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FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012

KXLY Anchor Describes Burglary 

We all think our homes are secure or that we'll never become the victims of burglary. That's exactly what KXLY4's Colleen O'Brien thought until a man tried to get into her home while she was home alone. In September, there were 565 total burglaries in...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

Can You Spare A Square? 

From right, KXLY personalities Kris Crocker, Mike Gonzalez and Nadine Woodward promote the station's 3rd Annual Spare a Square toilet paper drive Friday and Saturday. KXLY is teaming up with Project Beauty Share and Northwest Harvest for the drive. More information here. The annual event,...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012

Dish, KXLY Fail To Reach Agreement 

Despite lengthy discussions over the past two months, DISH Network and KXLY-TV have been unable to reach an agreement to carry the local ABC affiliate on the paid satellite service. The current agreement ended March 16, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. “We have offered DISH Network...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

Deputy Sprouts Sellect Type 'Stache 

Dave Resser, is the resident deputy for a rural area of Shoshone County. (Photo Courtesy: Shoshone County Sheriff's Office/Facebook) Some call Dave Resser a modern Wyatt Earp. When it’s time to drive into town from his rural turf, he shows up to Shoshone County Sheriff’s...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

Calling All Polar Bears 

'Tis the day for defunct newspapers. Above, from the KVNI Facebook site, David Candia holds up the front page of the old Spokane Chronicle from way back in the early 1980s. Candia was one of the first in the area to jump in the lake...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011

Which KVNI Format Do You Prefer? 

I, for one, enjoy the new sports format for KVNI. There's only so much recycled oldies that someone can take (especially when they're more for my older sister's g-g-g-generation than mine). I'm listening to many more hours worth of programming now than I did before....

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FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

Kris: Taking Warm Buns Too Far 

On her Facebook page, KXLY weathercaster Kris Crocker writes: "Just in time for the cold weather, the seat heater in my car burned a hole all the way through the leather of my seat. I wasn't expecting that. I'm all for warm buns, but GEEZ."...

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KXLY: Edgar Steele's Last Stand 

"I always thought I'd like to end my career with one big case involving real government tyranny and genuine wrong-doing that you can point to and people would be marching in the streets," Steele said. "Lo and behold -- ironically -- I've almost got the...

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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

Keeping Track Of Stolen Vehicles

Occasionally, Scanner Traffic posts an item in which a freeway detector spots a stolen vehicle on Interstate 90 as it passes through Kootenai County. Anusha Roy, the hard-working KXLY reporter for North Idaho, talked to law enforcement in Kootenai County about the License Plate Recognition...

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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011

College Grads Moving Back Home 

Thousands of college graduates across the region will walk proudly this weekend and collect their diplomas. Then many of them will pack up their college apartments and move back in with mom and dad.Graduation day: The culmination of much hard work. The beginning of a...

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FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011

Sea's The Limit For Rathdrum Man 

Bruce Jones lives in landlocked Rathdrum but that isn't stopping him from following his dreams below the surface of the ocean."When I was in high school I would sketch the underwater habitats and write out letters to Jacques Cousteau," he said.Jones built his first submarine...

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FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011

CPD Blues Nab Juvie Shoplifters 

KXLY Web Producer Nicole Hensley (Blush Response) rode along with Coeur d'Alene Police last week. Nicole snapped the photo and provided the commentary below. The first call of the power shift brought K46, Officer Nate Petersen, and I to just outside Les Schwab. Along with...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

Melissa: Don't Say This To PG Woman 

If all goes according to plan, I’m 8 weeks from delivering my son. It’s my second, so I shouldn’t be surprised at the weird things people say to pregnant women. I was starting to think it was just me, so I checked around with some...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Packages Being Stolen Off Doorsteps 

Thieves are targeting packages delivered on doorsteps. One Spokane Valley woman says a shipment of Christmas gifts from her mother was stolen last week. When packages that were set to arrive by Wednesday weren't there by Friday, Christie Hoiles became suspicious. Delivery drivers say the...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010

Vacant Sherman Fronts Reflect Times 

If you're looking for a commercial property in downtown Coeur d'Alene, now might be the time as there are a half dozen vacant properties along Sherman Avenue.The reason for so many vacancies? Over the last year, some entrepreneurs have been forced out of business because...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2010

KXLY Unveils Management Changes

Elizabeth Murphy Burns, president of Spokane Television, Inc. and QueenB Radio Inc., has announced senior management changes at the KXLY Broadcast Group effective Jan. 1. Steve Herling will be retiring from his role as the executive vice president and general manager of the KXLY Broadcast...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010

Wolves Offlimits To Hunters This Year 

Deer and pheasant hunting seasons kicked off in North Idaho this last weekend. While wolves were also hunted last season, they’ve been put back on the endangered species list and are now officially off limits. There are two camps at polar opposite ends of the...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2010

Melissa: Sex-Toy Angle Is Relevant 31 

It’s relevant on several levels, depending on who you ask. It’s relevant because the sheriff’s office already has a huge issue on its hands – and, the sheriff chose to assign some of his employees to get to the bottom of it. It’s relevant because,...

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KXLY: Kroc Center Raise Rates 

Money worries is pushing the Salvation Army KROC Center to hike its membership rates.Since the facility opened its doors back in May 2009, the state of the art facility has drawn in big crowds shattering memberships records.The KROC Center's Executive Director Major John Chamness says...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010

Idahoan Keeps Model-Train Masterpiece

Jesse Bennett likes to build things. He took the timber on his property and built his home. Once that was complete he dedicated his energies to a life long hobby of building model trains.Bennett -- friends call him Jess -- has been building trains since...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010

KXLY Drops Rick, Teresa Lukens 10 

Item: KXLY (KVNI) drops Rick, Teresa Lukens/Spokesman-ReviewMore Info: Rick and Teresa Lukens, longtime KXLY TV and radio broadcasters, were dropped by KXLY last week. Rick Lukens, who has been with KXLY for more than 27 years, said they got a call from station management while...

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TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010

KVNI Looking For Ideas re: Changes 

Candace Smith, an account exec for KXLY, is asking for input in an email she circulated to listeners and advertisers of KVNI today. (A Berry Picker sent along the following S.O.S. sent out by Candace.) Writes Candace: "KVNI is in the process of making some...

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DFO: KVNI Needs To Get Act Together 

First, I must admit that I haven't been a regular listener of KVNI for a long time, mebbe since the departure of former "Voice of North Idaho" Dick Haugen. Even then, I wasn't a regular listener because I'm too slammed in the mornings to listen...

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FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010

CdA Victim's Family Waits For Justice 

Almost three years ago a Coeur d'Alene man was charged with molesting nine neighborhood girls. Three years later Robert Critchfield has yet to go to trial.Critchfield was arrested back in January of 2008 after one of the victim's families tipped off investigators to the alleged...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010

Road Rage Victim Lies Re: Missing Legs 

The victim of a road rage incident last week in Spokane misstated the circumstances that led to both his legs being partially amputated in a car crash last winter. On June 3 Cody Balka participated in an interview in the wake of a road rage...

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