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NY cop killed in traffic stop called ‘exemplary’

BELLEROSE TERRACE, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City police officer killed after being shot in what started out as a traffic stop was an “exemplary officer,” a county …


Memorial service today for officer killed in crash

A memorial service for a Spokane police officer killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash is set to begin today at 10 a.m. in Post Falls.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2012, 6:13 p.m.

Driver of truck arrested in hit-and-run that killed police officer

Officers in the Spokane Police Department were saddened Wednesday by the death of a fellow officer who was killed in a hit-and-run motorcycle crash. Kurt P. Henson, 47, of Post …


Man arrested in Millwood hit and run

A 2-year-old girl is in serious condition at a Spokane-area hospital Sunday, and authorities have arrested a 22-year-old Spokane man suspected of felony hit and run.


Commerce secretary cited for hit-and-run

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. — U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson suffered a seizure in connection with two Los Angeles-area traffic crashes that led to a felony hit-and-run citation, officials said today.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2012, 5:22 p.m.

Pedestrian injured in morning hit and run

An erratic driver struck a pedestrian, two vehicles and a light pole before fleeing his car on foot early today near Spokane Community College, police say.


Man fleeing downtown collision drives on sidewalk

A man suspected of slamming a pickup truck into another car in downtown Spokane this morning fled the scene and drove down a narrow sidewalk before abandoning the vehicle and …


Cafe owner accused of hit-and-run

A chef and restaurant owner being sought by police in connection with a hit-and-run crash that led to a Sunday manhunt involving a sheriff’s helicopter has turned himself in. Ryan …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2012, 7:29 p.m.

Local restaurant owner jailed in hit-and-run crash

A chef and restaurant owner turned himself in to jail for a hit-and-run crash that led to a manhunt involving a sheriff’s helicopter early Sunday.


Suspect pleads not guilty

An 18-year-old woman accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist was arraigned on a felony charge Monday in Spokane County Superior Court. Megan C. Skillingstad pleaded not guilty …


Suspect in fatal hit-and-run bike crash pleads not guilty

An 18-year-old woman accused of a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist was arraigned on a felony charge today in Spokane County Superior Court.


Hit-and-run questions linger

For Helen Widener, the days haven’t gotten easier. When Spokane police first identified a suspect in the hit-and-run crash that led to the death of her husband, Dennis Widener, last …


Sheriff seeks public’s help with hit-and-run case

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department would like the public’s help with its investigation of a hit-and-run accident that injured a 20-year-old woman and her horse.


Semi driver smacks overpass; second driver hits debris

A semi with an oversized load was headed west on Trent Avenue when the load struck the top of the overpass at Sullivan Road about 6:25 a.m., Washington state troopers …


Rider, horse injured in hit-and-run near Hayden

A North Idaho woman was seriously injured on Tuesday evening when a speeding pickup truck struck the horse she was riding north of Hayden. The driver fled the scene. Lauren …


Horse, rider injured in Hayden hit and run

A North Idaho woman was seriously injured on Tuesday evening when a speeding pickup truck struck the horse she was riding north of Hayden. The driver fled the scene.


Suspect in hit-and-run identified

A suspect has been identified in a June hit-and-run crash that led to a 66-year-old bicyclist’s death. Spokane police on Friday seized a 1996 Nissan Sentra that they believe 18-year-old …


Suspect identified in crash that killed bicyclist

A suspect has been identified in a hit-and-run crash that led to a 66-year-old Spokane man’s death. Police today seized a 1996 Nissan Sentra that they believe 18-year-old Megan C. …


Bicyclist death caused by hit-and-run injuries

A North Spokane bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver on North Division Street last month died from injuries suffered in the accident, an autopsy showed. Dennis Widener, 66, died after …


Autopsy shows bicyclist died from his injuries

A North Spokane bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver on North Division Street last month died from injuries suffered in the accident, an autopsy showed.


‘People have got to stop doing these things’

Dennis Widener lay in a hospital bed last week recovering from serious injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident in late June, wondering who was responsible. He was riding his bicycle …


Victim of Jan. 6 collision seeks Samaritan who tracked driver

Alyson Hunt may be small, but she’s tough. The 23-year-old works as a server at the Perry Street Café, and she’s a dedicated runner.


Victim of Jan. 6 collision seeks Good Samaritan who tracked driver

Alyson Hunt may be small, but she’s tough. The 23-year-old works as a server at the Perry Street Café, and she’s a dedicated runner.


A whole new meaning to law enforcement

Let me be first to say: “Welcome back to the SPD, Bradley Thoma!” Granted, I don’t know if the former Spokane police sergeant – who was fired in the wake …


Hit-run suspect released from jail

Steven A. Black was released from jail on his own recognizance Monday after appearing before Superior Court Judge Michael Price on a hit-and-run charge. Black, 42, was arrested for hit-and-run …


Driver jailed after truck strikes, injures teen

The new year started badly for one Spokane Valley teenager.


Drivers strike woman’s body on Highway 28

A woman’s body was hit twice on state Highway 28 near Quincy, Wash. A driver called 911 to report that he hit something with his car in the 13000 block …


Spokane Valley bicyclist injured in hit-and-run

Spokane Valley police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a bicyclist early Sunday near the intersection of Sprague Avenue and Dearborn Street.


Sheriff requests felony charge in case of injured woman

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office has formally requested a felony charge in the case of a Washington State University student who was found unconscious along Pullman-Albion Road in November.


Pedestrian hurt in hit-and-run

A Spokane man was reported in stable condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after he was struck in a crosswalk at Riverfront Park by a hit-and-run driver about 3 …