HAYDEN, Idaho - Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBrick, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say a second suspect has been arrested and a gun has been recovered near the scene of a Los Angeles shooting that wounded a high school student and a school employee. Officials say the victims - a teenage boy and a woman - were shot Thursday at a Jack in the Box restaurant across the street from a charter school.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Within 24 hours of its completion, a community mural in the North Monroe Business District was vandalized with graffiti. Spokane Police are seeking information related to the tagging of the mural, located on North Monroe Street, just north of W. Cora Ave. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday night KHQ and the Spokesman Review will hosted a town hall candidate forum with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top ranking female GOP member in the house, and her democratic rival, former state Sen. Lisa Brown. You can rewatch our coverage of the debate below:
MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Health District is now advising the public to avoid contact with Moses Lake in all areas after samples came back with high toxin levels for blue-green algae. Samples were taken Monday from Blue Heron Park, Montlake Park, Connelly Park and the Sand Dunes to test the spread of blue-green algae. GCHD says it's likely blue-green algae is present in all parts of Moses Lake.
SALEM, N.H. (AP) - A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes. Police in Salem say 34-year-old Anthony Helinski, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at the Mall at Rockingham Park recorded video of a man encouraging the girl to hand out prizes from within the KeyMaster game.
WARDEN, Wash. - A former Warden substitute teacher accused of recording videos under a nine-year-old girl's dress in class was arrested on Wednesday and later turned over to custody of the FBI. Warden Police arrested Michael Leavitt on a federal warrant for receipt and possession of child pornography, and later turned over to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
FRESNO, Calif. - A California man is recovering after being bitten by a lion overnight at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Zoo officials are saying the intruder went through various fences before he was bitten. Police say they got a call shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday. The man had climbed onto the zoo property and was bitten by a lion on a toe on his left foot through the fence.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United. The first bag is now $30 and the second is $40. Those are each way, so checking two bags on a round trip will cost $140.