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18-Year Dream To Build Plane Ends In Flames Retired Engineer Dies On Maiden Flight

For 18 years, Charles Cooke dreamed of flying the plane he slowly, lovingly built on weekends in his garage. The day his dream finally came true, it killed him. The …


Corrosive Gas Leak At Boeing Investigated Cause Not Yet Known, But Striking Machinists Worry Untrained Supervisors Performing Tasks

Investigators probably won’t know what caused a toxic release at the Boeing Co.’s fabrication division until sometime next week, a company spokesman said Saturday. “We’re still working on trying to …


Short-Circuit Blamed For Subway Fire

A fire that killed 300 on the Baku subway was caused by sparks from a short circuit, not by terrorists, Swedish investigators have concluded. The Oct. 28 fire started in …


Truck Overturns, Killing 70 In Iraq

More than 70 people were killed when a truck they were riding in overturned on a highway in northern Iraq, an Iraqi opposition group said Saturday. There was no independent …


Survivors Relate Harrowing Tales Azerbaijan Mourns Victims Of Deadly Fire In Subway

Sevinch Faisulyeva, center lost a sister in the subway disaster. Photo by Associated Press


Two Victims Of Car Crash Remembered

1. Schindler 2. Ross


Deadly Driving Maximum Sentence Sought In Fatal Wreck

1. Dorene Carney and her 3-month-old daughter, Madeline, will be at today’s sentencing of Shane McDonald for vehicular manslaughter. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. Carney and Paul Browne at …


Teenager Charged In Hunting Death

A teenager who said he mistook another hunter for a squirrel has been charged in the man’s shooting death. Matthew P. Elliott, 18, was cited Wednesday for negligent shooting and …


Driver May Have Had Only Seconds To React To Train

The driver of a school bus struck by a fast-moving commuter train may have had as little as two seconds to react before the collision that killed seven students, a …


Plea Bargain Would Give Man 3 Years For Fatal Wreck

The girls wanted Bradley Roadruck to buy them cigarettes. He did much, much more. The 25-year-old Mead man supplied them with beer and marijuana, then crashed his car while racing …


Poison Gas Leak Stopped

Businesses reopened Wednesday and 3,000 evacuees straggled home after crews halted a poisonous chemical leak that spewed from a ruptured railroad tank car for nearly two days. The car exploded …


Accident Victim Dies Of Injuries

A St. Maries man died Sunday, never having regained consciousness after a Friday evening car wreck on state Highway 5. Jerry W. White, 37, died at Sacred Heart Medical Center …


Crash Kills Seven Family Members

Seven members of one family were killed when their car smashed head-on into a pickup, authorities said Sunday. The westbound auto carrying four adults and three children collided with the …


Teen Hospitalized After Being Hit By Car

Fourteen-year-old Schuyler Knapp was in satisfactory condition Friday after one or more cars struck him when he tried to cross Evergreen Road near his Spokane Valley home. Knapp was in …


Passenger In Coma After Van Hits Tree

A 37-year-old man was in a coma Friday after the driver of the car he was riding in lost control on state Highway 5 in St. Maries, the Idaho State …


Worley Man Dies In One-Car Accident

A 35-year-old Worley man died Thursday night after driving his car off Cave Bay Road near Worley. Karl K. Hansen was ejected from the 1992 Chevrolet pickup about 10 p.m. …


No Search For Helicopter Until Spring

Any attempts to recover a helicopter that crashed into Crater Lake won’t begin until next year. The park service has decided to wait until good weather next spring or summer, …


Clark Fork Hunter’s Body Found Anderson Apparently Slipped On Wet Ledge, Falling 200 Feet

The miracle 200 searchers on Antelope Mountain were praying for vanished Wednesday when crews found Ray Anderson’s body below a rocky ledge. Anderson, 46, had been missing since Sunday. The …


Injured Teen’s Account Differs From Troopers’ Passenger In Fatal Wreck Says Not All Were Drinking

Santo McClendon, 14, shows his sister, Sheila, where there is nerve damage in his arm. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Car’s Air Bag Blamed In 5-Year Old’s Death

An autopsy has implicated an air bag in the death of a 5-year-old boy who broke his neck when his grandmother’s car bumped into a concrete planter box in a …


Bicyclist Struck By Police Cruiser Dies

A bicyclist has died from injuries he suffered in a collision with a Garden City police cruiser. A decision was pending on whether an inquest would be held into the …


Sports People

Former University of Connecticut basketball star Rebecca Lobo and five-time Olympic gold speedskater Bonnie Blair were named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation at its annual dinner. …


Three Capture Titles

Scott Kalitta, John Force and Warren Johnson clinched Winston championships at the Chief Auto Parts Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. Only Kalitta managed to cap the championship …


Recovery Crew Finds Wreckage Of Helicopter

The wreckage of a medical-evacuation helicopter that crashed into Puget Sound last month, killing three people, has again been located. Deep Water Recovery Services of Seattle will try to recover …


Man Killed When Car Flips Near Clark Fork

A 47-year-old man was killed when his car rolled Friday evening south of Clark Fork, Idaho. William T. Whiteley of Clark Fork died at the scene of the accident, Idaho …


Saboteur’s Note Says Waco Fire Deliberate Officials Release Document Found Near Derailment Site

Law-enforcement officials Friday disclosed the text of a typewritten note found near the Amtrak train that was derailed in the Arizona desert early Monday and said they hoped that someone …


1 Dead, 19 Hurt After Pickup Hits Hayride

A pickup truck crashed into a horse-drawn hayride on a straight stretch of lighted highway Friday night, killing a woman and injuring all 19 others involved. “There were people all …


Fbi Widens Hunt For Amtrak Saboteur

The FBI broadened its search Thursday for the saboteur who derailed an Amtrak train, checking tire tracks in the desert several miles away, knocking on doors in the sparsely populated …


Suspect In Shooting Surrenders

Police have arrested an 18 year-old North Side man for his role in a shooting at the Electron Palace last Friday. Joshua James Bailey, who lives at 7317 N. Colton, …


Victim’s Parents Ask Leniency For Teen Driver 16-Year-Old Sentenced To Probation In Fatal Accident

1. Beverly and Peter Finney. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. Danielle Muncey leaves court with her parents after her sentencing. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review