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Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog recovering

A Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog is recovering after inhaling something that caused an internal infection that required an operation.


Sobering statistics: Traffic Safety Commission highlights danger of ‘poly-drug’ driving

In unofficial recognition of “4/20,” marijuana’s unofficial high holiday, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission recently published a number of sobering statistics on traffic-related collisions and fatalities involving the mixture of …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018

WSU, Pullman police sergeants under investigation for sexual misconduct

Two police sergeants are under investigation after an 18-year-old Washington State University student claimed she was sexually assaulted by a law enforcement officer.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Highway in Pend Oreille County closed due to water runoff

State officials closed a highway in Pend Oreille County because of water runoff that submerged the roadway Monday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Crash west of Ritzville kills two people from Spokane

Two people from Spokane were killed Monday morning when their car veered off Interstate 90 and came to rest on a crossroad in Adams County, according to the Washington State …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018

Vigil planned for Medical Lake High student killed, others injured in Saturday crash

Extra counselors and requests to wear yellow await students and staff at Medical Lake High School Monday morning after a weekend vehicle collision left one student dead and three injured.


Walking across busy streets in Spokane more dangerous

Officials are working to make Spokane safer. Multiple lanes of traffic and too few crosswalks leave the city third in the rate of pedestrians getting hit by cars.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Man, 75, dies after experiencing medical problem, crashes SUV near Medical Lake

A 75-year-old man died Thursday after he experienced a medical issue and his SUV veered off a highway near Medical Lake, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Woman hit by SUV while crossing street in Spokane Valley

A 71-year-old woman was hospitalized Wednesday morning after she was struck by an SUV while crossing a street in Spokane Valley.


Legislature fails to pass bill to let patrol destroy guns

The Washington state Legislature ended its latest session without passing a bill that would allow the State Patrol to destroy firearms confiscated during criminal investigations, instead of trading them with …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

One dead, two injured in snow-related crash on Interstate 90

Washington State Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal crash on westbound Interstate 90.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

Two Spokane Valley residents killed in collision with semitruck south of Pullman

Two people were killed after their car drifted and collided with a semi truck in Whitman County on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

2 dead in 2 crashes Thursday morning near Ritzville

Icy conditions may have been a factor in two crashes near Ritzville that resulted in two deaths early Thursday.


Three-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 Friday in Spokane injures two

A three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 90 in Spokane prompted emergency crews to transport two drivers to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

Elderly man killed when truck overturns in Lake Lenore

A 78-year-old man was killed north of Soap Lake Thursday morning when his truck overturned and came to a rest in Lake Lenore.


Christmas Eve, New Year’s Day, top drunken driving arrests over holidays

While much of Spokane celebrated the new year or stayed inside to avoid snow over the past week, a handful of Spokanites earned a trip to jail for driving under …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017

Men plead not guilty in Washington sex sting operation

Seven men have pleaded not guilty to accusations stemming from “Net Nanny,” a Washington State Patrol sting operation that targets people going online to solicit sexual contact from minors.


Lewiston man killed in U.S. 195 crash

A 20-year-old man is dead following a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 195, two miles south of Pullman.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017

Federal prosecutor arrested Friday on DUI charge

An Assistant U.S. Attorney, who was part of the prosecution team that won a conviction against former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr., was arrested early Friday and charged …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

I-5 opens after derailment cleanup

Southbound Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Olympia to be fully open by Thursday morning


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

3 injured in head-on collision near Pullman

Three people were injured in a head-on collision near Pullman Monday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

Icy roads lead to several crashes and slide offs in Spokane region

Inland Northwest residents woke up to a shiny coat of ice on the roads Tuesday morning, leading to several crashes and slide offs.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Semitrailer spills dozens of gallons of diesel fuel in crash near Sprague Avenue

About 50 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled five miles east of Sprague when a semitrailer crashed on Interstate 90.


Semi crash on I90 spills hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel

Hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel were spilled when a semi truck rolled over on Interstate 90 near Sprague.


Thousands of drivers warned about cellphone use

Washington State Patrol has issued thousands of warnings to motorists for cellphone use, distracted driving. Tickets with fines start in January.


Police dog finds suspect hiding in recycling bin

A man hiding in a recycling bin was taken into custody early Tuesday morning at the mouth of a Spokane County Sheriff’s dog.


Semi crash Tuesday closes Highway 2

A semi hauling other semi trucks hit an overpass west of Fairchild Air Force Base on U.S. Highway 2, tipping over and blocking the roadway.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017

WSP trooper’s vehicle hit during Tuesday morning traffic stop in northern Spokane County

A Washington State Patrol trooper’s vehicle was hit Tuesday morning while making a traffic stop.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Caught! Manhunt ends for WSP shooting suspects

A manhunt ended Thursday for the two men accused of shooting at a Washington State Patrol trooper earlier this week.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Highway 2 blocked, hundreds without power west of Airway Heights after car crashes into power pole

Power restored to Airway Heights after outage results from car crash