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Scammers target Spokane Valley grandmother

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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

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

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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.

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Doughnut-eating contest winner arrested for doughnut shop robbery

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - A North Carolina man who gained national attention four years ago after he was arrested following his victory in a police-sponsored doughnut eating contest has been arrested again -- this time for robbing a doughnut shop. 27-year-old Bradley Hardison was charged Thursday with felony breaking and entering, felony safe cracking and felony larceny of Dunkin' Donuts back in November, according to a release from the Elizabeth City Police Department.

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Michigan dog shot in the head, left for dead making miraculous recovery

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IRON RIVER, Mich. - A Michigan community is rallying around a dog who was shot in the head and left for dead earlier this month, and veterinarians say the young pups recovery is miraculous.  On January 11, a man in the Iron River community saw a 1-year-old black and white dog he thought was dead on the side of a road. When the man got out to take a look, the dog picked up his head and looked at him.

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Georgia mom's post about charging 5-year-old daughter rent sparks debate

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A mother in Georgia is causing discussion and debate following  a post she made on Facebook where she writes, in all caps, "I make my 5 year old pay rent." Essence Evans' post has gotten international attention for the post made last Sunday, on Jan. 14. She writes she gives her daughter a $7 allowance every week. but charges rent to teach her daughter "real world" concepts.

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From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

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NEW YORK (AP) - People participating in marches in the United States and around the world walked in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on the anniversary of his inauguration.

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Dozens dressed as Tyrannosaurus rex descend on public square

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - His name means "king of the tyrant lizards," but sometimes Tyrannosaurus rex just wants to party.    Make that many T. rexes. Hundreds of curious people descended on Portland's Monument Square on Saturday to observe a gathering of dinosaur lovers dressed as the science museum staple.

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Montana men arrested in Idaho following road rage incident

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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.

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Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget.    In both spots, he's been at the center of government shutdowns.

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Long shutdown could hurt economy, short one just 'a blip'

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If the government shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed.    But economists say a longer impasse could rattle consumer and investor confidence, pulling stocks lower and dragging down the economy. 

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British Airways pilot, allegedly drunk, taken off plane

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LONDON (AP) - A British Airways pilot has been removed from the cockpit of a flight amid fears he was drunk.    The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that police "rushed on the plane and headed straight for the cockpit. The first officer was cuffed and led away." The newspaper says worried airline workers alerted police before the flight left for Mauritius.

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Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital Kabul

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul.    Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed Saturday that the hotel came under attack at around 9 p.m. local time, but could not provide additional details.    Afghan Special Forces arrived at the hotel in response to attack, Danish added.  

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

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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. 

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Russian police face the unexpected: crocodile in basement

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg - a crocodile in the basement.    The Fontanka.ru news portal said the incident happened Thursday while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in staging reconstructions of historic military battles with period uniforms and antique weaponry.

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Cops: Maine man punches self in face to avoid sobriety test

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BELFAST, Maine (AP) - Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test.    Police in the town of Belfast say they found 27-year-old Brian Fogg in his car, stuck in a ditch last week.

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Women will march again with aim to become a political force

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office. Hundreds of gatherings are planned Saturday and Sunday across the U.S. and in places such as Beijing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Nairobi, Kenya.

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Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

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PARIS (AP) - Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for more than half a century and put it on tables around the world, a man who raised the profile of top chefs from invisible kitchen artists to international celebrities, has died at 91, French officials announced.

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US flu season gets worse, has ‘lot more steam’ than expected

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NEW YORK (AP) - The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. “This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought,” said Dr. Dan Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans awoke Saturday to learn that bickering politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was a striking display of Washington dysfunction, and the finger-pointing came quickly.

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

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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 

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Florida man arrested for DUI after mistaking bank drive-thru for Taco Bell

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TAMPA, Fla. - A Tampa, Florida man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon for DUI after deputies say he mistook a bank drive-thru for Taco Bell. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office told ABC Action News that the manager of a Bank of America called to report an impaired driver after he found an unconscious man behind the wheel of a blue sedan in the bank's drive-thru lane. The manager told deputies that after knocking on the car window for 

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The Latest: Government shutting down amid partisan standoff

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12 midnight  The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending. In a late-night vote, Senate Democrats joined to block a bill that would have kept the government running for another four weeks. A flurry of last-minute negotiations failed to beat the deadline. Democrats have tried to use the F...

