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  • PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms roll through the Inland Northwest

    PHOTOS: Severe thunderstorms roll through the Inland Northwest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:56 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:56:49 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A storm seemed to leave just as fast as it arrived Wednesday in Spokane. High winds blew over trees and utility lines, causing widespread power outages and some severe property damage. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A storm seemed to leave just as fast as it arrived Wednesday in Spokane. High winds blew over trees and utility lines, causing widespread power outages and some severe property damage. INSIDE>>>|Power Outages |PHOTOS|
  • Storm damages RVs near Silverwood

    Storm damages RVs near Silverwood

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:52:53 GMT
    ATHOL, Idaho - The storm that ripped through the Inland Northwest on Wednesday not only interrupted the fun at Silverwood Theme Park for a while, it also did some major damage to Silverwood's RV park across Highway 95. 
    ATHOL, Idaho - The storm that ripped through the Inland Northwest on Wednesday not only interrupted the fun at Silverwood Theme Park for a while, it also did some major damage to Silverwood's RV park across Highway 95. Several RVs and cars were damaged due to falling branches and trees. Only one injury was reported, and it was a very minor knee injury.Multiple crews were called into to remove the downed trees. 
  • PHOTOS: Dozens displaced from Riverside mobile home park after storm

    PHOTOS: Dozens displaced from Riverside mobile home park after storm

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:44:26 GMT
    As many as 40 families were forced out of their homes Wednesday as a strong summer storm swept through the Riverside Village Mobile Home Park in the Riverside community north of Spokane.
    As many as 40 families were forced out of their homes Wednesday as a strong summer storm swept through the Riverside Village Mobile Home Park in the Riverside community north of Spokane.
  • Carlton Complex Fire now 52% contained

    Carlton Complex Fire now 52% contained

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:48:19 GMT
    UPDATE: Officials say the massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained. 
    UPDATE: Officials say the massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained. Firefighters made good progress Wednesday as rain and hail fell. The moisture wasn't enough to extinguish the nearly 400-square-mile Carlton Complex of fires, but it gave crews a chance to dig lines along the south and east parts of the fire.
  • Person injured by falling tree branches outside Spokane courthouse

    Person injured by falling tree branches outside Spokane courthouse

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:35:37 GMT
    One person was injured when strong winds caused tree branches to fall to the ground outside the Spokane County Courthouse in Wednesday afternoon.Fire crews and police officers told KHQ the person who was hit by the branches was quickly taken to the hospital.
    One person was injured when strong winds caused tree branches to fall to the ground outside the Spokane County Courthouse in Wednesday afternoon.Fire crews and police officers told KHQ the person who was hit by the branches was quickly taken to the hospital.
  • Helicopter Crash in Wenatchee

    Helicopter Crash in Wenatchee

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:16:03 GMT
    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - A helicopter crashed in Wenatchee on Wednesday.Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton says the crash occurred on Wednesday in Wenatchee for unknown reasons.
    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - A helicopter crashed in Wenatchee on Wednesday.Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton says the crash occurred on Wednesday in Wenatchee for unknown reasons. He says the helicopter was a Bell 206A Jet Ranger.

  • FLASH FLOOD WARNING for fire damaged areas

    FLASH FLOOD WARNING for fire damaged areas

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:41:18 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Potential afternoon thunderstorms expected Wednesday are a concern for the Carlton Complex fire because of the possibility of heavy rain and lightning strikes. Even a moderate 10-minute rain can cause flooding, debris flows, and landslides. >>>Flash Flood Warning Has Been Issued>>>
    KHQ.COM - Potential afternoon thunderstorms expected Wednesday are a concern for the Carlton Complex fire because of the possibility of heavy rain and lightning strikes. Even a moderate 10-minute rain can cause flooding, debris flows, and landslides. >>>Flash Flood Warning Has Been Issued>>>
  • UPDATE: Mills Canyon & Chiwaukum wildfires

    UPDATE: Mills Canyon & Chiwaukum wildfires

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:31:25 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Here are the latest updates as of 2:27pm on Wednesday for the Chiwaukum Complex Fire and the Mills Canyon Fire according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center Tuesday Morning Brief: Chiwaukum has now burned 12,225 acres and is 10% contained. Mills Canyon fire remains at 22,571 acres. It is 90% contained.
    KHQ.COM - Here are the latest updates as of 2:27pm on Wednesday for the Chiwaukum Complex Fire and the Mills Canyon Fire according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center Tuesday Morning Brief: Chiwaukum has now burned 12,225 acres and is 10% contained. Mills Canyon fire remains at 22,571 acres. It is 90% contained.
  • EWU reaches out to students impacted by Washington wildfires

    EWU reaches out to students impacted by Washington wildfires

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:21:15 GMT
    CHENEY, Wash. - In an effort to help students and their families impacted by the Carlton Complex fires, Eastern Washington University will send a team of financial aid counselors and outreach staff to Okanogan County to assist those who are planning to attend college this fall.
    CHENEY, Wash. - In an effort to help students and their families impacted by the Carlton Complex fires, Eastern Washington University will send a team of financial aid counselors and outreach staff to Okanogan County to assist those who are planning to attend college this fall.
  • Do you know this person? Suspect still at large in Jitterz coffee stand robbery

    Do you know this person? Suspect still at large in Jitterz coffee stand robbery

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:14:57 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives and the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force are continuing to investigate the Robbery of The Jitterz coffee stand in the 2800 block of Government Way. The suspect is described as a white male, early 20’s, 5’08”-5’09”, very skinny build, white T-shirt, blue jean shorts.
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives and the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force are continuing to investigate the Robbery of The Jitterz coffee stand in the 2800 block of Government Way. The suspect is described as a white male, early 20’s, 5’08”-5’09”, very skinny build, white T-shirt, blue jean shorts.
  • Watermelon Hill fire 100% contained

