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Property owner considers fighting vandalism with art Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - One property owner is at his wit’s end as his building is vandalized again. Don Parkins is one of the owners of the Bluz at the Bend building. He says over the course of a weekend, people had tagged his building. But this isn’t the only thing he’s been dealing with – someone’s been dumping trash in his parking lot. 

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Hikers activate beacon, rescued from Pacific Crest Trail

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SEATTLE (AP) - Two hikers who found themselves stranded on the Pacific Crest Trail due to whiteout conditions were rescued thanks to their emergency beacon. KOMO-TV reports that Dylan Zitawi and his hiking partner were rescued on Monday. They were 156 miles (250 kilometers) away from finishing the more than 2,600-mile (4,180-kilometer) trail when snow and rain hit them.

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WATCH: Florida kayaker rescues iguana swept out to sea

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KEY WEST, Fla. - A Florida kayaker is being praised for playing Uber for an Iguana that got stranded out in the ocean in the Florida Keys last week. He documented the whole ordeal on video. Steve with Key West Kayak Fishing spotted the lizard an estimated four miles from shore, The little guy swam toward Steve and eventually hopped on his boat and hitched a ride back to shore. 

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Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 23rd

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Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, October 23rd.

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Stephen Hawking's Ph.D thesis goes online, website crashes

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LONDON (AP) - Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university's website. Completed in 1966 when Hawking was 24, "Properties of Expanding Universes" explores ideas about the origins of the universe that have resonated through the scientist's career.

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Australian kayaker tells of being tossed into air by shark

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ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - A 15-year-year-old girl has told how she survived being tossed from a kayak by a great white shark off the Australian coast. The 4.5-meter (15-foot) shark struck Sarah Williams' kayak from beneath on Sunday off the coast near Normanville in South Australia state. She told Nine Network television on Monday the attack was "everything you picture in the 'Jaws' movie."

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VIDEO: New York tarmac dancer goes viral on social media

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - An air traffic worker at a New York airport knows what it means to dance like no one is watching. Fortunately for the rest of us, we live in the age of the internet when someone is pretty much always watching.  Terry McBride caught the man, identified as Kyran Ashford, busting some serious moves on the tarmac at Greater Rochester International Airport on Friday.

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Man wanted by local police caught near Mount Vernon

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MOUNT VERNON (AP) - Authorities say a man who has been on the run from law enforcement for weeks has been arrested in the Mount Vernon area. The Skagit Valley Herald reports 26-year-old Curtis Cameron was arrested Monday evening in a wooded area after evading authorities for hours.

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Firefighters investigating string of Hillyard fires Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - People in the Hillyard neighborhood are on edge tonight after a string of fires. Fire investigators are looking into at least two of them as arson. “I looked out my bedroom window and saw red,” says Dawn Laffoon. “I freaked out.”

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Health district investigating mailer targeting Spokane City Council candidate’s restaurant Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District is investigating a mailer that alleges a City Council candidate is responsible for more than two-dozen health code violations at his restaurant. The mailer, paid for by a Political Action Committee called Spokane For Honest Government, states that District 3 candidate, Matthew Howes, has “amassed 24 health code violations from Spokane County Health…putting people at risk.” “We are able to confirm that the

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Sheriff's office investigating after Fruitland man finds dogs in garbage bags

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The Payette County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a Fruitland man made a grim discovery last week. He said he found three white kitchen garbage bags on Bureau of Land Management land outside Fruitland. Inside, Rohrer said he found three dead husky puppies, each about 4 months old.  He had gone to the area on October 18 to do some shooting and posted photos on his Facebook page.

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  • California company recalls vegetables over listeria fears

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:11:21 GMT

    SALINAS, Calif. - A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the products. The recall was ordered last week after random testing in Canada turned up a single positive result for listeria. 

    SALINAS, Calif. - A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination. Mann Packing of Salinas says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the products. The recall was ordered last week after random testing in Canada turned up a single positive result for listeria. 

  • PHOTOS: Bomb-sniffing CIA dog fired for not sniffing bombs

    PHOTOS: Bomb-sniffing CIA dog fired for not sniffing bombs

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:56:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON - You know they old saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."  Some aren't fortunate enough (or brave enough) to live by that motto, but a pup in training to sniff out explosives in the CIA obviously wasn't digging what she was doing, so she's moving on. Hopefully to something she enjoys more. 

    WASHINGTON - You know they old saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."  Some aren't fortunate enough (or brave enough) to live by that motto, but a pup in training to sniff out explosives in the CIA obviously wasn't digging what she was doing, so she's moving on. Hopefully to something she enjoys more. 

  • $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

    $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:08:51 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust.  About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car.

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust.  About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car. Through additional search warrants, law enforcement officials found 25 more pounds of meth, seven pounds of heroin and 40 pounds of marijuana. 

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  • Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best joins SWX Tonight

    Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best joins SWX Tonight

    The Eags are on a bye, but there's no rest for a college football head coach. Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best stopped by SWX Tonight on Monday to take a look back at his team's hard fought loss to Southern Utah, take a look ahead at the team's bye week, and so much more.
    The Eags are on a bye, but there's no rest for a college football head coach. Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best stopped by SWX Tonight on Monday to take a look back at his team's hard fought loss to Southern Utah, take a look ahead at the team's bye week, and so much more.
  • Press Pass Pullman: Week Eight

    Press Pass Pullman: Week Eight

    In this week's edition of Press Pass Pullman, Mike Leach talks about his talented freshmen wide receivers, the depth of the Pac-12 in football, and his favorite cities to visit in the conference. Coach Leach also answers a very important Fan Question of the Week: in a real world fight between vikings and pirates, who would win, and why? Also, Theo Lawson of the Spokesman-Review discusses the win over Colorado, what Khalil Tate brings to the table for Arizona, and Luke Falk breaking th...

    In this week's edition of Press Pass Pullman, Mike Leach talks about his talented freshmen wide receivers, the depth of the Pac-12 in football, and his favorite cities to visit in the conference. Coach Leach also answers a very important Fan Question of the Week: in a real world fight between vikings and pirates, who would win, and why? Also, Theo Lawson of the Spokesman-Review discusses the win over Colorado, what Khalil Tate brings to the table for Arizona, and Luke Falk breaking th...

  • Chiefs open Alberta trip with 6-0 win at Edmonton

    Chiefs open Alberta trip with 6-0 win at Edmonton

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs started their 4 game road trip through the Central Division with their first shut out of the season as they blanked the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-0 Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta.

    The Spokane Chiefs started their 4 game road trip through the Central Division with their first shut out of the season as they blanked the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-0 Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta.

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