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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public's help for more information on a fatal shooting that happened in August. Early on August 10, police found the body of 32-year-old Richard Amodio in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Motel in North Spokane. The motel is on North Division Street just south of where it intersects with East Euclid Avenue.

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Mounting pressure on NFL commissioner as scandal grows

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- After a weekend of football, the National Football League remains at risk of getting more attention for its policies and the personal lives of some of its players than the sport itself. And the negative headlines continue with the league in full damage-control mode.
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Liberty Lake residents concerned by leak Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Liberty Lake residents who live along I-90 could only sit and wait for about 19 hours as agencies at a weigh station along I-90 worked to contain a chemical leak.Some of those residents told KHQ they weren't aware there'd been a leak that started around 1:30 Sunday afternoon until late that night when they turned on the news. More>>

Trucks with hazardous material common on I-90

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - I-90 between Liberty Lake and Post Falls shut down for more about 19 hours while crews worked tirelessly on a chemical leak. Members with the Idaho State Police say situations like this don't happen very often, but trucks carrying hazardous material drive through Idaho and Washington everyday. More>>

Kootenai County HAZMAT Crews say chemical leak in Idaho would be manageable Video included

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -  HAZMAT specialist Barry Sherman with Kootenai County Fire and Rescue points at an electronic device in a big orange box, he says it uses thermal imagery to identify gases and vapors."I may not know what the chemical is, but this will tell me if it's toxic or it's corrosive so then I know how to handle it," says Sherman. More>>

CONNECT w/ KLECK: Paying for parking twice Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash - Students say they are caught in the middle of a parking dilemma between the City of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools.Students and parents who contacted KHQ say the city is ticketing students even after paying for school parking passes. 331 student parking permits were issued to students at Lewis and Clark High School this year.  More>>

Urban Outfitters apologizes for controversial shirt

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KHQ.com - Urban Outfitters issued an apology after a shirt appearing to reference the shooting of unarmed students at Kent State University in 1970 stirred controversy.The clothing outlet issued the apology on twitter early Monday morning."It was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at Kent State in 1970, and we are extremely saddened that this item was perceived as such," the statement reads. More>>

STA Begins “Smart Bus” Initiative Video included

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Is it the bus of the future? Spokane Transit Authority is starting their new Smart Bus Initiative. These new “smart buses” will be equipped with automated stop announcements and real time tracking technology. Steve Blaska, the STA Operations Director, spoke to the new program. “I'm really excited about how much easier it's going to make public transportation,” he said.  More>>

Remembering Beau Weiher: Montana man dies in Glacier National Park

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WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Montana man has died, possibly after attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area. More>>

Those who don't clear up income discrepancies risk losing health law tax credits

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says some consumers risk losing financial aid for their health insurance premiums unless they clear up lingering questions about how much they make. The Health and Human Services dept. says some consumers who got coverage under President Obama's health care law reported income that doesn't match what the gov't has on record. More>>

US: North Korea using U.S. detainees as political pawns

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says North Korea is using detained American citizens as political pawns, after a 24-year-old Californian man was sentenced to six years of hard labor there. Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, was convicted Sunday of entering the country illegally to commit espionage.
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UPDATE: After 19 hour shutdown I-90 is back open Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A 6-mile stretch of I-90 is back open after a 19 hour shutdown due to an extremely toxic and flammable chemical spill of a substance called anhydrous trimethylamine. The spill happened at milepost 299 on I-90 near the Starr Road exit on Sunday afternoon just after 1:00pm.
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PHOTOS: 10-year-old goldfish has surgery to remove tumor

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KHQ.COM - You could say that George the Goldfish is one lucky fish. When George's owners who were reportedly "very attached to him," learned that George had a life-threatening tumor, instead of putting him down or waiting for nature to take its course, they opted for a life-saving operation to save little George's life.
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UPDATE: Fire west of Quincy now 100% contained

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QUINCY, Wash. - Firefights fully contained a brush fire burning west of Quincy Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol. The brush fire started near State Route 28 Saturday afternoon. It was initially estimated to be 300 acres in size, but more accurate mapping showed it was only 211 acres in size.
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Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure

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SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They say a passenger who contracted a confirmed case of the disease - likely outside the United States - was contagious when he or she was at the airport. More>>

UPDATE: Cougars dominate Portland State Video included

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Pullman, Wash. - The WSU Cougars triumphed over the Portland State Vikings 59-21 in their first win of the 2014 season. The Cougars kicked off their first game of the 2014 season with an air raid offense that scored early and often. By half time, WSU led 28-0. The win came after two losses, including one in Seattle- considered their technical home opener. 