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WATCH: Milwaukee County bus driver helps cold, lost boy

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MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee County bus driver is being hailed a hero after she took a shivering 5-year-old boy inside her warm bus. The entire interaction was captured on security cameras on the bus — and the footage has been seen by thousands after it was featured on Milwaukee TV stations and shared again by ABC News on Thursday. Karen Martinez, a driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System, saw the child standing 

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

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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. 

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Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

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NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner's office earlier in the day that the overdose was caused due to a variety of medications. They say Petty suffered from emphysema, a fractured hip and knee problems that caused him pain but he was ...

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The Latest: Cell carriers may omit phones from alert system

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HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the mistaken missile alert in Hawaii (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Not all cellphones in Hawaii received last weekend's false alarm missile alert.  A Federal Communications Commission official told lawmakers at the Hawaii State Legislature on Friday that may have happened in part because cellphone carriers may choose not to participate in the nation's Wireless Emergency Alert system.  FCC attorney and adviser James ...

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The Latest: Timeline offers look at Vegas shooter's moves

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas last October that left 58 people dead and hundreds injured on the Las Vegas strip (all times local): 3:35 p.m. An 81-page police report made public Friday offers a glimpse at Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's internet searches and a timeline of his activities ahead of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. It doesn't say what drove Paddock to kill 58 people and injure 851 at the Route ...

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

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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.

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Court date scheduled for boy accused of starting Gorge blaze

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The teenage boy accused of starting a large wildfire in Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge is scheduled to appear in court next month and enter a plea. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the hearing at the Hood River County Courthouse is set for Feb. 16.    The early September blaze forced evacuations, caused an extended shutdown of an interstate highway and sent ash raining down on Portland. Many popular trails and landmarks remain closed. W...

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Coconut flakes sold in Washington recalled for possible salmonella contamination

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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.  More>>

Montana law enforcement to safely dispose of drugs with incinerators

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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...

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

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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 

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Students evacuated due to bathroom fire during exam week

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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 ...

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Spirit Lake FedEx driver arrested on the job for DUI charges

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KHQ.COM - A FedEx delivery driver has been arrested in Spirit Lake for driving under the influence. Thursday evening just before 7pm, Spirit Lake officers were advised of a white van that had been reported driving erratically westbound on Highway 54 towards Spirit Lake. The reporting party indicated that the vehicle entered Spirit Lake and parked at the Idaho Transportation Department Depot where officers located a FedEx delivery van and were able to contact the driver.

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Water contamination area expanded in Airway Heights

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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has expanded the current sampling area for Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to include more private well owners. The new area was expanded to include some of the residents living north of Deno Road and south of Euclid Road.

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State Senate passes bill protecting students' free speech

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A bill to protect high school and college students' rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media has passed the Washington Senate.   Senate Bill 5064, which also passed the Senate last year, passed on a 43-5 vote Friday and now heads to the House, where it failed to gain traction last year.

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Judge rules records of Washington state lawmakers are subject to public disclosure

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Washington state has ruled that the records of state lawmakers are subject to public disclosure. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese ruled Friday in favor of a media coalition, led by The Associated Press, that sued in September. The group challenged the Washington Legislature's assertion that lawmakers are excluded from stricter disclosure rules that apply to other elected officials and agencies.

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Truck slams into parked train near Reardan

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REARDAN, Wash. - Two people have been transported to the hospital after a truck slammed into a parked train near Reardan, WA. The crash happened around 5:15am Friday in the 700 block of N. Coulee Hite. A Ford F-250 pickup truck pulling a boat slammed into the parked train. Authorities say dense fog and slick roads could have played a factor in this crash.

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City of Spokane looks to install more speed cameras in school zones

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane says speed cameras in school zones have worked so well that they are looking to add more. Right now there are only two speed cameras in school zones, but the city wants to double that number to four. The current cameras are installed at Longfellow and Finch Elementary schools. The new cameras will target two schools in the north hills area,  Ridgeview and Willard elementary.

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Spokane Police searching for Rite Aid theft suspect who knocked employee unconscious with bottle of alcohol

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are searching for the last of three suspects in a alcohol theft at Rite Aid that ended with two employees being assaulted before the suspects made their getaway. The incident happened Wednesday night at the Rite Aid in the 800 block of east 29th on Spokane's South Hill. Two of the suspects, an adult female and a juvenile male, have already been identified and booked into jail and juvenile detention.

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

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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.

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

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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 

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Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 18th

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Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 18th.

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The Latest: California neighbors grapple with reports of child torture

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local):    7:30 p.m. Neighbors of a Southern California couple who authorities say starved, and tortured their 13 children for years are trying to grapple with the revelations. Josh Tiedeman-Bell fought back tears Thursday as he talked of occasionally seeing some of the children and having no clue of what they were enduring.

