Stories tagged: traffic
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 10:22 p.m.
Snow causes traffic to slow to a crawl across Spokane area
Evening commuter traffic slowed to a crawl on Interstate 90 and other busy arterials as the latest snowstorm arrived over the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 9:03 p.m.
Idaho cattle rancher killed in gunfire exchange with sheriff’s deputies
A cattle rancher was killed in a shootout with Adams County Sheriff’s deputies late Sunday following a vehicle collision between his bull and a station wagon on U.S. Highway 95 …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015, 11:36 a.m.
Man killed in Wednesday night collision identified
Ian M. Watson, 33, was killed in a head-on collision that occurred Wednesday night in the West Hills neighborhood, according to the Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Fire danger halts Spokane County road crews
The threat of sparking a fire close to home has left Spokane County’s 35 gravel road graders on the sidelines since May, with no immediate plans for maintenance.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2015, 3:55 p.m.
Semi driver dies on Interstate 90 west of Spokane
The driver of a semi trailer was found dead just after noon Tuesday west of Spokane after the truck went off the highway, the Washington State Patrol said.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 14, 2015, 4:26 p.m.
Dust storm causes multiple crashes near Ritzville
State troopers are ordering drivers on state Route 395 to near Ritzville to stop driving due to an extreme dust storm that has caused multiple collisions in the area, including …
Thu., June 25, 2015
EV students bring focus to ad placements
Students from the East Valley Community Coalition have been studying the placement of alcohol and tobacco ads and products at two local convenience stores. In a presentation at the Tuesday …
UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2015, 5:25 p.m.
Logging truck crash blocks North Spokane Corridor
A semi trailer collision has closed the southbound lanes of the North Spokane Corridor.
Thu., June 4, 2015
New pedestrian-friendly crosswalks installed
Lee Allen, of Seattle, became one of the first pedestrians in Spokane to use one of two new HAWK crosswalk lights activated this week. HAWK stands for “High-Intensity Activated crossWalK” …
UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2015, 7:20 p.m.
Death of motorcyclist who hit STA bus ruled a suicide
Thomas Robert Dale Samples, 52, died of chest injuries in a collision with an STA bus on Friday afternoon, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday. His death has been ruled …
Wed., May 27, 2015
Motorcyclist in fatal crash with bus ran light, police say
A motorcyclist killed in a collision with a Spokane Transit Authority bus on Friday afternoon ran a red light, Spokane police said Tuesday. The name of the man who died …
Tue., May 19, 2015, 11:52 a.m.
Lewiston man dies in early-morning crash
Travis D. Cleveland, 24, died when his truck left State Highway 3 in Latah County, Idaho, early Tuesday morning, according to the Idaho State Police.
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 …