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4 things to know for December 20

Winter Weather: Drivers are dealing with a very slippery commute this morning. Several inches of snow have fallen around the area, and with warmer temperatures, roads are slushy and slick. Washington State Patrol says to be sure to give yourself plenty of time this morning, and don't follow cars in front of you too closely.

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Berlin Attack: Twelve people are dead after a truck crashed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin. Dozens more were injured. Authorities believe this was a deliberate attack, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it appears to be a terror attack. Police said they had taken a suspect into custody, but that person denies involvement in the attack and police remain vigilant.

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Nuisance Home: Police say the help of vigilant neighbors helped them to shut down a nuisance home in North Spokane For nearly a year, they have reported seeing drug activity and even prostitution at the home in the 6100 block of N, Nettleton. Yesterday, police forced the homeowners and all occupants to vacate. If there's a nuisance home in your neighborhood, police say to make sure you report all activity to Crime Check.

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Child Abuse Bond: A Spokane man suspected of a severe case of child abuse was released on an unusually low bond because of a typo. Cedric Burton is accused of breaking a little girl's arms and leg. His bond was set at just $25,000. Prosecutors had asked the court for a $250,000 bond, but someone dropped a zero on the paperwork and the warrant was issued for much less.

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