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

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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. 

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Suspect steals deputy's patrol car, crashes into nearby ditch

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HERMISTON, Ore. - Sheriff's deputies in Hermiston, Oregon arrested a man who they say stole a deputy's car during an arrest. At about 1:15 p.m., citizens on Cowboy Lane contacted police and reported that an unknown man was pounding on their doors in the area. Deputies went to the area and spotted the suspect, Christopher Phillips. After a brief foot chase, deputies caught Phillips and took him into custody. He is lodged in the Umatilla 

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TV crew attempts to pass fake bomb through New Jersey airport security

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says it happened at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday. She says some members of the group attempted to bring the fake explosive device in a carry-on bag, but it was detec.

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Soap Lake man arrested on outstanding federal drug warrant

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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.

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Spokane Police finds missing vulnerable woman safe

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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 

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Canadian man pranks police with car sculpted out of snow

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MONTREAL - You’re supposed to keep your car out of the street when the snow plows need to come through. According to CBS 46, a Canadian man decided to have some fun and confuse snow removers with a car he sculpted entirely out of snow. The man ended up confusing police instead.  Simon Laprise created a life-size model of a DeLorean DMC-12, famously featured in the "Back to the Future" movies. Laprise showed off his creation 

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

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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. 

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Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on capital construction budget Video included

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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...

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How a government shutdown could affect you Video included

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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 

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

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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...

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South Spokane shooting victim left blind, says he wants justice Video included

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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. 

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Elderly man, cats escape Florida house fire

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KENDALL, FLa. NBC - An elderly man and several of his cats were able to escape from a fire that happened early Thursday morning near Miami, Florida. It took firefighters a little over an hour to put out the blaze that had spread to several town homes in Kendall. Two town homes were destroyed and two more were damaged. Neighbors got the man and some of his pets out of the home before it was too late. The homeowner says three of his 

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House passes bill to keep government open

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 7:38 p.m.The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend. The measure still faces iffy prospects in the Senate, where Democrats are poised to block it in hopes of spurring slow-moving talks on immigration. The measure would keep the government running through Feb. 16. The governme...

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Idaho deputy involved in rollover crash while responding to call

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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... More>>

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

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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 ...

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

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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...

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

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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.

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

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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 

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Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

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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 

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Bill would require emergency train-stopping technology

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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...

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Montana man sentenced for running over wife with pickup truck

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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...

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

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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. 

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California captive plotted escape for 2 years

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LOS ANGELES - The father of the man accused by California authorities of abusing his 13 children says he doesn't believe reports that his son and his son's wife chained their children for long periods and let them shower only once a year. James Turpin of Princeton, West Virginia, told The Associated Press he's going to talk to his son's children to "find out the real story" as soon as he can get a call through to them. 

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Drone helps save teenage swimmers in a 'world first'

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LENNOX HEAD, Australia - A drone helped save two teenage swimmers struggling in powerful surf on the Australian coastline on Thursday, in what the local authorities called a "world first." Just before midday local time, a member of the public spotted the 16 and 17-year-old boys caught in a rip current in rough seas off Lennox Head, a beach popular with surfers.

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Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

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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.

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US marshal shot, killed while serving warrant in Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - The mayor of Harrisburg says a U.S. marshal is dead after being shot while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city. Mayor Eric Papenfuse says two other officers were wounded in the Thursday morning shooting, including one from Harrisburg. The York City Police Department says one of its officers had non-life threatening injuries.

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Officials: Thousands of skilled jobs are going unfilled

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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.

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Amazon announces 20 finalists for its second headquarters

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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...

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Police: Someone stole a car, dumped 2 girls on roadways

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ATLANTA - Authorities are looking for someone they say stole an SUV with two children inside and left them on major roadways. Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells news outlets that 1-month-old Ava Wilmer and 4-year-old Arya Davenport were found after their mother's vehicle was stolen from a QuikTrip. 

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Yakima approves emergency proclamation ahead of landslide

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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.

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Headless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom.    Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell made the grisly discovery Wednesday morning in the public seating area of a courtroom in a state courthouse in Bridgeport. 

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Discussing mental health in the wake of tragedy Video included

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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.

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Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 17th

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Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 17th.

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What you should do if you have the flu Video included

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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...

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UPDATE: Man turns himself in to Adams County Jail

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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 

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Aziz Ansari story sparks heated debate over #MeToo Movement

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The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm.    The catalyst was the publication by Babe.net of an account by a woman identified only as "Grace" detailing her 2017 encounter with comedian Aziz Ansari.

