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05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Republican Greg Gianforte says he 'learned a lesson," and has apologized to a reporter after being charged with assaulting him in a release sent to media Thursday night after his win in Montana's special election.  Here is what Gianforte's release says: Friend, Tonight is about you. Tonight is your victory. Over the last 2 years, you have knocked on tens of thousands of doors. You have made hundreds of thousands of 
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Thursday evening just before 8 p.m.  information was obtained by Spokane Police Special Victim Unit detectives that a man wanted on multiple sex offense charges was on N Division St. Police say received information that 38-year-old Daniel Wells Jr was armed, had made suicidal statements, and possibly threatened other people. Because of this information, personnel from the SWAT team were utilized. When officers 
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Air Force explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) responded to SR17 near SR170 in Warden on Thursday morning. A retired Air Force veteran and historian located a crash site from 1955, where a F86 Delta Interceptor went down. While digging around, the historian unearthed a live 2.75 inch missile warhead. EOD rendered the warhead safe on site. There were no injuries.
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff Office says the body of a 16-year-old boy who disappeared in the Snoqualmie River near Olallie State Park has been found. The sheriff's office said Thursday evening that drivers found the boy's body about 450 feet downstream from the falls. The teen was with two friends when two of them went over the falls. The sheriff's office says only one of them was able to pull himself out of the water. &nb...
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local): 8:03 p.m. Montana polls are closing, a day after Republican candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with assaulting a reporter. Witnesses say Gianforte, a wealthy technology executive, grabbed Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, by the neck on We...
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman and her fiancé in the military moved all of their belongings to Spokane only to find their U-Haul stolen. Sophie Graydon says after spending hours traveling from Minnesota to Spokane with her fiancé, she parked the U-Haul outside her apartment and she was too tired to unpack. "I came out and the trailer was gone. We had our new bed, coffee tables, three chairs, all of my stuff. We've got social 
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A retired Coeur d’Alene teacher is figuring out how to pay off her medical bills after she says she was stuck in a hospital in Mexico. Vikki Moormann is happy to be home. “I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping and trying to relax,” she says. That’s because two weeks ago, she was in Mexico on vacation when she had a medical emergency that landed her in the ICU. She says when she tried to leave, she was told she had 
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Artist Daniel Lopez is transforming a blank wall in west central into something beautiful. KHQ Local News Photojournalist Tim Blodgett spent the afternoon with Lopez as he worked on his latest project. If you'd like to see the mural in person it's in the West Central neighborhood at Boone and Cochran.
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - It's been 10 days since the city of Airway Heights advised people to stop drinking the water due to chemicals that contaminated city wells. Thursday was the City's unofficial day to end the water crisis likely caused from firefighting foam from Fairchild Air Force Base, but people are being asked to wait at least one more day. City officials say they have sent 19 water samples to Anatek Labs to be tested for PFCs.
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
POST FALLS, Idaho - A young inventor by the name of Alex Knoll made his big debut on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday. 12-year-old Alex is from Post Falls, Idaho and is the creator of an award-winning app. He developed Ability App to help improve the lives of those with disabilities by giving them resources to make informed decisions. On the talk show, Alex shared with Ellen stories of his hero and background on the app. Alex is 
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane woman wants to warn people to be careful when they’re out by themselves after she says she had a run-in with a strange man. “He made the hairs on my neck stand up. He gave me a weird feeling,” she says. She didn’t want to be identified because she’s still afraid. She was out walking her dog near 55th and Freya when a man suddenly appeared very close to her “I looked up and he was right there,” she 
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - The city of Spokane is fixing its streets after they launched a $1 million program to repair the damages from the extreme wet weather the city has seen in the last six months. The program is called Fix-it-Fest and is aimed to help repair damaged arterials and potholes. Here are the areas the city has listed to fix: Planned Freya – Empire to Rowan  District 1  Grind & Overlay  Planned SE Blvd – Regal to 29th Ave. District 
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - The bodies of a man and woman have been found in a pickup truck near a Washington highway. KCPQ-TV reported Wednesday that the Chelan County Sheriff's Office says it appears someone had been trying to conceal the vehicle. The deputy who went to the call had said someone attempted to conceal the truck with a blanket, duct tape and natural vegetation from the area. The bodies had been in the driver's seat and front passe...
05/25/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
MOSCOW, Idaho - The University of Idaho has completed an internal review of the rocket fuel explosion that occurred on the Moscow campus on April 13, 2017.  The incident has been ruled an accident by law enforcement and the university.  Officials with the University of Idaho say they have identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies as part of a review of the explosion. According to the report, the 
05/24/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - E Princeton Ave has reopened after it was shut down to traffic during a standoff.  Wednesday evening, Spokane Police received information that a wanted man was at a home on E Princeton Ave.  36-year-old Steven Martin had an outstanding felony warrant for eluding a police vehicle.  Officers also had probable cause to arrest him for five counts of stalking and domestic violence.  When officers arrived to the home, they 
05/24/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane's first McDonald's on North Monroe coming down to make way for a new one
The Spokesman-Review
It was the first McDonald's in Eastern Washington and reportedly the fifth in the state, according to news files. The announcement in 1959 of the pending arrival of the first McDonald's in Spokane was made by Ray Kroc, who went on to purchase the chain ...

