or federal assistance should the city require help in responding to the effects of about 4 million cubic yards (3 million cubic meters) of material inching down 

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A city in central Washington state issued an emergency proclamation in response to a mass of rock and soil crawling down a ridge that officials say could turn into a landslide. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Yakima City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution for city officials to request state or federal assistance should the city require help in responding to the effects of about 4 million cubic yards (3 million cubic meters) of material inching down 

  • Bill would require emergency train-stopping technology

    Bill would require emergency train-stopping technology

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-18 22:51:51 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A new bill in the U.S. House would require railroads to have emergency train-stopping technology in the wake of the Washington Amtrak derailment that killed three passengers and injured dozens of others. The Seattle Times reports the Positive Train Control Implementation and Financing Act, sponsored by Democratic State Rep. Peter DeFazio, would prohibit railroads from launching new passenger routes until the technologies are installed. The deadli...

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A new bill in the U.S. House would require railroads to have emergency train-stopping technology in the wake of the Washington Amtrak derailment that killed three passengers and injured dozens of others. The Seattle Times reports the Positive Train Control Implementation and Financing Act, sponsored by Democratic State Rep. Peter DeFazio, would prohibit railroads from launching new passenger routes until the technologies are installed. The deadli...

  • Montana man sentenced for running over wife with pickup truck

    Montana man sentenced for running over wife with pickup truck

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:48 PM EST2018-01-18 22:48:40 GMT
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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 61-year-old north-central Montana man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for running over his wife with a pickup truck on New Year's Day 2017, killing her. Thomas Edward Mancha of Browning earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Charlene Mancha on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced him Wednesday. Court records say a witness reported seeing Mancha dragging his wife by the h...

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 61-year-old north-central Montana man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for running over his wife with a pickup truck on New Year's Day 2017, killing her. Thomas Edward Mancha of Browning earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Charlene Mancha on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced him Wednesday. Court records say a witness reported seeing Mancha dragging his wife by the h...

  • Court Docs: Blood possibly found in rape suspect's car as detectives still search for missing woman

    Court Docs: Blood possibly found in rape suspect's car as detectives still search for missing woman

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-01-18 22:21:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives continue to investigate the brutal beating and rape of an employee at a Spokane Valley gas station. They arrested a level three sex offender for the crime. The victim had serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Detectives arrested 36-year-old Michael Rush near the gas station bathroom where the victim was found inside raped, strangled and beaten. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives continue to investigate the brutal beating and rape of an employee at a Spokane Valley gas station. They arrested a level three sex offender for the crime. The victim had serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Detectives arrested 36-year-old Michael Rush near the gas station bathroom where the victim was found inside raped, strangled and beaten. 

  • Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

    Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:05 PM EST2018-01-18 17:05:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Scientists say last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

    WASHINGTON - Scientists say last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

  • Officials: Thousands of skilled jobs are going unfilled

    Officials: Thousands of skilled jobs are going unfilled

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:26 AM EST2018-01-18 16:26:29 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - Education officials say thousands of science, technology, engineering and math jobs are going unfilled each year in Idaho due to a lack of skilled workers. The Lewiston Tribune reports that education officials told the state Legislature's joint budget committee last week that 7,000 STEM jobs went unfilled in Idaho last year - double the number from the prior year.

    BOISE, Idaho - Education officials say thousands of science, technology, engineering and math jobs are going unfilled each year in Idaho due to a lack of skilled workers. The Lewiston Tribune reports that education officials told the state Legislature's joint budget committee last week that 7,000 STEM jobs went unfilled in Idaho last year - double the number from the prior year.

  • Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-01-18 15:06:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We didn't make the cut. But we knew that was coming, right?  Amazon released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters and although we made a good case (IMO), Spokane did not make the cut.  So who did make the cut?  The 20 potential cities include...

  • Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

    Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:08 AM EST2018-01-18 14:08:43 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. - A city in central Washington state issued an emergency proclamation in response to a mass of rock and soil crawling down a ridge that officials say could turn into a landslide. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Yakima City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution for city officials to request state or federal assistance should the city require help in responding to the effects of about 4 million cubic yards.

    YAKIMA, Wash. - A city in central Washington state issued an emergency proclamation in response to a mass of rock and soil crawling down a ridge that officials say could turn into a landslide. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Yakima City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution for city officials to request state or federal assistance should the city require help in responding to the effects of about 4 million cubic yards.

  • Discussing mental health in the wake of tragedy

    Discussing mental health in the wake of tragedy

    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:14 AM EST2018-01-18 07:14:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The WSU community is trying to come to terms with the death of one of their own, Cougar quarterback Tyler Hilinski, who took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Now the question so many people are asking is why. While that answer won't be cut and dry, but what is clear is that there are always lifelines available and that you are not alone.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The WSU community is trying to come to terms with the death of one of their own, Cougar quarterback Tyler Hilinski, who took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Now the question so many people are asking is why. While that answer won't be cut and dry, but what is clear is that there are always lifelines available and that you are not alone.

  • What you should do if you have the flu

    What you should do if you have the flu

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:36 AM EST2018-01-18 06:36:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

  • UPDATE: Man turns himself in to Adams County Jail

    UPDATE: Man turns himself in to Adams County Jail

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:23 AM EST2018-01-18 06:23:20 GMT
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    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is actively looking for 32-year-old Jonny Nava.  Nava is wanted and suspected of several charges stemming from an incident Tuesday evening. According to deputies, the incident involves the unlawful discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and other driving offenses. Nava also has several outstanding warrants for 

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is actively looking for 32-year-old Jonny Nava.  Nava is wanted and suspected of several charges stemming from an incident Tuesday evening. According to deputies, the incident involves the unlawful discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and other driving offenses. Nava also has several outstanding warrants for 

  • Police: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prank

    Police: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prank

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:57 PM EST2018-01-18 04:57:16 GMT
    Police: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prankPolice: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prank

    YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police say a man burnt down his parents' home Tuesday because of a prank his brother pulled on him over a decade ago.  According to KIMA, 29-year-old Joel Cruz was home alone, and got angry because of a time his brother farted in his face nearly 10 years ago.  That's when police say Cruz put a pot of vegetable oil on the stove, turned it on high, and ran out of the home.  KIMA says that Cruz told officers he heard 

    YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police say a man burnt down his parents' home Tuesday because of a prank his brother pulled on him over a decade ago.  According to KIMA, 29-year-old Joel Cruz was home alone, and got angry because of a time his brother farted in his face nearly 10 years ago.  That's when police say Cruz put a pot of vegetable oil on the stove, turned it on high, and ran out of the home.  KIMA says that Cruz told officers he heard 

  • Police: Man stabs himself in the neck while running through Moses Lake Walmart

    Police: Man stabs himself in the neck while running through Moses Lake Walmart

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:43 PM EST2018-01-18 04:43:37 GMT
    A man reportedly stabbed himself in the neck at the Moses Lake Walmart Tuesday morning. According to iFIBER One News, Moses Lake police were called the store on North Stratford Road for reports of a distraught 26-year-old man. Employees told officers that the man was yelling that his family was being murdered. When police arrived to the store, the man began running through the aisles with a large kitchen knife in hand. Police tell iFIBER One that eventually the man began stabbing hi...
    A man reportedly stabbed himself in the neck at the Moses Lake Walmart Tuesday morning. According to iFIBER One News, Moses Lake police were called the store on North Stratford Road for reports of a distraught 26-year-old man. Employees told officers that the man was yelling that his family was being murdered. When police arrived to the store, the man began running through the aisles with a large kitchen knife in hand. Police tell iFIBER One that eventually the man began stabbing hi...
  • VA Medical Center in Spokane plans to return to 24-hour emergency care

    VA Medical Center in Spokane plans to return to 24-hour emergency care

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:54 PM EST2018-01-18 02:54:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 30 years after serving in the Gulf War, 61-year-old Lee LeTeff is fighting a different battle: She wants better access to health care. “My back, my neck, my hips, my knees, my ankles, my elbows, and my wrist,” said LeTeff. “Every joint hurt if I move it past a certain point.” LeTeff is one of the countless veterans whose health needs require care from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 30 years after serving in the Gulf War, 61-year-old Lee LeTeff is fighting a different battle: She wants better access to health care. “My back, my neck, my hips, my knees, my ankles, my elbows, and my wrist,” said LeTeff. “Every joint hurt if I move it past a certain point.” LeTeff is one of the countless veterans whose health needs require care from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

  • Neighbors on the South Hill warn of coyotes in the area

    Neighbors on the South Hill warn of coyotes in the area

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-01-18 02:51:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors on the South Hill are warning each other to keep an eye on their pets after hearing coyotes howling on their street. One neighbor snapped these photos near 53rd and Crestline of some prints they found on their property. She says the prints went up to her doorstep and then eventually met up with another set of prints. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the most important thing to do is don’t approach a coyote if you see them. They say there...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors on the South Hill are warning each other to keep an eye on their pets after hearing coyotes howling on their street. One neighbor snapped these photos near 53rd and Crestline of some prints they found on their property. She says the prints went up to her doorstep and then eventually met up with another set of prints. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the most important thing to do is don’t approach a coyote if you see them. They say there...

  • Former Coug Drew Bledsoe urges discussion of mental health

    Former Coug Drew Bledsoe urges discussion of mental health

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:48 PM EST2018-01-18 02:48:36 GMT

    Following the unexpected death of Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski on Wednesday, the Cougar community continues to mourn the loss and look for ways to prevent tragedy in the future. In an emotional post to his Instagram on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback and WSU alum, Drew Bledsoe told followers that talking about your struggles is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.

    Following the unexpected death of Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski on Wednesday, the Cougar community continues to mourn the loss and look for ways to prevent tragedy in the future. In an emotional post to his Instagram on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback and WSU alum, Drew Bledsoe told followers that talking about your struggles is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.

  • Tukwila man charged with killing cousin, putting remains in suitcase

    Tukwila man charged with killing cousin, putting remains in suitcase

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:27 PM EST2018-01-18 02:27:12 GMT

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - A 37-year-old Tukwila man has been charged with murder after his cousin's remains were found in a suitcase outside a Tukwila apartment complex on Jan. 11. The SeattlePI reports Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was charged Wednesday in the death of Pedro Venegas-Ramos. The brother of Rosalio Ramos-Ramos called 911 before the remains were discovered, claiming his brother was suffering mental health difficulties and may have killed someone.

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - A 37-year-old Tukwila man has been charged with murder after his cousin's remains were found in a suitcase outside a Tukwila apartment complex on Jan. 11. The SeattlePI reports Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was charged Wednesday in the death of Pedro Venegas-Ramos. The brother of Rosalio Ramos-Ramos called 911 before the remains were discovered, claiming his brother was suffering mental health difficulties and may have killed someone.

  • WSU police urge those struggling to get help before it's too late

    WSU police urge those struggling to get help before it's too late

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:26 PM EST2018-01-18 02:26:23 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Law enforcement on the Palouse said Wednesday suicide may be more common than many believe on college campuses. They said they hope the tragedy at Washington State University will motivate others to seek help. "There are people who are always there, willing to be there and talk to someone" said Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Law enforcement on the Palouse said Wednesday suicide may be more common than many believe on college campuses. They said they hope the tragedy at Washington State University will motivate others to seek help. "There are people who are always there, willing to be there and talk to someone" said Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins.

  • Car crashes into two Spokane businesses

    Car crashes into two Spokane businesses

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-18 02:23:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Employees at two Spokane businesses were trapped Wednesday afternoon after a car drove through the front doors. The crash happened at a professional building on N. Division St. and Magnesium Rd., shortly after 1:30 p.m. Investigators say the driver was parked in front of the building and thought she put her car in reverse, but when she tried to back up she drove through the glass doors. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Employees at two Spokane businesses were trapped Wednesday afternoon after a car drove through the front doors. The crash happened at a professional building on N. Division St. and Magnesium Rd., shortly after 1:30 p.m. Investigators say the driver was parked in front of the building and thought she put her car in reverse, but when she tried to back up she drove through the glass doors. 

  • Dog recovering after falling through icy water in Sandpoint

    Dog recovering after falling through icy water in Sandpoint

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-01-18 01:10:46 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - A dog is recovering after she fell through the ice on Chuck Slough in Sandpoint. Rescuers with Selkirk Fire and Rescue retrieved the retriever, and the kayaker who went out on the ice to save her and got stuck. on Monday. The 2-year-old golden retriever named Bailey is calm now, but it happened in a matter of minutes. 

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - A dog is recovering after she fell through the ice on Chuck Slough in Sandpoint. Rescuers with Selkirk Fire and Rescue retrieved the retriever, and the kayaker who went out on the ice to save her and got stuck. on Monday. The 2-year-old golden retriever named Bailey is calm now, but it happened in a matter of minutes. 

  • House passes bill aimed at lowering gender wage gap

    House passes bill aimed at lowering gender wage gap

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:13 PM EST2018-01-17 23:13:53 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington House passed a measure that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women and provide equal growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The Democratic-controlled House passed the measure on a bipartisan 69-28 vote Wednesday. The bill has passed the House in previous years but always died in the Senate, which was controlled by Republicans for the past five years. Democrats regained control of the chamber in November. Ho...

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington House passed a measure that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women and provide equal growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The Democratic-controlled House passed the measure on a bipartisan 69-28 vote Wednesday. The bill has passed the House in previous years but always died in the Senate, which was controlled by Republicans for the past five years. Democrats regained control of the chamber in November. Ho...

  • WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

    WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-01-17 23:12:55 GMT

    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the Columbia river last summer, right before another boat crashed into his, is suing the other boat driver for $372,000. The Oregonian reports that the Clatsop County sheriff's office accused Marlin Lee Larson of several crimes after the boater told investigators he couldn't see where he was driving because the dash of his boat was blocking his view when he was sitting down.

