Stories tagged: safety
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.
Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they’re getting into the right vehicles.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Alabama has the nation’s deadliest prisons, where violence is “too common, cruel, of an unusual nature, and pervasive” the Department of Justice found Wednesday in a scathing report that said …
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 3:43 p.m.
The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles after getting complaints of more than 3,100 fires and 103 …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Politics took a back seat during first lady Melania Trump’s trip to Microsoft on Monday to learn about the company’s work on accessibility and online safety for children.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 4 a.m.
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.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 3 p.m.
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.
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.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Spokane County District Court Judge set a $500,000 bond for a 29-year-old man accused of
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 12:34 p.m.
A man was stabbed and hospitalized for minor injuries after an altercation early Sunday morning in downtown Spokane.
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
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 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.
Spokane police arrested a suspect accused of stabbing a man over an unintentional dogfight at a park in West Central two weeks ago.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
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, …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 7:35 p.m.
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.
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 are investigating the the death of an a 1-month-old in a Spokane Valley apartment complex.
Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
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.
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 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.
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.
Amid read flag warnings and a burn ban for Central and Eastern Washington, several fires sparked around Spokane Friday afternoon and evening.