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  • New Spokane fire chief making response times top priority

    New Spokane fire chief making response times top priority

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-05-25 02:44:49 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Guardian Reporter alleges attack by Montana GOP hopeful

    Guardian Reporter alleges attack by Montana GOP hopeful

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:53:19 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A reporter for the Guardian newspaper is alleging that the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat "body slammed" him on the day before the special election. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating allegations of an assault involving Greg Gianforte, a wealthy Bozeman businessman.

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A reporter for the Guardian newspaper is alleging that the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat "body slammed" him on the day before the special election. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating allegations of an assault involving Greg Gianforte, a wealthy Bozeman businessman.

  • Fully extinguishing Leavenworth fire will be 'ongoing challenge'

    Fully extinguishing Leavenworth fire will be 'ongoing challenge'

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:23:23 GMT

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 5 p.m. Wednesday:  Fire crews report active fire fighting operations continue on the Spromberg fire located approximately four miles north of Leavenworth, Washington, along the Chumstick Highway. The fire started Tuesday afternoon in a 5-acre storage area for logs and other flammable materials. The cause remains under active investigation, but has not yet been determined.

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Update: 5 p.m. Wednesday:  Fire crews report active fire fighting operations continue on the Spromberg fire located approximately four miles north of Leavenworth, Washington, along the Chumstick Highway. The fire started Tuesday afternoon in a 5-acre storage area for logs and other flammable materials. The cause remains under active investigation, but has not yet been determined.

  • Suspect who tried to shoot deputy with sawed-off shotgun sentenced to 160 months behind bars

    Suspect who tried to shoot deputy with sawed-off shotgun sentenced to 160 months behind bars

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:13:52 GMT

    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. 

    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. 

  • PHOTOS: Firefighters say lawn mower caused brush fire in Spokane Valley near Sullivan

    PHOTOS: Firefighters say lawn mower caused brush fire in Spokane Valley near Sullivan

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:50:54 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters in Spokane Valley are responding to a brush fire on N. Sullivan just north of I-90.  WSDOT cameras show heavy smoke in the area.  KHQ has a crew headed to the scene. Check back for updates. 

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters in Spokane Valley are responding to a brush fire on N. Sullivan just north of I-90.  WSDOT cameras show heavy smoke in the area.  KHQ has a crew headed to the scene. Check back for updates. 

  • Six Questions: Spokane's new fire chief describes his vision for department's future

    Six Questions: Spokane's new fire chief describes his vision for department's future

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:14:08 GMT

    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. 

    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. 

  • Wet spring brings black flies out in force in the Inland Northwest

    Wet spring brings black flies out in force in the Inland Northwest

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:51:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nothing beats being outside in this great weather right now, but this wet spring has brought a lot of pests. We’ve been talking about wasps and ticks, but black flies are coming out in force too. Jenny Zhang says she’s noticed black flies a lot more in her neighborhood. Her 2-year-old son Liam was bitten.  “Actually, when he got bit he thought it was a bumblebee and then he was afraid of them,” she says. The bites 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nothing beats being outside in this great weather right now, but this wet spring has brought a lot of pests. We’ve been talking about wasps and ticks, but black flies are coming out in force too. Jenny Zhang says she’s noticed black flies a lot more in her neighborhood. Her 2-year-old son Liam was bitten.  “Actually, when he got bit he thought it was a bumblebee and then he was afraid of them,” she says. The bites 

  • Driver caught after slamming into DOT vehicle in Spokane Valley

    Driver caught after slamming into DOT vehicle in Spokane Valley

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:19:47 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol troopers say a driver has been caught after he ran into a Department of Transportation vehicle and then tried to drive off.  The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. in the area of Interstate 90 and Sullivan Rd. in Spokane Valley. The car who ran into the truck fled the scene, but was caught a short time later.

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Washington State Patrol troopers say a driver has been caught after he ran into a Department of Transportation vehicle and then tried to drive off.  The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. in the area of Interstate 90 and Sullivan Rd. in Spokane Valley. The car who ran into the truck fled the scene, but was caught a short time later.

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