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MICA, Wash. - The John Belmont is now 60 percent contained. Crews say the fire reached 50-60 acres, but they have a line around 90 percent of the fire. They expect 3-4 days total for full suppression of the fire. Level 2 and 3 evacuations remain in place through the night into tomorrow morning. Red Cross has set up a shelter for evacuees at Bowdish Middle School in Spokane Valley.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a convicted felon who had multiple stolen possessions near a downtown motel. Downtown Precinct Officers were conducting foot patrol in a high drug activity area, when they observed a man with n active Felony warrant for his arrest near the Downtowner motel on S Washington. Justin Dustin was immediately contacted by police. He tried to discard his backpack and broke a glass window inside the motel in the process.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Sister Paula Turnbull, the creative force behind many of Spokane’s best-known and best-loved art installations – including the iconic Garbage Goat of Riverfront Park – has died. She was 97. According to our partners at the Spokesman-Review, a longtime family friend Tom Keefe confirmed that Turnbull passed away around midnight this morning.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has completed a drawing and selected the one winning applicant who will be allowed to hunt a grizzly bear in Idaho this fall. Fish and Game officials say the Ada County resident was selected Thursday and has been notified. The agency under state law can't release the person's name unless the person gives permission.
REARDAN, Wash. - A Spokane man died after crashing his motorcycle on Highway 2 near Reardan in a DUI incident Friday night. Gregory Sutton, 35 of Spokane, was traveling westbound on Highway 2 on his Honda motorcycle when he left the roadway and was ejected from the bike, landing in a ditch near Mile Post 262 in Lincoln County.
NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Idaho - Two more arrests have been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Washington woman earlier this month. The Nez Perce County Sherrif's said that Amanda Jones was taken into custody Friday in Spokane for first-degree murder for her role in the death of Sarah Warden. Jones is currently incarcerated in Spokane County Jail on a one-million dollar bond. Gabriel Mattingly was taken into custody in Clarkston for first-degree murder.
STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrols responded to a fatal crash in Stevens County Friday evening. On SR-395 in Clayton near Mile Post 185, a vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on with another car, killing the driver. The causing driver who was transported to the hospital is in custody for vehicular homicide. There were no other occupants of either vehicle.
SPOKANE, Wash. - When the new Amazon Fulfillment Center opens at the end of next summer, it will do a lot more than create jobs. For Prime members living in the Inland Northwest, some items will be available through same-day delivery. And that’s a huge help to Tiffany Pittman. “I have a 12-year-old and two twins,” said Tiffany Pittman. “Five-month-old twins.”
Spokane, Wash. The smoky air isn't stopping some people from enjoying the outdoors like Lynn Winkler ”I am not concerned right now. We don't have repertory problems, but I think if you did then you're in trouble. But right now I think it's fine. When the sky is brown I stay inside," said Winkler. In the wake of the Upriver Beacon fire and now the Boylston fire that 'brown sky' may come sooner rather than later. The fine microscopic particles left behind by a blaze can...
DEER PARK, Wash. - Two weeks after KHQ told you about a baby's missing gravesite, it has finally been found. The family reached out to us after searching for four hours with no luck. Lisa Duval lost her baby girl Amanda Boynton back in 1986. "She was a stillborn when I was 21 years old," Lisa said. "The cord was wrapped around her. It was horrible. Just horrible."
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The trial of a well-known Spokane businessman accused of killing three people in a 2016 Lake Coeur d’Alene boating crash entered day two on Friday. Jessica Breeze, the mother of Caitlyn Breeze, took the stand first Friday morning. Breeze’s mother described to the jury that she and Caitlyn had met Justin Luhr and Justin Honken at a bar in Spokane a few days before the fatal crash.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Some good news for Washington's wine industry. The World Trade Organization on Friday agreed to investigate the U.S. Trade Representative's complaint over Canada's retail wine sale restrictions. U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., says regulations in Canada currently ban imported wines from store shelves in British Columbia. But if the U.S. prevails in this dispute, Canada will have to roll back its restrictions.
STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Steven's County Sheriff's Office has identified a male who was found deceased on Sunday in the Columbia River near Kettle Falls. The man was identified by fingerprints as Leonard Tice of New Cumberland, West Virginia. His family has been notified and it is still unknown why Tice was in the Pacific Northwest. Tice's body was found floating in the middle of the Columbia River near Daisy Station on Hwy 25 South, south of Kettle Falls.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A therapist at Kootenai Behavior Health is accused of having sex with an underage patient "hundreds of times" according to court documents. He's been charged with rape and sexual abuse, and is currently on administrative leave from the hospital during the investigation.
PNWER Summit Coming To Spokane July 22Patch.comLegislators and business leaders from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories will meet at the Spokane Davenport Grand Hotel, presented by the Pacific NorthWest ...
RATHDRUM, Idaho - Officers are investigating a motor home vs. train crash in Rathdrum Friday afternoon. Rathdrum Police say no injuries were reported as a result of the crash, which happened in the area of Highway 53 and Mill St. just before 2 p.m. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash, but say the scene should be cleared up in the next few hours.
MOSCOW/POST FALLS, Idaho - Another cougar sighting has occurred in Idaho this week, this time in Moscow. Moscow Police are warning the public of two reports of cougar sightings in the North Polk St. area this week. The department is asking community members to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings and to call 911 if they spot a cougar in town. A cougar was also sighted in the Black Bay park in Post Falls Friday.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities have suspended a southwestern Idaho day care's state license after workers left a 3-year-old behind at a local park. Little Angeles operator Angelina Diordyuk told the Idaho Press Thursday that staff didn't realize that the child was missing until an employee saw a social media post from Nampa police about the girl found alone at the park.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon State University professor is using federal funding to conduct research on how embers form and spread during devastating wildfires. The Statesman Journal reports Friday that assistant professor David Blunck's team is testing variables such as temperature, wind speed, timber species and branch diameter to figure out how to predict when embers will form.
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Clark County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was photographed wearing apparel affiliated with the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for white nationalist rhetoric.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters responded to a small brush fire behind a home near the intersection of Francis and Sutherlin Friday morning. Francis was closed eastbound at Sutherlin while fire crews worked. There was a large response from firefighters since the brush fire was reported in a residential area. Responding crews were able to get the fire under control quickly, but flames did damage the side of a house in the area.