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  • Dozens turn out for Olympic Day at Spokane BMX

    Dozens turn out for Olympic Day at Spokane BMX

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:38:19 GMT

    Dozens of kids and parents in Spokane kicked off the day celebrating International Olympic Day by taking to a new sport; BMX bike riding. 2008 summer Olympic bronze medalist Donny Robinson, who created the program, was at the track Saturday morning teaching kids as young as six years old how to ride a bike BMX style. 

    Dozens of kids and parents in Spokane kicked off the day celebrating International Olympic Day by taking to a new sport; BMX bike riding. 2008 summer Olympic bronze medalist Donny Robinson, who created the program, was at the track Saturday morning teaching kids as young as six years old how to ride a bike BMX style. 

  • Retired Spokane firefighter killed in ultralight crash remembered by family and friends

    Retired Spokane firefighter killed in ultralight crash remembered by family and friends

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-06-24 00:27:47 GMT
    Ronny Weston (PHOTO: Facebook)Ronny Weston (PHOTO: Facebook)

    Cheney, Wash. Many including family and friends loved 64-year-old Ron Weston. He had a passion for making people laugh and lived a life full of adventure. Ron was also a Spokane firefighter and was the oldest recruit at the time. He was 45 years old and only retired five years ago after serving 14 years fighting fires. Many who knew Ron, knew he had a creative side. He loved building rat rods and sculpting anything out of metal. He sculpted this dragon which actually can breathe fire...

    Cheney, Wash. Many including family and friends loved 64-year-old Ron Weston. He had a passion for making people laugh and lived a life full of adventure. Ron was also a Spokane firefighter and was the oldest recruit at the time. He was 45 years old and only retired five years ago after serving 14 years fighting fires. Many who knew Ron, knew he had a creative side. He loved building rat rods and sculpting anything out of metal. He sculpted this dragon which actually can breathe fire...

  • Update: Driver in CdA crash arrested for DUI, possession of meth

    Update: Driver in CdA crash arrested for DUI, possession of meth

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:49:15 GMT

    Idaho State Police arrested a man for felony DUI and possession of methamphetamine after responding to an injury crash Saturday morning. The rollover crash happened around 10 a.m. on US-95 near Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d'Alene, with authorities tweeting out a picture of the rollover crash. 

    Idaho State Police arrested a man for felony DUI and possession of methamphetamine after responding to an injury crash Saturday morning. The rollover crash happened around 10 a.m. on US-95 near Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d'Alene, with authorities tweeting out a picture of the rollover crash. 

  • Evacuation orders lifted in Vantage wildfire

    Evacuation orders lifted in Vantage wildfire

    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:12:34 GMT

    VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have been lifted for residents in about 30 homes as a wildfire burning in central Washington reaches 50 percent containment. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports fire crews were hoping to fully contain the fire near Vantage and the Columbia River by Saturday night.
      

     

    VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have been lifted for residents in about 30 homes as a wildfire burning in central Washington reaches 50 percent containment. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports fire crews were hoping to fully contain the fire near Vantage and the Columbia River by Saturday night.
      

     

  • Idaho officials approve railroad's plan for second bridge in Sandpoint

    Idaho officials approve railroad's plan for second bridge in Sandpoint

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:49:05 GMT
    Photo: Ron Reiring / CC BY 2.0Photo: Ron Reiring / CC BY 2.0

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway's application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint. The Idaho Department of Lands in a news release Friday says acting Director David Groeschl issued the final order on Thursday.   

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway's application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint. The Idaho Department of Lands in a news release Friday says acting Director David Groeschl issued the final order on Thursday.   

  • Former Mead High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student out on bail

    Former Mead High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student out on bail

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:03:14 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. The 37-year-old former Mead High School spanish teacher was arrested last month accused of having sex with a student. Perez pleaded not guilty to the charge. But the judge set his bond at $100,000. It may have stayed that high if not for a letter from his wife to the judge. In the letter, Perez's wife pleaded with the judge to reduce the bond. Saying she works and overnight schedule and during the summer when Perez is off, she needs him at home to help with their three...

    Spokane, Wash. The 37-year-old former Mead High School spanish teacher was arrested last month accused of having sex with a student. Perez pleaded not guilty to the charge. But the judge set his bond at $100,000. It may have stayed that high if not for a letter from his wife to the judge. In the letter, Perez's wife pleaded with the judge to reduce the bond. Saying she works and overnight schedule and during the summer when Perez is off, she needs him at home to help with their three...

  • Changes coming to Washington State ID's starting July 1st

    Changes coming to Washington State ID's starting July 1st

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:01:48 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. Starting July 1st, 2018 all standard Washington State ID cards will be marked with "Federal Limits Apply" on the top right corner. The driver's license is still good for driving and standard identification but those three words indicate that the ID is not valid for federal identification purposes. The ID cannot be used to board a plane or enter federal buildings starting October 1st, 2020. The real id act is a federal law, which was passed by congress in 2005...

    Spokane, Wash. Starting July 1st, 2018 all standard Washington State ID cards will be marked with "Federal Limits Apply" on the top right corner. The driver's license is still good for driving and standard identification but those three words indicate that the ID is not valid for federal identification purposes. The ID cannot be used to board a plane or enter federal buildings starting October 1st, 2020. The real id act is a federal law, which was passed by congress in 2005...

  • Stranger saves Deer Park family from burning home

    Stranger saves Deer Park family from burning home

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:55:14 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - A family tells KHQ they feel lucky to be alive after a stranger rescued them from their burning home. That stranger said it was simply the right thing to do for another human being. "I believe it wasn't our turn, the six of us," said Paula Lutsey. Paula has charred walls, holes in her ceiling, and a pile of twisted, smoky debris that was once part of her porch, but all she can do is count her blessings.

    DEER PARK, Wash. - A family tells KHQ they feel lucky to be alive after a stranger rescued them from their burning home. That stranger said it was simply the right thing to do for another human being. "I believe it wasn't our turn, the six of us," said Paula Lutsey. Paula has charred walls, holes in her ceiling, and a pile of twisted, smoky debris that was once part of her porch, but all she can do is count her blessings.

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