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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Fire damages Post Falls steakhouse GW Hunters

Kootenai County firefighters responded at 4:17 p.m. to GW Hunters at 615 N. Spokane St. near Interstate 90. KHQ reported no one was inside the restaurant at the time.


Getting There: Big changes underway in Kootenai County to keep crowded roads from clogging

Ask Megan Sausser what will be different about Kootenai County in the next seven years, and she will give you a straight answer: “There will be a lot more cars. …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Man, 38, killed by semitruck while crossing I-90 near Coeur d’Alene

The Idaho State Police said Joshua C. Brown, of Rathdrum, had parked his pickup truck and was attempting to walk across the freeway when he was hit Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Woman rescued after driving car into Hayden Lake

A woman was rescued from a sinking car in Hayden Lake Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Kootenai County commissioners may decide contentious commercial project on Wolf Lodge Bay

Commissioners may decide contentious Lake Coeur d’Alene dock-building project Wednesday


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Westbound police chase down Eastbound I-90 ends with wanted man’s arrest

After failing to appear in court, a suspect charged with stalking led Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies on a chase on Interstate 90 before being arrested.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Spokane police arrest man suspected of kidnapping Idaho teen

Bradley D. Walters, 20, is suspected in the kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing last week.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

‘A big hug from this community’: Hayden welcomes soldier injured in Afghanistan

More than 100 people braved rain and traffic Friday morning to line the sides of Highway 95 in Hayden and welcome a wounded soldier to their community.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Mayor of Harrison, Idaho, resigns, citing fears for family’s safety and disagreement over development

Kayleen Walker, who’s served as mayor of the small vacation town of roughly 200 people since 2017, resigned Aug. 6 after vandalism of her home near downtown. Walker said she …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

‘Not in my backyard’: Kootenai County residents mount opposition to planned inmate re-entry center

The proposed facility is one of several projects aimed at reducing overcrowding in the state’s prison system, where roughly 62% of inmates are held for probation or parole violations – …


Witnesses: Second suspect carried pistol amid Coeur d’Alene shooting panic

Witnesses said a second man was armed with a pistol as he ran from Coeur d’Alene police officers in the chaos that followed two shooting incidents at a Fourth of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Rules for the Fourth of July haven’t changed: fireworks banned in Spokane city limits, most of the county

Fireworks are banned in most of Spokane County, including Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Liberty Lake and all unincorporated areas.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Lightning strikes two homes near Post Falls during heavy storm Thursday; area near Colville sees power outage from wind

Lightning struck two houses near Post Falls during a brief but heavy thunderstorm Thursday evening. The houses saw light damage and no one was hurt.


All but one Kootenai County tax proposal fails to reach super-majority approval

Multiple tax proposals on the ballot Tuesday in Kootenai County won wide support, but not enough to surpass the super-majority requirement needed for approval.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office investigating death of girl in Hayden

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a girl in Hayden.


Kootenai County GOP embraces promoters of far-right ‘Pizzagate’ and ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theories

Kootenai County Republicans claim they voted last week to promote freedom of speech. In doing so, they embraced a couple who have promoted the far-right hoax known as “Pizzagate” and …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

Police arrest 34-time felon wanted in Spokane for stealing car with child inside

Spokane detectives say a recently arrested 34-time felon used fake tattoos that threw them off in their investigation of a 2018 carjacking and kidnapping.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

North Idaho 13-year-old arrested after allegedly leading deputies on 100 mph chase near Athol

A 13-year-old was arrested early Monday morning under suspicion of leading Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase near Athol.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

Lori Isenberg pleads guilty in Coeur d’Alene to embezzling housing funds

A Coeur d’Alene woman, who remains under investigation for the suspicious death her husband from last February, pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than a half million dollars from the …


Post Falls man accused of shooting at police during high-speed chase

Christian A. Reynolds appeared in court Monday on numerous charges, including aggravated assault, drug trafficking and driving under the influence.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Hayden man cleared of hate crime, found guilty of battery in altercation with Spokane church group last summer

Richard A. Sovenski Jr. faces a potential sentence of up to six months in county jail for the attack, which was caught on video. However, jurors did not believe his …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

North Idaho woman dies in single-vehicle collision near Hauser Lake

A North Idaho woman died Monday night in a single-vehicle collision near Hauser Lake.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Despite poor showing in North Idaho, Democrats gain a few seats in the Legislature

Democrats did poorly throughout North Idaho, but managed to pickup a few seats in southern Idaho.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Home invasion turns fatal as resident shoots and kills armed intruder near Post Falls

A man was killed early Monday morning near Post Falls in what Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies are describing as a home invasion that turned into a fatal shooting.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018

In second day of testimony, Dennis Magner says he has no memory of crash that killed three on Lake Coeur d’Alene

During his second day of testimony, former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner told jurors he had no recollection of crashing his boat into another vessel on Lake Coeur d’Alene two …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018

Firefighters battling several brush fires near Coeur d’Alene Airport

North Idaho firefighters are battling several small brush fires near the Coeur d’Alene Airport. Jim Lyons, spokesman for Northern Lakes Fire District, said crews were battling about seven fires, though …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

Police investigating North Idaho woman wanted for grand theft now a suspect in husband’s death

A missing North Idaho woman who is wanted on grand theft charges is now a suspect in her husband’s death.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

Liquor officials raid two Coeur d’Alene businesses, seize beer and wine

Detectives raided two Coeur d’Alene businesses and seized dozens of cases of wine and four kegs of beer earlier this week amid allegations the products had not been sold through …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

North Idaho entrepreneur Nicholas Smoot arrested under suspicion of domestic battery

Coeur d’Alene entrepreneur Nicholas R. Smoot, who has gained attention for his work in bringing an internet startup culture to North Idaho, was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of domestic battery.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Mother of 13-year-old boy accidentally shot in face by brother says he’ll be blind for life

A North Idaho teen accidentally shot in the face by his older brother likely will have his eyes removed as part of medical recovery.