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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.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Nearly 2 dozen cited for firework violations during July Fourth

Local fire fighters issued 22 citations in Spokane on Independence Day holiday and received hundreds of firework related calls leading up to it.


Washington companies develop new technologies to make football safer

Increased awareness about sports-related brain trauma has brought a wave of new wearable technology designed to make athletes safer.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Providence Street home sustained heave damage in house fire

A Providence street home sustained significant damage after a fire that started in the garage spread to the roof.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 1:46 p.m.

Spokane Valley woman accused of killing husband in vehicular homicide

A Spokane Valley woman who told deputies her husband jumped onto her car was arrested with second-degree murder after detectives claimed her story didn’t match the evidence and she could …


Fire crews contain wildfire outside of Vantage

Fire fighters contained wildfire that burned 7280 acres west of the Columbia River, near Vantage and state emergency services have begun to move out of the area.


Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee get worst ratings in crash test

The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee fared worst among midsize SUVs in the latest crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Idaho school district adding armed guards to improve safety

An Idaho school district will hire its first armed guard this summer in an effort to improve school safety.


Detective: Talk to kids about the internet

Lewiston police Detective Brian Birdsell said during a presentation at the Lewiston City Library on Wednesday night that the best defense against things like sexual extortion, revenge porn, blackmail, cyberbullying …


UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Musk’s SpaceX is using a powerful rocket technology; NASA advisers say it could put lives at risk.

When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea – keep the propellant …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

Some aviation safety experts said they see no reason for alarm. And, in fact, Southwest’s safety record is enviable: Until last week, no passenger had died in an accident during …


U.S. regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Allegiant Air under fire after ‘60 Minutes’ safety report

Allegiant Air is fighting to reassure travelers and protect its reputation after renewed questions about safety at the low-cost carrier.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping …