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The first major snowstorm of the season brought more than half a foot of powder to the Spokane area on Friday, creating hazardous driving conditions, prompting colleges to cancel afternoon classes and forcing Spokane Public Schools to call off after-school activities.
The Washington State Patrol responded to two fatal collisions Friday, including one that continues keep both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 195 closed near Spangle.
It started with a bang and the Toyota Camry went flying. Kagney Barger was the first of four cars stopped in a line by a construction flagger on May 28, 2014, in road work on U.S. Highway 2 west of Airway Heights. It’s when that fifth vehicle arrived that everything went horribly wrong.
Trooper Jeff Sevigney returned to work Tuesday as a public information officer for the Washington State Patrol more than two months after he was struck by a pickup truck while riding a motorcycle in Spokane.
The man who died last week following a confrontation with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym stopped breathing after being put into a chokehold, according to new details released Thursday. The deputy who used the hold, technically referred to as a lateral vascular neck restraint, did so only after 34-year-old William Berger kept struggling despite three shocks with a Taser, investigators said. During that struggle, Berger also reportedly grabbed a Taser and tried to use it on one of the deputies, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney.
New details released today indicate that the man who died last week following a confrontation with Spokane County Sheriff's deputies stopped breathing after one of the deputies put him in chokehold designed to restrict blood flow to the brain.
A man who died in custody at the Spokane County Jail on Sunday was identified Monday as Christopher J. Parker, 33. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident under the region’s critical incident protocol.