Author: Kylee Cruz

Ice bucket challenge raising funds, awareness for ALS

It's taken social media by storm, photos and videos posted of people dumping ice over their heads, but there's a serious purpose to the latest internet buzz in that its helping raise money for ALS, a disease that has no cure.

Police on lookout for cop imposter

Spokane police are on the lookout for a man who's posing as a cop over the phone trying to use jury duty as a ploy to con people out of their cash.

Simple steps to beat the heat in your home

If you don't have air conditioning at your home chances are you're trying to find ways to stay cool. Since the 90s aren't going away anytime soon here's a few ways you can find some relief without spending lots of money.

Community funds bulletproof vest for K-9

The newest member of Spokane's SWAT Team is about to go on duty. When he joins the elite team of officers, he'll be extra prepared thanks to the community's support.

Storm damages South Hill garage

Wednesday afternoon's powerful storm system caused damage on Spokane's South Hill, including a tree crashing down on a garage near 23rd and Bernard.

First responders rescue dog from irrigation ditch

Police and firefighters in Post Falls took a break from chasing criminals and fighting fires to rescue a golden retriever that was injured and unable to move from an old irrigation ditch near Falls Park.

Police looking to create new precinct on South Hill

The Spokane Police Department is continuing to reach out from the Public Safety Building in downtown Spokane, connecting with kids on basketball courts and now they're looking to connect with the community in the South Perry Business District as well.

Bed, breakfast and bud

In its first day of sales, the state of Washington brought in more than $60,000 dollars in pot tax revenue and now private businesses are trying to cash in on the 'budding' tourism industry.

Thousands turn out for American Heroes parade

Communities across the Inland Northwest celebrated Independence Day, among them Coeur d'Alene, where thousands lined Sherman Avenue Friday morning for the annual American Heroes parade.

CdA fireworks show will go on despite funding shortfall

Freedom isn't free and fireworks aren't either, so while the annual Fourth of July fireworks show in Coeur d'Alene is scheduled for this Friday, the Chamber of Commerce still needs $10,000 to pick up the tab for the pyrotechnics.

Come rain or shine Hoopfest will go on

This year, as they have in the past, organizers are preparing for the possibility of a wet Hoopfest weekend, though even if the weather isn't ideal it won't stop people from playing ball.

Hoopfest, construction collide downtown

Hoopfest has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 25 years and so has downtown Spokane, and with a new hotel being built in the heart of the city it meant that three dozen basketball courts had to be relocated.