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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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Plane Crash Survivor A Theft Victim, Too

A 9-year-old girl who was the only survivor of a plane crash last week says two farmers stole her gold necklace before others came to rescue her. Erika Delgado appealed …


Man On Ice Boat Falls Victim To ‘Fickle Ice’ In/Around: Liberty Lake

Liberty Lake’s ice cover is melting quickly. A county rescue team responds to three or four cases of people falling through ice during an average winter. Photo by Steve Thompson/The …


Girl, 9, Is Only Crash Survivor Associated Press

A 9-year-old girl who escaped a fiery plane crash with only a broken shoulder lay in a hospital bed Thursday, unaware she is the only survivor of the plunge that …


Jetliner Crashes Near Cartagena

A DC-9 jetliner with 53 people aboard caught fire and crashed Wednesday near the resort city of Cartagena on the Caribbean, news reports said. A 10-year-old girl survived with a …


Skaters Fall Through Lake Ice, Man Suffers Mild Hypothermia

A father and daughter fell through the ice while skating at Newman Lake on Monday afternoon. Donald Stier suffered mild hypothermia and was assisted by paramedics from Newman Lake Fire …


Man Decapitated By Malfunctioning Elevator

An elevator that workers said had repeatedly malfunctioned in the last two months killed a man Friday in a Bronx welfare center, on the same day that a mechanic came …


Fines In Kingdome Deaths

Three contractors were fined more than $39,000 for safety violations the state found following the death of two workers in a crane collapse at the Kingdome. One contractor willfully violated …


Celebratory Gunfire Leaves 2 People Dead

An 11-year-old boy died Sunday after being struck by a bullet fired to celebrate the new year. Richard Ulloa was hit on the top of the head shortly after midnight …


French Sailor Rescued

An Australian navy helicopter carried French sailor Isabelle Autissier to safety after she spent more than four days stranded in her stricken yacht in the Southern Ocean. Autissier, 38, who …