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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.


Northport woman injured in suspected drunken driving crash

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a crash that sent a Northport woman to the hospital Sunday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Bonners Ferry man dies in overnight crash

Louie Abraham, 28, was killed in a single-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 2 early Thursday, the Idaho State Police said.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 15, 2014, 10:58 a.m.

Sagle man killed in crash on Long Bridge in Sandpoint

A Sagle man was killed early Friday in a two-vehicle collision on the Long Bridge, just south of Sandpoint on U.S. Highway 95.


Arizona man hospitalized after driving into Lake Coeur d’Alene

Douglas Williams, 26, of Scottsdale, Arizona, swam to a dock after his Chevy sedan entered Lake Coeur d’Alene in a traffic incident late Thursday, the Idaho State Police said.


Spokane Valley boy injured in rollover crash near Ritzville

A five-year-old boy and 33-year-old man were injured in a single-vehicle rollover collision just after 7 p.m. Tuesday near Ritzville, the Washington State Patrol said.


Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

WASHINGTON — The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, …


World calls for Ukraine cease-fire after crash

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine — World leaders called for an immediate cease-fire in eastern Ukraine on Friday and demanded speedy access for international investigators to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines …


UPDATED: Thu., July 17, 2014, 12:16 p.m.

Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost …


Investigation: Geese caused Air Force helicopter crash

Geese flew through the windshield of a U.S. Air Force helicopter during a training mission off the coast of England in January, causing a crash that killed four airmen, including …


Birds blamed for helicopter crash that killed Priest River airman

Military investigators say geese collided with a U.S. Air Force helicopter that crashed during a training mission off the coast of England in January, killing four airmen. Among the dead …


Idaho man dies in Priest Lake motorcycle crash

Steven R. Pitts of Oldtown, Idaho, died in a motorcycle collision Monday afternoon, the Idaho State Police said.


UPDATED: Tue., March 18, 2014, 12:37 p.m.

KOMO News helicopter crashes in Seattle; 2 dead

A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames Tuesday near Seattle’s Space Needle, killing two people on board, badly injuring a man in a car and sending …


2013 training jet crash result of pilot error, Navy report says

Pilot error caused a training jet with three aboard to crash and explode in a farm field near Harrington, Wash., a year ago, the U.S. Navy said. A detailed review …


Navy: pilot error caused jet crash near Harrington last year

U.S. Navy officials on Tuesday said pilot error caused a training jet to crash into a farm field a year ago several miles west of Harrington.