    Watermelon Hill fire 100% contained

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:11:31 GMT
    UPDATE: Watermelon Hill fire is now 100% contained. 4 hand crews and 1 engine strike team will continue to mop up for the next few days. This fire is burning 7 miles SW of Cheney, WA and started on July 19th.
    UPDATE: Watermelon Hill fire is now 100% contained. 4 hand crews and 1 engine strike team will continue to mop up for the next few days. This fire is burning 7 miles SW of Cheney, WA and started on July 19th.
  • Two men sentenced for first degree manslaughter

    Two men sentenced for first degree manslaughter

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:12:31 GMT
    KHQ.COM - 40-year-old Shane Smith was sentenced Tuesday to 171 months in prison after being convicted of killing 44-year-old Warren Flynn. 41-year-old Michael Bullock was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of killing 46-year-old Donald Kuest.
    KHQ.COM - 40-year-old Shane Smith was sentenced Tuesday to 171 months in prison after being convicted of killing 44-year-old Warren Flynn. 41-year-old Michael Bullock was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of killing 46-year-old Donald Kuest.
  • $126,000 raised so far! Your contribution is needed for fire victims!

    $126,000 raised so far! Your contribution is needed for fire victims!

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:39:55 GMT
    KHQ.COM - People across the Northwest have shown their desire to help those affected by the Carlton Complex fire burning in Okanogan County. The fire has claimed 150 homes and burned over 250,000 acres, becoming the largest wildfire in Washington State history. >>DONATE NOW TO HELP VICTIMS OF THE CARLTON COMPLEX>>
    KHQ.COM - People across the Northwest have shown their desire to help those affected by the Carlton Complex fire burning in Okanogan County. The fire has claimed 150 homes and burned over 250,000 acres, becoming the largest wildfire in Washington State history. >>DONATE NOW TO HELP VICTIMS OF THE CARLTON COMPLEX>>
  • Deputies searching for man after attempted child luring in Post Falls

    Deputies searching for man after attempted child luring in Post Falls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:54:23 GMT
    KHQ.COM- The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office needs your help tracking down a man who tried to lure a young child away from their home. Deputies said the enticing attempt happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Post Falls.According to the sheriff's office, a man approached a 6-year-old child that was playing in the driveway of a home near S. Pine Ct. The man tried to lure the child away by asking for help looking for lost kittens, and the child's grandmother says the man briefly followed the child ...
    KHQ.COM- The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office needs your help tracking down a man who tried to lure a young child away from their home. Deputies said the enticing attempt happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Post Falls.According to the sheriff's office, a man approached a 6-year-old child that was playing in the driveway of a home near S. Pine Ct. The man tried to lure the child away by asking for help looking for lost kittens, and the child's grandmother says the man briefly followed the child ...
  • Thank you to all who gave to victims of Carlton Complex Fire!

    Thank you to all who gave to victims of Carlton Complex Fire!

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:26:11 GMT
    KHQ.COM - We were completely overwhelmed at how this community came together yesterday for the Q6 Cares, Inland NW Shares drive yesterday to support the victims of the Carlton Complex Fire who lost their homes. All day Monday from 5am - 6:30pm we were inundated by a constant flow of people wanting to make a difference.
    KHQ.COM - We were completely overwhelmed at how this community came together yesterday for the Q6 Cares, Inland NW Shares drive yesterday to support the victims of the Carlton Complex Fire who lost their homes. All day Monday from 5am - 6:30pm we were inundated by a constant flow of people wanting to make a difference.
  • Teen charged in Idaho killings doesn't enter plea

    Teen charged in Idaho killings doesn't enter plea

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:22:04 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The attorney for a boy charged as an adult with killing his father and brother will seek to have the case moved to juvenile court.For that reason, 15-year-old Eldon G. Samuel III didn't enter a plea at an arraignment in 1st District Court on Monday.
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The attorney for a boy charged as an adult with killing his father and brother will seek to have the case moved to juvenile court.For that reason, 15-year-old Eldon G. Samuel III didn't enter a plea at an arraignment in 1st District Court on Monday.
  • Prevent house fires with defensible space!

    Prevent house fires with defensible space!

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:14:44 GMT
    KHQ.COM - In these extremely challenging weather conditions, State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy is urging residents to inspect and maintain the defensible space around their homes. Defensible space can dramatically increase your home’s chances of surviving a disastrous wildfire, and can be accomplished through careful planning and vegetation management.
    KHQ.COM - In these extremely challenging weather conditions, State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy is urging residents to inspect and maintain the defensible space around their homes. Defensible space can dramatically increase your home’s chances of surviving a disastrous wildfire, and can be accomplished through careful planning and vegetation management.
  • Bugg Road fire near Tonasket

    Bugg Road fire near Tonasket

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:29:21 GMT
    KHQ.COM- UPDATE: The Bugg Road fire burning 7 miles east of Tonasket, WA and has destroyed one structure and expanded to 1,700 acres on Tuesday.This fire started on Monday and by the end of the day had burned 1,000 acres. Air support and dozers are trying to keep the fire in check.
    KHQ.COM- UPDATE: The Bugg Road fire burning 7 miles east of Tonasket, WA and has destroyed one structure and expanded to 1,700 acres on Tuesday.This fire started on Monday and by the end of the day had burned 1,000 acres. Air support and dozers are trying to keep the fire in check.
  • Last body in Oso mudslide found

    Last body in Oso mudslide found

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:08:04 GMT
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Snohomish County sheriff's office says search and rescue personnel believe they have located the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of 44-year-old Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge.
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Snohomish County sheriff's office says search and rescue personnel believe they have located the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of 44-year-old Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge.
  • Action Cam: Youth Tennis Camps Available This Summer At Spokane Racquet Club!

