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Army Ranger Trainees Die After Struggle Through Swamp The Four Were In Last Days Of Service’s Toughest Training

Four soldiers died of exposure after struggling through chilly, chest-deep swamp waters in the last days of a stressful two months of Army Ranger training, officials said Thursday. Three died …


He Made It Cool To Be Square Many Friends, Family Mourn North Central Wrestler Eddie Jones, Who Died From Injuries Suffered In Rollover

1. North Central High School students lost a friend Monday when Eddie Jones died of injuries he suffered in a vehicle accident. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review 2. Jones


Three Firefighters Killed

Three city firefighters were killed Tuesday when they were trapped inside a burning house. Firefighters Patricia Conroy, Marc Kolenda and Thomas Brooks died Tuesday while searching the house for survivors. …


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 …


Parents Call Meth Real Killer Of Cda Man Father Says Drug’s `A One-Way Road, And For Scotty, It Ended In A Trash Can’

Scott Garden is survived by his parents, Michael and Cherylyn, and two children, Jennifer Rose and Christopher. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Boat In Fatal Accident Operating Illegally

An Amazon boat that capsized killing 30 people was not licensed to carry passengers, authorities said Monday. Survivors of Saturday’s accident alleged that the boat’s captain and crew were drunk …


Traffic Accidents Kill Two

(For the record Friday, February 17, 1995): A story on page B3 of Tuesday’s Spokesman-Review titled, “Traffic accidents kill two,” was wrong on two points. Clarence Green, who died in …


Thousands Mourn Gypsies Killed By Bomb

Austrian leaders and busloads of mourners gathered in this southeastern town Saturday to bury four Gypsies killed by a bomb and to denounce the right-wing extremism responsible for it. The …


Exotic Bird Farm Dogged By Hungry Canines Couple Blames Neglected Neighborhood Dogs For Death Of Expensive Rheas, Emus

1. Boyd Barry has lost five breeding rheas in the last week due to dog attacks on his farm near Elk. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. Boyd Barry now …


Another Man Leaps Off Bridge

A man jumped off the Monroe Street Bridge on Thursday evening, and authorities later abandoned efforts to find his body. Two witnesses saw the man hit the Spokane River at …


Parents Of Dead Teenager Say Sheriff Waited Too Long To Launch Search

Relatives of a teenager who died of exposure in the Arco desert claim the Bingham County sheriff’s office failed to organize a search party that could have saved his life. …


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 …


Ferris Kicker Joins Parade Of Publicized Recruits

Some people make a living debating the relative merits of high school athletes being recruited by colleges. Some are even football coaches, whose futures are often tied to the quality …


Bells Toll Final Goodbye For Six Fishermen Crew Of Capsized Crabber Remembered At Somber Ceremony

Robert Petersen gets a hug from his aunt, Karen Smith, during a memorial service for his father Bob Petersen. Photo by Associated Press


Attacking Killer Bees Force Boy Off Cliff

The 14-year-old son of a missionary couple assigned to Panama died when a swarm of African killer bees drove him off a mountain cliff, the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board …


Fire Kills 4 While Crews Respond To Wrong House

A fire killed a mother of eight and her three youngest children early Monday while firefighters went to the wrong house. Fire crews took 14 minutes to arrive at the …


Street Shrines As Precarious As Life There Are More Ways To Die Now, And People Create More Ways To Mourn

Strip malls line mile after mile of suburban streets here, but Tarragona Plaza is different - if you know where to look. Underneath a tangle of untended flowers and Taco …


Cranbrook Man Killed In Wreck

A 57-year-old Cranbrook, British Columbia, man was killed late Friday when the car he was riding in veered off U.S. Highway 95 south of the Canadian border. The accident occurred …


Fiery Collision Kills 7 In Church Van

A church van carrying children home from a youth basketball game collided with a bus on an icy road and burst into flames, killing the van driver and all six …


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 …


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Man Dies After Brawl With Friend Victim Didn’t Know His Injuries Life-Threatening

Mark Jones’ landlord didn’t realize the 46-year-old man was bleeding to death as they sat talking for two hours Saturday night. “He acted so calm and casual about it,” said …


St. Maries Man Dies As Truck Crash-Lands

A St. Maries man has died and another man was hospitalized after a pickup went over a 60-foot embankment. The driver, Henry L. Blankenship, 71, was driving his pickup southbound …


Executive Jet Plane Crashes, Killing 10

An executive jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Le Bourget Airport on Friday, killing all 10 people on board including the head of a leading French food company. One engine …


Nurse Says Heiress Doris Duke Was Given Fatal Dose Of Morphine Affidavit Part Of Nasty Battle Over Late Billionaire’s Estate

Heiress Doris Duke in 1981. Photo by Associated Press


Mountain Motorists Still Trapped In Tunnel After Avalanche

Five-hundred motorists were stranded in a tunnel for a fourth night Thursday by a snowslide that swept cars and buses off a Himalayan Mountain road, killing at least 125 people. …


Man To Plead Guilty In Car Death

A Bonners Ferry man accused of driving under the influence of drugs is expected to plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter, a Kootenai County prosecutor said Thursday. Lester Poston has agreed …


Anxious For News From Home

Chieko Kamiya watches news of the Japan quake, hoping to catch a word about friends or relatives. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


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 …


Oregon Flooding Claims Second Victim

Heavy rains and flooding have claimed their second victim in Oregon - a 16-year-old boy whose body was pulled from South Deer Creek on Sunday after he fell from a …