    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the Columbia river last summer, right before another boat crashed into his, is suing the other boat driver for $372,000. The Oregonian reports that the Clatsop County sheriff's office accused Marlin Lee Larson of several crimes after the boater told investigators he couldn't see where he was driving because the dash of his boat was blocking his view when he was sitting down.

  • N. Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force needs your help finding this man

    N. Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force needs your help finding this man

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-01-17 23:08:44 GMT
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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force are asking for the public's help locating Everett William Scovel. He is being sought on charges for Resisting, Obstructing and Eluding on original charges of assaulting a Peace Officer. This warrant has a full United States extradition. Scovel, 40, is a 6'01, 175 lb man with hazel eyes and brown hair. Scovel was last known to be living in Post Falls, Idaho. 

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force are asking for the public's help locating Everett William Scovel. He is being sought on charges for Resisting, Obstructing and Eluding on original charges of assaulting a Peace Officer. This warrant has a full United States extradition. Scovel, 40, is a 6'01, 175 lb man with hazel eyes and brown hair. Scovel was last known to be living in Post Falls, Idaho. 

  • Teen charged in Idaho shooting death pleads guilty

    Teen charged in Idaho shooting death pleads guilty

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:55 PM EST2018-01-17 22:55:58 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Washington state teen has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of man during a camping trip in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reports 17-year-old Keagan Tennant on Tuesday also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, principal to destruction, concealment of evidence and robbery after reaching an agreement with Latah County prosecutors. The Pullman teen was arrested in July and charged for the death of 18-year...

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Washington state teen has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of man during a camping trip in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reports 17-year-old Keagan Tennant on Tuesday also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, principal to destruction, concealment of evidence and robbery after reaching an agreement with Latah County prosecutors. The Pullman teen was arrested in July and charged for the death of 18-year...

  • Procession, memorial held to honor slain deputy

    Procession, memorial held to honor slain deputy

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-01-17 22:33:36 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Crowds lined streets and filled an auditorium to honor a Washington state sheriff's deputy who was slain during a home invasion.    The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says about 1,500 law enforcement personnel and 650 patrol vehicles participated in a procession to the Wednesday memorial for Deputy Daniel McCartney at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Crowds lined streets and filled an auditorium to honor a Washington state sheriff's deputy who was slain during a home invasion.    The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says about 1,500 law enforcement personnel and 650 patrol vehicles participated in a procession to the Wednesday memorial for Deputy Daniel McCartney at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

  • Bump stock ban passes Washington state legislative committee

    Bump stock ban passes Washington state legislative committee

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-01-17 22:27:06 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state Senate panel has approved a bill that would ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting.    The Spokesman-Review reports the Law and Justice Committee approved the bill after rejecting a Republican bid to allow them to be sold if the purchaser passes a federal firearms background check.

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state Senate panel has approved a bill that would ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting.    The Spokesman-Review reports the Law and Justice Committee approved the bill after rejecting a Republican bid to allow them to be sold if the purchaser passes a federal firearms background check.

  • 3 steps to a better budget (sponsored)

    3 steps to a better budget (sponsored)

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 3:17 PM EST2018-01-17 20:17:02 GMT

    Taking better control of your financial future this year starts with going back to the basics, and creating or adjusting your budget to fit your life. First, figure out where you are right now. Use a spending diary to track your expenses for a month or two, looking for patterns and keeping an eye out for purchases that aren’t necessary or that you could have saved up for instead of financing. Second, you should set your financial goals for the short (one year), medium (one to ...

    Taking better control of your financial future this year starts with going back to the basics, and creating or adjusting your budget to fit your life. First, figure out where you are right now. Use a spending diary to track your expenses for a month or two, looking for patterns and keeping an eye out for purchases that aren’t necessary or that you could have saved up for instead of financing. Second, you should set your financial goals for the short (one year), medium (one to ...

  • Disabled family says they're trapped at home after only car stolen

    Disabled family says they're trapped at home after only car stolen

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:08 AM EST2018-01-17 07:08:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family is left disabled and distressed after someone took off with their only mode of transportation early Tuesday morning. It happened in north Spokane off N. Maple. Gayle Session and Jack Fruin are both disabled and say multiple people depend on that car to get to appointments.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family is left disabled and distressed after someone took off with their only mode of transportation early Tuesday morning. It happened in north Spokane off N. Maple. Gayle Session and Jack Fruin are both disabled and say multiple people depend on that car to get to appointments.

  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:06 AM EST2018-01-17 07:06:43 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th.

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th.

  • Coug nation reacts to death of WSU QB Tyler Hilinski

    Coug nation reacts to death of WSU QB Tyler Hilinski

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 1:09 AM EST2018-01-17 06:09:22 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University community and Coug fans everywhere continue to mourn after news broke that 21-year-old quarterback Tyler Hilinski took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Friends, fans and family took to social media with the hashtag #RIP3 to discuss the loss of a special young man and a talented athlete.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University community and Coug fans everywhere continue to mourn after news broke that 21-year-old quarterback Tyler Hilinski took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Friends, fans and family took to social media with the hashtag #RIP3 to discuss the loss of a special young man and a talented athlete.

  • One person arrested in Moses Lake park shooting

    One person arrested in Moses Lake park shooting

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:01 PM EST2018-01-17 04:01:05 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police say an arrest has been made following a shooting Sunday night near Montlake Park. A male victim was taken by private vehicle to Samaritan Hospital just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to the chest. He remains in serious condition.  Police say the victim was contacted prior to the shooting and told to meet near Montlake Park, where a gunman opened fire.

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police say an arrest has been made following a shooting Sunday night near Montlake Park. A male victim was taken by private vehicle to Samaritan Hospital just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to the chest. He remains in serious condition.  Police say the victim was contacted prior to the shooting and told to meet near Montlake Park, where a gunman opened fire.

  • Brother of Spokane Valley man who drove into Hayden Lake speaks

    Brother of Spokane Valley man who drove into Hayden Lake speaks

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-01-17 02:59:29 GMT

    HAYDEN, Idaho - He was a brother, son, father and loved by many. 34-year-old Christopher Lancaster lost his life tragically after crashing his car into Hayden Lake over the weekend. Now his family wants his memory to live on. Chris' brother, Dustin, say Chris had just gotten a new IT job on Friday. Now he leaves behind two sons.

    HAYDEN, Idaho - He was a brother, son, father and loved by many. 34-year-old Christopher Lancaster lost his life tragically after crashing his car into Hayden Lake over the weekend. Now his family wants his memory to live on. Chris' brother, Dustin, say Chris had just gotten a new IT job on Friday. Now he leaves behind two sons.

  • Potholes damage your car? You can file a claim but you probably won’t collect

    Potholes damage your car? You can file a claim but you probably won’t collect

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:21 PM EST2018-01-17 02:21:32 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Brenna Meredith described the feeling like being in a car accident. “I couldn’t avoid it and my car just thumped on the ground,” said Meredith. “And I was like oh my gosh that’s not good.” Meredith wasn’t in a car accident, she ran over a massive pothole on Regal St. near 57th Ave. “I broke my rim, I broke a piece of my bumper off, all the air was instantly gone out of my tire,” 

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Brenna Meredith described the feeling like being in a car accident. “I couldn’t avoid it and my car just thumped on the ground,” said Meredith. “And I was like oh my gosh that’s not good.” Meredith wasn’t in a car accident, she ran over a massive pothole on Regal St. near 57th Ave. “I broke my rim, I broke a piece of my bumper off, all the air was instantly gone out of my tire,” 

  • Brother of murder victim asks Spokane area to keep an eye out

    Brother of murder victim asks Spokane area to keep an eye out

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:37 PM EST2018-01-17 01:37:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of a Denver murder victim is urging those in the Spokane area to keep an eye out since authorities say the suspect could be here.  Jacob Reed spoke with KHQ over video from Iowa about his brother Joshua. His brother was killed on January 4 in Denver, and Denver police say the suspect is Deven Tomasso. Reed says his brother and Tomasso were friends, which makes this whole thing even more confusing. Reed says his brother was a leader, a poet, and a fathe...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of a Denver murder victim is urging those in the Spokane area to keep an eye out since authorities say the suspect could be here.  Jacob Reed spoke with KHQ over video from Iowa about his brother Joshua. His brother was killed on January 4 in Denver, and Denver police say the suspect is Deven Tomasso. Reed says his brother and Tomasso were friends, which makes this whole thing even more confusing. Reed says his brother was a leader, a poet, and a fathe...

  • Businesses join support for Washington carbon tax measure

    Businesses join support for Washington carbon tax measure

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-17 00:37:05 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp., REI, environmental groups and others are backing efforts by Gov. Jay Inslee to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change.    Inslee has proposed a new tax of $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions that would start in 2019 and increase annually by 3.5 percent over inflation.

    SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft Corp., REI, environmental groups and others are backing efforts by Gov. Jay Inslee to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change.    Inslee has proposed a new tax of $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions that would start in 2019 and increase annually by 3.5 percent over inflation.

  • Court docs: Sex offender arrested for Spokane Valley rape was released from jail two days earlier

    Court docs: Sex offender arrested for Spokane Valley rape was released from jail two days earlier

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:14 PM EST2018-01-17 00:14:26 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Court documents released Tuesday are offering more details about an early morning assault that happened at a Spokane Valley gas station early Saturday morning. Registered sex offender Michael Rush was arrested at the gas station near Trent and Vista. Responding deputies saw Rush leaving the gas station bathroom, where a woman in her early 40s was found partially undressed.

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Court documents released Tuesday are offering more details about an early morning assault that happened at a Spokane Valley gas station early Saturday morning. Registered sex offender Michael Rush was arrested at the gas station near Trent and Vista. Responding deputies saw Rush leaving the gas station bathroom, where a woman in her early 40s was found partially undressed.

  • K9 Bane helps arrest uncooperative, armed passenger during traffic stop

    K9 Bane helps arrest uncooperative, armed passenger during traffic stop

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:20 PM EST2018-01-16 23:20:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - During a traffic stop on Sunday night, deputies and K9 Bane worked together to arrest an uncooperative passenger during a stop for a minor traffic violation. Around 8:45 p.m., Deputy Krystal Bitzer noticed a red Chevy Cavalier didn't use its turn signal as it turned south on S. Thomas Mallen Rd. from W. 57th Ave.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - During a traffic stop on Sunday night, deputies and K9 Bane worked together to arrest an uncooperative passenger during a stop for a minor traffic violation. Around 8:45 p.m., Deputy Krystal Bitzer noticed a red Chevy Cavalier didn't use its turn signal as it turned south on S. Thomas Mallen Rd. from W. 57th Ave.

  • Business group asks Congress for protection for marijuana

    Business group asks Congress for protection for marijuana

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-16 23:02:10 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A group representing marijuana business owners in the West is urging Congress to include language in a government spending bill that would protect pot operations.    The Western Regional Cannabis Business Alliance said Tuesday it is asking for legislative protection after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' signaled a tougher approach to federal pot enforcement.

    SEATTLE (AP) - A group representing marijuana business owners in the West is urging Congress to include language in a government spending bill that would protect pot operations.    The Western Regional Cannabis Business Alliance said Tuesday it is asking for legislative protection after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' signaled a tougher approach to federal pot enforcement.

  • Spokane fire crews extinguish early morning kitchen fire

    Spokane fire crews extinguish early morning kitchen fire

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-01-16 22:54:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in a basement apartment early Tuesday morning. Crews were called to the 1000 block of E. Dalton Ave. around 5 a.m. Two people were home at the time of the fire and escaped without any injuries. Due to a quick response and aggressive attack, firefighters were able to put the fire out within minutes.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in a basement apartment early Tuesday morning. Crews were called to the 1000 block of E. Dalton Ave. around 5 a.m. Two people were home at the time of the fire and escaped without any injuries. Due to a quick response and aggressive attack, firefighters were able to put the fire out within minutes.

  • National Geographic Travel names Spokane one of the best small cities in the U.S.

    National Geographic Travel names Spokane one of the best small cities in the U.S.

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-16 22:44:13 GMT

    National Geographic Traveler named Spokane in their list of 29 "Cities on the Rise." They drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest in a variety of fun categories including green spaces, coffee shops, live music, and even Instagrammable moments. The list includes Honolulu, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, and Olympia, Washington.

    National Geographic Traveler named Spokane in their list of 29 "Cities on the Rise." They drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest in a variety of fun categories including green spaces, coffee shops, live music, and even Instagrammable moments. The list includes Honolulu, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, and Olympia, Washington.

  • Plan to close Idaho health coverage gap moves forward

    Plan to close Idaho health coverage gap moves forward

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-01-16 22:21:58 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap.    A house committee introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act.

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap.    A house committee introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act.

  • State attorneys general sue to block net-neutrality repeal

    State attorneys general sue to block net-neutrality repeal

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:19 PM EST2018-01-16 22:19:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules. These rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's push to undo them inspired both street and online protests in defense of the Obama-era rules.

    NEW YORK (AP) - A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules. These rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's push to undo them inspired both street and online protests in defense of the Obama-era rules.

  • Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:33 AM EST2018-01-16 16:33:33 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - A 93-year-old former heart surgeon with three decades of experience with the Mormon church's top leadership panel has been officially named the faith's president. High-ranking Mormon D. Todd Christofferson announced the selection of Russell M. Nelson as president Tuesday in an address from Salt Lake City that broadcast to Mormons around the world. 

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. - A 93-year-old former heart surgeon with three decades of experience with the Mormon church's top leadership panel has been officially named the faith's president. High-ranking Mormon D. Todd Christofferson announced the selection of Russell M. Nelson as president Tuesday in an address from Salt Lake City that broadcast to Mormons around the world. 

