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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


WSP trooper involved in shootout Monday evening in rural Yakima County

A Washington State Patrol trooper was involved in a shootout Monday night in Grandview in Yakima County.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017

Inslee’s office evacuated as bomb squad examines suitcase

Governor’s office evacuated briefly after a suspicious package is left in the reception area.


Driver taken by helicopter to hospital after collision on Interstate 90 west of Sprague

A driver was taken by helicopter to a hospital after her vehicle was struck on the shoulder of Interstate 90 while she was standing near it.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017

Three motorcyclists involved in chain reaction crash

Three motorcycles ran into the back of a car in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 90 near the Division Street exit Saturday morning.


Washington State Patrol Troopers to conduct emphasis patrols over Labor Day weekend

With Labor Day weekend a busy time for travel during the year, the Washington State Patrol will be ramping up emphasis patrols and directing resources to put troopers in local …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Woman fleeing from police leaves teen on the side of the road

A woman who led Washington State Patrol troopers and Spokane Valley deputies on a high speed chase Wednesday night stopped in mid-flight to let a teenager out of her car.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Motorcyclist seriously injured in motorcycle crash on I-90 in Lincoln County

A motorcyclist was airlifted to a Spokane hospital after being seriously injured in a one-vehicle collision on Interstate 90.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

1 dead, 1 in serious condition after multi-car crash caused by thick smoke

Multiple cars and a semi-truck crashed late Thursday morning after entering a cloud of smoke coming from a brush fire.


State patrol studies policy after body not found for 3 days

The Washington State Patrol is re-evaluating procedures after a trooper responded to what seemed to be an abandoned motorcycle crash but turned out to be a fatal crash scene.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

Man dead in motorcycle crash on state Route 17

A man died on the scene Monday after his motorcycle left the road on State Route 17 and crashed into a rock wall.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017

I-90 reopened after semi crashes, bursts into flames on central Washington bridge

All lanes of Interstate 90 were closed for several hours Sunday morning when a semi truck crashed on the Vantage Bride, spilling several gallons of diesel fuel before catching on …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Four injured in hit-and-run collision near Stateline

Four people were injured Tuesday evening – including two teenage girls – in a hit-and-run collision near Stateline.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

Evacuation orders lowered for Hayes Road Fire as crews mop up last remaining hot spots

Evacuations were lowered Sunday for residents living near Bridgeport in Douglas County as fire crews mop up the last remaining hot spots in the Hayes Road Fire.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Fast moving brush fire forces evacuations near Bridgeport

A fast moving brush fire about 11 miles south of Bridgeport in Douglas County forced evacuations Friday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Evacuation orders lifted for residents of Malden in Whitman County as fire relents

Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of Malden – a small rural Whitman County town west of Rosalia – as a fire burning nearby has relented.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

Federal lawsuit filed against WSP employee who crashed into four cars in 2014

It started with a bang and the Toyota Camry went flying. Kagney Barger was the first of four cars stopped in a line by a construction flagger on May 28, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017

State Patrol tries to clear up distracted driving misconceptions

Eating and drinking while driving won’t automatically get you a ticket.


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017

‘Put the cellphone down’ law starts Sunday

Washington becomes one of the toughest states in the country Sunday for people who do anything behind the wheel with their cell phones.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

Traffic clear on westbound Interstate 90 near Argonne

A crash involving a car and a semi shut down a lane of westbound Interstate 90 just west of Argonne Road Wednesday afternoon, backing up traffic.


Fatal shooting by WSP trooper on I-5 under investigation

The Olympia Police Department is leading a multi-agency independent investigation into Saturday’s fatal shooting of a driver by a Washington State Patrol trooper on southbound Interstate 5 in Lacey.


Man shot, killed on boat by officers identified

Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by police early Sunday after he allegedly fired shots toward shore from a sailboat in the waters off Washington.


Man accused of killing two in DUI crash found sobbing on the side of the road

A man driving during a crash that killed two people south of Spokane Valley early Saturday morning was found sobbing on the side of the road, saying it was his …


WSP urges drivers to check tires before traveling

The Washington State Patrol has seen an uptick in collisions caused by blown-out tires this summer and is encouraging motorists to check their tires before hitting the road.