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Firefighter charged with felonies

A Spokane firefighter exonerated in a child pornography investigation two years ago threatened to beat a state trooper “to death” in a confrontation that led to felony charges Friday in …


Third of applicants fail WSP cadet physical test

The Washington State Patrol says it’s a significant challenge to find qualified cadet applicants who also can pass the physical fitness test.


Troopers use Taser, arrest firefighter

A Spokane firefighter exonerated on child pornography charges two years ago is on paid leave again after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest. Lt. …


Firefighter on paid leave following WSP confrontation

A Spokane firefighter is on paid leave after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest.


Cheney woman killed in Highway 2 collision

A 23-year-old Cheney woman was killed Monday in a two-vehicle accident eight miles west of Davenport on U.S. Highway 2.


Cheney woman killed in crash near Davenport

A 23-year-old Cheney woman was killed this morning in a two-vehicle accident eight miles west of Davenport on U.S. Highway 2.


CdA woman in critical condition after I-90 rollover

A Coeur d’Alene woman is in critical condition this morning at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after she rolled her Pontiac Sunfire on Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake …


Man dies in collision near Kettle Falls

A 25-year-old Colville man died Sunday evening from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of state Highway 25 and Old Kettle Road just south of Kettle Falls.


Air National Guard troops return to warm welcome

Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jerry Martin had his own cheering squad when he returned home Thursday from six months of guarding the Baghdad airport. “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry,” Debbie Nadeau …


Air National Guardsmen return from Iraq

Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jerry Martin had his own cheering squad when he returned home Thursday from six months of guarding the Baghdad airport.


Man killed, two injured in I-90 crash

A Bothell, Wash., man was killed and two Tri-Cities residents were injured Monday evening in a head-on collision on Interstate 90 near the Fishtrap Lake exit.


Trooper recovering after being shot in the head

LONG BEACH, Wash. — A Washington State Patrol trooper was shot in the head early Saturday while taking inventory of a vehicle about to be towed but is expected to …


Bikers push bill banning profiling past House panel

OLYMPIA – One of the surest things about this legislative session is that police officers will be honored. The only real question is how many proposals – from better pension …


Newport man injured when pickup rolls over

A Newport man driving with a suspended license was injured Tuesday night when his vehicle went out of control on an icy U.S. Highway 2 south of Colbert Road in …


Three killed in wrong-way crash at U.S. 2 and I-90

Three people were killed early today in a collision that occurred when a wrong-way vehicle collided with another vehicle on the eastbound on-ramp of U.S. Highway 2 onto Interstate 90.


Driver in Valley accident commits suicide, police say

A Spokane man killed himself after rear-end collision on Trent Avenue Tuesday.


State Patrol watching for shooting suspect

Law enforcement officers have been assigned to watch train and bus terminals, and the Washington State Patrol is monitoring freeways in the massive hunt for the suspect in the shooting …


Sprague man was in two I-90 accidents, troopers say

A driver left the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 near Spokane on Sunday evening and was found in the median about 40 miles to the west two …


Valley man challenges 2003 conviction for making ricin

Kenneth Olsen argues his conviction and sentence should be overturned because of problems with prosecution’s expert witness


Driver killed after collision with deer

A motorist was killed this morning when his pickup collided with a deer 11 miles north of Newport on state Highway 20.


Collision with logging truck kills one

A 25-year-old Colville man died this morning when he lost control of his 1992 Toyota pickup and slammed into an oncoming logging truck north of Deer Park.


Troopers who used fake diplomas will be suspended

Eight Washington State Patrol troopers who used diplomas from fake schools to try and claim pay raises will be suspended, but not fired.


Man crashes after falling asleep while driving

A 63-year-old Spokane man was injured today when he fell asleep at the wheel and went off U.S. Highway 195 near Spangle, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Flurry of accidents, one fatality

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended …


Driver in injury accident has history of DUIs

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended …


Crash on Highway 21 kills Malo man

A man died on Highway 21 in Ferry County Friday night after another driver crossed the center line and struck his car.


Motorcyclist crashes after short chase suspended

The driver of a stolen motorcycle crashed and was arrested this morning in north Spokane just after a chase by law officers was suspended because of public safety concerns.


Truck hits toddler on Highway 2

A 2-year-old Wilbur boy walking on Highway 2 was struck by a pickup Monday night.


Veteran, wife died from single gunshot wounds

An Iraqi war veteran and his wife found dead early Saturday in Republic both died of single gunshot wounds, authorities said today.


Veteran, wife found dead in Republic

An Iraq war veteran and his wife were found shot to death in Republic on Saturday in what appeared to be a murder and suicide. Ferry County Prosecutor Mike Sandona, …