  • Spokane Valley firefighters meet someone they saved using pit crew CPR

    Spokane Valley firefighters meet someone they saved using pit crew CPR

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:27 AM EST2018-01-16 07:27:14 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Everyday, firefighters respond to many different calls. But it’s not everyday that they get to reunite with the people they help. On Sunday, Matt Kovich, a firefighter with Spokane Valley Fire Department, was at a fundraiser for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The event takes place in March and raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While there, Matt met someone who had a story he didn’t expect to hear. “We normally don't get to...

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Everyday, firefighters respond to many different calls. But it’s not everyday that they get to reunite with the people they help. On Sunday, Matt Kovich, a firefighter with Spokane Valley Fire Department, was at a fundraiser for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The event takes place in March and raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While there, Matt met someone who had a story he didn’t expect to hear. “We normally don't get to...

  • Spokane man uses acts of kindness to bring change

    Spokane man uses acts of kindness to bring change

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:14 PM EST2018-01-16 03:14:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of people say they want to make the world a better place, but Sather Gowdy is letting his actions speak for themselves. Gowdy has performed an act of kindness for someone every day for the last 90 days. “To say I’m going to step up and make a little difference for the person who lives next door to me, the person down the street,” said Gowdy. “I think if everyone did that we can go pretty far.” 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lot of people say they want to make the world a better place, but Sather Gowdy is letting his actions speak for themselves. Gowdy has performed an act of kindness for someone every day for the last 90 days. “To say I’m going to step up and make a little difference for the person who lives next door to me, the person down the street,” said Gowdy. “I think if everyone did that we can go pretty far.” 

  • Thousands attend MLK Day March in Spokane

    Thousands attend MLK Day March in Spokane

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:44 PM EST2018-01-16 02:44:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Spokane Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. According to Executive Director of the MLK Family Outreach Center, Freda Gandy, 3,100 people attended the annual march. “You use and exercise your rights and your time and talents to bring about change,” said Gandy. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Spokane Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. According to Executive Director of the MLK Family Outreach Center, Freda Gandy, 3,100 people attended the annual march. “You use and exercise your rights and your time and talents to bring about change,” said Gandy. 

  • Wal-Mart apologizes for labeling professor toilet cleaner

    Wal-Mart apologizes for labeling professor toilet cleaner

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-16 02:23:33 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Wal-Mart manager has apologized to a Montana State University professor who says an employee at the store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a toilet cleaner.    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the apology comes as part of a settlement of a complaint Gilbert Kalonde filed with the Montana Human Rights Bureau after an employee wrote "clean toilets" on the fishing license in 2015.

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Wal-Mart manager has apologized to a Montana State University professor who says an employee at the store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a toilet cleaner.    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the apology comes as part of a settlement of a complaint Gilbert Kalonde filed with the Montana Human Rights Bureau after an employee wrote "clean toilets" on the fishing license in 2015.

  • Police confront man accused of spreading racist fliers, CDs across Sandpoint

    Police confront man accused of spreading racist fliers, CDs across Sandpoint

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:02 PM EST2018-01-16 02:02:34 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - It's a story we've covered multiple times in the past year: A string of hateful fliers circulating, not only through North Idaho, but across the country. Now police in Sandpoint, Idaho, and West Virginia say they have found the man behind them. In a video from the Sandpoint Police Department, officers confront Scott Rhodes about allegedly placing audio CDs on cars at Sandpoint High School.

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - It's a story we've covered multiple times in the past year: A string of hateful fliers circulating, not only through North Idaho, but across the country. Now police in Sandpoint, Idaho, and West Virginia say they have found the man behind them. In a video from the Sandpoint Police Department, officers confront Scott Rhodes about allegedly placing audio CDs on cars at Sandpoint High School.

  • Intoxicated driver ditches stolen car after crashing into 6 vehicles downtown

    Intoxicated driver ditches stolen car after crashing into 6 vehicles downtown

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-01-16 01:25:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to downtown Spokane Monday afternoon for a reported crash. The crash involved several vehicles and a drunk man taking off on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind. It happened around 1 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Main and Lincoln for a crash. As officers started to arrive in the area, they learned that the man who caused the crash was leaving the scene on foot.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to downtown Spokane Monday afternoon for a reported crash. The crash involved several vehicles and a drunk man taking off on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind. It happened around 1 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Main and Lincoln for a crash. As officers started to arrive in the area, they learned that the man who caused the crash was leaving the scene on foot.

  • 64 degrees at SeaTac ties record high for January

    64 degrees at SeaTac ties record high for January

    Monday, January 15 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-01-16 01:02:56 GMT

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Officials say the temperature in SeaTac Monday has tied a record for highest temperature in January.    The National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter that at 2 p.m. Monday, it was 64 degrees at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.    The weather service says that ties the record high for the month of January.

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Officials say the temperature in SeaTac Monday has tied a record for highest temperature in January.    The National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter that at 2 p.m. Monday, it was 64 degrees at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.    The weather service says that ties the record high for the month of January.

  • Rescuers save kayaker, dog from ice in Sandpoint

    Rescuers save kayaker, dog from ice in Sandpoint

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:57 PM EST2018-01-16 00:57:13 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Fire crews with Selkirk Fire and Rescue responded to an ice rescue call at Chuck Slough in Sandpoint Monday afternoon. Firefighters say a dog fell through the ice and a good Samaritan was in the process of trying to rescue the dog with a kayak. When crews arrived the kayaker was holding the dog up by its caller to keep it from drowning, but was unable to lift the dog into the kayak without tipping over.

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - Fire crews with Selkirk Fire and Rescue responded to an ice rescue call at Chuck Slough in Sandpoint Monday afternoon. Firefighters say a dog fell through the ice and a good Samaritan was in the process of trying to rescue the dog with a kayak. When crews arrived the kayaker was holding the dog up by its caller to keep it from drowning, but was unable to lift the dog into the kayak without tipping over.

  • Two injured in late night motorhome fire

    Two injured in late night motorhome fire

    Monday, January 15 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-01-15 23:19:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters report two people were taken to area hospitals after a mobile home fire Sunday night. Just before midnight, multiple units from Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a burning motorhome in the alley behind 1424 W. Maxwell Ave. The fire was quickly extinguished and fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters report two people were taken to area hospitals after a mobile home fire Sunday night. Just before midnight, multiple units from Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a burning motorhome in the alley behind 1424 W. Maxwell Ave. The fire was quickly extinguished and fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading. 

  • Spike in Nez Perce County overdose deaths

    Spike in Nez Perce County overdose deaths

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-01-15 22:25:57 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say thirteen people died of a drug overdose in Nez Perce County in northern Idaho, at least double the number of any single year in the past nine years.    The Lewiston Morning Tribune reports the county coroner's office compiled the figures, finding that overdose deaths spiked last year compared to the three overdose deaths recorded in 2016.

    LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say thirteen people died of a drug overdose in Nez Perce County in northern Idaho, at least double the number of any single year in the past nine years.    The Lewiston Morning Tribune reports the county coroner's office compiled the figures, finding that overdose deaths spiked last year compared to the three overdose deaths recorded in 2016.

  • Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills

    Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills

    Monday, January 15 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-15 22:15:07 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A couple who survived last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to prohibit high capacity magazines and to ban so-called bump stocks, trigger modification devices designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a firearm.

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A couple who survived last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to prohibit high capacity magazines and to ban so-called bump stocks, trigger modification devices designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a firearm.

  • Washington won't release driver's license info without order

    Washington won't release driver's license info without order

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:08 PM EST2018-01-15 17:08:42 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law. The agency announced the change Monday following a report in The Seattle Times last week that showed the Department of Licensing was handing over personal information to federal authorities 20 to 30 times a month. 

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law. The agency announced the change Monday following a report in The Seattle Times last week that showed the Department of Licensing was handing over personal information to federal authorities 20 to 30 times a month. 

  • Polson postal carriers arrested for trafficking meth on their routes

    Polson postal carriers arrested for trafficking meth on their routes

    Monday, January 15 2018 1:52 AM EST2018-01-15 06:52:47 GMT

    POLSON, Mont- Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

    POLSON, Mont- Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

  • Convicted sex offender accused in Spokane Valley rape was there to turn in scratch tickets

    Convicted sex offender accused in Spokane Valley rape was there to turn in scratch tickets

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-01-15 04:55:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- The level three sex offender accused of a brutally raping a Spokane Valley Cenex Zip Trip clerk, told KHQ he went to the gas station to cash in some lottery tickets. From behind bars, he also said used meth shortly before his arrest and doesn't remember several hours from early Saturday. 

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- The level three sex offender accused of a brutally raping a Spokane Valley Cenex Zip Trip clerk, told KHQ he went to the gas station to cash in some lottery tickets. From behind bars, he also said used meth shortly before his arrest and doesn't remember several hours from early Saturday. 

  • Celebrate MLK Day in downtown Spokane with a Rally and Unity March

    Celebrate MLK Day in downtown Spokane with a Rally and Unity March

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:33 PM EST2018-01-15 03:33:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The City of Spokane hopes you can join them in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 15.  The day starts Monday morning at 10am with a Rally at the Spokane Convention Center.

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The City of Spokane hopes you can join them in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 15.  The day starts Monday morning at 10am with a Rally at the Spokane Convention Center.

  • Famed opera singer from Spokane celebrates 100th birthday

    Famed opera singer from Spokane celebrates 100th birthday

    Sunday, January 14 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-01-15 03:05:52 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- It's not every day that you get to wish someone a Happy 100th Birthday!  Famed opera singer Eleanore Skok celebrated the birthday milestone Sunday with her entire family in Spokane.  Skok grew up in the area, then studied at The Juilliard School. 

    SPOKANE, Wash.- It's not every day that you get to wish someone a Happy 100th Birthday!  Famed opera singer Eleanore Skok celebrated the birthday milestone Sunday with her entire family in Spokane.  Skok grew up in the area, then studied at The Juilliard School. 

  • Woman searching for driver who hit her parked car downtown

    Woman searching for driver who hit her parked car downtown

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:30 PM EST2018-01-15 02:30:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One woman is frustrated and angry after returning to her parked car and finding that it had been hit and she says no note was left. Danielle Collinson says her car was parked at a meter along Browne near Main in downtown Spokane Thursday morning. She went back to her car around 8 a.m. and saw that it had been sideswiped. “I noticed my tire was popped. It wasn't driveable and there was no information left,” she says. The side mirror and some other debris we...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One woman is frustrated and angry after returning to her parked car and finding that it had been hit and she says no note was left. Danielle Collinson says her car was parked at a meter along Browne near Main in downtown Spokane Thursday morning. She went back to her car around 8 a.m. and saw that it had been sideswiped. “I noticed my tire was popped. It wasn't driveable and there was no information left,” she says. The side mirror and some other debris we...

  • Neighbors on alert after finding suspicious footprints leading from house to house

    Neighbors on alert after finding suspicious footprints leading from house to house

    Sunday, January 14 2018 9:20 PM EST2018-01-15 02:20:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A South Hill neighborhood remains on edge after finding fresh footprints in the snow on Thursday. The reason why those prints are suspicious is because they led from house to house to house in the cul-de-sac they live on. Neighbors took photos of all the steps. They originally thought the prints might be from a meter reader. But first of all, none of the footprints led to the home’s meters and Avista told them none of their employees were or had been in the neig...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A South Hill neighborhood remains on edge after finding fresh footprints in the snow on Thursday. The reason why those prints are suspicious is because they led from house to house to house in the cul-de-sac they live on. Neighbors took photos of all the steps. They originally thought the prints might be from a meter reader. But first of all, none of the footprints led to the home’s meters and Avista told them none of their employees were or had been in the neig...

  • Idaho governor offers limited support for residency plan

    Idaho governor offers limited support for residency plan

    Sunday, January 14 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-14 23:02:27 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state.    Proponents of the $16.3 million plan to fund additional medical residencies say it will help pull Idaho out of its 49th-in-the-nation ranking for the number of physicians per 100,000 residents.

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state.    Proponents of the $16.3 million plan to fund additional medical residencies say it will help pull Idaho out of its 49th-in-the-nation ranking for the number of physicians per 100,000 residents.

  • 2 people hospitalized after car slides off road, down embankment near Reardan

    2 people hospitalized after car slides off road, down embankment near Reardan

    Sunday, January 14 2018 5:12 PM EST2018-01-14 22:12:24 GMT

    REARDAN, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports two people were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center Sunday morning after the car they were in slid on an icy road and down a 100-foot embankment about five miles north of Reardan in Lincoln County.

    REARDAN, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports two people were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center Sunday morning after the car they were in slid on an icy road and down a 100-foot embankment about five miles north of Reardan in Lincoln County.

  • Bellingham city officials settle excessive force lawsuit

    Bellingham city officials settle excessive force lawsuit

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:26 PM EST2018-01-14 21:26:48 GMT

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Officials in the western Washington city of Bellingham have agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that two police officers used excessive force during a 2015 arrest. 

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Officials in the western Washington city of Bellingham have agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that two police officers used excessive force during a 2015 arrest. 

  • Corrections officer, wife charged with luring teen for sex

    Corrections officer, wife charged with luring teen for sex

    Sunday, January 14 2018 4:11 PM EST2018-01-14 21:11:22 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - An Oregon corrections officer and his wife, a teacher, have been charged with crimes after prosecutors say they tried to lure a teen girl into a sexual relationship.

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - An Oregon corrections officer and his wife, a teacher, have been charged with crimes after prosecutors say they tried to lure a teen girl into a sexual relationship.