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Renovated Ferris High School ready to open doors Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The 86 million dollar Ferris High School is ready to open it's doors to students. After three years of construction, members with the Spokane Public Schools held and open house to show off the new building. The new school is a far cry from what Ferris used to look like. It is now described as a multi-building campus. More>>

Volunteers step up for 9/11 remembrance

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Though September 11th was two days ago, that didn't stop nearly 500 volunteers from flooding Spokane to do community projects Saturday in honor of the victims of one of the darkest days in America's history. More>>

UPDATE: President condemns "barbaric murder" of David Haines

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BEIRUT - President Obama responded to the alleged beheading of British Aid worker David Haines Saturday. The President said in a statement, "The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines," according to NBC News. New video claims to show the beheading of Haines by Islamic State group ISIS. Haines went missing in Syria last year. More>>

3 vehicle crash blocks Spokane Valley roadway

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SPOKANE, Wash. - An SUV slammed into a Jeep on East Trent Avenue Saturday, flipping the Jeep onto its side and closing eastbound traffic for more than an hour. The crash happened at about 3:30 in the afternoon. The Jeep was trying to cross westbound traffic, including a turn lane, to head eastbound on Trent. More>>

UPDATE: Spokane cops to turn off cameras in homes if asked Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane's police chief says officers testing out the use of body cameras will stop recording in private residences if asked. The Spokesman-Review reports that the decision by Chief Frank Straub is part of an "evolving process" of dealing with the issues raised by the program. " INSIDE>>>|Chief Frank Straub talks body cams| More>>

'Z Nation' has star-studded premiere at Garland Theater Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash.- On Friday night the cast and crew of SyFy's new zombie apocalypse show, 'Z Nation', had a party and special screening at the Garland Theater. The public was also invited to attend to watch the first episode on the big movie theater screen. It was a star-studded affair. More>>

Family volunteers to clean up illegally dumped trash Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Larry Meusy assumes it was a pick up truck that carried a pile of trash into his yard. Well yesterday it was another pick up, and an eager family, that came to haul it off. "Too many bad things on the new, not enough good anymore," Carrie Stanley told us.
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UPDATE: Missing person found

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Spokane, Wash. - Spokane Police say they have located the 81-year-old woman who went missing Friday morning. Esther Falt is safe. More>>

Sheriff's Office recommends charges in fatal hit and run

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On September 2, 2014, 56-year-old Robert Royer was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on the Park Road overpass of I-90 at around 1:30 a.m. On Friday, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Traffic Unit investigators announced they are recommending charging the woman who was driving the car with Felony Hit and Run. More>>

One severe respiratory illness under investigation in Spokane County; Still no confirmed cases of enterovirus Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - While there are still no confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the Spokane Regional Health District confirmed with KHQ on Friday that they are working with local doctors to investigate a severe respiratory illness in one child. Most individuals who catch an enterovirus will experience symptoms similar to a common cold or flu including sneezing, a runny nose and a cough.  More>>

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  • Police ask anonymous tipster to call back

    Police ask anonymous tipster to call back

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:58:23 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public's help for more information on a fatal shooting that happened in August. Early on August 10, police found the body of 32-year-old Richard Amodio in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Motel in North Spokane. The motel is on North Division Street just south of where it intersects with East Euclid Avenue.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public's help for more information on a fatal shooting that happened in August. Early on August 10, police found the body of 32-year-old Richard Amodio in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Motel in North Spokane. The motel is on North Division Street just south of where it intersects with East Euclid Avenue.

  • Mounting pressure on NFL commissioner as scandal grows

    Mounting pressure on NFL commissioner as scandal grows

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:33:16 GMT
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- After a weekend of football, the National Football League remains at risk of getting more attention for its policies and the personal lives of some of its players than the sport itself. And the negative headlines continue with the league in full damage-control mode.
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- After a weekend of football, the National Football League remains at risk of getting more attention for its policies and the personal lives of some of its players than the sport itself. And the negative headlines continue with the league in full damage-control mode.
  • Liberty Lake residents concerned by leak

    Liberty Lake residents concerned by leak

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:24:12 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Liberty Lake residents who live along I-90 could only sit and wait for about 19 hours as agencies at a weigh station along I-90 worked to contain a chemical leak.Some of those residents told KHQ they weren't aware there'd been a leak that started around 1:30 Sunday afternoon until late that night when they turned on the news.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Liberty Lake residents who live along I-90 could only sit and wait for about 19 hours as agencies at a weigh station along I-90 worked to contain a chemical leak.Some of those residents told KHQ they weren't aware there'd been a leak that started around 1:30 Sunday afternoon until late that night when they turned on the news.
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  • WSU Finalizes Men's Basketball Schedule

    WSU Finalizes Men's Basketball Schedule

    Washington State University men's basketball opens up Pac-12 play, Friday, Jan. 2 at Stanford, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday, along with the entire 2014-15 Pac-12 men's basketball schedule.
    Washington State University men's basketball opens up Pac-12 play, Friday, Jan. 2 at Stanford, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday, along with the entire 2014-15 Pac-12 men's basketball schedule.
  • Eagles Rally Again To Beat Colts, 30-27

    Eagles Rally Again To Beat Colts, 30-27

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    Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.
    Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.
  • Chargers Hand Seahawks First Loss 30-21

    Chargers Hand Seahawks First Loss 30-21

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:09:59 GMT
    Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches and the San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-21 Sunday.
    Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches and the San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-21 Sunday.
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