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Pe Ell, Wash., man killed in I-90 accident

A man from Pe Ell, Wash., was killed Sunday night in a traffic accident on Interstate 90 just west of Spokane, the Washington State Patrol said.


Honda model chosen as troopers’ new ride

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 …


Collision near Deer Park injures two

The Washington State Patrol this morning responded to a two-car collision near Clayton north of Deer Park on U.S. Highway 395 that blocked the highway and caused injuries to two …


U.S. 395 reopens after fatal collision

One person was killed and three others injured in a two-car head-on collision five miles south of Colville today.


Biker at bill signing may have been involved in killing

OLYMPIA – One of the bikers gathered around the table as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill outlawing “motorcycle profiling” may have been a member of an outlaw gang whose …


WSU student hospitalized following alleged joy ride

A 22-year-old Washington State University student who was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday is suspected of causing damage to the WSU campus and golf course prior to the rollover.


Two trucks hit, kill wandering horse near Reardan

The Washington State Patrol reported this morning that a horse was struck and killed on U.S. Highway 2 about six miles east of Reardan.


Protesters march through Capitol

OLYMPIA – Sixteen protesters were arrested in Washington’s Capitol outside the governor’s office Thursday in the third day of demonstrations over proposed cuts to state spending. Fifteen, including three from …


Woman dies in rollover crash near Ritzville

A Western Washington woman died after a one-car rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Ritzville today.


Pregnant woman shot by WSP reportedly apologized

A state trooper who accidentally shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane last fall was emotional in interviews with investigators and was overheard asking why the …


International search is on for missing Canadian couple

A multi-agency, international search for a missing Canadian couple is underway.


Post Falls man killed in wrong-way crash on I-90

A Post Falls man died this morning following a collision involving another driver going the wrong way on Interstate 90 at Barker Road. The freeway was closed for several hours …


Shawn Vestal: WSP’s request a far cry from Colonial-era tyranny

There was a time in this country, before it was this country, when the king’s customs agents carried general warrants allowing them to search anyone, anytime, anywhere, and take anything …


WSP gets chided for letter that seeks gun

OLYMPIA – Three dozen legislators are taking the Washington State Patrol to task for sending a letter to gun dealers that they fear is an unconstitutional “fishing expedition.” The patrol, …


WSP officer won’t face charges in shooting of pregnant woman

A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane last fall will not face criminal charges, officials confirmed Tuesday. Sgt. Lee Slemp …


WSP sergeant who shot pregnant woman won’t be charged

A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane last fall will not face criminal charges, officials confirmed Tuesday.


Pedestrian killed at stateline ID’d as CdA woman

A woman who died after being struck by a car on Interstate 90 Saturday has been identified as Dana M. Barton, 37, of Coeur d’Alene.


U.S. 195 reopens near Rosalia after logs roll

A trailer on a logging truck flipped on its side spilling its load of logs onto U.S. Highway 195 just north of Rosalia in Whitman County early this morning, the …


Cheney man killed on highway at Four Lakes

A 62-year-old Cheney man was killed on Sunday evening in an accident that Washington State Patrol troopers said was related to bad weather.


Trooper injured in crash near Ritzville

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured Sunday evening in a collision with a semi-truck south of Ritzville.


Deputy shoots suspect near Deer Lake

A person suspected of numerous vehicle prowls in rural Stevens County is in serious condition in a Spokane hospital after being shot by a Stevens County Sherriff’s Deputy early this …


Pedestrian from Hayden struck, killed in Davenport

A Hayden, Idaho, man was killed Monday evening when he was struck in the roadway of U.S. Highway 2 at Davenport, the State Patrol said.


Getting There: Winter brings out the worst in local drivers

Last week’s carnage on ice in the Inland Northwest offered yet another reminder, as if anyone should need one, that slowing down on snow is not an option. It’s a …


DNA index helps link suspects to crimes

DNA testing in Washington is identifying more criminals than ever before. The Washington State Patrol crime lab reported 379 hits last year using a DNA index system and DNA samples …


Colville man dies in head-on near Northport

A 73-year-old Colville man died Wednesday afternoon in a head-on collision on state Highway 25 three miles south of Northport, Wash.


Northport collision leaves one dead, one still trapped

A two-car collision today about 3:35 has left one person dead and another trapped in a vehicle with serious injuries. The road was fully blocked on Highway 25 three miles …


Photo: Police chase stops at tree

Civic disobedience: A Washington State Patrol trooper examines a stolen Honda that the driver crashed into a tree after a police chase Wednesday that began in Federal Way and ended …


Mead driver hurt in roundabout crash

A Mead-area man was injured Sunday evening when he failed to negotiate a roundabout at Mount Spokane Park Drive and Bruce Road.


Officers in shooting named

The police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a domestic violence suspect Sunday have been identified as Officer Chris McMurtrey and Sgt. Dave Overhoff. McMurtrey, 31, has been with …


Pedestrian killed on U.S. 195 at Pullman

A pedestrian on the south Pullman bypass route of U.S. Highway 195 was killed in a collision today involving a pickup truck, the Washington State Patrol reported.