  • Officials say salvaging roadkill makes a lot of sense

    Officials say salvaging roadkill makes a lot of sense

    Sunday, January 14 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-01-14 20:46:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Idaho and Washington have passed laws allowing people to salvage roadkill, provided they fill out a short form with the state wildlife agency to get a permit.    The Spokesman-Review reports Washington's law, which took effect July 1, 2016, allows for deer and elk only. Between then and the end of 2017, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says 3,099 animals were salvaged off Washington roads.

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Idaho and Washington have passed laws allowing people to salvage roadkill, provided they fill out a short form with the state wildlife agency to get a permit.    The Spokesman-Review reports Washington's law, which took effect July 1, 2016, allows for deer and elk only. Between then and the end of 2017, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says 3,099 animals were salvaged off Washington roads.

  • Spokane fire department helps woman save roommate with CPR

    Spokane fire department helps woman save roommate with CPR

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:43 PM EST2018-01-14 19:43:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department says a woman with no medical experience helped save her roommate early Saturday morning by getting instructions on how to perform CPR over the phone from the Spokane Fire Department. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says they received a call from a woman who was in her bedroom when she heard her roommate fall in the living room.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department says a woman with no medical experience helped save her roommate early Saturday morning by getting instructions on how to perform CPR over the phone from the Spokane Fire Department. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says they received a call from a woman who was in her bedroom when she heard her roommate fall in the living room.

  • Stevens County fire crews respond to serious head-on crash

    Stevens County fire crews respond to serious head-on crash

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:47 AM EST2018-01-14 07:47:01 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash.- Fire crews in Stevens County are on scene of a head on crash north of Deer Park on Highway 395 at Williams Valley Road. Emergency crews say there were seven people involved in three cars. Two patients were transported with critical injuries and another with serious injuries. Washington State Patrol is on scene and the highway will be closed for the next several hours. 

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash.- Fire crews in Stevens County are on scene of a head on crash north of Deer Park on Highway 395 at Williams Valley Road. Emergency crews say there were seven people involved in three cars. Two patients were transported with critical injuries and another with serious injuries. Washington State Patrol is on scene and the highway will be closed for the next several hours. 

  • Deputies arrest registered sex offender in Spokane Valley gas station assault

    Deputies arrest registered sex offender in Spokane Valley gas station assault

    Saturday, January 13 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-01-14 02:16:09 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responding to an alarm at the Cenex Zip Trip gas station near Trent and Vista arrested 36-year-old Michael D. Rush who was still inside the store. Deputies say the clerk had been viciously beaten and sexually assaulted. She was found inside the bathroom of the store.

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies responding to an alarm at the Cenex Zip Trip gas station near Trent and Vista arrested 36-year-old Michael D. Rush who was still inside the store. Deputies say the clerk had been viciously beaten and sexually assaulted. She was found inside the bathroom of the store.

  • Second arrest made in shooting death of former Spokane Empire player

    Second arrest made in shooting death of former Spokane Empire player

    Saturday, January 13 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-01-13 23:58:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a second person has been arrested in the shooting death of former Spokane Empire player Carl Sims.  Just before 1:00 a.m. on October 8th, an argument broke out outside businesses in the area of Sprague Avenue and Washington Street. During the confrontation a man displayed a knife, another grabbed a handgun and fired a shot. Sims was struck by the bullet.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a second person has been arrested in the shooting death of former Spokane Empire player Carl Sims.  Just before 1:00 a.m. on October 8th, an argument broke out outside businesses in the area of Sprague Avenue and Washington Street. During the confrontation a man displayed a knife, another grabbed a handgun and fired a shot. Sims was struck by the bullet.

  • S. Idaho school district sued after reported student rape

    S. Idaho school district sued after reported student rape

    Saturday, January 13 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-01-13 22:56:52 GMT

    SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit against a south-central Idaho school district that says school officials told the girl she couldn't remain at the school after she was violently raped by an older student in a computer lab.

    SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit against a south-central Idaho school district that says school officials told the girl she couldn't remain at the school after she was violently raped by an older student in a computer lab.

  • Police: Bar employee kills patron who opened fire in lot

    Police: Bar employee kills patron who opened fire in lot

    Saturday, January 13 2018 3:15 PM EST2018-01-13 20:15:53 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington state say they're investigating after a bar patron opened fire in the parking lot Saturday morning and injured a man before being shot and killed by a bar employee. 

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in western Washington state say they're investigating after a bar patron opened fire in the parking lot Saturday morning and injured a man before being shot and killed by a bar employee. 

  • Polson mail carriers arrested for suspected meth trafficking

    Polson mail carriers arrested for suspected meth trafficking

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-01-13 17:45:42 GMT

    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes.    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

    POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have arrested two U.S. Postal Service carriers on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine on their mail routes.    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 62-year-old Anthony Friscia and 47-year-old Mary Friscia were booked on charges of felony intent to distribute the drug.

  • Pet raccoon can't go home, Washington state judge rules

    Pet raccoon can't go home, Washington state judge rules

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-01-13 17:37:13 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A western Washington state court judge has rejected a family's request to return their pet raccoon named Mae.    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Friday ruled that Mae must remain in the possession of state wildlife officials until the court can address the merits of the family's lawsuit against the state.

    SEATTLE (AP) - A western Washington state court judge has rejected a family's request to return their pet raccoon named Mae.    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Friday ruled that Mae must remain in the possession of state wildlife officials until the court can address the merits of the family's lawsuit against the state.

  • Spokane Valley man killed after driving into Hayden Lake

    Spokane Valley man killed after driving into Hayden Lake

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-01-13 16:17:55 GMT

    HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate Saturday after a car crashed into Hayden Lake with two people inside. Both were taken to the hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead. Deputies received a call that a car was sinking at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch on Hayden Lake around 2:30 a.m.

    HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate Saturday after a car crashed into Hayden Lake with two people inside. Both were taken to the hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead. Deputies received a call that a car was sinking at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch on Hayden Lake around 2:30 a.m.

  • Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    Saturday, January 13 2018 12:25 AM EST2018-01-13 05:25:11 GMT
    Police fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation CenterPolice fatally shoot man near Puyallup Recreation Center

    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who fired shots at police is dead after seven officers returned fire in an incident near the Puyallup Recreation Center.  The News Tribune reports police were dispatched to the area at 4 p.m. Friday on a report of a man acting erratically. Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle says the man left his car and ran behind the center, taking a defensive position behind a utility pole. Engle says officers unsuccessfully attem...

    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man who fired shots at police is dead after seven officers returned fire in an incident near the Puyallup Recreation Center.  The News Tribune reports police were dispatched to the area at 4 p.m. Friday on a report of a man acting erratically. Puyallup police spokesman Scott Engle says the man left his car and ran behind the center, taking a defensive position behind a utility pole. Engle says officers unsuccessfully attem...

  • Spokane school bus almost slides into vehicle full of kids

    Spokane school bus almost slides into vehicle full of kids

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-13 03:01:31 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Scary video taken Thursday near Hatch Rd, just south of 57th Ave., shows a Spokane School bus sliding toward a vehicle full of kids. The driver of this vehicle was pinned between a line of cars and the guardrail, so there was nowhere to go. The bus driver eventually got out, put chains on, and was able to drive away. No one was hurt and the driver was not the one recording this video. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Scary video taken Thursday near Hatch Rd, just south of 57th Ave., shows a Spokane School bus sliding toward a vehicle full of kids. The driver of this vehicle was pinned between a line of cars and the guardrail, so there was nowhere to go. The bus driver eventually got out, put chains on, and was able to drive away. No one was hurt and the driver was not the one recording this video. 

  • How to increase your odds of survival in the wilderness

    How to increase your odds of survival in the wilderness

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-13 03:01:22 GMT

    NORTH IDAHO - A Rathdrum man survives a night alone in the frigid wilderness. He was found miles from where he vanished; cold, exhausted, but alive. What if you were stranded with no way to call for help? The sheriff's office says they encourage people to take advantage of what nature has to offer, but that comes with risks. Deputies say people should carry some from of a g-p-s device. In the mountains of north Idaho, beauty surrounds with it’s snow capped trees and hills.

    NORTH IDAHO - A Rathdrum man survives a night alone in the frigid wilderness. He was found miles from where he vanished; cold, exhausted, but alive. What if you were stranded with no way to call for help? The sheriff's office says they encourage people to take advantage of what nature has to offer, but that comes with risks. Deputies say people should carry some from of a g-p-s device. In the mountains of north Idaho, beauty surrounds with it’s snow capped trees and hills.

  • Spokane woman runs after stolen car, thief apologizes

    Spokane woman runs after stolen car, thief apologizes

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:55 PM EST2018-01-13 02:55:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman who saw her car being stolen refused to let it go. She ran after the car, grabbed her passenger mirror until the suspect finally stopped. She said he actually apologized. "I was just in the moment," said Isabella Trujillo. "I was determined to get my car back." She said she left the car warming up for less than a minute when the thief swooped in. It's a mistake she said she regretted instantly. "I was just in the moment," 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman who saw her car being stolen refused to let it go. She ran after the car, grabbed her passenger mirror until the suspect finally stopped. She said he actually apologized. "I was just in the moment," said Isabella Trujillo. "I was determined to get my car back." She said she left the car warming up for less than a minute when the thief swooped in. It's a mistake she said she regretted instantly. "I was just in the moment," 

  • County responds to nuisance road complaint

    County responds to nuisance road complaint

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-01-13 02:51:10 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash.- New information on a story we brought to you last week. A Cheney woman is demanding answers after her street has turned into a pond. She lives in a high risk drainage area where homes have sump pumps. The problem is the water is getting pumped into the road with nowhere to go. The county says they want to help. 

    CHENEY, Wash.- New information on a story we brought to you last week. A Cheney woman is demanding answers after her street has turned into a pond. She lives in a high risk drainage area where homes have sump pumps. The problem is the water is getting pumped into the road with nowhere to go. The county says they want to help. 

  • The flu shot: answering your questions

    The flu shot: answering your questions

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:27 PM EST2018-01-13 02:27:49 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- Doctors want you to get your flu shot. The Spokane County Regional Health District says the county saw more than 100 new hospitalizations this past week for the flu. That brings the total for the season close to 300. So far, seven people have died in Spokane County from the flu. Most were elderly and unvaccinated. 

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- Doctors want you to get your flu shot. The Spokane County Regional Health District says the county saw more than 100 new hospitalizations this past week for the flu. That brings the total for the season close to 300. So far, seven people have died in Spokane County from the flu. Most were elderly and unvaccinated. 

  • Spokane tombstones surfacing in unusual places

    Spokane tombstones surfacing in unusual places

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-13 02:24:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a discovery that is as heartbreaking as it is eerie. Neighbors living in North Spokane found two tombstones in a commercial lot. They said they had nowhere else to turn to get answers, so they came together to say "Help me Hayley." "It must have been nighttime when they rolled through here," said one neighbor. "They thought they could just kick these off the back of their truck."  People living along Atlantic, near Francis 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's a discovery that is as heartbreaking as it is eerie. Neighbors living in North Spokane found two tombstones in a commercial lot. They said they had nowhere else to turn to get answers, so they came together to say "Help me Hayley." "It must have been nighttime when they rolled through here," said one neighbor. "They thought they could just kick these off the back of their truck."  People living along Atlantic, near Francis 

  • Montana prosecutor plans crackdown on drug-addicted pregnant women

    Montana prosecutor plans crackdown on drug-addicted pregnant women

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:09 PM EST2018-01-13 02:09:23 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor says he wants to prevent babies from being born addicted to drugs and alcohol by using the threat of jail time as a deterrent for pregnant women. Big Horn County Attorney Jay Harris says he plans to seek civil orders restraining pregnant women from using drugs or alcohol. He said he will seek to have violators held in contempt of court and jailed so the woman does not have access to alcohol or drugs. Caitlin Borgmann, executive dir...

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana prosecutor says he wants to prevent babies from being born addicted to drugs and alcohol by using the threat of jail time as a deterrent for pregnant women. Big Horn County Attorney Jay Harris says he plans to seek civil orders restraining pregnant women from using drugs or alcohol. He said he will seek to have violators held in contempt of court and jailed so the woman does not have access to alcohol or drugs. Caitlin Borgmann, executive dir...

  • Suspect charged in Cheney pot shop murder found with 'shank' inside jail

    Suspect charged in Cheney pot shop murder found with 'shank' inside jail

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-01-13 01:39:35 GMT
    The man who admitted to murdering a Cheney pot shop employee is facing new charges after deputies say Donovan Culp was found with a five inch 'shank' in his cell at the Spokane County Jail.  According to court documents, Thursday morning a correctional officer received information about a shank being found on his assigned floor. The officer then began searching inmates to find the weapon. During the search, court documents say the officer found a five-inch metal shank with white...
    The man who admitted to murdering a Cheney pot shop employee is facing new charges after deputies say Donovan Culp was found with a five inch 'shank' in his cell at the Spokane County Jail.  According to court documents, Thursday morning a correctional officer received information about a shank being found on his assigned floor. The officer then began searching inmates to find the weapon. During the search, court documents say the officer found a five-inch metal shank with white...
  • Man arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone County

    Man arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone County

    Friday, January 12 2018 8:23 PM EST2018-01-13 01:23:48 GMT
    Man arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone CountyMan arrested in connection with ongoing shootings in Shoshone County
    On January 11th 2018 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Osburn Police Department, executed a search warrant on 502 Pine Street in Mullan, Idaho. The search warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation pertaining to shots being fired in the direction of homes in the Pine Street area of Mullan. According to the sheriff's office, this had been ongoing since December. Deputies detained Kurt A. Morozko and he was later char...
    On January 11th 2018 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Osburn Police Department, executed a search warrant on 502 Pine Street in Mullan, Idaho. The search warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation pertaining to shots being fired in the direction of homes in the Pine Street area of Mullan. According to the sheriff's office, this had been ongoing since December. Deputies detained Kurt A. Morozko and he was later char...
  • Idaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

    Idaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:53 PM EST2018-01-13 00:53:38 GMT
    Idaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry centerIdaho Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Correction is looking to open a re-entry center in the Twin Falls area where as many as 120 minimum-security state prisoners could live and work. Department Director Henry Atencio confirmed the plans Tuesday. The Times-News reports the proposed re-entry center would be similar to one that closed in 2011. Gov. Butch Otter is backing the idea and has recommended funding for the center in his fiscal year 2019 budget. &...