05/24/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Protesters in Spokane are trying a new way to get lawmakers attention when it comes to healthcare. Organizers say they've resorted to having a bake sale to help cover costs for seniors' Medicaid. People lined up outside of Cathy McMorris Rodgers' office for the sale in hopes to get her attention. KHQ reached out to McMorris Rodgers' office for comment but is still waiting to hear back. The main message people at the bake sale want to provoke is that l...
05/24/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - When you're in trouble and every second counts - will help reach you in time?  In Spokane, the distance of just a few blocks can double the amount of minutes it takes for first responders to arrive.  But Wednesday, there's a new fire chief in town and he's making response times one of his top priorities.
05/24/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Democratic governor is condemning a GOP House candidate charged with assaulting a journalist. Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday it is "unsettling that Greg Gianforte physically assaulted a journalist and then lied, refusing to take responsibility for his actions."
05/24/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon, 17-year-old Colton B. Singleton, the juvenile suspect who tried to shoot a Spokane Valley Deputy with a sawed-off shotgun in March was sentenced to 160 months in jail.  Spokane County Prosecutor's Office declined to prosecute him as a juvenile and charged him as an adult because Singleton was already a convicted felon.  On March 27, 2017, deputies responded to a car prowling on East Valleyway in Spokane Valley. 
05/24/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday Brian Schaeffer was named Spokane Fire Chief. KHQ's Dan Kleckner sat down with the new Fire Chief for six questions to ask him if his hiring was a signal from community leaders they don't want a lot of change, and to find out more about Brian Schaeffer's vision for the department. 
05/24/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Brian Schaeffer named Spokane fire chief by Mayor David Condon
The Spokesman-Review
“I understand picking Brian; I think he's been doing a great job,” said Helen Ahrens-Byington, deputy chief of operations for the fire department in Kirkland, Washington. She and Tony Nielsen, chief of Spokane County Fire District 8, said Wednesday ...

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05/23/2017   Spokane Google News

Bicyclist who was struck by minivan south of Spokane Valley has died
The Spokesman-Review
The man, whose identity has not been released, was traveling southbound on Dishman Mica Road when at about 8:30 a.m. he was struck by a southbound minivan near Madison Road, according to a Spokane County Sheriff's Office news release. The adult ...

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05/19/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Daughter of suspended police officer arrested in kidnapping case
The Spokesman-Review
The daughter of a Spokane police officer was arrested on Friday, a day after her father, 18-year veteran Officer John Arredondo, was placed on administrative leave in connection with the case. Ashley B. Arredondo, 31, was booked into Spokane County ...

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05/17/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

$50 million worth of cars blew into Spokane on Wednesday
The Spokesman-Review
The cars will be on display today, first at Spokane County Raceway at about 2 p.m. It's free and open to the public. This evening the cars will be parked outside the Thai Bamboo Restaurant at 5406 N. Division St. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., also free to the ...

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05/15/2017   Spokane Google News

KREM.com

Man armed with shotgun robs Spokane store; fires round at bystander
KREM.com
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened at a store in Spokane Sunday night. Police said they got a call just before 7:30 p.m. about an armed robbery at Hai's Mini Market on North Crestline.

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05/15/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

State looking for ways to ease Interstate 90 congestion through Spokane
The Spokesman-Review
Comments can be made by mail to WSDOT Eastern Region Traffic, 2714 N. Mayfair St., Spokane, WA, 99207 or by email to WSDOT's Eastern Region assistant traffic engineer at frostal@wsdot.wa.gov.

05/12/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Washington takes Spokane Democrats to court charging campaign reporting violations
The Spokesman-Review
The contributions came from political action committees for the Spokane Firefighters Union and the Washington Education Association, and from the Spokane Tribe. It also claims the party accepted more money from the Firefighters PAC than state law allows.

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05/11/2017   Spokane Google News

Pacific Northwest Inlander

Here in the American Redoubt
Pacific Northwest Inlander
On Saturday afternoon, as kids play and roosters crow on a farm north of Prosser, Washington, a crowd of people are gathered in a barn, preparing for the day the "Shit Hits The Fan." The preppers who attended the fourth annual Northwest Preparedness ...

04/29/2017   Spokane Google News

KXLY Spokane

Several rallies, marches fill Spokane
KXLY Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. - With the sun shining in Spokane on Saturday, dozens of people across the Inland Northwest exercised their first amendment right to peaceably assemble. Several rallies and protests, spanned the downtown Spokane core, including a ...

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