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3-year-old Spirit Lake boy found dead in car

A 3-year-old boy died, of apparent heat exposure, while trapped inside a car with two dogs in Spirit Lake.


Weather: Summer looks drier, warmer than usual

Though the official start of summer is still 10 days away, temperatures are in the 90s. Monday, the temperature reached 96 – breaking the record for that date of 91 …


Summer car tough on stuff

The steering wheel is too hot to touch and the bag of gummy bears you left in the console has melted into a multicolored glob. The seat burns through your …


Summer car tough on stuff

The steering wheel is too hot to touch and the bag of gummy bears you left in the console has melted into a multicolored glob. The seat burns through your …


July was second warmest month in Spokane history

The average temperature in Spokane in July was 75.7 degrees. That was just below the hottest month ever in Spokane, July 1906, which had an average temperature of 75.9 degrees, …


Heat’s on: Many turn to area waters to keep their cool

The inflatable raft was piled high with everything two friends could possibly need for an afternoon at the Spokane River. Towels. Snacks and drinks. A folding chair, an umbrella. More …


An over the top finals

MIAMI – Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James. His name is Tim Duncan.


James, Duncan square off again

Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James. His name is Tim Duncan.


Extreme heat, cold felt around world in July

July was the driest in history at the Spokane International Airport as only a trace amount of moisture was recorded. The normal precipitation for July is 0.64 inches. The average …


Washington heat to ease this weekend

SPOKANE — More hot weather is forecast through Friday across Washington, but the National Weather Service says temperatures should ease back toward normal this weekend.


Heat not excessive by historical standards

July has certainly been very warm across the Inland Northwest. In addition to the heat, the Spokane International Airport has seen only traces of precipitation. However, just about 40 miles …


Hot nights in Northwest becoming more common, study finds

SEATTLE – Most Northwest heat waves are bearable, thanks to the cool breezes that blow in at night. But according to a new analysis from the University of Washington, hot …


Weather: ‘Heat bursts’ radically change temperature in moments

On June 11, there was a rare 26-degree “heat burst” at Grand Island, Neb. The temperature at 2:53 a.m. was 73 degrees, but skyrocketed to 99 degrees at 5:10 a.m., …


Shaking off the heat

As temperatures soared to near the century mark on Monday, people in and around Spokane turned to a time-honored tradition for beating the heat: They got all wet. Monday’s official …


Twice as nice for the Heat

MIAMI — LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of …


International approach pays off

SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs have long been the NBA’s gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to …


Heat struggled at quarters’ end

SAN ANTONIO – Until Tuesday night, the Miami Heat will be lamenting 8 bad minutes. Eight very bad minutes, actually.


Miami seeks modest win streak

SAN ANTONIO – It was the compelling story of the NBA regular season, the Miami Heat making their run at the league-record mark of 33 consecutive victories. They fell six …


Big Three deliver as Heat even series

Riding big performances from LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in …


James, Wade ready to lift Heat

SAN ANTONIO – Game 4 of the NBA Finals will tell more about the Miami Heat than a 66-win regular season ever could. Any questions about LeBron James and the …


Heat turn it up in Game 2

Mario Chalmers led the charge, LeBron James broke out to finish it with a flurry and the Miami Heat used a 33-5 run to rout the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 …


Spurs bank on Parker for Game 1 win

Tim Duncan overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker banked in a desperation jumper on a broken play with 5.2 seconds left and …


Heat blow out Pacers, return to NBA Finals

MIAMI – Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions – with a blowout. …


Strategy pays off for Heat

INDIANAPOLIS – Miami put LeBron James right in the middle of the action Sunday night, and this time, the Indiana Pacers didn’t have an answer for him or his Miami …


Best bet on the Tube

For as intense and down-to-the-wire as Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals was, the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat shared the same thought on Thursday. In their minds, today’s …


Heat, Pacers prepare for another battle

MIAMI — A year ago when Miami and Indiana faced off in the postseason, there were blood-drawing hits, flagrant fouls, technical fouls, choke signs being directed toward LeBron James and …


Celtics’ Rondo out for season with torn ACL

BOSTON – Paul Pierce sank the big basket in the Celtics double-overtime win over the NBA champions. Then he learned that star point guard Rajon Rondo would miss the rest …


Miami picked to win

Never mind that the Los Angeles Lakers added Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the offseason, the majority of NBA general managers still believe the Miami Heat will raise the …


Extreme weather creating headaches throughout globe

Last week I mentioned that evidence suggests that we’re in a global cycle of wide weather extremes that’s been the strongest such cycle in more than 1,000 years. Based on …


Ouch! July in US was hottest ever on record

WASHINGTON - This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust …