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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Man suspected of causing school bus crash in north Spokane arrested on assault charges

A man suspected of causing a crash involving a school bus and another car will face vehicular assault charges, Spokane police said.


School bus driver shortage creates headaches for districts

School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy.


Motorcyclist hits student after he got off school bus in Lake Stevens

An elementary school student was hit by a motorcycle after getting off his school bus in Lake Stevens, Washington.


Twenty-seven children die in India when school bus plunges into gorge

At least 27 children were killed Monday when their school bus skidded off a mountain road into a gorge in the foothills of the Himalayas, officials said.


Authorities: Two dead after school bus fire in western Iowa

A fire erupted on a school bus after it backed into a ditch in western Iowa early Tuesday, killing a student and the bus driver, investigators said.


Two adults killed in northeastern Montana school bus crash

A pickup truck collided head-on with a school bus in northeastern Montana, killing the drivers of both vehicles and injuring four eighth-graders on their way to Havre for a field …


School bus flips in hit-run; 14 students taken to hospital

Authorities say a school bus flipped on its side in a hit-and-run accident in eastern Pennsylvania, sending more than a dozen people to the hospital, including two students with trauma …


30 injured, 2 critically, as Philadelphia school tour bus crashes in Maryland

A bus carrying Philadelphia schoolchildren on an eighth-grade class trip was involved in a serious accident on I-95 in Maryland on Monday.


Transportation director resigns after Idaho school bus crash

Officials with the Blaine County School District say its transportation director has resigned following a school bus crash that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students in April.


School bus cameras catch drivers who illegally pass

A school district in Washington that installed traffic-enforcement cameras on 15 school buses has begun to fine drivers after issuing warnings throughout April.


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

Police: Idaho school bus rolls over, 12 taken to hospitals

At least a dozen students were hospitalized after their school bus rolled over on a rural Idaho highway on Tuesday, police said.


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

WSP names drivers involved in school bus crash near Colville; bus driver out of hospital

The Washington State Patrol has released the names of a school bus driver and a semitruck driver involved in a collision Friday morning near Colville.


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017

Semi truck crashes into school bus near Colville; bus driver seriously injured

A school bus carrying 25 elementary students collided with a semi truck Friday morning on U.S. Highway 395 north of Colville, seriously injuring the bus driver and leaving a number …


19 students suffer minor injuries in Massachusetts bus crash

Massachusetts State Police say 19 students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after their school bus was involved in a crash.


Mother sues school district after child left sleeping on bus

The mother of a 4-year-old special education student who was left sleeping on an empty Tillamook County school bus has filed a lawsuit.


Washington, other states eye school bus seat belts

A bill that would require school buses to have seat belts is being considered by lawmakers in Washington, one of more than a dozen states where school seat belt measures …


School bus with 23 students on board overturns in Virginia

Police in Virginia say a school bus with 23 students on board overturned in Dinwiddie County.


Whitefish school bus overturns on icy road

There were no serious injuries when a Whitefish School District bus slid off an icy road and overturned on its side in northwest Montana.


School bus carrying 19 swerves to avoid deer, overturns

Elementary school students in eastern North Carolina are being treated for injuries after their school bus overturned when the driver said he swerved to avoid deer that ran in front …


Feds: Put seat belts on school buses to save kids’ lives

The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday re-emphasized the agency’s call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 21, 2016

Official: Six dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

Six people were killed Monday when a Chattanooga school bus with 35 young children aboard crashed, turned on its side and wrapped around a tree, according to the district attorney.


Rathdrum school bus hit by car; five children have minor injuries

Five schoolchildren from Betty Kiefer Elementary School received minor injuries Thursday afternoon when an SUV slammed into the back of their school bus near Rathdrum. None of the kids was …


Baltimore school bus driver had traffic violation history

The Baltimore school bus driver who died along with five others in a collision with a commuter bus was found at fault in three traffic-related cases in the last eight …


NTSB to probe 2-bus crash that killed at least 6 Baltimore

A school bus, blocks away from its first stop Tuesday morning, rear-ended a car, then ricocheted off a roadside pillar into an oncoming commuter bus in a crash that killed …


Man who followed school bus arrested after high-speed chase near Pinehurst

A man was arrested Wednesday after appearing to follow a school bus and then leading Shoshone County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase.


Airway Heights mayor downplays ‘minor’ school bus accident

Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing suspects politics are behind increased interest in a noninjury crash involving a school bus he drove in January. “You know the saying, ‘Hold your friends …


Punctual cat greets Libby Center students before, after school

Humming school buses often alert a fuzzy feline it’s time to take his post on the sidewalk, gathering strokes, scratches, a few cuddles and likely a treat, too, from students …


UPDATED: Wed., March 5, 2014

Stevens County students sent to hospital after bus crash

An early morning slide off sent eight students of the Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to the hospital, according to district administrators.


No students injured in school bus collision

No students were injured in a collision between a car and a school bus in Deer Park this morning.


Colleagues stand by dismissed bus driver

Video footage of a Spokane school bus driver repeatedly forcing a special-needs kindergartner into his seat has cost the man his job. The firing this month has sparked uproar among …