Stories tagged: speeding
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Prohibition opponents work to repeal of state booze ban; Deer Park mayor caught speeding
Those opposed to prohibition did their part when it came to signing petitions, but Seattle prohibition opponents… not so much.
Thu., June 6, 2019
Cafe workers in Spokane won a major labor concession: a six-day week.
Tue., June 4, 2019
“Yeggmen” — safecrackers — broke into the safe at the Eldridge Buick Co. and made off with between $800 and $1,000 in cash.
Thu., May 16, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Seventh-graders build sidewalk, drinking fountains, basement floors at Hamilton school
Seventh-grade boys in manual training classes at Hamilton and Whitman schools installed a 100-foot long sidewalk at Hamilton school.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Report in S-R about travel record between Latah and Spokane lands driver in front of judge
A report in The Spokesman-Review backfired on Joseph S. Bain, of the Eldridge-Buick Company in Spokane.
Wed., March 27, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Investigators consider manslaughter charge for driver in deadly North Side crash
A group of young people went dancing at the Silver Grill, had several drinks of illicit whiskey, then went on an early-morning drive in a seven-passenger Buick.
Thu., June 28, 2018
Mrs. C.A. Russell of Spokane had a son, Private Robert Russell, serving in Fort Gibbons, Alaska. Through him, she learned that some 200 soldiers, stationed at isolated stations in the …
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018
Ticketing speeders in school zones has been a lucrative undertaking. Since 2016, the cameras have caught 21,500 drivers speeding past Longfellow and Finch elementary schools. The fines have generated $4 …
Thu., June 1, 2017
The Oregon Senate has approved a bill that would let cities use red-light cameras to also identify speeders.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Legislation allowing drivers to speed while passing other vehicles on some highways faced few road bumps getting out of the Idaho House.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016
A New Jersey Transit commuter train sped up and was going twice the 10 mph speed limit just before it crashed into Hoboken’s terminal last week, killing a woman on …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016
Colfax, Washington has a reputation as speed trap for Cougar and Vandal fans heading to home games, but a police
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
Rachel Toor is a Spokane writer and teacher at Eastern Washington University. She’s an admitted bad driver, and found she had a lot to learn at what she calls Bad …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
Alcohol was not a factor in a crash that killed two teens on May 23 north of Post Falls, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office investigation found. Monte A. Thomson Jr., …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
Park officials have a message for bicyclists on the Centennial Trail: Slow down.
Tue., July 26, 2016
The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015
Starting Tuesday two cameras, one on Northwest Boulevard and one on Nevada, will issue warnings, but not citations, to vehicles that exceed the 20 mph school zone.
Thu., May 28, 2015
A protest group’s plan to toss volleyballs in front of police cars to draw attention to what it considers a law enforcement cover-up in the death of a Spokane Valley …
Sun., March 29, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago “Dead Man’s Curve,” on the road to Palouse about 8 miles east of Colfax, claimed two new victims.
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014
A Spokane police lieutenant is facing an internal investigation after he was cited by the Washington State Patrol in March for reckless driving during an apparent race on the freeway. …
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
A Spokane man died Sunday after the car he was riding in Saturday night hit a ditch along state Highway 211 west of Newport, Wash. David Pitts, 56, was a …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013
A car that was seen speeding on North Ruby Street on Wednesday later hit another vehicle on a residential street, landing both wrecked vehicles in the front yard of a …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2012
A bicyclist and motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in the Millwood area have been identified as James Wilson, 46, and Jerrel I. Bailey-O’Neal, 22.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2011
A majority of drivers in Washington and Oregon believe they can get away with speeding as long as they don’t get too heavy with the lead foot. A new poll …
Mon., April 25, 2011
Ninety years ago, the Washington State Patrol was formed with troopers riding Indian motorcycles. The iconic bikes were replaced in recent years with BMW motorcycles for the state’s 43 troopers …
Mon., Aug. 30, 2010
Drivers on U.S. Highway 195 from Interstate 90 to South Hatch Road ought to be extra careful over the next two years. Law enforcement officers last week said they plan …
Fri., April 9, 2010
Washington law enforcement agencies today are launching a crackdown on speeding with extra patrols being deployed by 153 agencies across the state.
Mon., Feb. 15, 2010
A 19-year-old Spokane woman died Sunday when the car she was riding in crashed into a tree near 54th Avenue and Hatch Road on Spokane’s South Side.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2010
Lawmakers convening in Olympia want to toughen laws on two types of illegal driving: speeding through school zones and talking on cell phone without a hands-free device. State Sen. Tracey …
Thu., April 10, 2008
BOISE – Oops. Sen. John Goedde, sponsor of the bill to sharply increase Idaho’s fines for speeding in school zones, was caught speeding in a Boise-area school zone Feb. 28 …