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Two Dead, One Hurt After Hit-And-Run

Two people were killed and a third seriously injured near Kellogg late Friday when a vehicle sped away from a hit-and-run accident. Benjamin L. Hallman, 19, of Kellogg, was driving …


Five Hurt When Car Speeds Into Store

No one was seriously injured when an out-of-control car crashed through the front doors and 70 feet into a downtown Boise furniture store, crushing merchandise and sending five people to …


Family’s Voyage Ends In Tragedy Father, 2 Children Lost At Sea After Collision With Cargo Ship

For years Judith and Michael Sleavin dreamed of sailing around the world on a yacht with their two children. On Monday, authorities were just beginning to understand why that dream …


Plane Crash Not Caused By Rebels Sri Lanka Military Backs Away From Earlier Charges

The military backpedaled Thursday from accusations that Tamil rebels downed a military plane carrying 63 people, saying human or technical error was probably to blame. The Antonov-32 transport plane crashed …


Three Injured In Two-Car Crash

A woman and two children were injured Friday afternoon in a two-car collision at Francis and A Street, police said. Connie G. Grytdal, 41, of 6706 N. Post, was reported …


Boat Sinks, Killing At Least One

One man died and another is missing after a fishing boat sank in Boundary Bay just south of the Canadian border, the Coast Guard said Sunday. Petty Officer Brenda Toledo …


Pickups Collide, Killing 1 Driver

An Elk City man was killed Saturday morning when the pickup truck he was driving collided head-on with a second pickup truck five miles outside Elk City. Ronald Ponozzo, 44, …


Fishermen Missing After Storm Rips Bay Of Bengal

At least eight fishermen were reported missing and believed dead Sunday after a storm in the Bay of Bengal. The fishermen have been missing since the storm swept through on …


Plane Crash In Argentina Takes 53 Lives

An air force plane carrying sergeants and their families to a party crashed into a mountain during a rainstorm. Rescuers said Thursday all 53 people aboard were killed. The Fokker …


Nile Ferry Capsizes, Killing 17 Girls

A ferry carrying girls home from working on farms in central Sudan capsized in the Nile River and 17 drowned, a newspaper reported Thursday. The girls were 10 to 17 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …