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Arms Depot Blows, Dozens Missing

A series of explosions rocked the navy’s main arms depot on a small island about 200 yards offshore late Sunday, injuring at least 20 people and leaving dozens missing and …


Heavy Rain Causes 30-Car Pileup

Four people died and 23 were injured Saturday in a 30-car pileup that authorities blamed on the rain-slicked road. “One vehicle lost control. Cars started piling up after that,” said …


Cda Boater Faces Criminal Charge Runaway Craft Plowed Up On Nic Beach, Crashed Into Woman

A man whose boat ran up onto a beach and smashed into a woman is facing criminal charges, Kootenai County sheriff’s officials said Sunday. Gye St. Louis, 40, of Coeur …


A Child’s Refuge From Chernobyl Program Lets Children Take ‘Vacations’ To Rebuild Immune Systems

Host family Bob Towne, Michael, 3, and Benjamain, 6, wait for an Aeroflot jetliner carrying their Chernobyl child to land. Photo by Associated Press


Gun Falls From Closet, Shoots Boy In Leg

A 10-year-old boy was wounded in the thigh when a loaded gun fell out of a closet and discharged Saturday evening, police said. The child was apparently removing some clothes …


Man Pushed His Son Away From Pickup

An Airway Heights man who was hit by a pickup truck Friday night pushed his 9-year-old son out of harm’s way before the collision. Anthony J. Chavez suffered abrasions and …


More Than 100 ‘Deadheads’ Injured When Wooden Deck Collapses At Missouri Lodge

For the carefree nomads who call themselves “Deadheads,” it was near-nirvana - a night of dancing and partying as an early summer rain fell. But the celebration took a tragic …


Blades Only Witness In Gunshot Death Of Cousin Gun Apparently Belonged To Seahawks Star; Police Calling Death Accident For Now

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Hang Glider Killed

An experienced hang glider was killed when he apparently clipped a tree while trying to land and dropped 50 feet into a hayfield. Flying as high as 5,000 feet after …


Cable Car’s Stop Throws 10 To Street

An abrupt stop by a cable car slipping backward down a hill Monday tossed 10 passengers off the trolley and left them with cuts and bruises. The car, hooked to …


Hot-Air Balloon Hits Hard; Killing One

One person died and two were injured Monday when their hot-air balloon tour ended with a hard landing that threw them from the gondola. The pilot, with nine clients aboard, …


Girl Killed In Fall From Roller Coaster

A 14-year-old girl riding a roller coaster fell to her death, unnoticed by most of the other passengers on the ride. A friend said the ride’s safety restraints had come …


Impact Of Crash Lingers A Month After His Indy Wreck, Stan Fox Still Hasn’t Spoken

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5-Floor Department Store Collapses, Killing Dozens

A rescue worker helps injured people to safety after the collapse. Photo by Associated Press


Six Children Injured In Post Falls Collision

Six children were rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a pickup truck collided with the car they were riding in. Two of the children were being treated in Kootenai …


Bus Wreck Claims Third Elderly Victim

Deaths from a bus wreck near Virginia City rose to three on Wednesday, and examination of state records showed the bus driver was inadequately licensed. Madison County Sheriff Lee Edmisten …


Hiker’s Condition Serious After Fall

A 31-year-old hiker is in serious condition after falling 300 feet from Mount Stuart in Chelan County on Sunday. Gordon Rieker, of Yakima, suffered a cut on his head, a …


Officer Shoots Self On Firearms Range

A 23-year-old state Gambling Commission officer accidentally shot himself Monday during training at the Spokane Police Academy. Randy Johnson, of Vancouver, Wash., was on the firearms range with 29 other …


Activist Gored While Videotaping Bull-Running

A leading British animal rights campaigner was in intensive care in a Spanish hospital Monday after being badly gored by a bull during a small town festival. Vicki Moore, 39, …


Young Man Crushed Under Elevator

A man was crushed to death in a midtown Manhattan parking garage early Saturday when he became entangled in a conveyor belt, the police said. The man, Bill Benson, 19, …


Scientists To Plug Leaky Sunken Sub

Russian scientists headed for the Norwegian Sea on Saturday to seal holes in a sunken nuclear submarine and prevent possible radiation leakage. The expedition plans to patch the titanium hull …


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 …