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Correction is looking to open a re-entry center in the Twin Falls area where as many as 120 minimum-security state prisoners could live and work. Department Director Henry Atencio confirmed the plans Tuesday. The Times-News reports the proposed re-entry center would be similar to one that closed in 2011. Gov. Butch Otter is backing the idea and has recommended funding for the center in his fiscal year 2019 budget. &...

  • WATCH: Spokane Police use special equipment to stop man trying to commit suicide by cop

    WATCH: Spokane Police use special equipment to stop man trying to commit suicide by cop

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-01-13 00:48:30 GMT
    Courtesy City of SpokaneCourtesy City of Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Recently released body cam video demonstrates how Spokane Police were able to sue their training and special equipment to avoid shooting a man trying to commit "suicide by cop." According to the City of Spokane, the Dec. 8 incident occurred at a downtown apartment building when a man by the name of Robert allegedly began breaking windows while brandishing a knife. Officers and neighbors tried talking to Robert on the phone to calm him

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Recently released body cam video demonstrates how Spokane Police were able to sue their training and special equipment to avoid shooting a man trying to commit "suicide by cop." According to the City of Spokane, the Dec. 8 incident occurred at a downtown apartment building when a man by the name of Robert allegedly began breaking windows while brandishing a knife. Officers and neighbors tried talking to Robert on the phone to calm him

  • Human remains found in container in Tukwila, man arrested

    Human remains found in container in Tukwila, man arrested

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-01-13 00:01:22 GMT

    TUKWILA, Wash. - (AP) - Police have arrested a man south of Seattle on investigation of homicide after someone found human remains in a container.  The Tukwila Police Department said Friday that a resident called police Thursday afternoon after discovering the remains in a container outside.  Police say the King County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the person's cause of death.  Police say detectives with the department's major crimes...

    TUKWILA, Wash. - (AP) - Police have arrested a man south of Seattle on investigation of homicide after someone found human remains in a container.  The Tukwila Police Department said Friday that a resident called police Thursday afternoon after discovering the remains in a container outside.  Police say the King County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the person's cause of death.  Police say detectives with the department's major crimes...

  • State of Montana starting new effort to reduce child abuse, deaths

    State of Montana starting new effort to reduce child abuse, deaths

    Friday, January 12 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-01-12 23:08:12 GMT
    (AP) - Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect.    Director Sheila Hogan says the agency is expanding a home visiting program for expectant mothers and young families to add five "home visitors" who will work exclusively with families involved in the child protection system.    The visitors and state child abuse caseworkers will work to arrange increased services to at-risk families in...
    (AP) - Montana's health department has announced a new effort aimed at reducing deaths due to child abuse and neglect.    Director Sheila Hogan says the agency is expanding a home visiting program for expectant mothers and young families to add five "home visitors" who will work exclusively with families involved in the child protection system.    The visitors and state child abuse caseworkers will work to arrange increased services to at-risk families in...
  • K-9 Halo nabs suspects in Coeur d'Alene burglary

    K-9 Halo nabs suspects in Coeur d'Alene burglary

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-12 22:58:52 GMT
    Coeur d'Alene Police Dept.Coeur d'Alene Police Dept.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Department K-9 Halo nabbed two suspects in a Coeur d'Alene burglary Thursday night.  According to police, the homeowner came home and found two men stealing items from inside his house. As police arrived, a third man was found a block away in a running vehicle set up as a getaway driver.  With the help of K-9 Halo, officers found the other two men. One was found hiding in a tree on a nearby 

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Department K-9 Halo nabbed two suspects in a Coeur d'Alene burglary Thursday night.  According to police, the homeowner came home and found two men stealing items from inside his house. As police arrived, a third man was found a block away in a running vehicle set up as a getaway driver.  With the help of K-9 Halo, officers found the other two men. One was found hiding in a tree on a nearby 

  • Missing snowmobiler found alive in Panhandle National Forest

    Missing snowmobiler found alive in Panhandle National Forest

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-01-12 22:51:58 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - UPDATE: Kootenai County Sheriff's tell us missing snowmobiler, Frederick Goodwin of Rathdrum, Idaho has been found alive in Panhandle National Forest.

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - UPDATE: Kootenai County Sheriff's tell us missing snowmobiler, Frederick Goodwin of Rathdrum, Idaho has been found alive in Panhandle National Forest.

  • Judge refuses to reduce $8.1M verdict against Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor

    Judge refuses to reduce $8.1M verdict against Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor

    Friday, January 12 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-01-12 22:44:19 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A judge is refusing to reduce the $8.1 million verdict against a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor and one of its employees.  Mission Support Alliance and manager Steve Young also had asked for a new trial, but were denied. The Tri-City Herald reported that Judge Doug Federspiel on Wednesday declined to reduce the $2.1 million award for lost wages, and the $6 million award for emotional harm in the civil case.  Julie Atwood, a former ma...

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A judge is refusing to reduce the $8.1 million verdict against a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor and one of its employees.  Mission Support Alliance and manager Steve Young also had asked for a new trial, but were denied. The Tri-City Herald reported that Judge Doug Federspiel on Wednesday declined to reduce the $2.1 million award for lost wages, and the $6 million award for emotional harm in the civil case.  Julie Atwood, a former ma...

  • School closures, delays, and activity cancellations for our region

    School closures, delays, and activity cancellations for our region

    Friday, January 12 2018 11:10 AM EST2018-01-12 16:10:47 GMT
    Closures and delaysClosures and delays

    School Closures/Delays Pateros School District - 2 hour delay for Friday Orient School District - 2 hour delay for Friday After School Activity Cancellations Coeur d'Alene Tribal School -No after school program and no basketba...

    School Closures/Delays Pateros School District - 2 hour delay for Friday Orient School District - 2 hour delay for Friday After School Activity Cancellations Coeur d'Alene Tribal School -No after school program and no basketba...

  • Restorium in Boundary County reports flu outbreak within the facility

    Restorium in Boundary County reports flu outbreak within the facility

    Friday, January 12 2018 2:03 AM EST2018-01-12 07:03:23 GMT

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho The Restorium in Boundary County reports a flu outbreak within the facility. The cases have been reported to the Panhandle Health District including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Panhandle Health District rules to stop the spread and protect the public and residents of the Restorium include: Visitors should stay away if possible, emergencies accepted. Any visitor, volunteer or employees are asked to stay 

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho The Restorium in Boundary County reports a flu outbreak within the facility. The cases have been reported to the Panhandle Health District including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Panhandle Health District rules to stop the spread and protect the public and residents of the Restorium include: Visitors should stay away if possible, emergencies accepted. Any visitor, volunteer or employees are asked to stay 

  • Montana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting death

    Montana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting death

    Friday, January 12 2018 1:08 AM EST2018-01-12 06:08:45 GMT
    Montana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting deathMontana man arrested for estranged wife's shooting death

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting his estranged wife to death in southern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 47-year-old Joseph DeWise was arrested Thursday on a charge of deliberate homicide stemming from the death of 35-year-old Lauren DeWise. He is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $1 million bail.    Sunday morning's shooting in Belgrade also critically injured one of Lauren DeWise's roommates

    BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting his estranged wife to death in southern Montana. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 47-year-old Joseph DeWise was arrested Thursday on a charge of deliberate homicide stemming from the death of 35-year-old Lauren DeWise. He is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $1 million bail.    Sunday morning's shooting in Belgrade also critically injured one of Lauren DeWise's roommates

  • Spokane man arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with underage girls

    Spokane man arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with underage girls

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:53 AM EST2018-01-12 05:53:10 GMT
    .  Sohng was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery.. Sohng was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery.

    RICHLAND, Wash. - Detectives have arrested a man who allegedly tried to have sex with underage girls. 38-year-old Donald T Sizer from Spokane was arrested Jan. 9 in an undercover investigation targeting online child exploitation, according to a report from the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC). According to the report, Sizer allegedly tried to lure two underage girls in a Richland park with plans to take them to his hotel room and have sex with them. 

    RICHLAND, Wash. - Detectives have arrested a man who allegedly tried to have sex with underage girls. 38-year-old Donald T Sizer from Spokane was arrested Jan. 9 in an undercover investigation targeting online child exploitation, according to a report from the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC). According to the report, Sizer allegedly tried to lure two underage girls in a Richland park with plans to take them to his hotel room and have sex with them. 

  • State agency gives drivers' info to immigration authorities

    State agency gives drivers' info to immigration authorities

    Friday, January 12 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-12 05:10:45 GMT
    (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)(Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state licensing officials say the department has regularly been providing photos and driver's license applications upon request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Washington's Department of Licensing is among a minority of such agencies around the country to allow people living in the country without legal permission to get driver's licenses.  The Seattle Times reports 20 to 30 times a month, the department has been giving resi...

    SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state licensing officials say the department has regularly been providing photos and driver's license applications upon request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Washington's Department of Licensing is among a minority of such agencies around the country to allow people living in the country without legal permission to get driver's licenses.  The Seattle Times reports 20 to 30 times a month, the department has been giving resi...

  • Federal agency denies Montana's bid for more disaster aid

    Federal agency denies Montana's bid for more disaster aid

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-12 03:07:20 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The federal government has denied Montana's disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles (4,045 square kilometers).  Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December. The federal agency has already granted the state $11 million, covering some of the expenses for eight different fire...

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The federal government has denied Montana's disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles (4,045 square kilometers).  Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December. The federal agency has already granted the state $11 million, covering some of the expenses for eight different fire...

  • Spokane Police arrest man for stabbing on E. Sprague and N. Ivory

    Spokane Police arrest man for stabbing on E. Sprague and N. Ivory

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-01-12 03:01:15 GMT
    Spokane Police investigate stabbing on E. Sprague and N. IvorySpokane Police investigate stabbing on E. Sprague and N. Ivory

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday afternoon just before 2:00PM, the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Police Department responded to the report of a stabbing in the 1100 block of E. Sprague Ave.  Officers say that when they arrived, the two suspects had fled the scene.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries which were not life threatening.  Spokane Police Officers and a Spokane Police K9 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday afternoon just before 2:00PM, the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Police Department responded to the report of a stabbing in the 1100 block of E. Sprague Ave.  Officers say that when they arrived, the two suspects had fled the scene.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries which were not life threatening.  Spokane Police Officers and a Spokane Police K9 

  • Help Me Hayley: Left out in the Cold

    Help Me Hayley: Left out in the Cold

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:56 PM EST2018-01-12 02:56:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With winter weather getting downright nasty in the Inland Northwest, this is no time to be without heat. In fact, not having it could even cost are most vulnerable their lives. One woman hopes her situation with losing heat will help others avoid the same painful scare. That's why she said "Help Me Hayley." "I'm 78-years-old," said Mary Terrell. "I'm disabled. I'm a widow. I just don't have the strength anymore. I just don't have the 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With winter weather getting downright nasty in the Inland Northwest, this is no time to be without heat. In fact, not having it could even cost are most vulnerable their lives. One woman hopes her situation with losing heat will help others avoid the same painful scare. That's why she said "Help Me Hayley." "I'm 78-years-old," said Mary Terrell. "I'm disabled. I'm a widow. I just don't have the strength anymore. I just don't have the 

  • What are you sick with? Spokane Regional Health District creates quick guide to help

    What are you sick with? Spokane Regional Health District creates quick guide to help

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:39 PM EST2018-01-12 02:39:14 GMT
    Spokane Regional Health DistrictSpokane Regional Health District

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Flu season is hitting Spokane hard. But how do you know if it's the flu, a stomach virus, or a cold? Spokane Regional Health District created a quick reference guide for those not feeling well.  Spokane Regional Health District

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Flu season is hitting Spokane hard. But how do you know if it's the flu, a stomach virus, or a cold? Spokane Regional Health District created a quick reference guide for those not feeling well.  Spokane Regional Health District

  • Man, woman charged with murder in shooting death of deputy

    Man, woman charged with murder in shooting death of deputy

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:31 PM EST2018-01-12 02:31:06 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have charged a man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy.    The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Frank Pawul was also charged Thursday with kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of county Deputy Daniel McCartney. Pawul's bail was set at $5 million. Alleged getaway driver Brenda Troyer was also charged Thursday with murder and kidnapping. H...

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state have charged a man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy.    The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Frank Pawul was also charged Thursday with kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of county Deputy Daniel McCartney. Pawul's bail was set at $5 million. Alleged getaway driver Brenda Troyer was also charged Thursday with murder and kidnapping. H...

  • City of Spokane adds extra snow removal crews

    City of Spokane adds extra snow removal crews

    Thursday, January 11 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-12 00:42:12 GMT
    Photo: City of Spokane TwitterPhoto: City of Spokane Twitter
    The City of Spokane says extra snow removal crews are coming in for the night shift; they will work through primary and secondary arterials. Work in residential areas is planned for tomorrow.
    The City of Spokane says extra snow removal crews are coming in for the night shift; they will work through primary and secondary arterials. Work in residential areas is planned for tomorrow.
  • One dead, one injured after pickup crashes into Lake Lenore

    One dead, one injured after pickup crashes into Lake Lenore

    Thursday, January 11 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-01-11 23:30:18 GMT
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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - One person is dead and another seriously injured after a pickup truck went off SR 17 and crashed into Lake Lenore Thursday morning. Washington State Patrol say the truck was heading south on SR 17 just north of Soap Lake when the driver lost control on icy roads. The truck went off the road to the right, rolled down the embankment and landed on its top in the water. Grant County Sheriff’s Office says ..

