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UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

Medical examiner rules Richard Coffee died of drowning; family still seeks answers in mysterious death

A 56-year-old man whose body was found floating in the Spokane River near the Division Street Bridge after spending weeks in the water died of drowning, the Spokane County Medical …


100 years ago in Spokane: The search for a solution to city parking problems starts

The Spokane Daily Chronicle looked into the future and warned about an emerging crisis: automobile parking in the city.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Man who drowned in Spokane River identified

The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the man who drowned in the Spokane River on Wednesday while inner tubing as Benjamin J. Cullipher. He was 56.


100 years ago in Spokane: Voters back major road construction bond

Spokane County’s big road-paving bond issue passed by a nearly two-to-one margin.


100 Years Ago Today: Railway inspector injured in derailment in Northport; Spokane agrees dynamite Fourth of July

E.H. Lewis made a critical mistake after crossing a railroad bridge with his car.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Woman who drowned in hotel pool identified, suffered from heart issue

The woman who drowned Tuesday afternoon at the Centennial Hotel in downtown Spokane was 74-year-old Marla Willeen Leander, the Spokane County Medical Examiner said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Woman likely drowned in hotel pool in downtown Spokane

A woman was found floating unconscious in the outdoor pool of the Centennial Hotel in downtown Spokane on Tuesday afternoon, police say.


100 years ago in Spokane: Miner disappears in risky walk over railroad bridge

Two men walked across the Spokane & Inland Empire railroad bridge, while another man “walked on the planks laid lengthwise on the ties outside the rails.” Little did he realize …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

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: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Drowning victim in car crash was 22-year-old University High School alumna

The woman who drowned after her car entered the Spokane River yesterday has been identified by Spokane County Medical Examiners as 22-year-old Rachel F. Bowles of Spokane Valley.


Authorities: Middleton teen drowned in Boise River

Authorities have recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy who appears to have drowned in the Boise River.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Man dies on Spokane River near Post Falls after falling from inner tube

Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies say a man drowned in the Spokane River Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Passing boaters unable to revive Spokane man who drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene

A Spokane man drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene and died Monday afternoon despite lifesaving efforts by passing boaters.


Washington man dies after diving into Idaho lake

Authorities say a Washington man died after diving into a lake in northern Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Man dies after diving into Twin Lakes

A man from Greenacres died Thursday after diving into Twin Lakes from a cliff, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Palouse Falls reopened Tuesday morning after recent drowning death

Palouse Falls State Park was reopened Tuesday morning after being closed for several days.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Body recovered beneath Palouse Falls

Franklin County emergency crews recovered a body Monday morning believed to be that of a 26-year-old Pullman man who went missing last week.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Crews working to recover body at Palouse Falls

One person is reported missing after falling into the Palouse Falls Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Body of missing Palouse Falls swimmer located Sunday

The body of a man who drowned while swimming at Palouse Falls on April 21 was located Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Search for missing Palouse Falls swimmer postponed

The search for a swimmer who went missing Saturday at the base of Palouse Falls was called off Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Spokane man lost under Palouse Falls

A swimmer is missing and presumed dead after Franklin County sheriff’s deputies say he did not surface from the water under Palouse Falls.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Oregon man drowns in southwestern Washington river

Authorities said a 24-year-old Oregon man drowned while swimming in the Lewis River in northern Clark County in Washington.


U.N.: 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

About 90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler’s boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya’s coast early Friday, the U.N.’s migration agency said.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Natalie Wood’s drowning now considered a ‘suspicious death’

New witnesses have emerged in the 1981 drowning of actress Natalie Wood, prompting investigators to deem it a “suspicious death” and name her former husband, 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner, a …


Elderly Richland woman dies after car plunges into river

An elderly Richland woman has died after becoming confused and driving her car down Columbia Point boat ramp into the frigid Columbia River.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Man accused of drowning Lynnwood boy and dumping his body in bin

A 19-year-old man is accused of drowning a 6-year-old Lynnwood boy he was watching and dumping his body into a trash bin.


Duck hunter drowns in Columbia River boating accident

A Kennewick father of two was identified as the victim of a weekend duck hunting accident in Pasco, Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Divers search for person who fell into Fernan Lake when boat capsized

Jesse A. Bishop, 60, remains missing after the boat he was in capsized early Tuesday morning at the East Fernan boat launch.


At least 15 Rohingya fleeing Myanmar die in boat sinking

At least 15 Rohingya Muslims, including 10 children, who were fleeing from recent violence in Myanmar died Thursday when their overcrowded boat capsized in rough weather near shore in the …


Boat capsizes in Indian river, killing 19; about 31 missing

Police say 19 people have drowned after an overloaded boat capsized in the Yamuna River in northern India and a search is underway for missing passengers.