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Woman Dies After Avalanche

A 24-year-old woman from Pleasantville, N.Y., died Wednesday of head injuries she suffered in a rock slide and avalanche in Glacier National Park. Park spokeswoman Amy Vanderbilt said the slide …


Stranded Paddlewheeler Passengers Doing Fine

Passengers aboard a paddlewheeler mired on a sandbank whooped it up for a second day Monday, calling out, “We want more beer!” to people ashore. Others on the maiden voyage …


Teen Killed After Car Fails To Stop At Sign

A Rexburg teen was killed when the car she was riding in failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by an oncoming car. Katherin Wren, 15, was …


9-Year-Old Hurt When Shirt Burns

A 9-year-old Spokane boy suffered severe burns after lighting his shirt on fire Friday afternoon. The Spokane Fire Department refused to identify the boy, who was taken to Sacred Heart …


Horse Sense Horse Riding Is A Risky Sport, But Measures Can Be Taken To Make It Safer And Still Fun

1. Randy Lamey-Ochsner, 7, gets instructions from trainer Monty Collison, who says the most important safety factors are knowing your horse and riding at your skill level. Photo by Kristy …


Wear Helmets On Horseback Rides

On Oct. 28, 1988, my three daughters left with a group of other kids from the Northeast Community Center for horseback riding at a local stable. As a caring, protecting …


Reactor Violation: It’s Not What Happened, But Who Did It

A control room error that violated safety rules at the state’s only commercial nuclear reactor was not dangerous to the public but is significant because it was committed by management, …


Shove Saves Cyclist, Kills Friend

With a car hurtling straight at her bicycle, Cynthia Fowler felt a last-second shove from a cycling companion that proved to be the ultimate sacrifice. Pushed out of the path …


Fall Knocks Guard Unconscious

A security guard at Whitworth College was knocked unconscious for about an hour early Sunday when he fell while climbing a ladder in the basement of a well house on …


Seattle Woman Dies When Her Pickup Rolls

A Seattle woman died Friday night when her pickup careened off of an Adams County road five miles east of Warden. Stephanie Synner, 29, was traveling east on Lind-Warden Road …


9-Year-Old Girl Dies In 1-Car Rollover

A 9-year-old girl from Washington died in a one-car rollover on Interstate 94 about 11 miles west of here, the Montana Highway Patrol said. Breanna Biles of Cowiche, Wash., died …


Lack Of Air Kills 2 Men In Old Mine Pair Apparently Were Trying To Explore Abandoned Lake Pend Oreille Limestone Mine

FOR THE RECORD CORRECTION: The names of the victims who died in the abandoned mine Saturday are Stephen Novak, 28, Christopher Ost-Homstad, 22. Both names were misspelled Sunday, Monday, and …


U.S. F-16 Pilot, From Spokane, Found In Bosnia Marines Rescue Capt. Scott O’Grady Five Days After His Plane Was Downed

Capt. Scott F. O’Grady, the pilot of the U.S. F-16 downed over Bosnia six days ago, was found in good condition in northwestern Bosnia on today and rescued by U.S. …


Mountain-Climbing Prof Killed

A psychology professor was found dead Sunday a day after he set out on the final climb of his quest to scale New England’s 100 highest peaks. Jeff Rubin, 53, …


Lightning Kills 17 Soccer Fans

Lightning struck a crowd of soccer fans seeking shelter from a downpour, killing at least 17 people and injuring 35 others, authorities said Sunday. The fans were huddled under a …


Actor Shown In Equestrian Safety Poster ‘Superman’ Star Agreed To Promotion Before Accident

“Superman” star Christopher Reeve agreed to appear in a poster promoting safe horse riding not long before he was paralyzed in a jumping event he once called “the most dangerous …


Crash Of Stolen Van Kills Teenage Driver

A stolen rental van raced through downtown red lights at speeds as high as 90 mph early Wednesday before slamming into a utility pole, killing the teenage driver and injuring …


‘Superman’ Actor Paralyzed In Fall From Horse

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Fox Condition Critical, But No Other Injuries Found In Brain Scan

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Horse Throws, Injures Hollywood ‘Superman’

Christopher Reeve was thrown from his steed during a horse-jumping competition and was in stable condition on Sunday. The actor who starred in the “Superman” movies was admitted to the …


Two Climbers Injured In Fall On Mount Hood

Two Washington state men suffered broken shoulders Sunday when they fell nearly 1,000 feet down the side of Mount Hood. George Garcia, 46, of Tacoma, Wash., and Craig Sleight, 38, …


Tots Ok After Taking 2-Story Tumble

Two children fell from the second-story window of a house Thursday morning but suffered only minor injuries, Post Falls police say. The 4-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother were taken …


10-Year-Old Hit In Eye With Friend’s Arrow

A 10-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy went into surgery Saturday after a playmate shot him in the eye with an arrow, said Coeur d’Alene police officials. A doctor removed a sliver …


Driver Dies When Pickup Hits Semi Near Cheney

A motorist died when a pickup drove into a tractortrailer near Cheney on Friday night, said Washington State Patrol troopers. John T. Ferguson, 35, who was visiting the Spokane area …


Pilot In Serious Condition After Plane Crashed Into House

The pilot of a light plane that crashed into a house in southeast King County was in serious condition Saturday at Harborview Medical Center. His wife and son were killed …


Two Missing In Rock Slide Spokane Man, 5-Year-Old Boy Feared Dead

1. Matt Bakken was carried down the hill in his loader. 2. Crews dig through a mountain of dirt and boulders that fell across U.S. Highway 97A on Friday, leaving …


Officer Pleads Guilty In Fairchild B-52 Crash Pellerin Admits Dereliction Of Duty In Exchange For Limits On Sentence

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One Missing In Bridge Collapse Three Fell In Water After Steel Span Gave Way

One man is probably “down in the water with the steel” after this Tennessee bridge collapsed Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press


Air Force Crash Kills 6 In Idaho Colorado Reservists Training When C-130 Crashed In Foothills

Six reservists from Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado were killed Saturday when their C-130 transport plane crashed in a remote area of southern Idaho’s high-desert foothills. No one survived. …


Three In Small Plane Safe After Crash

Three people escaped with minor injuries Friday when their small plane went down in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Port Townsend. The three got out of the Cessna …