    Action Cam: Youth Tennis Camps Available This Summer At Spokane Racquet Club!

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:55:19 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Nestled on Spokane’s South Hill, members can enjoy playing tennis in quiet seclusion while still remaining only a short drive from the convenience of the Downtown metropolitan area. Adults and children alike are assured to find a lesson, clinic or something playful just for them in an environment tailored for the whole family.
    KHQ.COM - Nestled on Spokane’s South Hill, members can enjoy playing tennis in quiet seclusion while still remaining only a short drive from the convenience of the Downtown metropolitan area. Adults and children alike are assured to find a lesson, clinic or something playful just for them in an environment tailored for the whole family.
  • Government selling home connected to Henrikson

    Government selling home connected to Henrikson

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:05:36 GMT
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office plans to sell a home connected to a man who has been questioned in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in Spokane, Washington, and is awaiting trial on weapons charges in North Dakota. The case centers on James Henrikson, who had business dealings in North Dakota's oil patch with a man who was killed by an intruder in his Spokane home.
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office plans to sell a home connected to a man who has been questioned in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in Spokane, Washington, and is awaiting trial on weapons charges in North Dakota. The case centers on James Henrikson, who had business dealings in North Dakota's oil patch with a man who was killed by an intruder in his Spokane home.
  • Lightning kills 45 head of cattle near Darby

    Lightning kills 45 head of cattle near Darby

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:45:54 GMT
    DARBY, Mont. (AP) - A bolt of lightning killed 45 head of cattle on a ranch near Darby. Rancher Jean Taylor tells the Ravalli Republic the cows, calves and a prize bull were crowded under some small crabapple trees on July 14 when the lighting struck. Taylor says the clap of thunder awakened her at 10:28 p.m.
    DARBY, Mont. (AP) - A bolt of lightning killed 45 head of cattle on a ranch near Darby. Rancher Jean Taylor tells the Ravalli Republic the cows, calves and a prize bull were crowded under some small crabapple trees on July 14 when the lighting struck. Taylor says the clap of thunder awakened her at 10:28 p.m.
  • INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:51:52 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.
  • Boil Water issued by Okanogan County Health Department

    Boil Water issued by Okanogan County Health Department

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:47 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:47:39 GMT
    Per the Okanogan County Heath Department a Boil Water Notices has been issued for the following areas:Wolf Creek Property Owners Lost River Airport Alamo Orchards Camp Alta Lake Golf Course Town of Methow City of Pateros Emanuel Heiights Custom Orchard No. 1 The Okanogan Health Department has received word that the Mazama store and related drinking water system has continued to operate.
    Per the Okanogan County Heath Department a Boil Water Notices has been issued for the following areas:Wolf Creek Property Owners Lost River Airport Alamo Orchards Camp Alta Lake Golf Course Town of Methow City of Pateros Emanuel Heiights Custom Orchard No. 1 The Okanogan Health Department has received word that the Mazama store and related drinking water system has continued to operate.
  • Construction worker dies in fall in Bellevue

    Construction worker dies in fall in Bellevue

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:48:40 GMT
    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - A construction worker died in a fall at a building under construction at Bellevue College. Police say the worker was on a ladder on the fourth story of the Health Science Building Monday when he fell about 50 feet to the ground. He was dead when emergency responders arrived.
    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - A construction worker died in a fall at a building under construction at Bellevue College. Police say the worker was on a ladder on the fourth story of the Health Science Building Monday when he fell about 50 feet to the ground. He was dead when emergency responders arrived.
  • Cry for help leads hitchhiker to Oregon crash

    Cry for help leads hitchhiker to Oregon crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:46:11 GMT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man trying to hitch a ride north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, found a fatal traffic crash instead. Oregon State Police say the hitchhiker was walking along Highway 101 Sunday night when he heard a cry for help and saw the wrecked vehicle about 40 feet down an embankment.
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man trying to hitch a ride north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, found a fatal traffic crash instead. Oregon State Police say the hitchhiker was walking along Highway 101 Sunday night when he heard a cry for help and saw the wrecked vehicle about 40 feet down an embankment.
  • Have you seen this woman?

    Have you seen this woman?

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:21:15 GMT
    KHQ.COM - On July 13, 2014, 44-year-old Shawna Crowe’s mother called to report her daughter missing. Crowe was released from jail on July 9th and has not been seen by family or friends since. Anyone that has seen or knows Crowe’s location is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
    KHQ.COM - On July 13, 2014, 44-year-old Shawna Crowe’s mother called to report her daughter missing. Crowe was released from jail on July 9th and has not been seen by family or friends since. Anyone that has seen or knows Crowe’s location is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
  • Stolen Gun Recovered After 32 Years

    Stolen Gun Recovered After 32 Years

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:17:20 GMT
    KHQ.COM - On July 15th, 2014, a Stevens County Reserve Deputy contacted a Sheriff’s Office Detective to let him know he had located a gun he was interested in buying on Craigslist that was being sold in Medical Lake. After checking the serial number, it was determined the Smith Wesson .38 caliber revolver had been stolen in Tacoma back in 1982.
    KHQ.COM - On July 15th, 2014, a Stevens County Reserve Deputy contacted a Sheriff’s Office Detective to let him know he had located a gun he was interested in buying on Craigslist that was being sold in Medical Lake. After checking the serial number, it was determined the Smith Wesson .38 caliber revolver had been stolen in Tacoma back in 1982.
  • Home targeted in drive-by shooting

