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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Turkish leader unveils prototypes of 1st domestic car

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday unveiled prototypes of a domestically produced electric car, putting him closer to fulfilling a long-held dream of building Turkey’s first “national“ automobile.


Unoccupied car found in Spokane River near state line early Tuesday

Firefighters responded to a car in the Spokane River near the state line early Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Three injured in Spokane Valley crash

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a two-car crash that sent three people to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The crash, which happened at about 12:45 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Cheney woman dies in crash near Kittitas early Tuesday

A 55-year-old woman from Cheney died Tuesday in a crash-near Kittitas, Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Fatal crash 6 miles south of Colville shuts down highway

A fatal crash six miles south of Colville shut down U.S. Route 395 on Wednesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Sheriff’s deputy’s car hit in I90 crash involving stolen car, WSP says

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy’s squad car was involved in one of two crashes that occurred after a stolen car was pulled over on Interstate 90 near the Havana Street …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

Deputies shoot armed man after he walked away from car fire with body in trunk in Tonasket

Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies shot an armed suspect on Monday after he aimed a gun at them. Hours earlier, about 2 miles away, the suspect was seen walking away from …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Spokane marijuana business owner illegally sold wax and traded hundreds of pounds of weed for new car, police say

The owner of a local marijuana growing operation is facing criminal charges for allegedly selling large quantities of “weed wax” illegally.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Woman sentenced to 10 years for DUI vehicular homicide

A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk in 2017 was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Police: Motorist said he drove into people, did not say why

The FBI is assisting California officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into a group of people, injuring eight, authorities said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Five taken to hospital after three-car crash near Rathdrum

Idaho State Police are investigating a three-car crash near Rathdrum that sent five people to the hospital on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Man who stole mothers car, led deputies on car chase appears in court

The suspect in Wednesday night’s car chase


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Police arrest man who held knife to his throat before leading deputies on car chase

Deputies arrested a man who held a knife to his throat before leading deputies on a car chase Wednesday night near Medical Lake in which he rammed a patrol car. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Sparking car catches fire; flames spread to second vehicle

Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.


Police arrest man suspected of setting car on fire

Spokane police arrested a man Monday on suspicion of lighting a car on fire in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Friends, family remember 22-year-old woman who drowned after car plunged into Spokane River

It’s been about two weeks since 22-year-old Rachel Bowles drove off a cliff into the Spokane River and drowned, and her family and friends are still grappling with the freak …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

Your high-tech car is a magnet for hacking

From such trips to vehicle theft and taking wireless control of cars, reported attacks on smart cars have ballooned sixfold over the past four years, according to research.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Pedestrian dies in hospital after being struck by car

A pedestrian died in the hospital Friday after being hit by a car in the vicinity of the 2600 block of 29 Avenue, according to a Spokane Police Department news …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

Lime wants to spread 1,500 shared cars around Seattle

Lime is launching a car-sharing service in Seattle this week, starting with the placement of 50 vehicles on city streets.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Man carrying flowers hit by car downtown

A man was injured Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a car in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

U.S. brands falter in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey

U.S. auto companies such as General Motors, Tesla and Ford faltered this year in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings as readers reported more mechanical trouble with their vehicles.


Two people hospitalized after their car hit a moose

Idaho State Police say two people were hospitalized after their car struck a moose on U.S. 95 south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018

FBI investigates after car blast kills 1 on downtown street

A car exploded on a downtown street, killing at least one person and leading to a shelter-in-place order for nearby residents, and federal authorities are helping local officials in the …


She was at Table Rock to check out the view. Someone pushed her car off the cliff.

A trip to Boise’s Table Rock to see the city lights turned sour last month when a woman returned to the parking lot to find her vehicle had been crashed …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018

Testing finds flaws with autos’ electronic safety systems

Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention, an insurance industry group …


Woman claims she jumped from car to escape abuse

A Heyburn man is charged with felony aggravated battery after a woman said she jumped from a moving car between Burley and Declo to escape the man as he hit …


Dead Russian reporters researched mercenaries, mining in CAR

Three Russian journalists were investigating Russian military contractors and mining industries in Central African Republic when they were killed there, their editor said Wednesday.


Backing off auto tariffs, U.S. and EU agree to more talks

President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the …


Black bear noshes on lunch inside surprised woman’s minivan

WSB-TV reports that Carrie Watts of Rabun County found a large black bear enjoying her sandwich, chips and a cookie inside her minivan after climbing through an open window.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Tariffs will drive car prices up ‘dramatically,’ AutoNation CEO says

Auto prices in the United States will rise “dramatically” if the Trump administration imposes tariffs, AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson said Wednesday.