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Mother still searching for missing Spokane daughter

Saturday marks four years since the disappearance of Heather Higgins. The Spokane woman was last seen leaving her apartment off Maple and 10th. It's been a long four years for her mother, Jackie Forney, who is still pleading for her daughter's return.

?Nobody has forgotten her one inch,? Forney said.

It is still hard for Forney to talk about her blue-eyed, blonde-haired daughter without tearing up. Forney remembers every detail about the moment she knew something was wrong.

?Everybody is calling her, and they're getting the same straight to voice mail, and that's the way it stayed,? Forney said. "Everything went quiet."

There have been many theories about what happened to Higgins, but Forney says it's a mother's intuition that's telling her that Higgins didn't have a choice in the matter.

?I know somebody knows something,? Forney said. ?You don't have somebody just go poof and disappear.?

The Spokane Police Department is unable to give specifics into the investigation because it is currently open, but they want to assure everyone that this is not a cold case. They have not forgotten about Higgins.

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Pocket Park pops up downtown for PARK(ing) Day

Pocket Park pops up downtown for PARK(ing) Day

If you spent any time in downtown Spokane this afternoon, you may have noticed a brand new park popped up overnight in front of Riverpark Square. The tiny plot of land comes with a big message, helping to raise awareness about the importance of green-space in urban landscapes.

Just as quickly as it appeared, however, the park also disappeared. It was just a temporary installment – part of Spokane's first ever PARK(ing) Day.

“It's basically an open source experiment,” said Luke Schauer with Clearwater Summit Group. “It was started by the Rebar Group in 2005 in San Francisco. It started out as sort of an art project and expanded into the community with these pocket parks, softening up the hardscapes and bringing awareness to sustainable design.”

Schauer says the park only took about 25 minutes to install. First they laid down the sod, then lined it with paving stones and filled in the gaps with beauty bark. Finally, some furniture and potted plants provided the finishing touches. Nothing will go to waste, either.

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Few things will ever be as cool or awe-inspiring as dinosaurs, and today is the first day you can meet one up close and personal at Mobius Science Museum. Not just any dinosaur either, but Sue – the largest and most complete fossil of a T-Rex ever discovered.

Sue's trip to Spokane began as a whirlwind affair, with an empty stretch in her schedule the options were to either be shipped back to Chicago for storage or find a museum who would be willing to take her.

“Sue is what we call, in the business, a last minute booking,” said Mobius CEO Phil Lindsey. “Some of our board members had been reaching out to the Field Museum in Chicago about her availability and we reached a point where we thought we were going to be able to get her out here. From the booking to the shipping, everything was about six weeks.”

Apple fans line up for the latest iPhone

The sidewalk along downtown Main Street in Spokane was packed Friday morning for the release of the iPhone 6, the larger screen and enhanced performance drawing hundreds of fans to be among the first inside the Apple store to get their hands on one.

Just before 8 a.m. the store opened its doors, its first customers ? North Idaho natives Jason Allen and his brother Bret ? were very happen to be out of the cold.

?I have been doing the lines for the iPhone since the 3G," Jason said.

?Every time I come to Spokane, people are great here. They're really friendly. It's a blast. This is my first time ever doing it, its been a lot of fun," Bret added.

In order to be the first in line for the new phone the Allen brothers camped out on Main Street since Wednesday evening.

?It's been good, a lot of interesting people downtown," Jason said.

Obviously sleeping on the sidewalk proved to be a bit difficult.

?Back is a little bit sore from sleeping on the concrete,? Bret said.

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Children's Renaissance Faire at Manito Park

Children's Renaissance Faire at Manito Park

Is your family ready for a blast from the past? You may want to check out the Children's Renaissance Faire this Saturday, September 20th in Manito Park.

From 11 am to 3 pm, kids of all ages are welcome to romp through the park, magically transformed into a fairy glen by members of the Spokane Renaissance Faire and enjoy activities like:

Working 4 you: Extra precautions for online protection

Working 4 you: Extra precautions for online protection

Hacks and scams have become a way of life, and they could have people wondering if their personal information is safe anywhere. From the leak of personal celebrity photos to one of the largest data breaches in history at Home Depot, consumers have reason to be on edge.

These recent headlines can certainly make consumers uneasy about trusting third parties with their personal data.

Unfortunately, it's virtually impossible to avoid online transactions and interactions.

By now consumers have heard the warnings: create strong passwords, change them periodically and don't use the same one across all online accounts. These are all important steps to take to ensure your safety while hanging out online.

But, Kiplinger's Personal Finance says there are some extra precautions you can take that will really make a difference.

First, after private photos of celebrities were leaked online, the importance of protecting yourself in the cloud has been front and center. So, check your settings on multiple devices, like your phone and your computer to make sure that things meant to be private wont' go public.

Working 4 you: Avoiding booster seat blunders

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and one organization is out with some alarming numbers, finding many parents aren't properly using booster seats.

No parents intentionally put their children in harm's way. For almost all, ntohing is more important to them than the safety of their children. But, when it comes to cars, many parents aren't equipped with the right knowledge to make sure their kids are protected in the event of an accident.

Safe Kids Worldwide released a brand new study that finds nine out of ten parents stop using booster seats too soon.

It also found seven out of ten adults don't know how tall their child should be before transitioning from a booster seat to riding with a seat belt. The answer to that one is at least 57 inches tall.

And we know it's always important to make sure your children are buckled up before heading out. But, the study found that one in four parents say they don't buckle up their kid on every single car ride.