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10/22/2018   Spokane Google News
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10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - It's not uncommon in Spokane that we hear about stolen cars, but how often does the owner of the car see it being driven the day after it was stolen? Rhonda Howard said last night she was visiting a family member in the hospital. She came home, and saw her pathfinder was missing. She reported it to crime check, but didn't expect to see it again so soon. 
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A dog who flew out of the back of the pickup truck and was left behind in Spokane Valley Monday morning has been picked up by its owners. A SCRAPS officer tells KHQ that an investigation is underway to determine whether citations will be made for cruelty and negligence from the incident. It is a misdemeanor in Washington state to have your dog in a truck bed unrestrained. 
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Today, the City of Spokane announced it is is getting ready for the inevitable return of winter. Even if it's just an inch or two of snow, the city promises they will have crews plowing the streets, and it can be a 24/7 operation. "I had to work 26 straight days. Most of the department worked similarly," Mark O-Donnell said. 
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Voters in two counties in Washington state have mistakenly been sent ballot-return envelopes that require postage. Secretary of State Kim Wyman said that elections officials in Asotin and Grant Counties notified her Monday morning that a vendor was to blame for the mistake.
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The campaign against a ballot measure creating a carbon pollution fee has set a fundraising record for statewide initiatives. The "No on 1631" campaign sponsored by the Western States Petroleum Association, an oil industry trade group, has raised more than $25.8 million, according to data from the Public Disclosure Commission. 
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A jury has acquitted a bounty hunter after he was accused of terrorizing a Coeur d'Alene family by threatening to break into their home to find a fugitive who wasn't there. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the jury took less than two hours to find 24-year-old Reed J. Alefteras not guilty of trespassing and disturbing the peace after he and two other bounty hunters tried to enter a home last year to find a woman who had never been there.   
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a missing Walla Walla hunter was found in heavy brush over the weekend. Walla Walla County sheriff's deputies began searched for 60-year-old Patrick Beuttner Saturday morning after he was reported overdue. KEPR-TV that deputies learned that Beuttner had recently complained of heart problems. Deputies later found his truck and activated search and rescue teams.    
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state regulators are asking counties to consider not recycling certain plastic and other products if there's not a market for it. Since China stopped buying certain recycled waste, such as certain plastics, unsorted paper and scrap metals, more of those items are piling up at landfills.    
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 48-year-old man was arrested by Spokane Valley Deputies after firing a weapon into the floor of his home and threatening to kill three people Friday evening.  On Friday, Oct. 19 just before 10 p.m., Spokane Count Sheriff's Deputies responded to reports of shots fired around the 2900 block of N. Joel Rd. 
10/22/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Cyanide leak at Spokane aerospace factory contained; no one hurt
The Spokesman-Review
Cody Rohrbach, fire chief of Spokane County Fire District 3, said multiple HAZMAT crews from the Spokane Fire Department were on scene within minutes, but elected not to immediately enter the building. They entered hours later ... Goodrich was also ...

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10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - State and federal entomologists are tracking the spread of a tiny invasive insect that feeds on fir forests. The Lewiston Tribune reports the Idaho Department of Lands says the balsam woolly adelgid has the ability to rearrange the species composition of Northwestern forests, and it's already been found in northern Idaho.  
10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a man early Monday morning in connection to a vehicle prowling spree in the area of Francis and Division over the weekend. Sunday around 3 p.m., officers responded to a report of vehicles being prowled in the parking lot of Ace's Casino on the 6300 block of N. Division. Two vehicles had been broken into overnight, with one victim reported a firearm had been stolen. 
10/22/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Driver dead after vehicle crashes down High Drive embankment
The Spokesman-Review
One person is dead after an SUV went over the embankment along High Drive on Spokane's South Hill late Monday morning. Battalion Chief Michael Bacon, of the Spokane Fire Department, said the SUV rolled about 300 feet down the hill before hitting five ...
One person dead after car drives over barrier on High DriveKREM.com

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10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say one person has died after driving over the embankment near High Drive and 33rd.  The victim hasn't been identified.  Crews will be working in the area for the foreseeable future so avoid the area if you can.  The cause of the crash is under investigation. 
10/22/2018   Spokane Google News

Verizon joins Spokane, WA smart city pilot
Smart Cities Dive
Verizon will partner with living lab Urbanova to help Spokane, WA deploy smart cities technology in areas like traffic, grid resiliency and air quality monitoring, the company and city announced last week. Verizon and Urbanova will initially target the ...

