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TSA opting for a friendlier look with floppy-eared dogs, rather than pointy-eared

The dogs deployed by the Transportation Security Administration at airports nationwide use their noses to sniff out explosives and contraband. But pooches selected for duty these days are picked not …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 3 p.m.

Idaho transportation workers find 2 explosives under bridge

Idaho construction contractors ran into something scary on Halloween as they conducted maintenance repairs on the Idaho 45 bridge over the Snake River: two unexploded military ordnances.


Pipe bomb suspect agrees to NY transfer, no bail

The suspect accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Trump agreed Friday to be transferred to New York to face charges, while the FBI said an additional …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

Moose bomb: Rotting carcass blown up in Wyoming forest

A dead moose in Wyoming is much less likely to attract bears now that its carcass has been blown to smithereens.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Judge decides competency of man accused of mailing explosives

A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area is not competent to help with his …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Psychological exam ordered for suspect in mailed explosives

A federal judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area to help determine if …


More suspicious packages may be tied to Seattle area man

The FBI says they’ve found five more suspicious packages that they suspect may have been sent by a Seattle area man who was charged last week with the shipment of …


Police: Connecticut man stockpiled massive amounts of explosives in home

Authorities say a Connecticut man is under arrest after massive amounts of explosive black powder were found in nearly every room of his home, enough to potentially blow up his …


Bomb squad destroys explosives in southeastern Idaho

Southeast Idaho officials say explosives likely left behind by a road construction crew in Pocatello have been destroyed with an explosion.


Police find pipe bomb outside Coeur d’Alene middle school

A device described as a pipe bomb was found by authorities at a Coeur d’Alene middle school Monday morning, police said.


Authorities dispose of TNT sold to Bonners Ferry resident

Bonners Ferry police said a home owner found a pound of military-grade TNT in a box of household items over the weekend.


Old military bomb found in Quincy potato bin

QUINCY, Wash. — Police say an explosive found in a potato bin at a processing plant in Quincy this morning was an old military device that was apparently left over …


Soda vending machine blown up in front of Broadway Foods

A soda machine in front of Broadway Foods in Spokane was blown up Saturday night. The culprits were likely some “neighborhood hoodlums,” though no suspects had been identified late Saturday, …


Pair’s trial weighs link to fatal Halloween blast

Trial began Tuesday in the case of two men charged with manslaughter after a homemade bomb killed a 28-year-old man outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall. Christapher A. …


Trial begins in Chattaroy bomb fatality

Trial began today in the case of two men charged with manslaughter after a homemade bomb killed a 28-year-old man outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall. Christapher A. …


Canters turn flat backyard into a stunning oasis

It’s amazing what a little dynamite will do for a garden. Eight years ago, Donna and Stan Canter decided some of the explosives would create interesting features on their flat …


Bomb components allegedly dumped

A 20-year-old man charged in connection with an explosion that killed a partygoer last weekend dumped bomb-making materials in a rural area in North Idaho, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office …


Officials ID man killed by explosive device

A man killed in an explosion outside a weekend party north of Chattaroy was identified Monday as Cody R. Hathaway. Hathaway, 28, died after checking on a homemade explosive device …


Arrest made after deadly detonation

A young man suspected of bringing explosives to a weekend party is under arrest following the death of a 28-year-old who was fatally injured when one of the devices detonated.


Suspected bomb maker arrested after party fatality

A young man suspected of bringing explosives to a Halloween party on the West Plains is under arrest following the death of a 28-year-old injured when one of the devices …


Military dog Lucky nears retirement having lived up to name

Lucky, a military working dog based at Fairchild Air Force Base, has served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. His keen nose and no-nonsense ferocity are assets in …


Housecleaners find ‘torpedoes’ in Coeur d’Alene

The Spokane Bomb Squad removed about 30 aging and corroded explosives from a Coeur d’Alene home Monday after housecleaners found them while tidying the rental property. Such explosives, commonly called …


Aging explosives removed from Coeur d’Alene home

The Spokane Bomb Squad removed about 30 aging and corroded explosives from a Coeur d’Alene home today after housecleaners found them while tidying the rental property.


Explosive was for July Fourth, man says

A man accused of making explosives in his Spokane Valley apartment told police he planned to use them for a cannon on the Fourth of July. But detectives say John …


Explosives suspect makes court appearance

A man accused of making explosives in his Spokane Valley apartment told police he planned to use them for a cannon on the Fourth of July.


Explosives removed from Valley apartment

Explosives popular among suicide bombers were removed Monday from a Spokane Valley apartment belonging to a man upset about his divorce, authorities said. John D. Raymond, 53, allowed detectives into …


Explosives stolen from Walla Walla airport

WALLA WALLA – Federal, state and local police are seeking leads in the theft of a large amount of explosives. The explosives, which include TNT, blasting cap boosters and black …


Agents seize weapons cache

An arsenal of weapons, including seven machine guns, was seized by federal agents in Spokane after the arrest of a man now charged in Western Washington with illegally possessing an …


Man accused of keeping arsenal described as loner

A Spokane man who kept a massive arsenal of Vietnam-era machine guns, grenades and plastic explosives in a Bellevue storage locker is merely a loner with some unusual political views, …


Explosives found during arrest

An Orofino, Idaho, man was arrested in connection with multiple felonies in Spokane, and explosive devices were found in his home, Clearwater County sheriff’s deputies said Saturday. Brad Michael Self, …