Top stories to start your Wednesday morning, August 14

SPOKANE, Wash. - Good morning, it is August 14. Here are the stories you need to know as you start your day:

TOP STORY: Back in 2004, a 19-year-old woman was raped and suffocated while away at college in Oklahoma. Fifteen years later, her mother is still searching for answers. 

SPORTS: The North Idaho College men's basketball team must vacate its 2018 and 2019 Northwest Athletic Conference championships after an investigation determined the program violated NWAC code. 

FIRE WATCH: Williams Flats Fire and now have the flames 50% contained. As of Tuesday morning, the fire had burned 45,359 acres. Evacuation notices were revised.

HAPPENING SATURDAY: Get excited, Hello Kitty fans! An all-pink cafe on wheels will be in Spokane on Saturday, selling limited-edition collectibles.

NATIONAL: The National Rifle Association previously agreed to pay $6.5 million to buy a mansion for CEO Wayne LaPierre, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

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