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07/21/2018   Spokane Google News

FOX 28 Spokane (press release) (blog)

Fast-moving brush fire continues to burn close to Valleyford
The Spokesman-Review
A plume of smoke rises from a fire near Mica in southern Spokane Valley. (Joe Stoup). By Nathanael Massey and Rebecca White ... Veronica Randall, an Intel Coordinator with the Northeast Washington Interagency Communication Center, said the fire had ...
Crews responding to John Belmont fire in MicaFOX 28 Spokane (press release) (blog)

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07/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/21/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Officials say Upriver Beacon Fire now fully contained
The Spokesman-Review
Firefighters have successfully contained the Upriver Beacon Fire, which led to hundreds of evacuations between North Spokane and Spokane Valley and contributed to smoky conditions this week. According to a Washington Interagency Management Team ...

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07/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
07/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
07/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/21/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.” 
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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...
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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." 
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.  
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/20/2018   Spokane Google News

Patch.com

PNWER Summit Coming To Spokane July 22
Patch.com
Legislators 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 ...

07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/20/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

New Costco in North Spokane opens | The Spokesman-Review
The Spokesman-Review
The new Costco warehouse store at at 12020 N. Newport Highway north of Spokane opened on Friday at 8 a.m. The 167000-square-foot store is taking the ...
krem.com | New Costco location in N. Spokane opens Friday morningKREM.com

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07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
07/20/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
07/20/2018   Spokane Google News

KREM.com

Amazon confirms plans for fulfillment center near airport
The Spokesman-Review
The fulfillment center is the largest job creation project announced in Spokane County in local officials' memory. “The size and scope of this project is something we haven't seen in Spokane before,” said Jack Heath, president of Washington Trust Bank ...
Amazon.com to bring more than 1500 jobs to SpokaneKREM.com

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07/20/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Wildfire burning 70000 acres closes I-90 near Vantage; Spokane wakes up to smoky skies
The Spokesman-Review
The Boylston fire is among several that have scorched scrubland and wheat fields in central and Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon. The state Department of Natural Resources said the Boylston fire exploded in size Thursday evening. Five hand crews ...

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07/18/2018   Spokane Google News

Police Shut Down Shogun Self Storage in Spokane, WA, for Repeated Code Violations
Inside Self-Storage
Police shut down Shogun Self Storage in Spokane, Wash., last week for years of alleged code violations. A 150-page abatement warrant filed on July 12 in Spokane County Superior Court describes the business as a “drug nuisance property,” according to ...

07/18/2018   Spokane Google News

Motorcyclist killed in crash with semitruck in Spokane Valley | The ...
The Spokesman-Review
A person died in a collision involving a motorcycle and a semitruck at Trent Avenue and Evergreen Road in Spokane Valley, according to the Washington State ...

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07/17/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

New Costco store opens Friday north of Spokane with more workers, more floorspace and a roundabout
The Spokesman-Review
The Washington State Department of Transportation, which has jurisdiction of U.S. Highway 2 running in front of the new Costco, urged the construction of a roundabout as a safer than a signal because they're designed to improve safety by reducing the ...

07/16/2018   Spokane Google News

KXLY Spokane

New ranking lists Spokane among the most dangerous cities in WA for distracted driving
KXLY Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. - A new ranking lists Spokane among the most dangerous cities in Washington for distracted driving, based on the last five years of available data for cities over 50,000 people. Davis Law Group released those findings after analyzing ...