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Cheney house caught fire Saturday afternoon

CHENEY, Wash. -- Fire District 3 responded to a house in Cheney that caught fire Saturday afternoon on Lucas St. The district Division Chief Tim Loncon said everyone in the house got out safely and no pets were lost. The…

Girl shoots 3 at Idaho middle school; teacher disarms her

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian and then was disarmed by a teacher. Officials said at a news conference Thursday that…

Spokane Valley RV style shop catches fire

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1129 N. Flora on Wednesday night. The fire was at a detached RV style shop and crews were able to extinguish it. A second fire engine…

SWAT standoff at Cedar West Apartments ends in arrest

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane SWAT team was in a standoff with a domestic violence suspect at Cedar West Apartments, ending with the suspect coming out on his own. Ryan B. Schaules, 31, was arrested for second degree assault with…

Amid legal challenge, capital gains tax signed into law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets was signed into law Tuesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. A legal challenge against the tax has already started, with one lawsuit filed…

85-year-old Spokane man with Alzheimer's found

SPOKANE, Wash. -- It has been reported that 85-year-old Gordon Mann has been located at a family member's residence. Mann, who has Alzheimer's, left his house in North Spokane on Tuesday afternoon saying he was going to a friend's house…

Man seriously injured in rollover crash near Schrag

ADAMS CO., Wash. -- A man was seriously injured in a rollover crash west of Ritzville early Tuesday morning. 31-year-old Jesse M. Van Benschoten of Oak Harbor was driving west on I-90 around 4:14 a.m. when he overcorrected and rolled…

Ethics committee votes to censure Idaho lawmaker

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legislative ethics committee on Thursday voted to censure and suspend Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger in connection with allegations that he raped a 19-year-old intern. Von Ehlinger has denied all wrongdoing and maintains he had…