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Study finds some users think marijuana can sober you up enough to drive. Wrong, says the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

A new traffic study sponsored by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that one out of every 10 survey respondents admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana before driving.

How can I stay safe when decorating for the holidays?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, decorating mishaps send nearly 15,000 people to the emergency room each year.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Body discovered near Santa Clara, Calif. stadium where Spokane 49ers fan disappeared

A body was discovered a few miles away from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where a U.S. Army veteran from Spokane disapeared during a football game.

Spokane City Council votes to require Spokane Fire Fighters, Police Officers to only work with city dispatchers

The Spokane City Council unanimously approved an ordinance which would require Spokane firefighters and police officers to only work with dispatchers who are city employees during their meeting Monday night.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Social media threat made against Lewis and Clark High school

Police are investigating a potential threat made against Lewis and Clark High school on Instagram Saturday night.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

State is liable for children’s safety with foster parents, Washington Supreme Court rules

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state is responsible for protecting children from abusive foster parents.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Spokane police arrest second suspect in deadly 7-Eleven machete stabbing

Spokane police have arrested a second suspect in connection with last week’s stabbing death outside a downtown 7-Eleven store.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

$500,000 bond set for machete-killing suspect

A Spokane County District Court Judge set a $500,000 bond for a 29-year-old man accused of

Three tips to avoid Halloween hand injuries

There are plenty of frights to go around on Halloween, but a hand injury probably isn’t one you’d expect.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Friends and family gather to remember teenage shooting victim Eddie Daniels

While a few of the friends and family gathered to honor the memory of 15-year-old Eddie Daniels III said they loved his smile, most said the best thing about him …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

Man arrested after fatal Post Falls shooting

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man in Post Falls Saturday night after a shooting incident led to the dead of a 24-year-old man.

Police investigate weekend stabbing in downtown Spokane

A man was stabbed and hospitalized for minor injuries after an altercation early Sunday morning in downtown Spokane.

Seattle embraced dockless bike shares, but bans scooter ones. How come?

Mayor Jenny Durkan banned scooters, citing safety concerns, noting a Washington Post report that scooter-related emergency room visits have spiked in cities after scooter shares come to town.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Uber rolls out safety features for drivers, passengers

Uber has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Police arrest West Central Spokane stabbing suspect

Spokane police arrested a suspect accused of stabbing a man over an unintentional dogfight at a park in West Central two weeks ago.

New attack on a nurse heightens safety concerns at hospital

Staff say another nurse was attacked at Washington state’s troubled psychiatric hospital this week, just days after an incident Sunday in which a patient is accused of punching a nurse, …

Former Liberty Mutual insurance employee charged for Fraud in Spokane

A former Liberty Mutual insurance employee was charged in Spokane for theft and filing a false insurance claim after she reported her diamond ring went missing and investigators say she …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Testing finds flaws with autos’ electronic safety systems

Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention, an insurance industry group …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 1:43 p.m.

Police investigate death of one-month-old infant

Police are investigating the the death of an a 1-month-old in a Spokane Valley apartment complex.

Medical Examiner identifies man shot while trying to run over deputy

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office identified a man shot by a deputy after he allegedly attempted to run the deputy over with his van.

UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Officials say Upriver Beacon Fire now fully contained

Fire fighters have contained the Upriver Beacon Fire, which led to hundreds of evacuations between North Spokane and Spokane Valley and contributed to smoky conditions Wednesday.

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Medical Examiner testifying in Dennis Magner’s trial said victims of boat crash sustained life-threatening injuries before drowning

A medical examiner testifying in the trial of Dennis Magner, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal conspiracy for his involvement in a boat crash that left three dead, …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Prosecutors say Coeur d’Alene officers involved in shooting behaved appropriately

Prosecutors determined that three Coeur d’Alene Police officers involved in an exchange of gunfire that left an officer injured and a man dead earlier this year, acted appropriately in their …

UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Man acquitted of killing toddler sentenced for drug charges

A Spokane man who was acquitted in the killing of his ex-girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter last summer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison on drug charges.

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Red flag warning and burn ban goes into affect

Amid read flag warnings and a burn ban for Central and Eastern Washington, several fires sparked around Spokane Friday afternoon and evening.

FAA inspector cozy with airline official ignored safety tips

A federal inspector assigned to monitor American Airlines failed to act on safety complaints after developing a friendship with a company official, according to a government watchdog report.

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley deputy administers opioid overdose medicine to unconscious man found in basement

A Spokane Sheriff’s deputy administered opioid overdose reversing drug to an unconscious person found in a Spokane Valley home Tuesday.

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Medical Examiner’s identify North Spokane shooting victim, rule death as homicide

The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of a shooting in North Spokane and ruled his death a homicide.

Staying alive: insight on surviving encounters with dangerous wildlife

Don’t run – not from a charging wild animal or the facts, wildlife experts say.

UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Police searching for north Spokane bank robbery suspect

Police are searching for a suspect alleged to have robbed the Washington Trust Bank in North Spokane late Friday afternoon.