Stories tagged: accidents
Sat., March 22, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Statistics are poor ammo in Idaho debate about guns
Idaho’s legislators and governor should – but most probably will not – pay attention to a new batch of statistics about gun safety in Washington. As accidental gun injuries rise, …
Sat., March 15, 2014, 4:12 a.m.
Suspect in deadly South By Southwest crash charged
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The drunken-driving suspect who police say killed two people after he smashed his car through a street barricade at the South By Southwest festival did not …
Thu., March 13, 2014, 8:04 a.m.
Police: Driver kills 2 at South by Southwest
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By …
Sat., March 8, 2014, 5:41 a.m.
State Department: 3 Americans on missing plane
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department confirms that three Americans were aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Saturday. The department says in a statement that officials from the U.S. …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Idaho House passes bill limiting ski area operators’ liability
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers want ski area operators to be immune from claims over accidents related to in-bounds avalanches or faulty jumps, hits or rails in terrain parks. House Bill …
Sat., Feb. 8, 2014, 5:44 a.m.
Boulder smashes French Alps tourist train; 2 dead
PARIS (AP) — An enormous boulder hurtled off a mountain and smashed into a tourist train in the French Alps on Saturday, derailing it on the mountainside and killing two …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2014, 5:31 p.m.
Snow snarls morning commute; new band of snow expected tonight
Another round of snowfall is expected this evening and should bring 1 to 3 inches of accumulations to areas around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.
Sun., Dec. 1, 2013, 7:39 a.m.
Governor: 4 dead, 63 hurt in NYC train derailment
NEW YORK (AP) — A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 63 as it came …
Sat., Nov. 2, 2013
Texting while walking puts teens at risk
It’s a typical afternoon scene at Lewis and Clark High School: Teenagers pour out of the doors as the final bell rings, stuff headphones in their ears, shoot off a …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013
Teen driver in crash that killed two girls under investigation
The driver of a car that crashed into a tree Oct. 5, killing two University High School girls, had his license for one day. Preston Maher, 16, is now under …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2013, 12:05 p.m.
Wind, frosty weather causing accidents, outages
Icy conditions and wind were causing numerous accidents and power outages around the Inland Northwest on Monday morning.
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
Doug Clark: Shaken, unscathed after moose mishap
Luck, a wise soul once observed, is the residue of good design. In which case I’d like to thank the Toyota Corp., its American and Canadian auto parts manufacturers, its …
Sat., Sept. 7, 2013, 1:43 p.m.
Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 summer Olympics
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear …
Sun., July 7, 2013, 11:43 a.m.
Surgeon: At least two paralyzed in Boeing 777 crash
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers’ seat belts. …
Thu., June 13, 2013, 9:19 a.m.
La. state police: Blast, fire at chemical plant
GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a reported explosion has started a fire at a chemical plant. At least 30 people have been taken to the hospital. Capt. …
Mon., June 10, 2013, 7:57 a.m.
Two injured in Sunday accidents
Accidents sent two people to the hospital Sunday afternoon and evening.
Fri., June 7, 2013, 6:37 a.m.
I-5 detours increases crashes in Mount Vernon
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Detoured traffic from the collapsed I-5 Skagit River bridge has led to an increase in crashes in Mount Vernon.
Sat., May 4, 2013, 2:33 p.m.
Bodies found at Kyrgyzstan tanker crash site
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Search teams on Saturday found the bodies of two American crew members near where their military refueling plane crashed in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, while the …
Sat., May 4, 2013, 5:14 a.m.
Bangladesh toll 547; smell proof number will rise
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Ten days after the horrifying collapse of a garment-factory building, life has become still more gruesome for crews working to recover bodies at the site. The …
UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2013, 9:28 a.m.
Across America, a week of chaos, horror — and hope
Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. …
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, 7:34 a.m.
Light snow snarling morning commute
A winter storm delivered light snow throughout much of the Inland Northwest this morning, snarling the morning commute.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
Authorities identify driver in fatal crash
Authorities have identified the woman who hit and killed a pedestrian on state Highway 2 Tuesday night.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 9:40 a.m.
Big Midwestern snowstorm leads to 25-vehicle crash
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first widespread snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous driving conditions that, in Iowa, led to …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 8:23 a.m.
Accidents, school closures follow snowfall
Drivers were slipping on slick and snowy roads this morning as weather forecasters predicted more snow on the way.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012
Snowy blast slickens roads
Wintry weather caused problems for drivers in the region and kept emergency responders busy Wednesday. Roads became slick with snow, slush and ice, and snow combined with gusty winds made …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 3:55 a.m.
Carnegie fund mints newest class of heroes
An apartment complex clerk shot in the head. A boy stabbed by knife-wielding men. Teens struggling to stay afloat in the Pacific. An elderly woman trapped in her burning home. …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012, 1:59 a.m.
Ala. police kill suspects after separate shootings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a SWAT team shot dead a man wielding an assault rifle following a chase touched off by a triple killing, hours after …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2012, 2:46 p.m.
Ala. police kill suspects after separate shootings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama killed two suspects Saturday following separate shooting incidents 75 miles apart that left three other people dead and several injured, including two officers. …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2012, 3:56 p.m.
Uncle: Dad recalls crash that killed sons as blur
HOUSTON (AP) — The uncle of two young brothers killed by a suspected drunk driver who was then fatally shot at the crash scene said Friday that the boys’ father, …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2012, 1:41 p.m.
Uncle: Dad recalls crash that killed boys as blur
HOUSTON (AP) — The uncle of two young brothers killed by a suspected drunken driver who was then shot and killed at the crash scene says the boys’ father was …