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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. …


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 …


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, …


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 …


Helicopter Crashes; Pilot, Passenger Hurt

A Lind, Wash., man and his passenger escaped with minor injuries Wednesday after their helicopter crashed about 15 miles southeast of Sprague. William G. Loomis, who turns 73 next week, …


Sewer Worker Rescued From Cave-In

1. Buried alive Rescuers try to free a construction worker after the earth surrounding the Spokane sewer line he was working on collapsed. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. Paramedics …


Car-Truck Crash Injures Five Men Three Of The Victims In Intensive Care Unit

A cartruck crash on U.S. Highway 95 Wednesday sent five men to the hospital and nearly ripped one vehicle in half. Three of the men were being cared for in …


Girl Hit By Train, Seriously Hurt Seven-Year-Old Was Standing On Tie, Hoping To Wave To Engineer, Crew

Seven-year-old Heather Hoehne liked to wave to trains passing her friends’ home. The engineers would wave back as they rumbled by in the big cars.


Head-On Crash Kills Two Colville Residents

Two Colville residents died late Friday in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 395, the Washington State Patrol said. Both drivers - Martin Silva, 22, and Orinda Dorman, 18 - …


Passengers Escape From Damaged Ferry

Tourists on a crowded hydrofoil, trying to cap Easter weekend with a trip to Britain’s Channel Islands, had to jump into lifeboats to escape Monday after rocks apparently ripped a …


High Pentagon Official, 7 Others Killed In Crash

An Air Force jet exploded and crashed Monday in a wooded area while trying to land at the airport in this eastern Alabama town. All eight people on board were …


Teen Dies From Injuries In Car Wreck Two Others Hurt When Car Hits Pothole On Curve, Fishtails Off Road

A Sandpoint High School junior died Sunday of injuries suffered in a car wreck. Kenneth G. Stafford, 17, was thrown from a car when it slid off Baldy Mountain Road …


4 Killed In Runway Collision

Two small planes trying to land on the same runway collided and crashed, killing four people. Sheriff Michael Brooks said there was no immediate explanation from Wittman Field air traffic …


Mom Shares Daughter’s Pain Badly Burned 7-Year-Old Still In Critical Condition

Angela Trickler, 7, had something to smile about when this photo was taken in happier days.