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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

After high-speed chase and water rescue effort, police arrest man who jumped into Spokane River, covered himself with rocks

A multiagency car chase starting in Airway Heights led to a man abandoning a pregnant woman in his car to jump into the Spokane River to hide Friday morning. With …


Unoccupied car found in Spokane River near state line early Tuesday

Firefighters responded to a car in the Spokane River near the state line early Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

100s of Oregon ‘witches’ paddle down river, minus the brooms

Hundreds of “witches” traded in broomsticks for paddles in Oregon during the last weekend before Halloween.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Two Lime scooters found at bottom of Spokane River

Two Lime scooters have been found in the Spokane River.


Van slips into river; grandmother, 3 kids, dog are OK

A 64-year-old woman, three grandchildren and a dog escaped with minor injuries Monday afternoon after their van slid off U.S. Highway 12 into the Tieton River about 16 miles west …


33 killed as bus falls into river in western India

At least 33 people were killed on Saturday after a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said.


Blondie the puppy rescued from island in Oregon river

A 2-month-old puppy named Blondie stranded on an island in a western Oregon river for about a week has been rescued.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Family believes body is that of missing Argentine protester

The brother of an Argentine protester whose disappearance prompted nationwide demonstrations said Friday that the family believes a body found in a river is that of activist Santiago Maldonado.


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.


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Spokane’s signature fish continues to struggle as new campaign raises awareness

Though it isn’t listed as endangered or threatened, Spokane’s native redband trout is not doing well. As the Spokane Indians baseball team launches a new awareness campaign, experts and local …


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Spokane Indians roll out a new campaign to rally fans around the team – and a cause

The Spokane Indians unveiled a new promotional campaign Wednesday, including a new rally mascot and alternate jerseys, to keep fans cheering into the sixth inning. Branded around the redband rainbow …


Man hospitalized after rescuing 5-year-old son from river

A southwestern Montana man was hospitalized after rescuing his 5-year-old son from the Gallatin River.


Montana officials identify Nebraska man who fell into river

Officials in northwestern Montana have released the name of a 23-year-old Nebraska man who is missing after falling into the Flathead River near a hydroelectric dam.


Flood-stricken city in Colombia mourns as death toll tops 270

Lines of people quietly walked the streets of Mocoa, followed by hearses carrying coffins to a cemetery where open graves waited.


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

Idaho declares emergency due to high water on Boise River

The city of Boise, Ada County and the state have all declared a state of emergency because of high water levels on the Boise River.


Oregon lawmakers consider potential life jacket law

Officials have proposed a law that would require river floaters in Oregon to wear life jackets. The


State adopts ‘fish consumption rule’ after years of debate

Washington state regulators have adopted new clean-water rules tied partly to how much fish people eat, ending years of heated debate over how clean the state’s waters should be.


Paddlers to play cards on Pend Oreille River

The 35th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle, featuring nonmotorized vessels ranging from sleek kayaks to parade-float creations, is set for Aug. 13.


Cooler Snake River water sought to aid sockeye

Water managers have started releasing more cold water from a reservoir in northern Idaho for endangered Snake River sockeye salmon following a year where 99 percent of the run died …


Rain slows, but flooding still threat in Southeast Texas

The heavy rain that’s been hovering over parts of southeast and central Texas and caused deadly flooding began to lift Saturday, but officials said the flooding emergency near the Gulf …


France sees flooding: Seine overflows its banks in Paris

Floods devastated regions across France on Wednesday – in some areas, the worst seen in a century or more. The Seine River overflowed its banks, one French town was evacuated, …


New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over massive 2015 spill

New Mexico became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado …


El Salvador river threatened by molasses spill

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Environmental officials in El Salvador said more than 900,000 gallons of molasses spilled into a river near the border with Guatemala, fouling the waters and …


Deputy rescues 2-year-old child from Yellowstone River

A Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputy rescued a 2-year-old boy who fell into the Yellowstone River.