Stories tagged: traffic
Thu., April 23, 2015
Front Porch: GPS brings comfort, stresses to travel
Brow furrowed I flipped the map sideways, then upside down. “I think we turn left at Canada,” I announced. “Or maybe right.” Since we were on our way to Disneyland …
UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2015, 12:59 p.m.
Airway Heights mayor says bus incident tied to politics
Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing said Thursday he believes political opponents are behind efforts to play up what he called a “minor vehicle accident’ that took place in January while …
Thu., April 16, 2015
Starr Road accidents raise safety concerns
Signs near the Newman Lake community warn motorists on Trent Avenue to slow as they approach Starr Road, but residents say the 45 mph zone is largely ignored by commuters. …
Wed., March 25, 2015
Spokane hires new county engineer
The state’s largest county road system has its next chief. The Spokane County Commission on Tuesday selected Mitch Reister as the county engineer, who oversees more than 2,500 miles of …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Crossroad in crosshairs about barrier
Michelle Yarbrough was in the shower when a minivan drove through her garden and smashed into the garage just outside her front door. Only a few minutes earlier she’d been …
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Doug Clark: Spokane Standoff leads to Road Rage Confidential
Found myself facing one of our most treacherous civic situations the other night: a four-way stop with all lanes occupied, otherwise known as… A Spokane Standoff.
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
In brief: Red light camera fines used for traffic calming projects
NORTH SPOKANE – Proceeds from red light camera tickets are paying for a traffic circle at Lyons Avenue and Cincinnati Street. The project is one of 15 traffic calming projects …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 16, 2014, 10:10 a.m.
Newport Highway reopened following collision
A southbound lane on the Newport Highway near Westmoreland Road was closed this morning after a two-vehicle collision.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 8, 2014, 2:04 p.m.
Spokane man dies in head-on collision
A 19-year-old Spokane man died when his car collided head-on with a semi trailer on Trent Avenue in Spokane Valley Wednesday morning, the Washington State Patrol said.
Mon., Sept. 29, 2014, 1:51 p.m.
ISP: Suspicious device closes Highway 200 near Sandpoint
The Idaho State Police are investigating reports of a suspicious device on State Highway 200 northeast of Sandpoint.
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014
Maher’s plea deal draws disbelief
The grief of three families spilled out of a Spokane courtroom Thursday as 17-year-old Preston Maher pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the deaths of his University High School classmates …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 22, 2014, 3:14 p.m.
Five injured in fiery crash east of Moscow
Five people were injured after a Nissan truck overturned on State Highway 3 between Deary and Kendrick on Sunday afternoon, the Idaho State Police said.
Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, 12:16 p.m.
Northport woman injured in suspected drunken driving crash
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a crash that sent a Northport woman to the hospital Sunday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, 9:07 a.m.
I-90 reopens in both directions at Liberty Lake
Interstate 90 has reopened in both directions at Liberty Lake.
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014, 8 a.m.
Bonners Ferry man dies in overnight crash
Louie Abraham, 28, was killed in a single-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 2 early Thursday, the Idaho State Police said.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 24, 2014, 12:29 p.m.
Numerous buildings uninhabitable after Napa Valley earthquake
Officials in the city of Napa say 15 to 16 buildings are no longer inhabitable after Sunday’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake, and there is only limited access to numerous other structures. Napa …
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
DUI suspect avoids train, breaks ankle
Ruben Flores, 24, faces a driving-under-the-influence charge after police say his car stalled on the train tracks near the downtown Amtrak station just before 3 a.m. Friday.
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014, 6:22 a.m.
Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area
PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona’s main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014
Proposed Valley rail bridges seek to increase safety, decrease traffic
It didn’t take an engineering degree to realize the railroad crossing at Park Road posed a threat and inconvenience to the Spokane Valley community. Almost 6,700 vehicles a day crossed …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014
Oil, coal left out of grant request
The Washington Department of Transportation estimated in June that six proposed coal and oil terminals could add at least 44 more trains per day going through Spokane. In a letter …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 15, 2014, 10:58 a.m.
Sagle man killed in crash on Long Bridge in Sandpoint
A Sagle man was killed early Friday in a two-vehicle collision on the Long Bridge, just south of Sandpoint on U.S. Highway 95.
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014, 8:37 a.m.
Monroe/Lincoln streets closed on South Hill until October
Monroe and Lincoln streets on the South Hill between 7th and 17th avenues will close today for construction that is likely to last into October.
UPDATED: Wed., July 30, 2014, 11:47 a.m.
Brothers injured in deer-involved collision south of CdA reservation
Two Princeton men named Orr were injured in a deer-involved collision east of the town just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, the Idaho State Police said.
Tue., July 29, 2014
Driver gets 78 months for vehicular homicide
If Priest Lake native Scott Moore were alive today, he’d be tending asparagus in his railroad-tie-bordered garden, his wife, Darcie Humphrey Moore, said Monday. “It takes three seasons to grow …
Fri., July 25, 2014, 3:20 p.m.
Arizona man hospitalized after driving into Lake Coeur d’Alene
Douglas Williams, 26, of Scottsdale, Arizona, swam to a dock after his Chevy sedan entered Lake Coeur d’Alene in a traffic incident late Thursday, the Idaho State Police said.
Wed., July 23, 2014, 7:56 a.m.
Spokane Valley boy injured in rollover crash near Ritzville
A five-year-old boy and 33-year-old man were injured in a single-vehicle rollover collision just after 7 p.m. Tuesday near Ritzville, the Washington State Patrol said.
Tue., July 15, 2014, 9:14 a.m.
Officials: I-5 bridge collapse caused by regulatory failures
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says that insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played …
Tue., July 15, 2014, 8:17 a.m.
Two men die in Idaho motorcycle crashes Monday
A pair of motorcycle crashes Monday afternoon in North Idaho killed two men in their 60s, the Idaho State Patrol said.
Thu., July 10, 2014
Perry neighbors seek traffic help
The South Perry District is often used as a good example of successful neighborhood development. Restaurants and businesses have filled almost every available storefront in the dedicated business corridor over …
Tue., July 1, 2014, 8:06 a.m.
Idaho man dies in Priest Lake motorcycle crash
Steven R. Pitts of Oldtown, Idaho, died in a motorcycle collision Monday afternoon, the Idaho State Police said.