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Suit: Gay couple gets 'hateful' flyers, not wedding programs

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BOSTON (AP) - A printing company accused of sending discriminatory pamphlets to a gay couple who ordered wedding programs says it has learned the pamphlets were intended to be printed for another customer.

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

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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 

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

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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... More>>

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine smuggled inside pineapples

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LISBON, Portugal - Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of hundreds of pounds of cocaine concealed inside crates of fresh pineapples. According to News 24, The Iberian police forces arrested nine members of an international smuggling ring that transported the drug from South America. The seizure was part of an ongoing investigation across both countries that began in April of 2017.  Aside from the more 

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Amazon is offering a subscription box for Oreos

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KHQ.com - In 2018, subscription boxes are everywhere. You pay a flat fee, and every month you get a curated box of goodies. There are book boxes, food boxes, makeup boxes, boxes for shaving and boxes for clothes. But Amazon just rolled a subscription box for milk's favorite cookie.

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Ex-Ataris bassist indicted, accused of telemarketing fraud

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The former bassist of the rock band The Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges.    Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last month at a Little Rock, Arkansas, airport on a warrant issued by a southern Illinois federal court accusing him of running a telemarketing business in Santa Barbara, California, for eight years.

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No luck in search for escaped Yellowstone bison

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo (AP) - Yellowstone National Park hasn't found any of the more than 50 bison that escaped through a cut fence at a containment area where they were being prepared for transfer to the Fort Peck Tribes. Park staff discovered Tuesday that 52 of the animals had escaped the Stephens Creek facility near Gardiner, and the National Park Service has begun a criminal investigation.

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

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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. 

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Neighbors on the South Hill warn of coyotes in the area Video included

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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...

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Former Coug Drew Bledsoe urges discussion of mental health

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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.

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Tukwila man charged with killing cousin, putting remains in suitcase

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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.

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

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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.

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Car crashes into two Spokane businesses

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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. 

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Indiana mom leaves kids alone in freezing car during lengthy job interview

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INDIANAPOLIS - Despite the dangerously cold temperatures, Indianapolis Police say a mother left her two young children alone in a car for over an hour. According to FOX 59, the 26-year-old mother allegedly went into the Community Hospital North for a job interview, leaving behind her 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter until the two sought help.  According to a police report obtained by FOX 59, the temperature at the time was just 5 

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Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident.    Twenty-five-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. Weiss is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the collision.

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Colorado man's body found encased in concrete inside his own home, daughter charged

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FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. - Prosecutors charged a Colorado woman with the father's murder this week after 9 News says police investigating his disappearance found his body encased in concrete inside the crawl space under his home.  45-year-old Dayna Jennings was arrested Jan. 10 after police searched her 69-year-old William Mussack's home and found his remains, approximately one month after friends and family members say they stopped hearing from him.

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Ohio police warn of 'Rizzy powder' after man's skin eaten away

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Police in Stark County, Ohio have sent a warning to other departments after the skin on a man's arms was eaten away, possibly by a new heroin combination.  WCMH-TV in Columbus reported that the man was possibly injured by heroin laced with Rizzy powder. The man's arms were blackened, and some of his skin was eaten away. "It's very, very disturbing," Alliance Police Sgt. Michael Yarian said.

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Dog recovering after falling through icy water in Sandpoint Video included

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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. 

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The Latest: 911 callers asked for shelters after Hawaii's false missile alert

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HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on a missile warning alert mistakenly sent in Hawaii (all times local): 2:35 p.m. In the confusion over a false missile warning, police in Hawaii say 911 dispatchers told callers it was real and they didn't have information about shelters. Big Island police spokesman Alan Richmond says the 911 line exploded with too many calls to count after state emergency management officials sent the alert by mistake Saturday.

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House passes bill aimed at lowering gender wage gap

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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...

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

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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.

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

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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. 

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Uber close to scrapping human backups in self-driving cars

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 DETROIT, Mich. (AP) - Uber's autonomous-vehicle chief says the service will carry passengers without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which are expecting to be on the road at the latest sometime next year.  Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a specific start date but says the ride-hailing company won't deploy the vehicles without human backups unless they are proved safe.    

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Teen charged in Idaho shooting death pleads guilty

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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...

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2nd case of measles confirmed in person who was at O'Hare

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CHICAGO (AP) - Public health officials are reporting a second case of measles in a person who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the nation's third-largest airport by passenger volume.    The Illinois Department of Public Health said Wednesday that the case is unrelated to one reported last week. The department says there's no measles outbreak at O'Hare, which served 78 million passengers in 2016.