    Home targeted in drive-by shooting

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:46:51 GMT
    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Walla Walla police are investigating a Sunday evening drive-by shooting in the 1000 block of West Alder. There are no known injuries from the shooting, but one home was struck by several bullets.Police are actively investigating leads and interviewing witnesses. There are no other details at this time.
    WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Walla Walla police are investigating a Sunday evening drive-by shooting in the 1000 block of West Alder. There are no known injuries from the shooting, but one home was struck by several bullets.Police are actively investigating leads and interviewing witnesses. There are no other details at this time.
  • Evacuations and closures caused by Carlton Complex fire

    Evacuations and closures caused by Carlton Complex fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:25:29 GMT
    KHQ.COM  - Twisp has been downgraded to fire danger Level 1. Highway 20 is now back open.
    >>>CLICK INSIDE FOR ALL CURRENT EVACUATIONS FOR CARLTON COMPLEX FIRE>>>
    KHQ.COM  - Twisp has been downgraded to fire danger Level 1. Highway 20 is now back open.
    >>>CLICK INSIDE FOR ALL CURRENT EVACUATIONS FOR CARLTON COMPLEX FIRE>>>
  • Q6 Cares; the Inland Northwest Shares

    Q6 Cares; the Inland Northwest Shares

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:09 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:09:16 GMT
    This is the State of Washington's biggest wildfire on record, and the need is great. YOU have the ability to make a difference, and WE have the means to organize the effort. Join us for Q6 Cares, the Inland Northwest Shares this Monday, July 21st here at the station from 5am to 6:30pm.Come down to the KHQ6 station at W. Sprague Avenue and S. Adams Street.
    This is the State of Washington's biggest wildfire on record, and the need is great. YOU have the ability to make a difference, and WE have the means to organize the effort. Join us for Q6 Cares, the Inland Northwest Shares this Monday, July 21st here at the station from 5am to 6:30pm.Come down to the KHQ6 station at W. Sprague Avenue and S. Adams Street.
  • Level 1 evacuation warning lifted for Beverly Shawanna & Wanapum Village

    Level 1 evacuation warning lifted for Beverly Shawanna & Wanapum Village

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:08:01 GMT
    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Level 1 evacuation warning has been lifted for Beverly, Shawanna and Wanapum Village. Currently, there is no fire threat. The Saddle Mountain Fire had burned to the Kittitas shoreline and ignited the trestle. The wind kept the trestle fire from burning across the river.
    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Level 1 evacuation warning has been lifted for Beverly, Shawanna and Wanapum Village. Currently, there is no fire threat. The Saddle Mountain Fire had burned to the Kittitas shoreline and ignited the trestle. The wind kept the trestle fire from burning across the river.
  • Body found in Spokane River near North Idaho College

    Body found in Spokane River near North Idaho College

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:34:20 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A body has been found floating in the Spokane River near Rosenberry Drive in Coeur d'Alene which is right next to the North Idaho College campus.Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating. The body was that of an adult male with no obvious signs of trauma.We will update this story as soon as we get more information.
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A body has been found floating in the Spokane River near Rosenberry Drive in Coeur d'Alene which is right next to the North Idaho College campus.Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating. The body was that of an adult male with no obvious signs of trauma.We will update this story as soon as we get more information.
  • HOW TO HELP: Red Cross needs donations to support evacuees, firefighters

    HOW TO HELP: Red Cross needs donations to support evacuees, firefighters

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:39 AM EDT2014-07-19 06:39:44 GMT
    People across the Northwest have shown their desire to help those affected by the Carlton Complex fire burning south of Twisp, Wash. The Red Cross has emerged as the largest and most visible help agency.
    People across the Northwest have shown their desire to help those affected by the Carlton Complex fire burning south of Twisp, Wash. The Red Cross has emerged as the largest and most visible help agency.
  • Resident goes door to door warning others about fire

    Resident goes door to door warning others about fire

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:12:49 GMT
    KHQ.COM- KHQ reporter Sean Owsley caught up with a resident of Pateros. Alex Thompson gives us his experience with the fire last night."Everything was on fire, you said zero containment, you are absolutely right."
    KHQ.COM- KHQ reporter Sean Owsley caught up with a resident of Pateros. Alex Thompson gives us his experience with the fire last night."Everything was on fire, you said zero containment, you are absolutely right."
  • VIDEO: Helicopters brought in to protect Brewster from wildfires

    VIDEO: Helicopters brought in to protect Brewster from wildfires

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:59:05 GMT
    KHQ's Matt Rogers recorded video Friday of firefighters' efforts to protect the town of Brewster in north-central Washington.Fire crews called in air support to dump water on a portion of the Carlton Complex fire on the hillside above Brewster. The town was evacuated Thursday night when the fire erupted as a result of the hot, windy weather that pushed the the region.As many as 100 homes have burned in the fires that have swept over Brewster, Pateros, Twisp and surrounding areas. The complex ...
    KHQ's Matt Rogers recorded video Friday of firefighters' efforts to protect the town of Brewster in north-central Washington.Fire crews called in air support to dump water on a portion of the Carlton Complex fire on the hillside above Brewster. The town was evacuated Thursday night when the fire erupted as a result of the hot, windy weather that pushed the the region.As many as 100 homes have burned in the fires that have swept over Brewster, Pateros, Twisp and surrounding areas. The complex ...
  • Photos of Sunset Grocery robbery

