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Idaho State Police find severely beaten woman and infant during traffic stop; driver arrested for possession of meth

During a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in Idaho, a man was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, and police also found a severely beaten woman and 2-year-old child, according to a …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Semitruck crash on I-90 in Lincoln County kills 1

One person was killed early Wednesday when two semitrucks collided on Interstate 90 five miles east of Sprague.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

With a doubling of traffic in 30 years, vehicles on I-90 in Spokane far exceed original design standards

Interstate 90 was designed to carry 50,000 vehicles on an average day. Today the busy highway cutting through Spokane carries 120,000 vehicles a day.


Interstate 90 east closed near Snoqualmie Pass due to spinouts

Authorities have closed Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass because of vehicles spinouts in snowy conditions.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

DUI suspect evades police while driving on wrong side of Interstate-90

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man Thursday morning suspected of driving the wrong way on Interstate 90, failed to realize he was being pursued by patrol cars and nearly hit other …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Semi flips on I-90 after being struck by passing driver; DUI suspected

A driver hit a semitruck, causing it to flip on to its side on Interstate-90, blocking all eastbound lanes of traffic at about 1:35 a.m. The suspect fled the scene …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:45 a.m.

Getting There: Yielding and merging onto freeway aren’t the same. (You should know with changes coming to I-90.)

Little known fact: Those yield signs that motorists face when joining highway traffic? They mean yield.


BRIEF: Two dead, three critically injured in I-90 crash near Ellensburg

Two people died and three were critically injured after a crash on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg Monday afternoon.


Valley entities hire lobbyist to promote Henry Road overpass

The city of Liberty Lake, the Central Valley School District and the Spokane Valley Fire Department have banded together to hire a state lobbyist with one goal in mind – …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Silver Lake fire near Cheney is almost burnt out

After three days and 11 miles, the Silver Lake fire that burned 340 acres along Interstate 90 near Cheney is nearly burnt out.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Silver Lake fire near Cheney enters mop-up stage

The worst of the Silver Lake fire burning along Interstate 90 near Cheney is likely over as residents return home and firefighters focus Tuesday on mopping up hotspots.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Evacuations ordered for residents near Silver Lake fire along I-90

A fast-moving brush fire quickly grew to 100 acres and its smoke forced brief closures on Interstate 90 in both directions near the Cheney exit as fire officials called for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Father, son injured when tire falls off passing car on I-90 in Coeur d’Alene

A father and son were injured Friday morning when a tire came off a passing sedan, bounced across the median and smashed the roof of their pickup truck on Interstate …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Multiple-vehicle collision snarls traffic on Interstate 90 downtown

A semitractor-trailer carrying crushed cars crashed on Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane on Wednesday, spilling the junked vehicles along the highway and causing multiple other accidents that jammed traffic for …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Idaho troopers use spike strips to arrest fleeing Spokane Valley kidnapping suspect

The Idaho State Police said Monday that troopers investigating a reported kidnapping pursued a Spokane Valley suspect along Interstate 90 and eventually used spike strips to flatten the tires of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Rock slide closes Fourth of July Pass

A rock slide forced the closure of westbound Interstate 90 at the Fourth of July Pass Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

One dead, two injured in snow-related crash on Interstate 90

Washington State Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal crash on westbound Interstate 90.


Three-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 Friday in Spokane injures two

A three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 90 in Spokane prompted emergency crews to transport two drivers to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:41 p.m.

Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane

A Spokane resident was killed early Saturday when she drove her car the wrong way on Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Getting There: The woman who fought freeways

Margaret Hurley was Spokane’s freeway fighter who stopped the north-south route in the 1970s.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

Semitrailer spills dozens of gallons of diesel fuel in crash near Sprague Avenue

About 50 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled five miles east of Sprague when a semitrailer crashed on Interstate 90.


Semi crash on I90 spills hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel

Hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel were spilled when a semi truck rolled over on Interstate 90 near Sprague.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

State may remove busy I-90 eastbound on-ramp at Walnut in downtown Spokane

Without the interstate at its end, the eastbound Walnut Street on-ramp might seem like a jump. A platoon of motorists sits at the red light, their collective engines revving, readying …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 6:16 p.m.

No-Li beer tank centerpiece of new Spokane ‘gateway’

A 930-gallon, stainless-steel beer fermentation tank adorned by symbols of Spokane’s industrial past is giving motorists a new welcome into downtown.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Three motorcyclists involved in chain reaction crash

Three motorcycles ran into the back of a car in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 90 near the Division Street exit Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:20 a.m.

East Sprague Avenue has seen its fortunes rise and fall. Now it’s turning a corner. For real.

If one building describes East Sprague Avenue, it’s the Pansie garage. On the main drag between Pittsburg and Magnolia streets, it’s uneven yet sturdy, almost as if two buildings were …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Burning power pole causes wires to fall across I-90 near downtown Spokane on Monday

A power pole along Interstate 90 caught fire Monday and caused power lines to fall onto the highway near the Hamilton exit.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

New charging stations to relieve ‘range anxiety’ in central Washington

Electric vehicle drivers in the center of the state should have some of their “range anxiety” eased with plans for nine new fast-charging stations.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Man who died in motorcycle crash while fleeing from the Idaho State Police identified as Spokane man

The man who died in a motorcycle crash while fleeing from an Idaho State Patrol trooper Tuesday has been identified as 46-year-old Blaze E. Smith of Spokane.


Man fleeing from Idaho State Police dies after motorcycle crash near Post Falls

A motorcyclist fleeing from the Idaho State Police crashed his motorcycle on Interstate 90 near Post Falls Tuesday and died at the scene.