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Gas line rupture causes evacuation of 10 Spokane homes

A gas line rupture in North Spokane caused 10 homes to be evacuated on Monday.

Spokane Fire Department officials say a residential gas line was hit by someone digging in a backyard near the intersection of Belt Street and Queen Avenue. It happened shortly after 2:00 PM.

Spokane Fire crews responded to the scene, evacuating 10 nearby homes as a precaution. Belt St. was closed while firefighters worked on fixing the problem.

It took crews a lot more than an hour to shut off the gas line and return the residents to their homes. Belt St. reopened a short time later.

Back to school forecast

Back to school forecast

This week will have us testing all the back to school clothes that have been gotten for the year.

Two lows are heading our way, the first will be here tonight and hang out for 24 hours.

Wednesday the next low comes in and heats us up to near 90. Cooling afterward to around 80 with showers or t-showers.

70's for the weekend

 

 

 

Kids sell lemonade to help childhood cancer research

For most kids, it's the last weekend before school starts. But two Spokane girls aren't spending their final moments of summer at a park or in the pool. Instead, they're raising money for childhood cancer research.

"I'm helping kids with cancer," 8-year-old Samantha Fay said.

Samantha, along with her sister, Lauren, set up a lemonade stand in their neighborhood on Saturday. Together the Fay sisters are fighting childhood cancer, one cup at a time.



Every dollar raised will go to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national non-profit raising money and awareness to fight childhood cancer.

"The way I look at it if I were those kids with cancer, I'd be sad if no one would help me," Samantha said.

Their mother, Mindy, says it's childhood memories like these, her girls will always remember.

"I'm so proud, they are great girls and always wanting to help other people," Mindy said.

If you want to donate, text LEMONADE and E116291 to 85944 to make a $10 donation.

Local hair dresser heads to New York fashion week

Local hair dresser heads to New York fashion week

Spokane Hair Dresser and Editorial Stylist, Douglas McCoy, dreamed of styling hair for just one show at New York Fashion week. Four seasons and over a dozen shows later, McCoy is preparing to head to New York once again, and is bringing with him an even bigger dream.

 

“It's a pretty special thing,” said McCoy of his experiences at fashion week. McCoy has been styling hair for 24 years and works on the Bumble and Bumble styling team at various shows each season. He started practicing and learning for his audition in 1997 and a few years ago he finally flew to L.A. for an open call with hundreds of other hair dressers from across the country.

 

“There's so much riding on every show,” said McCoy. “It's pretty structured, but there's always that last minute oh my god moment.”

 

Moscow Ballet hosting Nutcracker auditions for local dancers

Moscow Ballet hosting Nutcracker auditions for local dancers

Maressa's Spokane Dance will be hosting auditions for local dancers to join the Moscow Ballet when they stop in Spokane for a two night performance of their Great Russian Nutcracker at the Bing Crosby Theater in November.

 

The Moscow Ballet will select 60 dancers to grace the stage as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes and Angels among other roles. Auditions for the two night performance in November will be held on September 19th at Maressa's Spokane Dance. Moscow Ballet's “Dance With Us” Audition Director, Natalia Miroshnyk, will visit the studio in October to rehearse and fine tune the student dancers.

 

“We really want to encourage any and all kids to come,” said Maressa Dirks, owner of the hosting studio. She adds that this is a great opportunity to work with a top ballet company as they don't often travel this far for performances.

 

Back to school reminders from Spokane Public Schools

Back to school reminders from Spokane Public Schools

From Spokane Public Schools:

Classes for Spokane Public Schools students start Tuesday, September 3rd. Click HERE to check school start times.

For the first week of school, kindergarten will end at 11:30 am to help students transition to their new school schedule.

School starts at 9 am every day except Thursday, when it starts at 9:30 am to give teachers time for collaboration. During the first week, lunch is not available for kindergarteners, and Express is not available from 11:30 am to 3 pm.