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - One person is dead and another seriously injured after a pickup truck went off SR 17 and crashed into Lake Lenore Thursday morning. Washington State Patrol say the truck was heading south on SR 17 just north of Soap Lake when the driver lost control on icy roads. The truck went off the road to the right, rolled down the embankment and landed on its top in the water. Grant County Sheriff’s Office says ..

  • Goodwill employee finds box with cremated remains

    Goodwill employee finds box with cremated remains

    Thursday, January 11 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-11 23:02:09 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police say an employee sorting through items donated to a Goodwill store in Vancouver, Washington, found a wooden box containing cremated remains. The Columbian reports Vancouver police are looking for any family members or people associated with the box so it can be returned. Police say officers on Sunday were called to the Goodwill store in the northern suburb of Portland, Oregon, after the trapezoidal box was discovered. The box has two...

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police say an employee sorting through items donated to a Goodwill store in Vancouver, Washington, found a wooden box containing cremated remains. The Columbian reports Vancouver police are looking for any family members or people associated with the box so it can be returned. Police say officers on Sunday were called to the Goodwill store in the northern suburb of Portland, Oregon, after the trapezoidal box was discovered. The box has two...

  • Man wanted for serious crash caught after barricading inside home near Soap Lake

    Man wanted for serious crash caught after barricading inside home near Soap Lake

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:50 PM EST2018-01-11 22:50:15 GMT

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - A felon wanted in connection to a Dec. 9, 2017 pursuit and crash that seriously injured a Moses Lake woman was arrested Wednesday evening after barricading himself inside a Soap Lake area home. U.S. Marshals, sheriff’s deputies and officers assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force tracked 29-year-old Nicholas Romero Rivera to the home in the 20000 block of Road A-

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - A felon wanted in connection to a Dec. 9, 2017 pursuit and crash that seriously injured a Moses Lake woman was arrested Wednesday evening after barricading himself inside a Soap Lake area home. U.S. Marshals, sheriff’s deputies and officers assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force tracked 29-year-old Nicholas Romero Rivera to the home in the 20000 block of Road A-

  • Authorities: Idaho snowmobiler presumed dead after avalanche

    Authorities: Idaho snowmobiler presumed dead after avalanche

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-01-11 22:42:08 GMT
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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an eastern Idaho man missing since he was caught in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon is now presumed dead. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says emergency workers received a report at 5 p.m. Wednesday that a snowmobile rider was caught in an avalanche near Mount Jefferson in the Centennial Mountains of Island Park. Other people snowmobiling with him tried to find the man 

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an eastern Idaho man missing since he was caught in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon is now presumed dead. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says emergency workers received a report at 5 p.m. Wednesday that a snowmobile rider was caught in an avalanche near Mount Jefferson in the Centennial Mountains of Island Park. Other people snowmobiling with him tried to find the man 

  • Gov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling plan

    Gov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling plan

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-01-11 22:36:38 GMT
    Gov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling planGov. Inslee wants Washington removed from drilling plan

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee is asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to remove Washington, along with the entire Pacific coastline, from a list of proposed sites for potential offshore oil and gas drilling.    In a letter sent Thursday, Inslee cited the recent decision to remove Florida's coastlines from the proposed program, writing that "every state should be granted a similar opportunity to protect its marine and coastal waters."    

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee is asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to remove Washington, along with the entire Pacific coastline, from a list of proposed sites for potential offshore oil and gas drilling.    In a letter sent Thursday, Inslee cited the recent decision to remove Florida's coastlines from the proposed program, writing that "every state should be granted a similar opportunity to protect its marine and coastal waters."    

  • Report: Trump suggests positive relationship with NK leader

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-01-11 22:11:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has suggested in an interview that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declines to say whether they have spoken. Trump told The Wall Street Journal Thursday, "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un." Asked if he had spoken with Kim, Trump was evasive: "I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment." 

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has suggested in an interview that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declines to say whether they have spoken. Trump told The Wall Street Journal Thursday, "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un." Asked if he had spoken with Kim, Trump was evasive: "I'm not saying I have or haven't. I just don't want to comment." 

  • Garbage truck rolls down embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course; Driver suffers minor injuries

    Garbage truck rolls down embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course; Driver suffers minor injuries

    Thursday, January 11 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-01-11 21:21:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Waste Management driver was injured early Thursday morning after rolling a garbage truck down an embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course.  Firefighters responded to the crash and were able to provide medical assistance the driver and carefully bring him up the steep embankment. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Waste Management driver was injured early Thursday morning after rolling a garbage truck down an embankment near Hangman Valley Golf Course.  Firefighters responded to the crash and were able to provide medical assistance the driver and carefully bring him up the steep embankment. 

  • UPDATE: Stolen compressor found

    UPDATE: Stolen compressor found

    Thursday, January 11 2018 2:10 PM EST2018-01-11 19:10:42 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputy Gorham recovered the stolen compressor a few hours after we put the information out asking for our Community’s assistance.  Thank you to everyone who helped disseminate the information, helped look for compressor and ultimately locate it.    

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputy Gorham recovered the stolen compressor a few hours after we put the information out asking for our Community’s assistance.  Thank you to everyone who helped disseminate the information, helped look for compressor and ultimately locate it.    

  • Hit-and-run driver leaves license plate behind at Spokane crash scene

    Hit-and-run driver leaves license plate behind at Spokane crash scene

    Thursday, January 11 2018 2:17 AM EST2018-01-11 07:17:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local woman has been left shaken by a hit and run in North Spokane. She was at a red light at Mission and Hamilton, just north of Gonzaga campus, when someone drove into her. Now the woman and her family are hoping to find the person responsible for the crash that totaled her car, and they may be in luck thanks to something the other driver left behind.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A local woman has been left shaken by a hit and run in North Spokane. She was at a red light at Mission and Hamilton, just north of Gonzaga campus, when someone drove into her. Now the woman and her family are hoping to find the person responsible for the crash that totaled her car, and they may be in luck thanks to something the other driver left behind.

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th

    Thursday, January 11 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-01-11 07:16:30 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th.

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 10th.

  • Surveillance video of young teens prowling in North Spokane goes viral

    Surveillance video of young teens prowling in North Spokane goes viral

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 9:57 PM EST2018-01-11 02:57:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Trevin Barrington and Matt Culnane took matters into their own hands when their home attracted some unwanted guests. The two roommates wanted to teach a pair of young teenagers a lesson. “I don’t want some little kid locked up for going to his old house,” said Culnane. “They’re just kids making stupid decision and hopefully they’re done.” 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Trevin Barrington and Matt Culnane took matters into their own hands when their home attracted some unwanted guests. The two roommates wanted to teach a pair of young teenagers a lesson. “I don’t want some little kid locked up for going to his old house,” said Culnane. “They’re just kids making stupid decision and hopefully they’re done.” 

  • Husband of cardiac arrest survivor thanks Spokane Valley Firefighters

    Husband of cardiac arrest survivor thanks Spokane Valley Firefighters

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 9:23 PM EST2018-01-11 02:23:42 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to cardiac arrest and Spokane Valley firefighters are taking advantage of each moment thanks to a new approach to CPR. KHQ first told you about this Tuesday night – Pit Crew CPR. It’s a team effort that firefighters are using to help save lives and requires all hands on deck. After the story aired, one viewer called in saying he wanted to share the story of how the method saved his wife’s life. Ken Gairson say...

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to cardiac arrest and Spokane Valley firefighters are taking advantage of each moment thanks to a new approach to CPR. KHQ first told you about this Tuesday night – Pit Crew CPR. It’s a team effort that firefighters are using to help save lives and requires all hands on deck. After the story aired, one viewer called in saying he wanted to share the story of how the method saved his wife’s life. Ken Gairson say...

  • Kellogg School District: All schools closed until Monday for flu outbreak

    Kellogg School District: All schools closed until Monday for flu outbreak

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 9:17 PM EST2018-01-11 02:17:42 GMT

    KELLOGG, Idaho - All schools and buildings in the Kellogg School District will be closed, and all activities suspended until until Monday, Jan. 15th because of a flu outbreak. The district says the purpose of this closure is to allow staff and students to stay home, get plenty of rest and seek any necessary medical services. The temporary closure will also allow district cleaning staff to conduct a deep cleaning of all facilities. All schools will re-

    KELLOGG, Idaho - All schools and buildings in the Kellogg School District will be closed, and all activities suspended until until Monday, Jan. 15th because of a flu outbreak. The district says the purpose of this closure is to allow staff and students to stay home, get plenty of rest and seek any necessary medical services. The temporary closure will also allow district cleaning staff to conduct a deep cleaning of all facilities. All schools will re-

  • Spokane mom says purse thieves targeted her at preschool parking lot

    Spokane mom says purse thieves targeted her at preschool parking lot

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-01-11 01:50:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane mother has a warning for the community after her car was broken into while she was dropping off her child at preschool. Michaela says that when she first pulled up, she saw a car she didn’t recognize with at least two people inside she hadn’t seen before. But, she parked and got her kid out of the car to get him signed in. “I was there for not even five minutes,” she says. But when she came out, that strange car she saw was gone and...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane mother has a warning for the community after her car was broken into while she was dropping off her child at preschool. Michaela says that when she first pulled up, she saw a car she didn’t recognize with at least two people inside she hadn’t seen before. But, she parked and got her kid out of the car to get him signed in. “I was there for not even five minutes,” she says. But when she came out, that strange car she saw was gone and...

  • Coeur d'Alene High basketball team shares the hardwood with special needs students

    Coeur d'Alene High basketball team shares the hardwood with special needs students

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-01-11 01:50:26 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - You’d think it’s a Friday night by the crowd size, band, cheerleaders, and the players on the court. Instead, it’s Wednesday during school at Coeur d’Alene High in the midst of spirit week.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - You’d think it’s a Friday night by the crowd size, band, cheerleaders, and the players on the court. Instead, it’s Wednesday during school at Coeur d’Alene High in the midst of spirit week.

  • Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

    Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-11 00:55:47 GMT
    Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation plannedMontana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in eastern Idaho are investigating the death of a Montana man being held at the Bonneville County Jail. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Mosiah Prettypaint died Monday at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Officials say Prettypaint was found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday afternoon and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Prettypaint faced charges that included grand theft and attacking an ...

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in eastern Idaho are investigating the death of a Montana man being held at the Bonneville County Jail. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Mosiah Prettypaint died Monday at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Officials say Prettypaint was found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday afternoon and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Prettypaint faced charges that included grand theft and attacking an ...

  • Hunters take 50 mule deer early in hunt to test for disease

    Hunters take 50 mule deer early in hunt to test for disease

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:47 PM EST2018-01-11 00:47:23 GMT
    Hunters take 50 mule deer early in hunt to test for diseaseHunters take 50 mule deer early in hunt to test for disease

    CHESTER, Mont. (AP) - Hunters killed 50 mule deer during the first weekend of a special hunt taking place in north-central Montana to test for the prevalence of a brain wasting disease that first showed up in Montana this fall.    Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say 37 does and 13 bucks were killed and tested for chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose. The results will be available in two to three weeks.

    CHESTER, Mont. (AP) - Hunters killed 50 mule deer during the first weekend of a special hunt taking place in north-central Montana to test for the prevalence of a brain wasting disease that first showed up in Montana this fall.    Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say 37 does and 13 bucks were killed and tested for chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose. The results will be available in two to three weeks.

  • Spokane Valley employees contain electrical fire at industrial park with 30 fire extinguishers

    Spokane Valley employees contain electrical fire at industrial park with 30 fire extinguishers

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 7:12 PM EST2018-01-11 00:12:54 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported commercials structure fire in the Spokane Industrial Park just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday. It was reported that flames and smoke were coming from an electrical panel inside Travis Pattern and Foundry. Firefighters arrived to find the fire contained to the electrical panel and previously extinguished by employees using about 30 fire extinguishers.

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported commercials structure fire in the Spokane Industrial Park just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday. It was reported that flames and smoke were coming from an electrical panel inside Travis Pattern and Foundry. Firefighters arrived to find the fire contained to the electrical panel and previously extinguished by employees using about 30 fire extinguishers.

  • Father of Spokane Valley councilwoman loses city hall job

    Father of Spokane Valley councilwoman loses city hall job

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-10 23:25:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane city clerk has been fired after an internal human resources investigation found he used public resources for campaign activities while his daughter competed for a Spokane Valley City Council seat.    The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that 20-year city employee Bob West disputed that his internet searches on a public computer were conducted to campaign for his daughter, Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz.

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane city clerk has been fired after an internal human resources investigation found he used public resources for campaign activities while his daughter competed for a Spokane Valley City Council seat.    The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that 20-year city employee Bob West disputed that his internet searches on a public computer were conducted to campaign for his daughter, Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz.

  • Department of Transportation investigates concrete crumbling on Hamilton Street overpass

    Department of Transportation investigates concrete crumbling on Hamilton Street overpass

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-01-10 23:19:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Transportation investigates concrete falling off of Hamilton street retaining wall, specifically the off-ramp of I-90 that heads towards the Spokane River and Gonzaga's campus.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Transportation investigates concrete falling off of Hamilton street retaining wall, specifically the off-ramp of I-90 that heads towards the Spokane River and Gonzaga's campus.

