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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 2:05 p.m.

Seattle woman improves after being shot in the face by her child who found gun under bed

A mother was shot in the face by her 4-year-old child, who found an unsecured gun and fired it, authorities said Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

2 university students dead in accidental shooting, suicide

Two Central Washington University students have died in what police say was an accidental shooting followed by a suicide.


Teen who shot friend charged with manslaughter

A 16-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old friend near Seattle has been charged with manslaughter.


Nampa woman injured in accidental shooting

A 45-year-old woman was seriously injured after what appears to be an accidental shooting in a Nampa neighborhood.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:35 a.m.

Mother of 13-year-old boy accidentally shot in face by brother says he’ll be blind for life

A North Idaho teen accidentally shot in the face by his older brother likely will have his eyes removed as part of medical recovery.


FBI agent who dropped gun while dancing charged with assault

An off-duty FBI agent who investigators say accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver bar, wounding another patron in the leg, was charged Tuesday …


Young Kelso teen found guilty in friend’s shooting death

A Kelso boy has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter for accidentally shooting his friend to death in October.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Soldier who died in accidental shooting in Oregon identified

Officials have identified a soldier who died in an accidental shooting at a training facility near the Oregon Coast.


Police: Man accidentally shoots himself, wife at church

Police in Tennessee say a man accidentally shot himself and his wife while showing off his gun in church.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9 p.m.

Grant County Sheriff’s deputy reports accidentally shooting of wife

Moses Lake Police responded to a report of an accidental shooting at Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s home Wednesday night.


Idaho man gets 7 years in accidental shooting of 10-year-old

An Idaho man involved in a shooting that injured a 10-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet has been sentenced to at least seven years in prison.


Man accidentally shoots himself while slipping on ice

A man accidentally shot himself in the arm as he slipped and fell on the ice near Newman Lake early Thursday morning.


Accidental shooting deaths, injuries spike over the holidays

The happiest of seasons is also among the deadliest: Unintentional shootings spike during the holidays, and are more likely to occur than any other time of the year, according to …


Accidental theater shooting gets man year of work release

A man who pleaded guilty to assault in an accidental theater shooting has been sentenced to a year of work release.


Mom shot by 4-year-old was apparent gun rights advocate

A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social …


Wife of ex-Eagles member dies in accidental shooting, police say

Los Angeles authorities say the wife of former Eagles band member Randy Meisner was killed when a rifle she was handling accidentally discharged and shot her in the head.


Girl accidentally shot at south-central Idaho gun range

Authorities in south-central Idaho say a 12-year-old girl required hospitalization after being accidentally shot at a gun range.


Spokane Valley woman fatally shot in her home was beloved VA counselor

The staff and clients at the Veterans Outreach Center in Spokane Valley are reeling from the loss of beloved counselor Brenda Thurman.


Woman shot in Spokane Valley home; husband says death accidental

A woman was killed Monday morning in a shooting at home in Spokane Valley. A man called 911 at about 9:45 a.m. to report his wife had been shot in …


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Carl J. Brandon, the mystery man who had lost his memory, was still not reunited with his wife.


Gun toddler used to shoot mom was in purse’s holster

Veronica Rutledge grew up around guns in North Idaho and retained her interest in them as a wife and young mother. She was a hunter and a recreational shooter who …


Man charged in accidental summer shooting of child in Hayden

The shooting this week of an Idaho mom by her son while shopping at Wal-Mart was the second time this year that a 2-year-old accidentally shot someone in Hayden. In …


Wal-Mart incident is second accidental shooting this year involving toddlers in Hayden

The shooting this week of an Idaho mom by her son while shopping at Wal-Mart was the second time this year that a 2-year-old accidentally shot someone in Hayden.


Toddler shoots, kills mother in North Idaho Wal-Mart

A nuclear research scientist died Tuesday after her 2-year-old son pulled a loaded pistol from her purse and shot her while she was shopping at the Wal-Mart store in Hayden. …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 30, 2014, 10:42 p.m.

Woman’s 2-year-old son accidentally shoots, kills her at Hayden Wal-Mart

HAYDEN, Idaho — A 29-year-old woman is dead after her 2-year-old son got a hold of a loaded handgun in her purse and accidentally shot her inside a Wal-Mart store …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Austrians engaged in a pitched battle with the Greeks – in a Spokane coffeehouse on Main Avenue.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Two tragic stories came out of North Idaho, both involving guns.


Hunting accident seriously wounds boy, 12

Police say a 12-year-old Pullman boy was shot and seriously injured Saturday during a hunting trip in southwest Whitman County.


Officer’s daughter, 10, wounds self with gun

A Spokane police officer’s daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with her dad’s duty weapon at the family home on Easter, city and county law enforcement officials said Tuesday. …