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Washington state local news airs porn clip during forecast

Washington state local news airs porn clip during forecast

It was cloudy with a chance of some booty on a Washington state TV station — whose weather forecast was accompanied by a raunchy porn video during an evening newscast.

CBS affiliate KREM 2 in Spokane was left red-faced over the footage, which appeared to show a woman’s backside behind meteorologist Michelle Boss as she delivered the weather report Sunday evening, Adweek reported.

Neither Boss nor anchor Cody Proctor reacted to the clip, which aired for about 13 seconds, before the news outlet cut to weather maps, according to the report.

The temperature-raising incident was enough to get the Spokane Police Department’s special victims unit involved to probe possible criminality, spokeswoman Julie Humphreys told the Spokesman-Review.

“The incident generated numerous calls from concerned citizens in the city and county. At the time of this release, the investigation is ongoing and no culpability of any kind has been determined,” police said in a statement.

A VP at KREM’s parent company said the station has apologized for the incident.

“We apologized to our viewers last night during our 11 p.m. newscast – Those of us here at KREM 2 want to apologize for something that happened in our 6 p.m. newscast tonight,” said Anne Bentley, the chief communications officer at TEGNA.

“An inappropriate video aired in the first part of the show. We are diligently working to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again,” she told the newspaper in an email, but declined to answer questions about the offending clip.

The Federal Communications Commission may fine the station for the X-rated content, according to the Spokesman-Review, which reported that a station in Roanoke, Virginia, had a similar incident in 2012.

The outlet violated federal law by airing “indecent programming from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. when there is a reasonable risk that children may be in the audience,” the FCC ruled, according to the Roanoke Times.

It was ultimately fined $325,000, the highest fine ever at the time for a single indecent broadcast, according to the report.

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