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  • Post Falls family warn of sex trafficking dangers

    Post Falls family warn of sex trafficking dangers

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:34:21 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - “I love you unconditionally.” Those heartbreaking words are from a father we’ve interviewed previously. A north Idaho family tells KHQ this was more than a runaway situation, this was one of the worst things a parent can experience. In June, a local family contacted KHQ and asked for help to find their daughter. According to police, the 17-year old girl got on a plane in Spokane and disappeared in Seattle.

    POST FALLS, Idaho - “I love you unconditionally.” Those heartbreaking words are from a father we’ve interviewed previously. A north Idaho family tells KHQ this was more than a runaway situation, this was one of the worst things a parent can experience. In June, a local family contacted KHQ and asked for help to find their daughter. According to police, the 17-year old girl got on a plane in Spokane and disappeared in Seattle.

  • Brush fire closes Newport Highway at Pittsburg north of Spokane

    Brush fire closes Newport Highway at Pittsburg north of Spokane

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:13:13 GMT

    MEAD, Wash. - Firefighters are working to get a brush fire near Highway 2 and Pittsburg street north of Spokane Tuesday afternoon.  Fire crews have closed off Highway 2 at Pittsburg while they work to get the fire under control. Flames were visible on the side of the road Tuesday and a tree was seen going up in flames. 

    MEAD, Wash. - Firefighters are working to get a brush fire near Highway 2 and Pittsburg street north of Spokane Tuesday afternoon.  Fire crews have closed off Highway 2 at Pittsburg while they work to get the fire under control. Flames were visible on the side of the road Tuesday and a tree was seen going up in flames. 

  • Details on Idaho 18-year-old's death to be made public soon

    Details on Idaho 18-year-old's death to be made public soon

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-07-25 19:41:51 GMT

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Officials say the details about an 18-year-old Idaho man's death and the two men charged in connection should be made public this week at a court hearing as the two accused are making their way into Latah County custody after being held in Washington state.

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Officials say the details about an 18-year-old Idaho man's death and the two men charged in connection should be made public this week at a court hearing as the two accused are making their way into Latah County custody after being held in Washington state.

  • Idaho's rape charges rarely result in sex crime convictions

    Idaho's rape charges rarely result in sex crime convictions

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-07-25 19:34:49 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A new state analysis shows that just 4 percent of reported rapes in Idaho result in a guilty conviction of a sex crime. According to the Idaho State Police report, rape charges are the most likely to be amended or modified to a lesser offense compared to other sex crime charges. Furthermore, while the overall rate of reported sex crimes in Idaho has been steadily decreasing since 2009, the majority of sex crimes are committed by someone known by the victim.

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A new state analysis shows that just 4 percent of reported rapes in Idaho result in a guilty conviction of a sex crime. According to the Idaho State Police report, rape charges are the most likely to be amended or modified to a lesser offense compared to other sex crime charges. Furthermore, while the overall rate of reported sex crimes in Idaho has been steadily decreasing since 2009, the majority of sex crimes are committed by someone known by the victim.

  • Voters to decide if Spokane should fine coal, oil shipments

    Voters to decide if Spokane should fine coal, oil shipments

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-07-25 19:29:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Voters in Spokane will decide in November whether the city should fine railroad operators for certain coal and crude oil rail shipments through its downtown core. The Spokane City Council voted Monday night to put the citizens' initiative to voters on the fall ballot rather than passing it.

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Voters in Spokane will decide in November whether the city should fine railroad operators for certain coal and crude oil rail shipments through its downtown core. The Spokane City Council voted Monday night to put the citizens' initiative to voters on the fall ballot rather than passing it.

  • Petition Calls for Changes to E-DUI Law

    Petition Calls for Changes to E-DUI Law

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:21 AM EDT2017-07-25 12:21:30 GMT

    Its only been in effect for a few days but some drivers in Washington are not happy with the new E-DUI law and want to make changes.

    Its only been in effect for a few days but some drivers in Washington are not happy with the new E-DUI law and want to make changes.

  • 'Nurse in' held in support of breastfeeding Spokane mom

    'Nurse in' held in support of breastfeeding Spokane mom

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:44:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you were near Physzique Fitness in South Spokane Monday morning, you may be wondering what all the mothers and babies were doing outside. We learned they were holding a 'nurse-in' to show their support for a mother who said she had a negative breastfeeding experience at the facility.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you were near Physzique Fitness in South Spokane Monday morning, you may be wondering what all the mothers and babies were doing outside. We learned they were holding a 'nurse-in' to show their support for a mother who said she had a negative breastfeeding experience at the facility.

  • Law enforcement warning motorists about new distracted driving law

    Law enforcement warning motorists about new distracted driving law

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:26:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The next time your phone rings while you’re driving you better not pick it up, unless you don’t mind a $136 fine. The new distracted driving law in Washington, also called the DUI-E law, went into effect Sunday, and local law enforcement are reminding drivers to be completely hands-free.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The next time your phone rings while you’re driving you better not pick it up, unless you don’t mind a $136 fine. The new distracted driving law in Washington, also called the DUI-E law, went into effect Sunday, and local law enforcement are reminding drivers to be completely hands-free.

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