    Photos of Sunset Grocery robbery

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:53:40 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are looking to the public to help identify a suspect who robbed Sunset Grocery on July 10th. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233. On 7/10/14, just before 10:30 pm, Spokane Police received a report of a Robbery at Sunset Grocery, located in the 1900 block of W. Sunset Blvd. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are looking to the public to help identify a suspect who robbed Sunset Grocery on July 10th. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233. On 7/10/14, just before 10:30 pm, Spokane Police received a report of a Robbery at Sunset Grocery, located in the 1900 block of W. Sunset Blvd. 
  • Dozens of buildings burned in Washington wildfire

    Dozens of buildings burned in Washington wildfire

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:08:11 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The wind-driven fire in north central Washington destroyed as many as 100 buildings - most of them homes - according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. Rogers gave that update Friday morning in his update on the status of the Carlton Complex Fire burning around the communities of Pateros, Twisp and Brewster.
    KHQ.COM - The wind-driven fire in north central Washington destroyed as many as 100 buildings - most of them homes - according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. Rogers gave that update Friday morning in his update on the status of the Carlton Complex Fire burning around the communities of Pateros, Twisp and Brewster.
  • Hot, windy weather continues to fan flames in north-central Washington

    Hot, windy weather continues to fan flames in north-central Washington

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:53:00 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A dry cold front is bringing another round of strong winds to north-central Washington, which could mean more trouble to people living in Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Douglas and Grant Counties, weather forecasters said Friday.KHQ’s Leslie Lowe said winds would continue to be a major factor in spreading the fires within the Mills Canyon and Carlton Complex fires. Low humidity levels and hot temperatures in the areas of Twisp, Pateros, Brewster, Bridgeport and Entiat would also be fac...
    KHQ.COM - A dry cold front is bringing another round of strong winds to north-central Washington, which could mean more trouble to people living in Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Douglas and Grant Counties, weather forecasters said Friday.KHQ’s Leslie Lowe said winds would continue to be a major factor in spreading the fires within the Mills Canyon and Carlton Complex fires. Low humidity levels and hot temperatures in the areas of Twisp, Pateros, Brewster, Bridgeport and Entiat would also be fac...
  • Evacuee on Carlton Complex fires: 'This fire is blowing my mind'

    Evacuee on Carlton Complex fires: 'This fire is blowing my mind'

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:33:15 GMT
    In the words of someone who has close friends hit hard by the devastating wildfires in north-central Washington, the Carlton Complex Fires are not just damaging homes, but completely erasing them .Speaking with KHQ-TV on Friday morning, Stephanie Brown, from the town of Brewster, said she believed her home was still standing Friday morning, though she could not be sure.

    In the words of someone who has close friends hit hard by the devastating wildfires in north-central Washington, the Carlton Complex Fires are not just damaging homes, but completely erasing them .Speaking with KHQ-TV on Friday morning, Stephanie Brown, from the town of Brewster, said she believed her home was still standing Friday morning.

     

  • Fires near Entiat continue to grow; community meetings planned

    Fires near Entiat continue to grow; community meetings planned

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:31:27 GMT
    Smoke from the Mills Canyon Complex rises over the trees near EntiatSmoke from the Mills Canyon Complex rises over the trees near Entiat
    KHQ.COM - While much of the attention is focused trying to save homes within the reaches of the massive Carlton Complex Fire, a separate team of crews continues to work on the fires within the Mills Canyon complex on the banks of the Columbia River near Entiat.
    KHQ.COM - While much of the attention is focused trying to save homes within the reaches of the massive Carlton Complex Fire, a separate team of crews continues to work on the fires within the Mills Canyon complex on the banks of the Columbia River near Entiat.
  • Looking for a place to shelter your animals; or have you lost your pet?

    Looking for a place to shelter your animals; or have you lost your pet?

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:50:05 GMT
    The smoke covering the skies in Eastern Washington and North Idaho is hard on people with asthma and allergies. But it's also hard on pets and farm animals - especially horses. Also if you have lost your pets or need a place to put your live stock, we have links to resources for that.
    The smoke covering the skies in Eastern Washington and North Idaho is hard on people with asthma and allergies. But it's also hard on pets and farm animals - especially horses. Also if you have lost your pets or need a place to put your live stock, we have links to resources for that.
  • NWS issues Air Quality Alert

    NWS issues Air Quality Alert

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:38:20 GMT
    KHQ.COM- The wildfires burning through Eastern Washington has prompted an air quality alert by the Washington Department of Ecology in Spokane, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in Lewiston, Washington Department of Ecology in Yakima, and Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.
    KHQ.COM- The wildfires burning through Eastern Washington has prompted an air quality alert by the Washington Department of Ecology in Spokane, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in Lewiston, Washington Department of Ecology in Yakima, and Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.
  • American Lung Association: Forest fires and respiratory health fact sheet

    American Lung Association: Forest fires and respiratory health fact sheet

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:34:47 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Wildfires are an ongoing concern, particularly in the Southwest and Midwestern U.S., where there is dry, hot weather. During a wildfire, people all over the area may be suffering the effects of forest fire smoke. The American Lung Association urges those with respiratory problems to monitor their breathing and exposure to airborne matter.
    KHQ.COM - Wildfires are an ongoing concern, particularly in the Southwest and Midwestern U.S., where there is dry, hot weather. During a wildfire, people all over the area may be suffering the effects of forest fire smoke. The American Lung Association urges those with respiratory problems to monitor their breathing and exposure to airborne matter.
  • Sheriff: Up to 100 homes lost in Washington fire

