Stories tagged: Washington State Patrol
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 25, 2011, 6:24 p.m.
Appeals court orders WSP trial as Chism files $10M claim
A federal appeals court has reversed a decision granting immunity to State Patrol investigators who wrongly accused a Spokane firefighter of possessing child pornography, and ordered a trial to determine …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2011, midnight
Getting There: Airport director dropping Wi-Fi, cart fees
Airline passengers annoyed by add-on fees will be pleased that Spokane International Airport is listening. Passenger surveys in recent years have shown that people who fly, many of whom are …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2011, 7:53 p.m.
Colfax man in critical condition, charged with DUI
A Colfax man was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after driving off an embankment last night.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2011, midnight
Jury clears firefighter Chism of all charges
COLVILLE – Embattled Spokane firefighter Todd Chism won his latest legal battle with the Washington State Patrol on Thursday when a jury cleared him of all charges stemming from a …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2011, 9:44 p.m.
Jury clears firefighter Chism of all charges
COLVILLE – A Stevens County jury exonerated suspended Spokane Firefighter Todd Chism tonight of four felony counts and a misdemeanor stemming from a confrontation in 2010 that injured two Washington …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2011, 10:04 a.m.
Semi driver smacks overpass; second driver hits debris
A semi with an oversized load was headed west on Trent Avenue when the load struck the top of the overpass at Sullivan Road about 6:25 a.m., Washington state troopers …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2011, 8:28 a.m.
Deer Park crash injures eight
Eight persons were injured on Sunday night in a two-vehicle collision at Deer Park, the Washington State Patrol said.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2011, 7:54 a.m.
Tanker truck spills oil near Springdale
Emergency crews this morning were cleaning up a ditch near Springdale in Stevens County after a tanker truck crashed on state Highway 231.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2011, 5:56 p.m.
Man dies days after one-car crash
A man who was injured in an accident earlier this month died Friday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
UPDATED: Thu., July 21, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
Hwy. 26 near Dusty reopens after truck crash
A rollover collision involving a semi-truck partially blocked state Highway 26 west of Colfax in the vicinity of the wheat farming community of Dusty for several hours this morning.
Sun., July 3, 2011, 5:34 p.m.
Retired police detective injured in motorcycle crash
A retired Spokane police detective was injured in a motorcycle crash on Trent Avenue today.
UPDATED: Mon., June 20, 2011, 4:36 p.m.
Driver pursued by Spokane deputies dies in crash
A driver being pursued by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies crashed head-on into a semi-truck and died Monday after driving for about a mile with a flat tire caused by law …
Mon., June 20, 2011, midnight
Getting There: Accident reports available by email
Technology is going to give drivers in Washington convenient access to accident reports. The Washington State Patrol recently activated a new system it calls Washington Requests for Electronic Collision Reports.
Sun., June 19, 2011, midnight
Many drivers talked way to tickets in first year of cellphone ban
A few try to hide it with their hands. Others may drop it in their lap to avoid detection. But some drivers don’t even bother – their cellphones stay clearly …
Fri., June 17, 2011, midnight
Troopers show degrees of dishonesty
When Washington State Patrol Trooper Daniel Mann talks about his days at Berkley – if he ever does – it’s probably nothing like you imagine. No free-speech protests or sit-ins. …
Wed., June 15, 2011, 3:35 p.m.
Beehive truck strikes U.S. 2 overpass
A commercial vehicle carrying beehives struck the railroad overpass on U.S. 2 near Fairchild Air Force Base, spilling hives onto the highway.
Mon., June 13, 2011, 8:29 a.m.
Spokane man hurt on state Highway 20
A 36-year-old man was flown to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after losing control of a homemade motorcycle on a highway east of Republic late Sunday, state troopers said.
Tue., June 7, 2011, 8:21 a.m.
WSU grad student killed in crash near Colfax
A 34-year-old graduate student at Washington State University died Monday evening after her car collided with another vehicle on Highway 26 at Penawawa Road southwest of Colfax.
Mon., June 6, 2011, midnight
Getting There: Spokane Falls Boulevard section reopening
An east-west arterial link into downtown Spokane should reopen later this week as workers progress on an initial segment of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Spokane Falls Boulevard …
Sat., May 28, 2011, 5:37 p.m.
Wellpinit man dies in rollover accident
A Wellpinit man died after an accident Saturday about 4:30 p.m. on Ford Wellpinit Road, just west of Martha Boardman Road.
Wed., May 18, 2011, midnight
Man stopping to aid motorist dies in Interstate 5 pileup
A Spokane man was killed on Interstate 5 near Woodland, Wash., on Monday night after he stepped out of a car to help a motorist who had crashed. Ronnie D. …
Tue., May 17, 2011, 11:02 a.m.
Spokane man killed on I-5 at Woodland, Wash.
A Spokane man was killed on Interstate 5 near Woodland, Wash., on Monday night after he stepped out of a car to help a motorist who had crashed.
Sat., May 14, 2011, midnight
Ham on the lam dies with a bam
A 500-pound pig was shot to death Friday by a Washington State Patrol trooper in Spokane Valley after escaping a van and absorbing several Taser shocks. Trooper Morgan Mehaffey saw …
Sat., May 7, 2011, 8:27 p.m.
One dead in vehicle versus pedestrian collision
Authorities have confirmed one dead in a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred in Colfax today.
Thu., May 5, 2011, 9:26 p.m.
WSP: Impaired driving caused injury accident
Authorities say a woman was impaired when she struck another vehicle this evening at the Argonne Road exit off Interstate 90.
Thu., May 5, 2011, midnight
Two women hurt in one-car crash
Two women were injured late Tuesday when their SUV went off Mount Spokane Park Drive and hit an embankment. Linda R. Nelson, 27, of Spokane, was westbound on the highway …
Wed., May 4, 2011, 4:55 p.m.
I-90 accident scene cleared
Authorities are working to extricate two people trapped after a collision on Interstate 90 about two miles west of Spokane.
Wed., May 4, 2011, 7:59 a.m.
Two women injured in evening collision
Two women were injured late Tuesday when their SUV went off Mount Spokane Park Drive and struck an embankment.
Mon., April 25, 2011, 7:55 a.m.
Pe Ell, Wash., man killed in I-90 accident
A man from Pe Ell, Wash., was killed Sunday night in a traffic accident on Interstate 90 just west of Spokane, the Washington State Patrol said.
Mon., April 25, 2011, midnight
Honda model chosen as troopers’ new ride
Ninety years ago, the Washington State Patrol was formed with troopers riding Indian motorcycles. The iconic bikes were replaced in recent years with BMW motorcycles for the state’s 43 troopers …