  • Judge rejects man's bid to withdraw pleas after conviction

    Judge rejects man's bid to withdraw pleas after conviction

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-01-10 23:17:43 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - A judge has denied a motion to withdraw pleas from a northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people. The Lewiston Tribune reports Judge John R. Stegner on Tuesday rejected the motion from John Lee who claimed he was "psychologically coerced" into agreeing to a plea deal with Latah County prosecutors in 2016.

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - A judge has denied a motion to withdraw pleas from a northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people. The Lewiston Tribune reports Judge John R. Stegner on Tuesday rejected the motion from John Lee who claimed he was "psychologically coerced" into agreeing to a plea deal with Latah County prosecutors in 2016.

  • Spokane Valley Deputies arrest suspect found sleeping in stolen car

    Spokane Valley Deputies arrest suspect found sleeping in stolen car

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-01-10 23:09:30 GMT
    Spokane Valley Deputies arrest suspect found sleeping in stolen carSpokane Valley Deputies arrest suspect found sleeping in stolen car

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On the morning of Jan. 8, 2018, Spokane Valley Deputies arrived in the 4200 block of N. Silas Rd. to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The caller told deputies that the vehicle arrived around 2:30 a.m. and parked across the street. The caller said there was a man inside and the vehicle was still running.  Deputies checked the vehicle’s license plate and learned the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the morning. 

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On the morning of Jan. 8, 2018, Spokane Valley Deputies arrived in the 4200 block of N. Silas Rd. to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The caller told deputies that the vehicle arrived around 2:30 a.m. and parked across the street. The caller said there was a man inside and the vehicle was still running.  Deputies checked the vehicle’s license plate and learned the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the morning. 

  • No one injured after dryer catches Clock Tower Palace apartment unit on fire

    No one injured after dryer catches Clock Tower Palace apartment unit on fire

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-01-10 23:00:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon, fire crews rushed to the Clock Tower Palace apartment complex near 4th and Sullivan to put out a 2 alarm fire. Firefighters on scene tell KHQ that it was confined to a first floor apartment. A mother and baby were in their apartment when the dryer caught fire. Crews say she tried to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher, but was unsuccessful. A neighbor then called 911 and alerted other in the 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon, fire crews rushed to the Clock Tower Palace apartment complex near 4th and Sullivan to put out a 2 alarm fire. Firefighters on scene tell KHQ that it was confined to a first floor apartment. A mother and baby were in their apartment when the dryer caught fire. Crews say she tried to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher, but was unsuccessful. A neighbor then called 911 and alerted other in the 

  • Spokane settles lawsuit over detention of immigrant by cop

    Spokane settles lawsuit over detention of immigrant by cop

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-01-10 22:42:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The city of Spokane will change its policies to make clear that police officers will not question or detain individuals to enforce federal immigration laws. That's part of a final settlement the city reached with the ACLU of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project on Tuesday in federal court in Spokane. The lawsuit stems from a 2014 traffic accident when the vehicle of Gabriel Gomez was struck by a minivan that failed to yield the r...

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The city of Spokane will change its policies to make clear that police officers will not question or detain individuals to enforce federal immigration laws. That's part of a final settlement the city reached with the ACLU of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project on Tuesday in federal court in Spokane. The lawsuit stems from a 2014 traffic accident when the vehicle of Gabriel Gomez was struck by a minivan that failed to yield the r...

  • Drafting error shorts Idaho $27.5M for road projects

    Drafting error shorts Idaho $27.5M for road projects

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-01-10 22:39:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A legislative drafting error will cost the Idaho Transportation Department $27.5 million in funding for road projects, and Gov. Butch Otter's budget proposal doesn't seek to mend the error. The Spokesman-Review reports Idaho lawmakers passed a "surplus-eliminator" bill last year to split year-end surplus between the state's rainy-day savings and the department's road projects. A drafting error caused half of the amount intended for the depart...

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A legislative drafting error will cost the Idaho Transportation Department $27.5 million in funding for road projects, and Gov. Butch Otter's budget proposal doesn't seek to mend the error. The Spokesman-Review reports Idaho lawmakers passed a "surplus-eliminator" bill last year to split year-end surplus between the state's rainy-day savings and the department's road projects. A drafting error caused half of the amount intended for the depart...

  • AP NewsBreak: Ex-wife says Idaho lawmaker molested 2 girls

    AP NewsBreak: Ex-wife says Idaho lawmaker molested 2 girls

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-01-10 22:36:12 GMT
    Idaho Statesman via AP, FileIdaho Statesman via AP, File

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for 10 years.  According to Canyon County Coroner's office, 36-year-old Brandon Hixon was found dead in his home in southwestern Idaho on Tuesday from a single gunshot wound. He resigned his post last October after news emerged he was being investigated...

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for 10 years.  According to Canyon County Coroner's office, 36-year-old Brandon Hixon was found dead in his home in southwestern Idaho on Tuesday from a single gunshot wound. He resigned his post last October after news emerged he was being investigated...

  • Pinehurst Elementary closes for the week due to flu-related absences

    Pinehurst Elementary closes for the week due to flu-related absences

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-01-10 07:05:49 GMT

    PINEHURST, Idaho - The Kellogg School district announced Tuesday that Pinehurst Elementary School will be canceling classes for the remainder of the week due to excessive absences. The absences are due to an above average increase in flu cases. Kellogg superintendent Woody Woodford told the Shoshone News Press that of the school's 430 students, 140 of them missed school on Tuesday due to illness.

    PINEHURST, Idaho - The Kellogg School district announced Tuesday that Pinehurst Elementary School will be canceling classes for the remainder of the week due to excessive absences. The absences are due to an above average increase in flu cases. Kellogg superintendent Woody Woodford told the Shoshone News Press that of the school's 430 students, 140 of them missed school on Tuesday due to illness.

  • Spokane special education teacher scammed at school

    Spokane special education teacher scammed at school

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-01-10 05:44:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman says she experienced a call that nearly cost her $1,000, but that's just the beginning.She's a teacher and the scammers actually called her school and got patched into her classroom where she teaches children with special needs. Sally Canton got a phone call from scammers claiming there was a warrant out for her arrest for missed jury duty.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman says she experienced a call that nearly cost her $1,000, but that's just the beginning.She's a teacher and the scammers actually called her school and got patched into her classroom where she teaches children with special needs. Sally Canton got a phone call from scammers claiming there was a warrant out for her arrest for missed jury duty.

  • Electrical short forces plane to land on taxiway at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport

    Electrical short forces plane to land on taxiway at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:42 PM EST2018-01-10 04:42:42 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - An electrical short caused a Horizon Airlines plane to miss the runway and land on the taxiway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport last month, but an airport representative says an upcoming major renovation will keep this sort of malfunction from happening again.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - An electrical short caused a Horizon Airlines plane to miss the runway and land on the taxiway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport last month, but an airport representative says an upcoming major renovation will keep this sort of malfunction from happening again.

  • Central Valley School District completes renovation of elementary school, needs more money to help reduce overcrowding

    Central Valley School District completes renovation of elementary school, needs more money to help reduce overcrowding

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-01-10 04:04:42 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - There are too many students, but not enough room. This could be almost any school district in the country, but the focus of this article is on the Central Valley School District. Overcrowding has been an issue for years, but the district is working hard to fix the problem before it gets worse. Part of the solution was on display Tuesday night, where the district dedicated Opportunity Elementary School. 

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - There are too many students, but not enough room. This could be almost any school district in the country, but the focus of this article is on the Central Valley School District. Overcrowding has been an issue for years, but the district is working hard to fix the problem before it gets worse. Part of the solution was on display Tuesday night, where the district dedicated Opportunity Elementary School. 

  • Family readopts cat from SCRAPS after losing it

    Family readopts cat from SCRAPS after losing it

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 10:32 PM EST2018-01-10 03:32:08 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A family in Spokane Valley was forced to readopt their pet cat after it went missing. Carissa Worthy, who is the owner of the cat, reported it lost to SCRAPS on Thursday, Jan. 4th. Someone brought the cat into SCRAPS later that day, but the shelter could not find an address or phone number affiliated with it because the microchip implant was not registered to the Carissa or her veterinary clinic. 

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A family in Spokane Valley was forced to readopt their pet cat after it went missing. Carissa Worthy, who is the owner of the cat, reported it lost to SCRAPS on Thursday, Jan. 4th. Someone brought the cat into SCRAPS later that day, but the shelter could not find an address or phone number affiliated with it because the microchip implant was not registered to the Carissa or her veterinary clinic. 

  • Spokane Valley woman tired of shopping carts filled with garbage in her neighborhood

    Spokane Valley woman tired of shopping carts filled with garbage in her neighborhood

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 9:35 PM EST2018-01-10 02:35:13 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - One Spokane Valley neighborhood is fed up after seeing shopping carts filled with trash lining the streets. Angela Rodriguez takes her dog Boomer out for walks often near Custer and East Sprague. But one thing she’s noticed for the past five years has been an eyesor. “The shopping carts are everywhere and people are filling them up with trash,” she says. “It's a hazard and it's unacceptable.” Just three days ago, Angela too...

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - One Spokane Valley neighborhood is fed up after seeing shopping carts filled with trash lining the streets. Angela Rodriguez takes her dog Boomer out for walks often near Custer and East Sprague. But one thing she’s noticed for the past five years has been an eyesor. “The shopping carts are everywhere and people are filling them up with trash,” she says. “It's a hazard and it's unacceptable.” Just three days ago, Angela too...

  • Accused Newman Lake murder suspect pleads not guilty

    Accused Newman Lake murder suspect pleads not guilty

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 9:33 PM EST2018-01-10 02:33:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Remember the name Tina Stewart. That's the message from a local family Tuesday whose loved one was brutally beaten to death on Thanksgiving night. Police say Stewart died at the hands of the man she loved, and in court Tuesday, that man told a judge he didn't do it. Nicholas Holden, 29, was arrested last month for Stewart's brutal murder.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Remember the name Tina Stewart. That's the message from a local family Tuesday whose loved one was brutally beaten to death on Thanksgiving night. Police say Stewart died at the hands of the man she loved, and in court Tuesday, that man told a judge he didn't do it. Nicholas Holden, 29, was arrested last month for Stewart's brutal murder.

  • Mead woman shares her story of being diagnosed with MRKH

    Mead woman shares her story of being diagnosed with MRKH

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 9:27 PM EST2018-01-10 02:27:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Mead woman’s video is going viral on her Facebook page after she wanted to share her story about a condition she was diagnosed with. Mackenzie Peterson was diagnosed in 2014 with MRKH. The condition mainly affects the reproductive system. According to the National Institute of Health, about one in 4500 newborn girls are diagnosed with this. But MRKH isn’t a syndrome many people have heard of.  She was just a freshman in high school when s ...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Mead woman’s video is going viral on her Facebook page after she wanted to share her story about a condition she was diagnosed with. Mackenzie Peterson was diagnosed in 2014 with MRKH. The condition mainly affects the reproductive system. According to the National Institute of Health, about one in 4500 newborn girls are diagnosed with this. But MRKH isn’t a syndrome many people have heard of.  She was just a freshman in high school when s ...

  • Spokane Valley firefighters save lives with pit crew CPR

    Spokane Valley firefighters save lives with pit crew CPR

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 8:22 PM EST2018-01-10 01:22:46 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest emergency. Spokane Valley Firefighters are taking advantage of every second with a different approach to CPR. It’s called Pit Crew CPR and requires all hands on deck. Each team member has a roll; one to do compressions, another to ventilate, another to medicate and others to help assist. 

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest emergency. Spokane Valley Firefighters are taking advantage of every second with a different approach to CPR. It’s called Pit Crew CPR and requires all hands on deck. Each team member has a roll; one to do compressions, another to ventilate, another to medicate and others to help assist. 

  • City of Coeur d'Alene finalizing land purchase for new waterfront project

    City of Coeur d'Alene finalizing land purchase for new waterfront project

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-01-10 01:14:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The City of Coeur d'Alene is finalizing the purchase of nearly 47 acres of Spokane River waterfront property that was the former Atlas Mill site. The City is buying the property to create permanent, public waterfront access and encourage economic development initiatives on the site. The sale purchase will be made official in May 2018.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The City of Coeur d'Alene is finalizing the purchase of nearly 47 acres of Spokane River waterfront property that was the former Atlas Mill site. The City is buying the property to create permanent, public waterfront access and encourage economic development initiatives on the site. The sale purchase will be made official in May 2018.

  • Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish electrical fire at auto parts store

    Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish electrical fire at auto parts store

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-01-10 00:40:24 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 5608 E. Sprague Avenue shortly after 1:15 pm Tuesday. The first SVFD unit on the scene observed smoke coming from the one-story commercial auto sales structure and upgraded the incident to a working fire, bringing more resources to the scene. 

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 5608 E. Sprague Avenue shortly after 1:15 pm Tuesday. The first SVFD unit on the scene observed smoke coming from the one-story commercial auto sales structure and upgraded the incident to a working fire, bringing more resources to the scene. 

  • Spokane Police, SWAT members respond to standoff in north Spokane

    Spokane Police, SWAT members respond to standoff in north Spokane

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 7:28 PM EST2018-01-10 00:28:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police and SWAT team members responded to a home in the area of Addison and Empire where a wanted man has reportedly holed up and refused to come out despite police commands over a loud speaker. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police and SWAT team members responded to a home in the area of Addison and Empire where a wanted man has reportedly holed up and refused to come out despite police commands over a loud speaker. 