    Sheriff: Up to 100 homes lost in Washington fire

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:36:47 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A sheriff estimates that up to 100 homes have been lost in a large wildfire burning in north-central Washington. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday morning that between 80 and 100 homes have burned. Rogers said no injuries have been reported. Rogers said his team counted 30 homes and trailers destroyed in ..
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A sheriff estimates that up to 100 homes have been lost in a large wildfire burning in north-central Washington. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday morning that between 80 and 100 homes have burned. Rogers said no injuries have been reported. Rogers said his team counted 30 homes and trailers destroyed in ..
  • Organizers still working to make Diamond Cup happen

    Organizers still working to make Diamond Cup happen

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:20:19 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Will they wont they? The Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup was denied a special event permit by the Kootenai County Sheriff after organizers failed to meet guidelines by a July 1st deadline. 
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Will they wont they? The Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup was denied a special event permit by the Kootenai County Sheriff after organizers failed to meet guidelines by a July 1st deadline. "We're not against the event happening, we just want to make sure everything is in place so that yet have a successful event," said Lt. Stuart Miller with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.
  • 24 vehicle pile-up on I-90 near Vantage Bridge

    24 vehicle pile-up on I-90 near Vantage Bridge

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:15:29 GMT
    VANTAGE, Wash. –  Westbound I-90 is now open at milepost 136 near Vantage Bridge. Eastbound remains closed and will reopen on Friday. Drivers will experience approximately 2 miles of back-ups
    VANTAGE, Wash. – Westbound I-90 is now open at milepost 136 near Vantage Bridge. Eastbound remains closed and will reopen on Friday. Drivers will experience approximately 2 miles of back-ups
  • Corrections Officer involved in Deaconess shooting identified

    Corrections Officer involved in Deaconess shooting identified

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:58:46 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Detention Services has identified the corrections officer involved in a shooting at Deaconess Hospital on Monday as Sandy Rief.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Detention Services has identified the corrections officer involved in a shooting at Deaconess Hospital on Monday as Sandy Rief. Deputy Mark Gregory said in a press release sent out on Thursday that Rief has been with Detention Services for 5 years. Rief served in the United States Air Force for 20 years before joining Detention Services.
  • Bryan Storms sentenced to 37 years for vehicular homicide

    Bryan Storms sentenced to 37 years for vehicular homicide

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:59:09 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bryan Storms, the man who ran through a stop sign and t-boned a pickup truck last February, killing one person, was sentenced for Vehicular Homicide on Thursday. Storms was found guilty back in February and after hearing from the family of the victim on Thursday, Judge Plese sentenced Storms to 448 months in prison, which is just over 37 years.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bryan Storms, the man who ran through a stop sign and t-boned a pickup truck last February, killing one person, was sentenced for Vehicular Homicide on Thursday. Storms was found guilty back in February and after hearing from the family of the victim on Thursday, Judge Plese sentenced Storms to 448 months in prison, which is just over 37 years.
  • Wildfires impact air quality

    Wildfires impact air quality

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:26:24 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is advising that air quality in the region is listed at "unhealthy for sensitive groups," but will likely be listed as "unhealthy" soon. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is advising that air quality in the region is listed at "unhealthy for sensitive groups," but will likely be listed as "unhealthy" soon. Mark Rowe of Spokane Clean Air said the air quality should start to improve throughout the day on Friday. Until then, you should take precautions and limit your outdoor activity. 
  • Throwback Thursday: Silverwood constructs Corkscrew and Roaring Creek Log Fume

    Throwback Thursday: Silverwood constructs Corkscrew and Roaring Creek Log Fume

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:21:03 GMT
    KHQ.COM - 1990 was a big year for the Silverwood Theme Park. With the park experiencing a decline in visitors since opening in 1988, Silverwood organizers decided to add more attractions to get more people through the gates, which included more rides. KHQ was there in 1990 to see the construction of the Corkscrew and the Roaring Creek Log Flume. Timber Terror and Tremors would come a few years later and the Boulder Beach Water Park in 2003. Get out there and enjoy the summer!
    KHQ.COM - 1990 was a big year for the Silverwood Theme Park. With the park experiencing a decline in visitors since opening in 1988, Silverwood organizers decided to add more attractions to get more people through the gates, which included more rides. KHQ was there in 1990 to see the construction of the Corkscrew and the Roaring Creek Log Flume. Timber Terror and Tremors would come a few years later and the Boulder Beach Water Park in 2003. Get out there and enjoy the summer!
  • Meet and greet both finalists for Coeur d'Alene police chief

    Meet and greet both finalists for Coeur d'Alene police chief

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:17:25 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Everyone is invited to a meet and greet with the two finalists for Coeur d’Alene police chief. The community forum is Tuesday, July 22, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave.Gary R. Jensen, chief of police in Logan, Utah, and Lee R.
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Everyone is invited to a meet and greet with the two finalists for Coeur d’Alene police chief. The community forum is Tuesday, July 22, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave.Gary R. Jensen, chief of police in Logan, Utah, and Lee R.
  • Man shot at Apple Tree Inn in North Spokane

    Man shot at Apple Tree Inn in North Spokane

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:04:48 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man was shot just before 4am Thursday morning at the Apple Tree Inn in North Spokane just past the "Y." A person came to the front office after the incident occurred and said a man broke into a room, beat another man up and then shot him.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man was shot just before 4am Thursday morning at the Apple Tree Inn in North Spokane just past the "Y." A person came to the front office after the incident occurred and said a man broke into a room, beat another man up and then shot him.
  • Valleyford barn burns to ground

