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50-plus homes evacuated after New York train derailment

Authorities say dozens of homes have been evacuated after 16 cars on a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying hazardous liquids derailed in far southwestern New York.


At least 30 injured, several critically, in bus crash

A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring at least 30 people, several of them critically, and closing the northbound side of …


Kennewick woman injured in truck rollover south of Ritzville

A pickup truck traveling too fast for icy conditions slid onto its side south of Ritzville on Friday morning, injuring a female passenger from Kennewick.


Two dead in Post Falls crash

A one-car crash on Interstate 90 in Post Falls killed two men Tuesday night.


Navy pilot, lost in winter storm in 1945, to be honored at Veterans Cemetery

Andy Norberg was just a few months old when his father, a Navy Reserve pilot, disappeared and was presumed dead. “Some of the things that I knew, when I grew …


Families of teens killed in ‘Ponderosa Jump’ crash file lawsuit

The families of two teenage girls who died in a reckless driving accident in Spokane Valley in 2013 have filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by the driver and public officials.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 9:48 p.m.

Two suspected DUI crashes in two days cause death, serious injury

Suspected drunk drivers have caused two serious car crashes that blocked busy roads for hours in the last two days.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, 9:22 p.m.

Three car crash blocked Highway 195 north of Colfax for hours

A three car crash blocked both directions of Highway 195 six miles north of Colfax in Whitman County for several hours Saturday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Jonathan Nomee pleads guilty to felony in 2013 car crash

Jonathon Nomee pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter Friday, two years after a crash that claimed the life of 42-year-old Erin Noel Walker. Nomee had initially been charged with a …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2015, 2:16 p.m.

Four dead in Ride the Ducks, bus crash in Seattle

An amphibious tour vehicle and a charter bus carrying foreign college students collided on a busy Seattle bridge Thursday, killing four people and sending dozens to hospitals in a wreck …


Three women killed in crash on U.S. 195

Three people were killed Saturday afternoon when a pickup collided with a car attempting to cross U.S. Highway 195 in southwest Spokane. The incident was the third fatal crash within …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2015, 11:33 p.m.

Three killed in crash on U.S. 195

Three people were killed this afternoon in a crash at U.S. Highway 195 and Thorpe, the Washington State Patrol reported.


Man killed in Wednesday night collision identified

Ian M. Watson, 33, was killed in a head-on collision that occurred Wednesday night in the West Hills neighborhood, according to the Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2015, 3:55 p.m.

Semi driver dies on Interstate 90 west of Spokane

The driver of a semi trailer was found dead just after noon Tuesday west of Spokane after the truck went off the highway, the Washington State Patrol said.


DUI crash starts fire in Mead

Two fires Thursday in the Mead area showed just how easily vegetation can ignite in this summer’s hot and dry conditions.


Police: DUIs alleged in separate crashes leaving 1 dead, 1 injured

A bicyclist was killed and a motorcyclist was seriously injured in separate accidents Wednesday, and in both cases, police say, the drivers who caused the crashes admitted to recently smoking …


UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2015, 6:38 p.m.

Two crashes, including fatality, involve drivers who admit marijuana use

A bicyclist was killed and a motorcyclist was seriously injured in separate accidents Wednesday and in both cases the drivers who caused the accidents admitted to recently smoking marijuana.


Deputy investigated for fatal bike crash will keep job

The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who sped through Spokane Valley last year without his lights or sirens activated, narrowly missing a teenage bicyclist, was given a written reprimand for violating …


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2015, 5:41 p.m.

Colbert woman dies in Highway 2 crash

A Colbert woman died Thursday in a two-car crash at Highway 2 and Elk Chattaroy Road north of Spokane, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Driver in crash near Athol faces manslaughter charge

A 34-year-old Coeur d’Alene man faces a criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter for the June 7 crash that killed his passenger on a service road north of Athol. Investigators have …


Sister of man killed in crash with STA bus contests suicide determination

Thomas Samples hopped on his beloved motorcycle, Piglet, on May 22 intending to bail a friend out of jail, his sister Gladys Shirey said last week. At the intersection of …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 9:37 a.m.

Two men injured in accidents Monday

Two accidents on Monday afternoon sent two men to Spokane hospitals.


Man identified after blazing crash

Authorities on Tuesday identified a 27-year-old man who died in a blazing car crash near Davenport two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2015, 9:59 a.m.

Spokane motorcycle death was suicide, medical examiner says

The death of a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a Spokane Transit Authority bus last week has been ruled a suicide. Thomas Robert Dale Samples, 52, was wearing a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2015, 7:20 p.m.

Death of motorcyclist who hit STA bus ruled a suicide

Thomas Robert Dale Samples, 52, died of chest injuries in a collision with an STA bus on Friday afternoon, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday. His death has been ruled …


Motorcyclist in fatal crash with bus ran light, police say

A motorcyclist killed in a collision with a Spokane Transit Authority bus on Friday afternoon ran a red light, Spokane police said Tuesday. The name of the man who died …


Lewiston man dies in early-morning crash

Travis D. Cleveland, 24, died when his truck left State Highway 3 in Latah County, Idaho, early Tuesday morning, according to the Idaho State Police.


Airway Heights mayor downplays ‘minor’ school bus accident

Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing suspects politics are behind increased interest in a noninjury crash involving a school bus he drove in January. “You know the saying, ‘Hold your friends …


UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2015, 12:59 p.m.

Airway Heights mayor says bus incident tied to politics

Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing said Thursday he believes political opponents are behind efforts to play up what he called a “minor vehicle accident’ that took place in January while …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 22, 2014, 3:14 p.m.

Five injured in fiery crash east of Moscow

Five people were injured after a Nissan truck overturned on State Highway 3 between Deary and Kendrick on Sunday afternoon, the Idaho State Police said.