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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.


One injured in school bus accident

One person was injured in an accident involving a car and a school bus today about 4:16 p.m. at Perry Street and Baldwin Avenue.


On-scene shooting investigation concludes

The Spokane Investigative Response Team completed its on-scene investigation into Sunday’s officer involved shooting, the response team said Monday.


Spokane man killed by police

A man reportedly armed with a knife was shot to death by police in northwest Spokane early Sunday. Spokane police officers were dispatched to the home at 5726 N. Elgin …


Man leads police on chase near Chattaroy

Police are looking for a man who led them on a short pursuit that started tonight about 6:14 p.m. near Chattaroy on Day-Mt. Spokane Road.


Batty arrested again for DUI

A retired Spokane firefighter with a history of impaired driving and a conviction for vehicular homicide was arrested again Thursday after a state trooper smelled alcohol on his breath. David …


Coroner changes ruling on trooper’s death

Barb Thompson, a Spokane woman who has spent years trying to prove her daughter’s death was not a suicide, has won a major victory. On Monday, Lewis County’s newly elected …


Slippery roads vex drivers, responders

Several slide-offs and accidents clogged roads and kept local law enforcement busy as they struggled to keep up with the high number of incidents Wednesday. Washington State Patrol responded to …


Holiday DUI arrests higher, WSP reports

The Washington State Patrol reports just one highway fatality in the state over the Christmas weekend – a hit-and-run in Auburn – down from four in 2009.


Northport man dies in pickup crash

A Northport, Wash., man is dead after a one-car accident Tuesday on state Highway 25 about a mile north of Northport.


Old rail cars become fire and rescue training tool

Kootenai County Fire and Rescue in Post Falls is upgrading its training facility with the help of the railroad. On Sunday, a construction contractor and the fire department moved two …


Snow brings crashes, slide-offs

After a few days of reprieve from the snow, the flakes began falling in the Spokane area again Saturday. Roads became slick, leaving local law enforcement to deal with numerous …


One killed, one hurt in rollover

One person died and one was injured early Saturday in a one-car accident on Interstate 90 near the Salnave Road exit. Jesse E. Geddes, 52, was ejected from his Oldsmobile …


Driver in fiery crash identified as Spangle man

The driver killed in a fiery crash on U.S. Highway 195 south of Hatch Road was identified this morning as a 57-year-old Spangle man.


Motorist dies in fiery crash

At least one motorist is dead after a pickup truck smashed into the back of a state snowplow Tuesday night and burst into flames, authorities said. Witnesses said the compact …


Three injured in crash on Highway 290

Three people were injured on Monday when a motorist failed to yield to oncoming traffic on state Highway 290, according to the Washington State Patrol.


3 injured in head-on highway crash

Three people were injured today when a motorist failed to yield to oncoming traffic on Highway 290, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Getting There: On snowy roadways, slower is smarter

Now that the weather has our attention, it’s probably a good time to check in with the highway patrol on how to stay safe on the road this winter. Washington …


Highways closed across region

Among the road closures this morning because of zero visibility and/or blowing snow are: Highway 27 (Spokane and Whitman counties), Highway 21 (Lind to Wilbur) and Highway 261 (Interstate 90 …


Pair charged with drug trafficking

A Spokane woman who was nine months pregnant and unarmed when she was shot by a Washington State Patrol sergeant during a drug raid has been charged with drug trafficking. …


Officers in shooting named

Six police officers fired a total of 26 shots at a man who refused to drop a shotgun near a busy Spokane intersection last week, investigators said Wednesday. Ethan A. …


Woman shot by trooper charged with drug trafficking

A Spokane woman who was nine months pregnant and unarmed when she was shot by a Washington State Patrol sergeant during a drug raid has been charged with drug trafficking. …