Washington news station investigated after airing pornographic content during segment: report

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The video clip was reportedly shown for about 10 seconds before being taken off the screen

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A local news station in eastern Washington is being investigated by police after a porn video purportedly played on a screen behind a meteorologist giving a forecast at 6 p.m. last Sunday

The Spokane Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is investigating the origins of the apparent video and how it allegedly ended up on KREM-TV during dinner, the Spokane-based Spokesperson-Review reported.

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TV viewers had called the department to report the video.

It was reportedly shown for about 10 seconds before being taken off the screen.

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A spokesman for the department said investigators had not yet concluded whether the transmission of the video was a criminal act.

KREM apologized for the video in a subsequent Sunday broadcast, and owner TEGNA reiterated: “Those of us at KREM 2 would like to apologize for what happened in our 6 p.m. newscast tonight. The first half of the show An inappropriate video aired in. We are working diligently to ensure that nothing like this happens again.” Review.

The Spokane Police Department's Special Victims Unit is investigating the origins of this explicit video and how it allegedly ended up on KREM-TV during dinner.

The station could face a fine from the Federal Communications Commission – in 2015 Virginia station WDBJ-TV was fined $325,000 for showing sexually explicit material during a story about a former adult movie star who was a The volunteer had joined the rescue team, according to Raunak Times.

TEGNA did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ late-night request for comment.


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