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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Small hazmat leak closes weigh station at westbound I-90 near Idaho border

A small hazardous materials leak closed the Washington State Patrol port of entry at westbound I-90 near the Washington-Idaho border Thursday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

4 hospitalized after rollover crash on Highway 2 near Fairchild Air Force Base

A van was driving on Highway 2 west of the Air Force base when a truck approaching from behind lost control on a patch of ice and struck the van, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

One lane of westbound I-90 at Vantage Bridge to remain closed overnight due to tanker spill

Westbound I-90 closed at the Vantage Bridge at about 10:30 a.m. this morning after a tanker spilled a large amount of fuel in the roadway. Washington State Patrol had no …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

WSU engineering professor injured in crash near Pullman

An engineering teacher at Washington State University has been hospitalized after a one-vehicle crash near Pullman early Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 8:52 a.m.

49-year-old Spokane man dies in Lincoln County crash, WSP reports

One person died in a single-vehicle accident in Lincoln County at 11:34 a.m. Friday, Washington State Patrol reported.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after single-vehicle crash on I-90

Three lanes of traffic were shut down and emergency crews guided cars through an emergency lane, causing a large traffic jam on eastbound I-90 through downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Woman, 93, dies following Sunday crash in Chattaroy

The Washington State Patrol reported the death of Alvera Quaschnick on Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Deadly crash near Othello shuts down State Route 24 for more than five hours

The fatal crash, east of Othello, occurred around 5 a.m. in the Hanford Reach National Monument wildlife refugee.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 2:18 p.m.

Four-vehicle crash including tractor north of Spokane sends four to the hospital

The crash, near Wild Rose Road, is under investigation, according to a news release from the Washington State Patrol.


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 …