A Spokane Valley woman, accused of trying to hire an old classmate to kill her husband, said she was doing it to try and escape an abusive relationship.

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U.S. Marshals and Grant County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a kidnapping suspect and a 6-year-old girl.

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A South King County Firefighter is missing. Ken Ward is a firefighter with Mountain View Fire and Rescue. He was last seen Saturday morning in Renton.  Renton Police said Ward has relatives in the Spokane area and his fire chief told us he has reason to believe he may be near here. If you have any information you are asked to call Renton Police. 

Spokane Explorer Search and Rescue is hosting a new member orientation Thursday night, Oct 20,  from 6:30 to 8:00, for those interested in becoming certified search and rescue volunteers. The meeting will be held at the Spokane Department of Emergency Management, 1121 West Gardner, Spokane 99201.