    Valleyford barn burns to ground

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:00:26 GMT
    VALLEYFORD, Wash. - A barn near Drumheller and Darknell burned to the ground early Thursday morning. The homeowner woke up around 4am and saw the barn on fire. When firefighters arrived the barn was engulfed in flames. Inside was $60,000 worth of vehicles and equipment.
    VALLEYFORD, Wash. - A barn near Drumheller and Darknell burned to the ground early Thursday morning. The homeowner woke up around 4am and saw the barn on fire. When firefighters arrived the barn was engulfed in flames. Inside was $60,000 worth of vehicles and equipment.
  • Ayla James is home after months in hospital

    Ayla James is home after months in hospital

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:42:22 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After more then 3 months in the hospital recovering from brain and spinal injuries, Ayla James is finally coming home from Seattle Children's Hospital. May 3rd was a tragic day for Ayla's family and the family of Gracie Snider. Both 10-year-old girls were in a car crash on I-90 near Ritzville when the car Ayla's dad was driving, rear ended the back of a semi.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After more then 3 months in the hospital recovering from brain and spinal injuries, Ayla James is finally coming home from Seattle Children's Hospital. May 3rd was a tragic day for Ayla's family and the family of Gracie Snider. Both 10-year-old girls were in a car crash on I-90 near Ritzville when the car Ayla's dad was driving, rear ended the back of a semi.
  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

    Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:18:47 GMT
    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April. With the Nokia deal, Microsoft's employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month. Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of the up to 18,000 jobs, about 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut.
    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April. With the Nokia deal, Microsoft's employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month. Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of the up to 18,000 jobs, about 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut.
  • 3 dead after California bank robbery, gunbattle

    3 dead after California bank robbery, gunbattle

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-07-17 05:26:15 GMT
    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California say a second suspect has died after a bank robbery and gunbattle that led to the death of a hostage. Stockton police say that in all, three people are dead in Wednesday's violence, which included a high-speed chase that left cars and houses riddled with bullets.
    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California say a second suspect has died after a bank robbery and gunbattle that led to the death of a hostage. Stockton police say that in all, three people are dead in Wednesday's violence, which included a high-speed chase that left cars and houses riddled with bullets.
  • Chiwaukum Creek fire grows in central Washington

    Chiwaukum Creek fire grows in central Washington

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-07-17 05:17:18 GMT
    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - A fire reported by an aerial observer grew from 1/10th of an acre to 500 acres within a span of a few hours on Tuesday. 
    UPDATE:SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Driven by scorching hot temperatures and strong winds, a new central Washington wildfire is threatening hundreds of homes and sending up a towering column of smoke.The Chiwaukum Creek fire about 10 miles north of Leavenworth had raced across more than 1,200 acres by Wednesday evening and prompted the closure of a 15-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 2.
  • No sign of Wonderland Trail hiker

    No sign of Wonderland Trail hiker

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:08:47 GMT
    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) - Crews are still looking for a 64-year-old Tacoma man who went missing while hiking Mount Rainier's Wonderland Trail last weekend.National Park Service spokeswoman Casey Broom says there was still no sign of Edwin Birch as rescuers wrapped up their efforts Wednesday in the rugged, snow-covered terrain east and southeast of the mountain. They planned to resume looking Thursday in a new area, near the headwaters of Ohanapecosh River.Birch was last seen b...
    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) - Crews are still looking for a 64-year-old Tacoma man who went missing while hiking Mount Rainier's Wonderland Trail last weekend.National Park Service spokeswoman Casey Broom says there was still no sign of Edwin Birch as rescuers wrapped up their efforts Wednesday in the rugged, snow-covered terrain east and southeast of the mountain. They planned to resume looking Thursday in a new area, near the headwaters of Ohanapecosh River.Birch was last seen b...
  • WATCH LIVE: Alaskan brown bears fishing for salmon

    WATCH LIVE: Alaskan brown bears fishing for salmon

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:32:34 GMT
    Watch live as brown bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park converge on Brooks Falls to feed on migrating sockeye salmon.For more bear cam live streams visit Explore.org/bears.Explore.org
    Watch live as brown bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park converge on Brooks Falls to feed on migrating sockeye salmon.For more bear cam live streams visit Explore.org/bears.Explore.org
  • Estimated $100,000 in damage to commercial building

    Estimated $100,000 in damage to commercial building

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:20:14 GMT
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On July 12th, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Chan Erdman responded to the old Ching Hua Garden, located at 18203 E. Appleway, on a commercial burglary call. The new owner of the building said the last time he was there was approximately two weeks prior and the building was in the shape he had purchased it.
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On July 12th, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Chan Erdman responded to the old Ching Hua Garden, located at 18203 E. Appleway, on a commercial burglary call. The new owner of the building said the last time he was there was approximately two weeks prior and the building was in the shape he had purchased it.
  • Suspect arrested in child porn investigation

    Suspect arrested in child porn investigation

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:03:53 GMT
    ROY, Washington - Detectives from the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Task Force arrested a 29-year-old Roy resident Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014, on allegations of Dealing and Possession of Child Pornography. MECTF detectives discovered 125 files of investigative interest being traded across the internet.
    ROY, Washington - Detectives from the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Task Force arrested a 29-year-old Roy resident Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014, on allegations of Dealing and Possession of Child Pornography. MECTF detectives discovered 125 files of investigative interest being traded across the internet.
  • Couple has home burglarized while sleeping