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Big freeze: Russia's Yakutia sees near-record cold spell

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MOSCOW (AP) - Temperatures in the remote, diamond-rich Russian region of Yakutia have dropped to near-record lows, plunging to -67 degrees Centigrade (-88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas. In Yakutia - about 3,300 miles (5,311 kilometers) east of Moscow - where students routinely go to school in -40 degrees, school was cancelled throughout the region.

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Procession, memorial held to honor slain deputy

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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.

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Bump stock ban passes Washington state legislative committee

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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.

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Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy.   The pledge announced Wednesday is an offshoot from the sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code championed by President Donald Trump and approved by Congress last month.

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Detroit man awarded $1 million for wrongful conviction after 25 years in prison

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DETROIT (AP) - A judge has awarded $1 million to a Detroit man who spent 25 years in prison before proving that his mother's gun wasn't the murder weapon.   Desmond Ricks is benefiting from a Michigan law that compensates people who are wrongly convicted. Tests last year showed that bullets recovered from the victim didn't match the gun that was presented at trial in 1992.

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3 steps to a better budget (sponsored) Video included

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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 ...

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality marks presidency

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WASHINGTON - For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. "There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken? This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this. Falsehoods and exaggerations have tumbled relentlessly out of Trump's Twitter account, speeches and interviews, the vast majority in service of his ego. 

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Following controversial suicide video, YouTube will now have humans review videos from most popular creators

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NEW YORK (AP) - Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.   The videos being targeted are ones Google packages to advertisers as "preferred" content. While Google has had human reviewers before, it relies heavily on software to flag potential problems. YouTube was criticized for moving too slowly after one of its stars, Logan Paul, posted video of what appears to be a suicide victim.

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Divers discover possibly largest flooded cave on planet

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KHQ.COM - A group of divers have connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet. The discovery could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan Peninsula, said the 216-mile cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels.

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Teeth grinders and jaw clenchers may just need botox

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KHQ.COM - People who clench or grind their teeth at night could get relief from botox! that's according to a small new study from Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. Researchers injected either botox or a placebo, into the chewing muscles of 22 people with bruxism, which is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching.

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Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

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TRENTON, N.J. - Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg.    Christie is the first elected New Jersey governor in nearly 25 years to serve without suffering a broken leg. Christie's predecessor, Democrat Jon Corzine, broke his leg during a serious vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway in 2007  

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

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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.

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Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th

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

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Police: Washington State University QB Tyler Hilinski dead from apparent suicide Video included

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PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say at around 4:30 pm, officers responded to the Aspen Village Apartments to check on the welfare of Washington State University football player Tyler Hilinski after he did not show up for practice earlier in the day. Officers arrived and found 21-year-old Hilinski deceased in the apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

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Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.    The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies.

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Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House.    The setback comes as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remains distant.

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Coug nation reacts to death of WSU QB Tyler Hilinski

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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.

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Meteor?: Bright light, loud noise rattle Michigan residents

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DETROIT (AP) - The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor.    Meteorologist Jordan Dale says the weather service hasn't been able to confirm that it was a meteor despite reports and videos received by the agency late Tuesday. But he says "it was not thunder or lightning or weather-related."

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One person arrested in Moses Lake park shooting

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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.

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Brother of Spokane Valley man who drove into Hayden Lake speaks Video included

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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.

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

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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,” 

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New California? Longshot bid would split state in 2

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A fresh effort is underway to split California into multiple states, one including its coastal cities and the other its rural and inland areas.    "New California" is just the latest proposal to divvy up the nation's most populous state. But like efforts before it, it's highly unlikely to gain significant traction.

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

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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...

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No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school.    But it was not subject to government oversight because no state agency regulates or oversees private schools in California.    David Allen Turpin and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, were arrested Sunday after authorities found the malnourished children in their home in a Los Angeles suburb.

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Bannon's refusal to answer Intelligence Committee questions leads to subpoena

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is refusing to answer questions from a House committee about his work during the presidential transition or his time working in President Donald Trump's White House.    That's according to Jack Langer, a spokesman for Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

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  • 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.

  • 17-year-old dies of hypothermia in Blaine County

    17-year-old dies of hypothermia in Blaine County

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:10 PM EST2018-01-13 02:10:57 GMT

    A 17-year-old male was found dead in a field near Highway 2 Thursday morning.

    A 17-year-old male was found dead in a field near Highway 2 Thursday morning.

  • 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. 

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