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Testimony continues in sentencing of Freeman school shooter

Aug. 16, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Testimony resumed this week in the sentencing hearing for a man who killed one classmate and wounded three others at Freeman High School five years ago. In September 2017, then 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe brought several firearms to school and opened fire on his...

Washington's apple crop is forecast to be smaller this year

Aug. 15, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington's apple crop is forecast to be a bit smaller this year because of the cool spring. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association on Monday projected the 2022 Washington state fresh apple crop will total 108.7 million forty-pound boxes. That's an...

Dive team recovers body from Spokane River

Aug. 13, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office recovered a body from the Spokane River on Friday afternoon. The Sheriff Office’s Dive Team and Major Crimes Detectives were told that a paddle boarder reported finding what appeared to be human remains in the river. The...

Newhouse’s primary success rare among GOP impeachment voters

Aug. 11, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 4th Congressional District in Washington state is a land of snow-capped volcanic peaks and lush irrigated orchards that produce most of the nation's apples. It's also home to one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump and then won his...

Doctor accused in kidnapping for hire plot pleads guilty

Aug. 11, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane medical doctor accused of hiring someone on the dark web to kidnap his estranged wife pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of threats in interstate commerce as part of a plea deal. Ronald Ilg, who has been a licensed physician in Washington state...

Firefighters keep wildfire out of evacuated Washington town

Aug. 05, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

LIND, Wash. (AP) — A small town in Washington state that was evacuated due to a fast-moving fire was largely spared Friday, while in California crews made progress against the state's deadliest and largest wildfire of the year. Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner said the fire that...

California crews make fire gains; Washington town evacuated

Aug. 04, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters made gains against the state's deadliest and largest wildfire of the year just as an eastern Washington town was evacuated Thursday because of a blaze that was burning homes. At about 1:30 p.m. the Adams County Sheriff’s Office...

Washington town told to leave due to wildfire, homes lost

Aug. 04, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

LIND, Wash. (AP) — An entire eastern Washington town was evacuated Thursday because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes, officials said. At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday the Adams County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook that about 10 homes in Lind had burned. ...

Heat wave to slam into US Pacific Northwest, linger for days

Jul. 24, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday issued an excessive heat watch for the U.S. Pacific Northwest region for coming days as potential record-breaking temperatures were forecast to settle in and linger until next weekend. Temperatures could break daily records in Seattle,...

WA Supreme Court rules on multiple benefits of trust lands

Jul. 21, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the Department of Natural Resources can continue to manage state trust lands for the financial benefit of schools and other institutions, but can also look at other ways to ensure that such lands are managed to benefit all...