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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Driver injured after semitruck fails to stop at traffic light in Spokane Valley

An 89-year-old driver was injured Wednesday afternoon when a semitruck failed to stop at an intersection in Spokane Valley, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney of the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018

Federal rule could jam state plan to buy up illegal bump stocks

Trump administration decision to outlaw all bump stocks complicates Washington plan to pay state owners to turn them in.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

1-year-old survives fatal crash after being ejected in car seat

A 1-year-old girl survived with only bumps and bruises after her car seat was ejected during a fatal crash near Loon Lake.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Mead woman dies in fatal crash on U.S. 2 closed north of Riverside

One person died in a two-car collision on U.S. Highway 2 Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

Chewelah woman dies in crash near Loon Lake; three others injured

One person is dead and another is injured after three vehicles were involved in a collision near Loon Lake on Monday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Crash injures three people after 93-year-old driver turns at red light in Moses Lake

Richard C. Smith, of Ephrata, was behind the wheel of a Kia Optima when he tried to make the turn from Highway 17 onto Yonezawa Boulevard shortly after noon Monday, …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

WSP tickets driver in UW marching band bus crash

The Washington State Patrol has cited the driver of a charter bus that slid off Interstate 90 and rolled onto its side on Thanksgiving, injuring members of the University of …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Driver killed in single vehicle Okanogan County crash

A man was killed Wednesday night after losing control of his truck after passing another car on state Highway 155 in Okanogan County.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee’s out-of-state trips strain budget of Washington State Patrol security detail

In the past fiscal year, the State Patrol’s Executive Protection Unit overshot its $2.6 million budget allotment by $400,000, with overtime and travel accounting for 62 percent of the higher-than-budgeted …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Pullman police sergeant arrested under suspicion of custodial sexual misconduct with WSU student

A Pullman police sergeant was arrested Tuesday morning, seven months after an alleged sexual encounter with an 18-year-old Washington State University student.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

One killed in alleged impaired driver crash north of Spokane

Washington State Patrol responded to a two-car fatal crash 4 miles north of Spokane on state Route 2 at 4 a.m. Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Man killed in Otis Orchards crash from Pennsylvania

A man killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision near Otis Orchards was from Pennsylvania.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Head-on crash near Medical Lake injures five, including mother and three daughters

A Medical Lake woman and her three young daughters survived after another driver veered into their lane and caused a crash late Saturday on state Highway 902, according to the …


Washington state has nearly 6,500 untested sexual assault kits sitting in storage. The state AG says 1,340 of them are from Spokane County.

Of the nearly 6,500 sexual assault kits collecting dust in law-enforcement storage facilities across the state, Spokane County lays claim to 20 percent, according to an inventory sheet released by …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Prosecutor to weigh charges against Pullman police sergeant after sexual misconduct allegation

The Washington State Patrol has completed its investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct against a Pullman police sergeant. The WSP forwarded its findings last Friday to the Whitman County …


Washington State Patrol troopers file carbon monoxide claims

Five Washington State Patrol troopers have filed tort claims against the agency, saying officials knew and didn’t do enough about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty exhaust systems …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Four injured after military vehicle drives over small cliff in Kittitas County

A military vehicle that fell 25 feet down a cliff led to four people being hospitalized near Interstate 90 in Kittitas County early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Nespelem man injured in Okanogan County car crash while fleeing police, investigators say

Jeremiah Wippel was airlifted to Spokane following the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

DUI crash near Elk totals two vehicles, injures three people

A crash in northern Spokane County totaled two vehicles and sent three people to the hospital Thursday night, and one man was charged with driving under the influence.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018

Driver flees troopers at 115 mph, crashes at downtown Spokane exit

A freeway traffic stop turned into a Hollywood-style vehicle crash Friday morning when a car took out a tree, traffic sign and power pole before jumping several feet into the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Police make pair of arrests in Logan neighborhood hash oil manufacture

Spokane police arrested two people Monday morning suspected of manufacturing hash oil at their Logan neighborhood home.


Multi-agency police chase ends with arrest in Pullman

A high speed police pursuit sped through downtown Pullman on Wednesday just before 2:30 p.m.


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Three injured in head-on collision near Freeman High School

Three people were transported to the hospital after a head-on collision near Freeman High School late Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018

Man, 35, dies after motorcycle crash near Reardan

A man died at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center days after crashing a motorcycle into a ditch along Highway 2 in Lincoln County.


Paraglider pilot killed after crashing onto highway east of Chelan

A man operating a paraglider was killed Sunday when he crashed onto a highway just east of Chelan, according to Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018

Motorcyclist killed in crash with semitruck in Spokane Valley

A person died in a collision involving a motorcycle and a semitruck at Trent Avenue and Evergreen Road in Spokane Valley, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Motorcyclist killed in Ferry County crash

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday in a head-on collision in Ferry County.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018

Three-vehicle collision injures two; one airlifted

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision near Royal City on Friday.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018

Motorcyclist seriously injured after striking deer near Ritzville

A motorcyclist is seriously injured after striking a deer near Ritzville.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Teenager killed in Otis Orchards crash; sister critically injured

The driver who was killed when she failed to yield to a semitruck at an Otis Orchards intersection early Wednesday morning was just 16-years-old, Washington State Troopers said