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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Woman accused of DUI after car hits pedestrian near Millwood

Gina M. Duer, 42, of Deer Park, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. Dominick D. Pirtle, 28, of Spokane, was injured and …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Newport woman was airlifted after suspected DUI crash

A 32-year-old Newport woman was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane early Thursday morning following a suspected DUI crash.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Detectives suspect Spokane man shipped 16 packages of marijuana to buyers nationwide

Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over the 20-year-old man in May and allegedly found plastic food-saver rolls, a heat sealer, scissors, moving tape, shipping receipts, $5,854 in cash, 110.3 grams …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

Woman, 29, killed in head-on crash near Loon Lake

Brianna Arena, of Deer Park, was pronounced dead after her Toyota sedan crossed the centerline on U.S. Highway 395 and crashed into an oncoming Lexus SUV, according to the Washington …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Flatbed truck crashes, burns on I-90 near Medical Lake; no injuries reported

A Washington State Patrol dispatcher said the crash was reported about 3:45 p.m. The truck was westbound when it veered off the roadway near the Salnave Road exit.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Kettle Falls

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after colliding with a dump truck northwest of Kettle Falls.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 10:12 a.m.

Two hospitalized after crash in Pend Oreille County

A 56-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were hospitalized Tuesday morning after the teen failed to yield at a highway intersection near Cusick in Pend Oreille County.


Delays in Washington drug testing after death leaves some families without life insurance benefits

A process that used to take several weeks is now taking several months, due to a backlog of needed blood tests at the state’s lone laboratory in Seattle. While the …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

WSP trooper in hospital after patrol car was hit by driver allegedly running stop sign

A Washington State Patrol Trooper was sent to the hospital after a driver ran a stop sign in Spokane Valley on Friday afternoon and hit an unmarked patrol car.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 6:58 a.m.

WSP trooper recovering from injuries from I-90 crash

A Washington state trooper injured in a crash on Interstate 90 is recovering at home from his injuries.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Woman accused of vehicle assault in Trent Avenue crash in Spokane Valley

A woman faces felony charges after Washington State Troopers say she tried to run from the scene of a Spokane Valley accident she’s accused of causing.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Woman who successfully overturned vehicular homicide charge sues WSP, alleging false arrest and imprisonment

A woman who fought off felony vehicular homicide charges after successfully arguing that Washington State Patrol troopers made false statements to obtain search warrants is now suing the state agency …


Slain WSP trooper’s name among 5 being considered for new Pasco middle school

A slain Washington State Patrol trooper may be remembered on Pasco’s newest middle school.


Man, 87, dies in Omak crash; two others hospitalized

The Washington State Patrol said Eugene L. Layton failed to yield when making a left turn from state Route 97 onto Engh Road at about 2:45 p.m. His Buick Lucerne …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

‘It’s the law’ Inslee says of state patrol security on campaign trips

Gov. Jay Inslee defends having state patrol security for his presidential campaign trips because “it’s the law.”


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Spokane sheriff’s deputy hit by SUV in north Spokane County while responding to 911 call

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, driving with his lights and siren on, was hit by an SUV at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Farwell Road on Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Four hospitalized after three-car crash north of Spokane

The Washington State Patrol reported Jessica H. Fisk, 21, was driving north on U.S. Highway 395 and failed to stop at a red light just before 11 a.m., crashing her …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Bump stock buy-back program ends, over 150 devices returned to Spokane WSP office

A program allowing Washington residents to sell their bump stocks to the Washington State Patrol ended on Tuesday with about 1,000 devices returned to patrol at $150 each. Of those, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:09 a.m.

Hourlong chase at speeds reaching 128 mph from Spokane Valley to Davenport ends in rollover crash

Speeds reached 128 mph as a driver in a pickup truck led law enforcement on a chase Wednesday night on U.S. Highway 2 that started in Spokane Valley and ended …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:54 a.m.

What do wine, the Seattle Storm and Mount St. Helens have in common? They could soon be celebrated on Washington license plates.

Legislature considers more plates for Washington drivers.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Steady stream of Spokane gun owners shed bump stocks in state program

For one gun owner, the bump stock was just a hunk of plastic that didn’t work as advertised and had been taking up space in his drawer for the past …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:54 a.m.

Area law enforcement make at least three dozen drunken driving arrests of St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Nearly 40 people were arrested over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend under suspicion of drunken driving.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Bump stock owners can turn in devices for $150 check from state under new bill

Washington owners of bump stocks can turn them in to the Washington State Patrol for $150 on four days in March.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Semitruck driver airlifted to hospital after troopers say he caused three-vehicle collision on I-90 near Ritzville

An Everett semi truck driver was airlifted to a local hospital Wednesday morning after his vehicle hit a rock embankment on Interstate 90 east of Ritzville, leading to a three-vehicle …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

State troopers respond to 39 crashes related to snow; trooper’s car hit but no injuries

A car lost control and sideswiped a Washington State Patrol trooper’s car on Tuesday. No one was injured, and his car had minor damage.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 5:02 p.m.

Man parked on Interstate 90 reportedly runs into traffic, hit by car

A Coeur d’Alene man was hit by a car Saturday morning on Interstate 90, 17 miles west of Spokane, and had to be transported by helicopter to the hospital.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Woman hijacks car, pushes passenger out, flees with victim’s dog and crashes on I-90

Spokane police officers arrested a woman Friday after she allegedly hijacked an idling car, pushed a passenger out and drove off with a dog in the car. The suspect crashed …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

WSP Trooper spots house on fire, evacuates sleeping residents

A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.


As Spokane beefs up efforts to catch car thieves, some – including prolific one who targets Subarus – won’t stop

In the time it takes to tidy your bed, floss your teeth or microwave a bowl of rice, 19-year-old Christian Normand can steal your car. If it’s an early-’90s-to-2000s Subaru, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Crash on SR-291 northwest of Spokane blocks both lanes

Washington State Patrol shut down State Route 291 two miles northwest of Spokane due to a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured at least one person, according to a news release …