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Man Shoots Self With Handgun

A 22-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg Monday while showing off his .45-caliber handgun. Byron Witthaus of Coeur d’Alene was trying to show girlfriend Suzanne Gribble, 25, the …


Skier At Schweitzer Dies After Hitting Tree

A 17-year-old boy who slammed into a tree while skiing died Sunday afternoon at Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint, officials said. A nursing supervisor confirmed that the boy, whose name …


Navy Pilots Missing After Plane Crash

The Navy searched waters off Puerto Rico on Saturday for two pilots whose plane crashed during a routine exercise. The S-3 Viking plane piloted by Lt. Thomas P. Wilcox III, …


Strangers Sneak Cat From Evacuated Town

Susan Weiss sat in a church and wept with worry: Her cat, Kynda, was home alone after the derailment of propane tankers forced an evacuation of Weiss’ community. On the …


Accident Kills Worker On New Post Falls Pool

A car accident in Oregon killed one worker and injured two others who were putting the finishing touches on the Post Falls Community Pool. Because of the accident, the swimming …


Troopers Seek Identity Of Crash Victim

State troopers Friday were trying to identify a person who was killed in a fiery car crash near Four Lakes southwest of Spokane. The early morning accident occurred on the …


Army Helicopter Crashes In Blizzard

An Army transport helicopter crashed in a blizzard Thursday, killing all five members of a Special Forces unit. The names of the dead were not immediately released because their families …


Trucker Drives Into Side Of Moving Train

A semi truck slid into the side of a train in Post Falls on Friday morning. No one was injured in the collision that happened at 8:30 a.m. near the …


Brazilian Fans Mourning Band Killed In Plane Crash

Fans lined up 10-deep outside a morgue Sunday to mourn one of Brazil’s hottest rock bands whose members were killed when their private plane crashed into a mountainside. All five …


One Killed When Casino Bus Overturns

A casino tour bus returning New York City gamblers home in a snowstorm overturned early Saturday, killing one man and injuring dozens more, three critically. A passenger said the driver …


Boy In Coma Following Crash Brother’s Car Skids On Ice, Then Hits Jacked-Up Pickup

Cpl. Sean Daly with the truck involved in Sunday’s accident. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Toddler Trampled In Squabble Over Duck

A 5-month-old girl was trampled to death as her parents and cousins fought over the fate of a duck. The duck, which belonged to the girl’s father, Gamil Abdel-Rahim, was …


1 Killed, 1 Missing In Navy Jet Crash

A Navy jet crashed into the ocean during a carrier exercise Saturday, killing one crew member and injuring two others, the Navy said. A fourth crew member was missing. The …


Navy Grounds F-14s After 3rd Crash

The Navy ordered its F-14 fighter jets worldwide to stop flying for three days after a crash Thursday in the Persian Gulf - the third catastrophic loss for the Navy’s …


Snowmobile Claims Another In Family

A man whose wife was killed two years ago in a snowmobiling accident was fatally injured himself when his snowmobile hit a barbed wire fence. Michael D. Staring, 35, died …


Faulty Landing Gear Forces Jet Off Runway

A Continental Airlines jet skidded on its belly off a runway Monday while landing at Intercontinental Airport, apparently when its landing gear collapsed. Authorities said none of the 82 passengers …


Balcony Collapses, Killing 1, Hurting 11

A balcony that collapsed during a party, killing one woman and injuring 11 people, may have been weakened by dry rot or rain, investigators said Sunday. As many as 20 …


Amtrak, Commuter Trains Collide In Snowstorm, Killing At Least 12

An Amtrak passenger train bound for Chicago and a local commuter train crashed head-on just north of the nation’s capital during a snowstorm Friday. At least 12 people were killed …


Plane Crash Survivor Takes It Step By Step Paramedic Slowly Recovering Physically, Emotionally

Harold Livingston walked a bit this week, a few short strides with the help of a walker. They were the first steps he’s taken since rescuers pulled him from the …


Engineer In Fatal Crash Had Spotty Safety Record

The engineer of the train that ran a stop signal before a fatal commuter crash had been suspended repeatedly for failing to stop and even derailing a train, investigators said …


Jetliner Crashes Into Caribbean No Survivors Found; 189 Were Aboard Germany-Bound 757

Two people wait at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, early Wednesday after learning that a plane bound for Germany had crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Photo by …


Plane Crashes Into Suburb; 23 Killed

A Colombian cargo plane caught fire in the air shortly after takeoff Sunday and crashed into a suburban neighborhood, killing at least 23 people. The dead included the plane’s three-person …


Two Killed When Car Breaks Ice Men Were Attempting To Drive Thunderbird Across Frozen Bay Of Lake Pend Oreille

Bonner County Sheriff’s deputies examine the scene of Saturday’s fatal plunge. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Crash Kills Basketball Player

One player was killed and five others were injured, along with their coach, when one of two vans carrying the Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis women’s basketball team crashed on icy Interstate 65. Shannon …


Fighter Jet Crash Kills Five Three Residents Die As Tomcat Plows Into Nashville Neighborhood

A Navy F-14 fighter jet heavy with fuel for a return trip to California crashed in a huge fireball in a neighborhood Monday, demolishing three houses and killing five people. …


County Loses Part Of ‘Family’ Highway 41 Accident Takes Life Of ‘Fourth Commissioner’

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Number Of Car Accidents Drops In Cda Decline In Injury, Fatal Wrecks The First In Years For Lake City

Coeur d’Alene no longer is in first place - and city officials couldn’t be happier. For four years, the number of injury and fatal vehicle accidents was so high that …


Eight Killed In Plane Crash Near Malad ‘As Far As A Wreck Goes, This Is About As Bad As It Gets’

1. Media and security guards stand near the wreckage of a twin-engine plane that crashed near Malad City, Idaho, on Monday. Eight people on board were killed. Photo by Associated …


Aeromed Patient Had Torn Aorta Diagnosis Took 3 Hospital Trips; Plane Crash Still A Mystery

The patient killed in Monday’s air ambulance crash went to the emergency room three times in 24 hours before doctors discovered a serious heart problem, her daughter said. Linda Fritts, …


Plane Turned Suddenly Before Crash Investigators Say Air Ambulance Was Making Normal Approach

Under investigation An FAA investigator checks the fuselage of a twin engine Cessna that crashed into an airport warehouse Monday night, killing 3 of the 4 aboard. Photo by Christopher …