  • Police: Man wanted for Denver homicide may be in Spokane

    Police: Man wanted for Denver homicide may be in Spokane

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-01-09 23:35:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police want you to be on the look out for an armed and dangerous man wanted for murder in Denver, Colorado. Denver Police believe 32-year-old Deven Tomasso may be in Spokane. He's wanted for first degree murder in a homicide that happened on January 4 in Denver. He's described as a white man, about 5 fee 10 inches tall and 240 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police want you to be on the look out for an armed and dangerous man wanted for murder in Denver, Colorado. Denver Police believe 32-year-old Deven Tomasso may be in Spokane. He's wanted for first degree murder in a homicide that happened on January 4 in Denver. He's described as a white man, about 5 fee 10 inches tall and 240 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

  • Another wanted felon learns not to hide from Spokane County K9 Khan

    Another wanted felon learns not to hide from Spokane County K9 Khan

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:55 PM EST2018-01-09 22:55:42 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Wanted felon 19-year-old William E. Crist attempted to avoid arrest and tried to hide from Spokane Valley Deputies, including Deputy Kullman and his partner, K9 Khan.  Even after multiple K9 warnings, along with K9 Khan loudly announcing his presence, Crist chose to not follow commands and surrender.

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Wanted felon 19-year-old William E. Crist attempted to avoid arrest and tried to hide from Spokane Valley Deputies, including Deputy Kullman and his partner, K9 Khan.  Even after multiple K9 warnings, along with K9 Khan loudly announcing his presence, Crist chose to not follow commands and surrender.

  • Inslee wants Legislature to ban bump stocks

    Inslee wants Legislature to ban bump stocks

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-01-09 22:31:39 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee told lawmakers in his annual state-of-the-state speech that there is work to do on fighting the opioid crisis, as well as addressing gun violence. He called on the Legislature to ban bump stocks, close the loophole on semi-automatic rifles, and require the safe storage of firearms.

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee told lawmakers in his annual state-of-the-state speech that there is work to do on fighting the opioid crisis, as well as addressing gun violence. He called on the Legislature to ban bump stocks, close the loophole on semi-automatic rifles, and require the safe storage of firearms.

  • 2nd arrest in robbery that left deputy dead

    2nd arrest in robbery that left deputy dead

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-01-09 22:25:03 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Another person has been arrested in connection with a home invasion that ended with a suspect and a Washington state sheriff's deputy dead.

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Another person has been arrested in connection with a home invasion that ended with a suspect and a Washington state sheriff's deputy dead.

  • Fighting Parkinson's one punch at a time

    Fighting Parkinson's one punch at a time

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 4:25 PM EST2018-01-09 21:25:43 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A crisp jab echoes off the mitts held by Trevor Arrotta, a trainer at The Legacy Boxing Club in Spokane Valley. “One-two,” Arrotta yells. “Double jab.” The man standing in the ring with Arrotta is 62-year-old Rick Roid. Roid shuffles his feet to set up a combination; his leather gloves crack once again against the mitts. “I get to work with these guys and it's changed my life,” said Arrotta. 

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A crisp jab echoes off the mitts held by Trevor Arrotta, a trainer at The Legacy Boxing Club in Spokane Valley. “One-two,” Arrotta yells. “Double jab.” The man standing in the ring with Arrotta is 62-year-old Rick Roid. Roid shuffles his feet to set up a combination; his leather gloves crack once again against the mitts. “I get to work with these guys and it's changed my life,” said Arrotta. 

  • Thieves leave behind stolen mail trail in Blanchard

    Thieves leave behind stolen mail trail in Blanchard

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-01-09 07:25:32 GMT

    BLANCHARD, Idaho- Neighbors in Blanchard and Spirit Lake are teaming up to stop the thieves who are stealing their mail. Someone has been taking important documents, checks, and medications from their mailboxes and leaving stolen mail trails on the side of the road. Neighbors say it has been going on for a month now. 

    BLANCHARD, Idaho- Neighbors in Blanchard and Spirit Lake are teaming up to stop the thieves who are stealing their mail. Someone has been taking important documents, checks, and medications from their mailboxes and leaving stolen mail trails on the side of the road. Neighbors say it has been going on for a month now. 

  • 11-year-old kid, distracted by BB guns, gets locked inside Spokane K-Mart

    11-year-old kid, distracted by BB guns, gets locked inside Spokane K-Mart

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-01-09 07:25:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to the K-Mart at 4110 E. Sprague Monday night after they received a call from a young boy who said he got locked inside the store. The K-Mart closes at 9 p.m. Police say they got the call around 10:15 from the boy. Officers say the boy was shopping for BB guns when he heard the store closing announcement and thought he had more time to shop, but ended up getting trapped inside.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police responded to the K-Mart at 4110 E. Sprague Monday night after they received a call from a young boy who said he got locked inside the store. The K-Mart closes at 9 p.m. Police say they got the call around 10:15 from the boy. Officers say the boy was shopping for BB guns when he heard the store closing announcement and thought he had more time to shop, but ended up getting trapped inside.

  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:23 AM EST2018-01-09 07:23:56 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th.

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, January 8th.

  • City Council approves funds to replace Spokane Fire Department air compressors

    City Council approves funds to replace Spokane Fire Department air compressors

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:34 AM EST2018-01-09 05:34:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Monday night Spokane City Council passed an emergency ordinance granting funding to the Spokane Fire Department to buy two new air compressors. Last week, we told you that the department was under investigation by the State Department of Labor and Industries after samples tested positive for several impurities including lead. In response the department shut off all three tanks.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Monday night Spokane City Council passed an emergency ordinance granting funding to the Spokane Fire Department to buy two new air compressors. Last week, we told you that the department was under investigation by the State Department of Labor and Industries after samples tested positive for several impurities including lead. In response the department shut off all three tanks.

  • Spokane apartment complex residents wake up to vehicle prowling and theft

    Spokane apartment complex residents wake up to vehicle prowling and theft

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:37 PM EST2018-01-09 02:37:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of neighbors at an upper South Hill apartment complex had a rude awakening this morning. “There was glass on the ground. There was debris on the ground from this car that was stolen,” says Greg Bryan. He says he got a call from his fiancée around 5 or 6 in the morning saying that his car window was smashed in. As he walked outside, he saw his neighbors walking around too. Then, he found out that not only was his car broken into, som...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of neighbors at an upper South Hill apartment complex had a rude awakening this morning. “There was glass on the ground. There was debris on the ground from this car that was stolen,” says Greg Bryan. He says he got a call from his fiancée around 5 or 6 in the morning saying that his car window was smashed in. As he walked outside, he saw his neighbors walking around too. Then, he found out that not only was his car broken into, som...

  • Vandals destroy bus used in Spokane licensing business

    Vandals destroy bus used in Spokane licensing business

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:36 PM EST2018-01-09 02:36:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A school bus once used to help train bus drivers in Spokane hit by vandals, the front filled with holes but this is only the beginning. The vandals left a trail of destruction, kicking out both the side and back windows of the bus. “This is pretty sad,” Jason Boudreau said.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A school bus once used to help train bus drivers in Spokane hit by vandals, the front filled with holes but this is only the beginning. The vandals left a trail of destruction, kicking out both the side and back windows of the bus. “This is pretty sad,” Jason Boudreau said.

  • Package thieves steal priceless gift from young girl

    Package thieves steal priceless gift from young girl

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-01-09 02:24:32 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d’Alene family is trying to understand why someone would do such a thing. After going out of town for their daughter’s gymnastics competition, the Clements’ family says their packages were stolen, leaving their daughter devastated. But that’s just the beginning. Nathan Clements says inside one of the packages was a hand-made blanket for his daughter from her grandmother.

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d’Alene family is trying to understand why someone would do such a thing. After going out of town for their daughter’s gymnastics competition, the Clements’ family says their packages were stolen, leaving their daughter devastated. But that’s just the beginning. Nathan Clements says inside one of the packages was a hand-made blanket for his daughter from her grandmother.

  • Fog delays some flights at Spokane International Airport Monday

    Fog delays some flights at Spokane International Airport Monday

    Monday, January 8 2018 8:56 PM EST2018-01-09 01:56:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Heavy fog at the Spokane International Airport led to cancellations and delays on Monday. Flights on multiple airlines from San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver and elsewhere were diverted to Seattle according to flight trackers on the Spokane International Airport website. The Spokesman-Review reports airport Spokesman Todd Woodard said a total of 11 flights were diverted.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Heavy fog at the Spokane International Airport led to cancellations and delays on Monday. Flights on multiple airlines from San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver and elsewhere were diverted to Seattle according to flight trackers on the Spokane International Airport website. The Spokesman-Review reports airport Spokesman Todd Woodard said a total of 11 flights were diverted.

  • Seattle construction company owner faces manslaughter charges over worker death

    Seattle construction company owner faces manslaughter charges over worker death

    Monday, January 8 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-01-09 01:25:14 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed second-degree manslaughter charges against the owner of a Seattle-area construction firm in connection with the death of a worker who was killed when the dirt walls of the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him on a job site in West Seattle two years ago. It's the first time a Washington employer has faced felony charges for a workplace fatality.

    SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed second-degree manslaughter charges against the owner of a Seattle-area construction firm in connection with the death of a worker who was killed when the dirt walls of the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him on a job site in West Seattle two years ago. It's the first time a Washington employer has faced felony charges for a workplace fatality.

  • Murder suspect to Spokane Co. Deputy: 'The dog didn't mean to do it'

    Murder suspect to Spokane Co. Deputy: 'The dog didn't mean to do it'

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-01-09 00:55:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of murdering a woman over the weekend told a Spokane County deputy "the dog didn't mean to do it," according to documents released on Monday. The deputy was conducting a traffic stop early Saturday morning when his patrol car was hit by another car driven by 59-William W. Bost.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of murdering a woman over the weekend told a Spokane County deputy "the dog didn't mean to do it," according to documents released on Monday. The deputy was conducting a traffic stop early Saturday morning when his patrol car was hit by another car driven by 59-William W. Bost.

  • Suspect in fatal shooting of Pierce County deputy apprehended

    Suspect in fatal shooting of Pierce County deputy apprehended

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-01-09 00:23:14 GMT

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - The Pierce County Sheriff's Department tweeted Monday that the suspect in the shooting of a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy early Monday morning has been arrested.

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - The Pierce County Sheriff's Department tweeted Monday that the suspect in the shooting of a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy early Monday morning has been arrested.

  • Police department where career started salutes fallen Pierce County deputy

    Police department where career started salutes fallen Pierce County deputy

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:16 PM EST2018-01-09 00:16:14 GMT

    FREDERICKSON, Wash. (AP) - Deputy Daniel McCartney was shot and killed during a foot chase as he responded to a home invasion in the Frederickson area, southeast of Tacoma, late Sunday night.  Law enforcement agencies across the region and the nation are saluting Deputy McCartney.

    FREDERICKSON, Wash. (AP) - Deputy Daniel McCartney was shot and killed during a foot chase as he responded to a home invasion in the Frederickson area, southeast of Tacoma, late Sunday night.  Law enforcement agencies across the region and the nation are saluting Deputy McCartney.

  • Idaho Democrats respond to governor's speech

    Idaho Democrats respond to governor's speech

    Monday, January 8 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-01-08 23:02:58 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Democratic legislative leaders thanked Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter for his service to the state of Idaho, noting that Otter has maintained a spirit of civil discourse even though the minority party hasn't always seen eye to eye with the Republican politician.    However, House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding of Boise said Monday he was concerned Otter's proposed $192 mi...

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Democratic legislative leaders thanked Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter for his service to the state of Idaho, noting that Otter has maintained a spirit of civil discourse even though the minority party hasn't always seen eye to eye with the Republican politician.    However, House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding of Boise said Monday he was concerned Otter's proposed $192 mi...

  • Washington lawmakers kick off 60-day session

    Washington lawmakers kick off 60-day session

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-01-08 22:58:28 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers have returned to the Capitol for a 60-day legislative session, tasked with passing a supplemental budget and expediting the final piece of an education funding mandate.    The Legislature convened at noon Monday to a new political makeup. Democrats are back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time in five years, holding a slim 25-24 majority in the Senate and a 50-48 edge in the House.

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers have returned to the Capitol for a 60-day legislative session, tasked with passing a supplemental budget and expediting the final piece of an education funding mandate.    The Legislature convened at noon Monday to a new political makeup. Democrats are back in charge of both legislative chambers for the first time in five years, holding a slim 25-24 majority in the Senate and a 50-48 edge in the House.

  • Sheriff's Office: Level III sex offender living in Spokane

    Sheriff's Office: Level III sex offender living in Spokane

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-01-08 22:36:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of a release/move of a Level III sex offender in the Spokane area.  43-year-old Eric D. Cain. alias Eric D. Hurst, was convicted of 1st Degree Child Molestation in September of 2009 and is currently living in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln.  "(Cain)is not wanted by law enforcement at this time," the Sheriff's Office said in a release on Monday. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of a release/move of a Level III sex offender in the Spokane area.  43-year-old Eric D. Cain. alias Eric D. Hurst, was convicted of 1st Degree Child Molestation in September of 2009 and is currently living in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln.  "(Cain)is not wanted by law enforcement at this time," the Sheriff's Office said in a release on Monday. 

  • K9 Gunnar tracks down theft suspect who fought, bit, threatened store employees

    K9 Gunnar tracks down theft suspect who fought, bit, threatened store employees

    Monday, January 8 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-01-08 22:33:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Saturday night several Spokane deputies responded to a theft call where the suspect took off after she fought, bit, and threatened store employees. Ladarion M. Roberts was eventually tracked down and charged with three felonies. It happened just before 8 p.m. Spokane Valley deputies responded to the ShopKo, located at 13414 E. Sprague for a reported theft.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Saturday night several Spokane deputies responded to a theft call where the suspect took off after she fought, bit, and threatened store employees. Ladarion M. Roberts was eventually tracked down and charged with three felonies. It happened just before 8 p.m. Spokane Valley deputies responded to the ShopKo, located at 13414 E. Sprague for a reported theft.

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