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Oh, give me a home: Friends share care of orphaned bison

When Kevin Davidson, who owns property off Glenrose Road, decided to take in orphaned bison, his neighbor Jennifer Kofmehl was there to help, proving friends – and bison – can …


Stranded hiker rescued by helicopter in Post Falls

A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office helicopter rescued a hiker in Q’emiln Park in Post Falls Friday afternoon after he suffered from heat exhaustion and couldn’t hike out. Kootenai County firefighters …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Boy trapped in tree, rescued by firefighters

Firefighters rescued a boy trapped in a tree at Garry Middle School in north Spokane on Thursday evening.


Man trapped in ditch by mini excavator on South Hill suffers broken arm

Firefighters rescued a man after he was pinned in a ditch by a mini excavator he was operating in the backyard of a South Hill house on Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 11:41 a.m.

Flash flooding damages homes, cars and businesses in Pullman, Moscow

Heavy rain caused flash flooding Tuesday night in Pullman and Moscow, sweeping up cars, damaging buildings and trapping about two dozen people inside businesses.


Kidnapped California tourist rescued in Uganda, officials say

A California woman and her driver, kidnapped last week at gunpoint by a group of men in a Uganda national park, have been rescued from their captors, authorities said Sunday.


Cruise ship stranded off Norway reaches shore

Accompanied by tug boats, the Viking Sky cruise ship has limped into the Norwegian port of Molde more than a day after issuing a mayday call in a storm that …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. Relatives said one extended family lost 10 members.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:35 a.m.

Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims

Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped through a rural …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Flypast honors US bomber crew who died saving British kids

Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen – one of whom was from Idaho Falls –killed in World War II.


UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Fire death toll now reaches 63 and counting in Northern California

Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Guard troops search for more wildfire victims; 56 dead

With at least 130 people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California’s deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the …


German hiker, stuck on the Pacific Crest Trail, saved by a stranger

Having been caught herself by bad weather, Nancy Abell tried to persuade a hiker to turn back. The hiker didn’t, but Abell gathered enough information for the Snohomish County Search …


Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

‘Changed Forever’: Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael

The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes …


Italy-flagged migrant rescue ship challenges Italian policy

An Italian-flagged rescue ship set sail Thursday for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea, challenging moves by Italy’s populist government to shut down such humanitarian operations.


Noah’s Ark school bus: Truck driver rescues 64 dogs and cats from Hurricane Florence

Tony Alsup had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of …


‘Jaws of Life’ used to free bear with head stuck in milk can

Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota.


Last week they were rescued from trash. Now, they are the most in-demand dogs in the Tri-Cities

It was just a week ago that 45 dogs – most of them puppies – were found living among trash and dead rats in a Hermiston-area duplex after the tenant …


Oregon hunter rescued after hanging upside-down for 2 days

An Oregon hunter who fell out of his tree stand and got tangled in his safety harness has been rescued after hanging upside-down for two days about 30 feet from …


Idaho couple lost in Wyoming ice cave for nearly 2 days rescued

A man and woman got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days and were hypothermic when rescuers found them.


Cries for help at sea: Fisherman describes Greek fire rescue

The cries for help pierced the choking smoke. Dozens of people bobbed in the sea, forced by the vicious flames into the water. Children held onto adults, and people who …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Sheriff’s office deploys helicopter to save lost hiker on Mount Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies rescued a hiker who spent Monday night lost in the woods on Mount Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Four rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Man dies after diving into Twin Lakes

A man from Greenacres died Thursday after diving into Twin Lakes from a cliff, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Someone cut off feral cat’s ears, tail, but rescue group giving Courage a second chance

Found recently with both ears and most of her tail cut off, a small black cat from the Yakima Valley still purrs at the touch of a friendly hand.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before rains

With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum …