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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.


91-Year-Old, Aide Found Dead Caregivers Return To House, Find Bodies On Floor, In Car

Officers talk with a caregiver, carrying her dog, shortly after she had discovered the bodies of an elderly woman and a temporary caregiver. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Two Killed In Avalanche

Two Anaconda people died Sunday in an avalanche while snowmobiling south of here, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County officials said. The victims were part of a group of four snowmobilers riding two …


Man Inhaled Fumes At Meat Plant

A 34-year-old Spokane man was sent to Fairchild Air Force Base Hospital Friday for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning incurred while working at a North Side meat plant. Patrick Sullivan, …


Woman In Critical Condition After Car Hit, Pushed Into Traffic

A 24-year-old Newport woman was in critical condition Saturday after her car was rear-ended by a pickup truck Friday afternoon. Brigid Duncan was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center from …


Air Bags Significantly Lower Auto Death Rates

Front-end crashes in cars with air bags result in a 23 percent lower driver death rate than in cars without them, according to a new study of air bag performance. …


Tenants Tumble As Wall Falls, Killing 3

The outside wall of this six-story building peeled away MOnday. Photo by Associated Press


Sandpoint Woman Dies After Car Hits Tree

A Sandpoint woman died after losing control of her car in a hail storm near Cataldo, Idaho, on Saturday night. Christine G. Jensen, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene, …


Climbers Weather Snowstorm Reed College Students Huddle In Tent For Two Days On Mt. Hood

Samuel Nickerson, one of three Reed College students caught in a snowstorm while climbing Mount Hood, walks through the news media on Wednesday. Photo by Associated Press


Teen Dies From Tree Injury; Second Storm-Related Death

A Pierce County teenager critically injured during a fierce windstorm died Friday at Harborview Medical Center, officials said. Justin Grove’s death was the second blamed on Thursday’s Western Washington storm. …


Scores Dead, More Missing After Ferry Sinks

A ferry sank off the coast of Angola, drowning at least 42 passengers, state radio reported Sunday. Another 100 people were missing and feared dead. The boat sank Thursday near …


Man Shoots His Foot While Examining Gun

A 26-year-old Spokane man told police he shot himself in the foot Saturday night when he was trying to buy a handgun from another person. The man said he was …


Faa Failed To Heed Warnings About Plane

American Eagle Flight 4184 had been holding for 32 minutes in a chilly drizzle last October when air traffic controllers in Chicago cleared the pilots to make a routine descent …


Girl Rescued From Idaho Floodwaters Two-Year-Old Critical After An Hour In Icy Creek

Rick Rowe and Gall Steadman rescue their two dogs Monday from their flooded home in Kingston, Idaho. The water came up so fast the two didn’t have time to get …


Two Die While Attempting Emergency Landing On Road

Two people died Saturday when their small plane crashed into Elk Creek as they tried to make an emergency landing on a tree-lined highway south of this small timber town. …


Grand Canyon Air Crash Kills 8

A plane flying tourists over the Grand Canyon lost an engine, crashed and burned while trying to return to an airport Monday, killing eight of the 10 people aboard, authorities …


Prep’s Skate Wound To Throat Requires 155 Stitches To Close

Joe Carista, a junior right wing on the Whitman-Hanson High School hockey team, who narrowly escaped death after his throat was slashed by an opponent’s skate, was recovering Monday at …


Tanker Blast Closes Freeway

A tanker truck carrying about 6,000 gallons of gas exploded on a busy freeway Sunday, killing the driver, blowing the truck to bits and incinerating a car. At least seven …


Waves Kill Coach’s Daughter Woman Was Scattering Ashes Of Mom Who Killed Herself Over Super Bowl

The daughter of a San Diego Chargers coach was swept to her death by a powerful wave as she and her brother stood on the rocky Mendocino coastline to scatter …


Fall Kills Honeymooner

A woman on her honeymoon died when she fell 100 feet from the top of a waterfall, police said. Tracy Foster, 25, of Bellevue, Wash., was trying to take a …


Wreckage Of Plane Found Near Butte

The wreckage of a missing twinengine airplane was found in deep mountain snow near the Continental Divide Friday, and searchers reported the lone occupant was dead. A helicopter from Malmstrom …