10/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies continue to investigate a break-in that happened Tuesday morning at approximately 8:08 AM. The victims say precious family treasures were stolen. "I stayed home for a few days after it happened," said Mandie Snyder. "I wanted to stay here. I wanted to stay here and protect my house." Snyder says their Ring doorbell camera captured a man lurking around their property and then kicking their front door several times.
10/22/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

More Washington workers could be eligible for overtime under proposed change
The Spokesman-Review
Children play during free time at the Northtown Boys & Girls Club in Spokane on Friday Oct. 19, 2018. Proposed changes to Washington's overtime rules concern the club and other nonprofits. From 3 to 7 p.m. each weekday, children from grades K-12 can ...

10/22/2018   Spokane Google News

WA Spokane WA Zone Forecast
SFGate
Zone Forecast Product for Eastern Washington and North Idaho. National Weather Service Spokane WA. 302 AM PDT Mon Oct 22 2018. WAZ031-222315-. Northeast Blue Mountains-. Including the cities of Anatone and Peola. 302 AM PDT Mon Oct 22 2018.

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10/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
Hundreds of different people from various backgrounds gathered together for the same purpose on Sunday: honoring and remembering the life of Eddie Daniels, the 15-year-old shot and killed in downtown Spokane on Wednesday night. Members of Daniels' family were also in attendance, including his mother. She's raised Daniels' and his siblings alone since her husband died over a decade ago, according to multiple friends of the family. When Daniels' mother arrived and stepped out...
10/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Firefighters were able to prevent a fire from spreading after a portable toilet wound up in flames next to Trentwood Elementary on Sunday afternoon. Crews responded to a report of a portable building on fire around 4 p.m. Sunday. A full response was prompted after black smoke was seen from Trent and Sullivan. 
10/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
POST FALLS, Idaho - Kootenai County Deputies arrested a man for involuntary manslaughter after they say he shot and killed another man Saturday evening near Post Falls. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting on Gallatin Way near Post Falls just before 7 pm. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found a man, identified as Tyler S. Liles, with a single gunshot wound.
10/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - One person was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning and police are still looking for a suspect.  Spokane Police say they received a report of a stabbing near Sprague and Washington just before 1 am on Sunday. Arriving officers found a man who had been stabbed in a parking lot near the intersection.  
10/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
Spokane, Wash. Deputy Tim Jones is not just a Spokane Sheriff's Deputy to some he is a loving father, but to one girl 7-year-old Avayah Deputy Jones is her hero "Sometimes in our profession we have a moment that might not be related to any of our work. This was a moment that I just felt compelled," said Deputy Tim Jones of the Spokane County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Jones was at Valley Hospital while on duty when he heard screaming coming from one of the rooms in the...
10/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
Otis Orchards, Wash. Dozens of people came to Ponti Veterinary Hospital in Otis Orchards to pay their final respects to Deputy K-9 Laslo. Some brought the American flag and the thin blue line flag which flapped in the wind. Deputy vehicles lined the side of the building ready to give Laslo one last send off. Laslo had a stellar career in law enforcement the former deputy apprehended nearly 500 suspects in the four years he served on the force. On the night of Laslo's crime-fighting...
10/20/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Climate change forces adaptation in Spokane, Pacific Northwest
The Spokesman-Review
In Washington, adaptations usually have to do with water, whether its drinking water, stream flows or snowpack. A new effort in Spokane, the Climate Impacts Research Consortium's Spokane Community Adaptation Project, has brought representatives from ...

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10/20/2018   Spokane Google News

Patch.com

Hit-And-Run Shuts Down Spokane Road
Patch.com
SPOKANE, WA -- A hit-and-run crash that injured at least one person was reported Saturday afternoon in Spokane. Police reported the incident shortly after 1 p.m.. The incident happened in the 5200 block of S Regal St. Police said Regal Street from ...

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10/18/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Candlelight vigil planned for Lewis and Clark student killed in downtown shooting
The Spokesman-Review
A detective wrote that surveillance video from a building near Main and Washington showed Taitch “running north on the sidewalk with his arm pointed behind him as if he was shooting.” After the shooting, Taitch fled to the Park Tower Apartments on ...

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10/17/2018   Spokane Google News

KREM.com

15-year-old killed in Spokane argued with suspect over $5 pipe: Docs
KREM.com
SPOKANE, Wash. — The man accused of killing a 15-year-old boy in downtown Spokane on Wednesday night made his first court appearance Thursday afternoon. Court documents said the teen may have been killed due to an argument over a pipe used to smoke ...
Teen killed in downtown shooting; police arrest suspectThe Spokesman-Review

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10/03/2018   Spokane Google News

Patch.com

Spokane Lures Westsiders Promising Cheap Rent, Less Traffic
Patch.com
SPOKANE, WA - Trade your Douglas firs for ponderosa pines, your 70-minute (20 mile) I-5 commute for an easy jaunt down U.S. 2. That's the pitch from the city of Spokane, which has launched a new ad campaign to get Puget Sound residents to move east.