    Couple has home burglarized while sleeping

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:39:14 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane couple woke up on Tuesday morning to find that their home had been burglarized while they were sleeping. The couple got up around 8am to find both the front and back doors of their home were open. The man and his wife said they were sure the doors were closed and at least the front door locked when they went to bed.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane couple woke up on Tuesday morning to find that their home had been burglarized while they were sleeping. The couple got up around 8am to find both the front and back doors of their home were open. The man and his wife said they were sure the doors were closed and at least the front door locked when they went to bed.
  • UPDATE: Suspect used two semi-automatic weapons against police in I-90 shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect used two semi-automatic weapons against police in I-90 shooting

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:17:23 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "There are hundreds up to a thousand pieces of evidence that need to be processed," said Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler in a press conference today in Sandpoint on the June 22nd officer involved shooting in post falls on I-90. The incident occurred around 2am when officers pulled over a suspected DUI driver in Couer d'Alene.
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "There are hundreds up to a thousand pieces of evidence that need to be processed," said Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler in a press conference today in Sandpoint on the June 22nd officer involved shooting in post falls on I-90. The incident occurred around 2am when officers pulled over a suspected DUI driver in Couer d'Alene.
  • Dog shot and killed during home invasion in north Spokane

    Dog shot and killed during home invasion in north Spokane

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:51:47 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a home invasion robbery in north Spokane. It happened just after 11:00pm Tuesday night near Hoffman and Mayfair, just south of the Northtown Mall. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating a home invasion robbery in north Spokane. It happened just after 11:00pm Tuesday night near Hoffman and Mayfair, just south of the Northtown Mall. Police say during the robbery, a dog was shot and killed.A perimeter was set up, but no suspects have been arrested.
  • 'Beat the Heat:' Ways to stay cool in scorching temperatures

    'Beat the Heat:' Ways to stay cool in scorching temperatures

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:30:37 GMT
    KHQ.COM - There is clearly a heat wave going through our region right now and temperatures are expected to remain in the 90's for the next several days. Here is all the information you need to stay cool including locations of local swimming pools, ice cream shops, splash pads and more!
    KHQ.COM - There is clearly a heat wave going through our region right now and temperatures are expected to remain in the 90's for the next several days. Here is all the information you need to stay cool including locations of local swimming pools, ice cream shops, splash pads and more!
  • Washington Wildfires prompt state of emergency declaration

    Washington Wildfires prompt state of emergency declaration

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:48:16 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes.The declaration allows officials to get help from the Washington National Guard and the State Guard if needed. It also directs state agencies to help local governments in responding to wildfires.
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes.The declaration allows officials to get help from the Washington National Guard and the State Guard if needed. It also directs state agencies to help local governments in responding to wildfires.
  • UPDATE: Wildfire near Mica Peak

    UPDATE: Wildfire near Mica Peak

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-07-16 06:01:43 GMT
    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Firefighters on scene of the Henry Road fire near Mica Peak told KHQ Tuesday evening that they have completely bulldozed a fire line around the fire, and so far it has burned about 17 acres.
    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Firefighters on scene of the Henry Road fire near Mica Peak told KHQ Tuesday evening that they have completely bulldozed a fire line around the fire, and so far it has burned about 17 acres. The official cause is unknown at this point, but firefighters on scene have told us they believe it may have been sparked by lightning. So far no structures have burned, and there have been no evacuations
  • Coeur d'Alene Police investigation possible child enticing incident

    Coeur d'Alene Police investigation possible child enticing incident

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:24:37 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is trying to find the man who they say tried to lure a 16-year-old girl into his car Tuesday afternoon. 
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is trying to find the man who they say tried to lure a 16-year-old girl into his car Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened just to the east of Highway 95 on Appleway. Police say the 16-year-old girl was walking down the road when a man in his 50's or early 60's pulled up and tried to entice the girl into his car. 
  • WATCH IT: Jam Broz. 'hot' pool dunk

    WATCH IT: Jam Broz. 'hot' pool dunk

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:57:52 GMT
    KHQ.COM - What happens when you combine a pool party, a basketball hoop, some trampolines and a little bit of fire? 
    KHQ.COM - What happens when you combine a pool party, a basketball hoop, some trampolines and a little bit of fire? Just a typical, radical night for the Jam Broz.! The group's fourth elaborate dunk debuted this week on YouTube and it did not disappoint. Through a series of jumps and passes, the Jam Broz. took pool dunking to an extreme that would even make Bodhi from Point Break shiver with fear.
  • City urges drivers to follow detours on Ray Street

    City urges drivers to follow detours on Ray Street

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:56:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane says the traffic through residential neighborhoods is increasing due to Ray Street construction, but it is because drivers are not following marked detours, which is raising safety concerns. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane says the traffic through residential neighborhoods is increasing due to Ray Street construction, but it is because drivers are not following marked detours, which is raising safety concerns. Some southbound drivers, not seeing the construction farther up the hill, are continuing on South Thor Street up to Ray Street, past the main detour near Fred Meyer at the bottom of the hill. 
  • SCRAPS: Dog dies tied to fence in the heat

    SCRAPS: Dog dies tied to fence in the heat

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:42:14 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has responded to another situation of animal cruelty and confinement in an unsafe manner after a passerby noticed two pit bulls tied to a fence without water or shade. Upon arrival at the residence, SCRAPS Animal Protection Officer Katie Kellig found one of the dogs dead.
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has responded to another situation of animal cruelty and confinement in an unsafe manner after a passerby noticed two pit bulls tied to a fence without water or shade. Upon arrival at the residence, SCRAPS Animal Protection Officer Katie Kellig found one of the dogs dead.
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