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Woman shot by officer faces charges

An unarmed pregnant woman shot during a drug raid in Spokane nearly two weeks ago faces felony crack cocaine charges under a police recommendation announced Wednesday. Keamia D. Powell, 24, …


Trooper says shooting was unintentional

A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid last week has told investigators it was “an accidental discharge,” sheriff’s officials announced Thursday. Sgt. …


Almira, Wash., woman dies in car rollover

A 68-year-old woman died Thursday morning when she was ejected from her car in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 2, four miles west of Wilbur, Wash. Joyce M. Hansen, …


WSP sergeant: Shooting that wounded woman ‘accidental’

The Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman last week during a drug raid has told investigators it was “an accidental discharge.”


WSP names officer in shooting that wounded woman

The chief of Washington State Patrol said Tuesday he has no reason to believe last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman in Spokane was accidental. “I don’t have anything …


WSP sergeant who shot pregnant woman is 25-year vet

The Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane early Friday has been identified as Lee Slemp, a 25-year veteran.


Shot woman said to have given birth

A spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation into last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman by a Washington State Patrol sergeant, said Monday …


Pregnant woman shot

A pregnant, unarmed woman was shot during a drug raid in Spokane on Friday morning and she remained hospitalized late last night as investigators pieced together what happened in the …


State patrol officer shoots pregnant woman

A Washington State Patrol detective-sergeant shot and wounded a pregnant woman while serving a search warrant in Spokane this morning.


Deputies no longer assert that suspect fired first

Deputies who initially said an armed assault suspect fired on them before they shot back, wounding him last week, now say they’re unsure if the man shot at them at …


No conclusion in probe of deputy-involved shooting

Investigators have not determined if a man shot by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies initiated the gunfire that sent him to the hospital last week, according to court documents released Tuesday. …


State seat belt use in Wash. at 98 percent

OLYMPIA – Nearly 98 percent of motorists in Washington are using their seat belts, one of the highest rates in the nation, the state’s Traffic Safety Commission says. The percentage …


Deputy shoots, injures man north of Spokane

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a deputy-involved shooting overnight in the area near the Little Spokane River in north Spokane County.


Vestal: Medical marijuana dispensaries don’t seem like big threat

It’s time to de-stupidify medical marijuana. Earlier this month, the local gendarmes once again expended a bunch of time and effort bringing down a medical marijuana dispensary. If someone breaks …


Medical marijuana dispensary owner faces drug charges

A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s …


Candidate wants WSP in charge in Creach case

The Democratic challenger for Spokane County prosecutor on Monday called for the Washington State Patrol to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor. Spokane …


Injury crash may lead to charges

The Washington State Patrol said charges were pending in connection with a collision Monday morning on Trent Avenue at Dollar Road in Spokane Valley.


Route 25 wreck sends six to hospital

A two-car, head-on collision on Highway 25 37 miles north of Davenport is sending several people to the hospital.


Getting There: Police plan extra patrols along U.S. 195

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 …


Deer Park man killed in Hwy. 2 accident

Highway 2 north of Chattaroy continues to be blocked by what Washington State Patrol is calling a fatality collision.


Memorial held for WSP employees who died in fire

Hundreds of law enforcement officers are taking part in a procession and attending today’s service for three Washington State Patrol employees killed in a house fire in Zillah.


Chism, an ex-firefighter, pleads not guilty to DUI

Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism pleaded not guilty Monday to driving while intoxicated, just four months after he was charged with assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers who were investigating …


Suspended firefighter pleads innocent in second DUI arrest

Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism pleaded not guilty today to driving while intoxicated just four months after he was charged with assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers who were investigating …


Former Spokane firefighter Chism arrested

Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Chism was stopped about 2 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly drove the wrong way on …


Shawn Vestal: Driver created ‘horrible bond’

William Knight was driving his 1997 Kia without insurance when he hit a bicyclist outside Cheney in April, police say. A few days later, he was cited again: no insurance, …


Highway 395 crash kills motorcyclist

A 58-year-old Bellevue man died Thursday when his motorcycle collided with a car on U.S. Highway 395 south of Deer Park. Richard P. Wittgenstein was riding his 2007 Harley-Davidson south …


Bellevue man killed in Highway 395 collision

A 58-year-old Bellevue man died tonight when his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 395.


Washington troopers died from smoke inhalation

Smoke inhalation caused the deaths of three Washington State Patrol employees who were killed in a house fire early Monday.


Doug Clark: Bureaucrats scuttled the boat, but not the dream

Arrgghh. Bad news today, mateys. Humor-impaired pirates have harpooned Spokane’s beloved nautical automobile – LaBoata.


Colville tribal officer injured in crash

A Colville tribal police officer was hospitalized Monday after crashing his cruiser in Ferry County while responding to an emergency call. Paul Leroy Hill, 38, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the …