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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Driver arrested, passenger hospitalized after stolen truck hits taco shop on Division Street

The truck crashed into the northwest corner of Tacos El Sol at Division and Glass Avenue, toppling part of a low brick wall that surrounds a seating area in front …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

76-year-old killed in Ritzville crash

An SUV slid into the opposite lane and hit a semi-truck near Love’s Travel Stop in Ritzville Tuesday afternoon, leaving a 76-year-old woman dead.


Shawn Vestal: Addressing police bias in roadside stop is a marathon, not a sprint

Take a gulp of relief, white people: Though we are more likely than any other racial or ethnic group in the state to be caught with contraband when searched by …


State Patrol under pressure to examine bias in traffic stops following investigation

Amid findings that state troopers are searching people of color at a much higher rate than whites, the Washington State Patrol said it is moving forward to address the problem, …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Deer Park woman injured in Douglas County car crash

A Deer Park woman and her young passenger were taken to the hospital after a car crash near Daroga State Park in Douglas County on Saturday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Former Ferris assistant coach nears plea agreement on sex trafficking charges

The day before a former assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested in 2018 for convincing a 15-year-old Moses Lake girl to meet him at Northern Quest Resort …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Drugs, money and an unexpected visit from Dad: WSP investigating local rapper after high-speed chase through Deer Park

Troopers aren’t sure why the suspect’s father showed up in the field where they ended the pursuit.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

‘Tumblegeddon’: Drivers ring in the new year trapped under tumbleweeds, rescued with snowplows

“Some people were pretty calm, and others were a little bit more panicked,” said Washington State Patrol Trooper Sarah Clasen. “And, I mean, a couple cars had kids in them. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Cars get trapped in tumbleweeds on Washington state highway

A Washington state highway was closed closed in both directions Tuesday night after several cars became trapped in tumbleweeds.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019

Spokane man dies in crash near Mead on Saturday night

The 31-year-old man, who was not identified in a news release, died after being taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center overnight Saturday after his SUV rolled into a creek northeast …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Father named in statewide Amber Alert arrested Wednesday morning

After Washington State Patrol interviewed and released two parents in Spokane County Tuesday evening in relation to an Amber Alert issued from Seattle, troopers arrested the father, Nicholas Antonie, around …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Man faces DUI charge after nearly causing collision at crash scene

The Washington State Patrol arrested a second intoxicated man who tried to bypass police cars and drive into the scene of an unrelated crash at Division Street and Magnesium Road …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Man dies in rollover crash in Okanogan County

The Washington State Patrol said the man’s SUV “left the roadway to the right for an unknown reason, traveled approximately 75 yards and struck rocks” before reentering the roadway and …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Two men hospitalized after driver falls asleep in crash near Medical Lake

Eastbound lanes of the highway were closed briefly to allow the helicopter to land, but the roadway was completely open as of 8:45 a.m.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Lewiston resident injured in crash on U.S. 195

A Lewiston resident was injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash on U.S. Highway 195 south of Rosalia, the Washington State Patrol reported. Kevin S. Acree, 48, was driving his Dodge …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Washington State Patrol probes vandalism at state Capitol

The Washington State Patrol is investigating after a light fixture was shattered and a knife was lodged in the door of where the state Supreme Court convenes.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Distracted Spokane driver caused Douglas County crash that sent five to hospital, state patrol says

A distracted Spokane driver caused a single-car rollover crash in Douglas County crash that sent five people to the hospital Saturday evening, according to Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Spokane Valley man in serious condition after ejection from car during rollover crash

Dylan Thomas, 21, of Spokane Valley, was transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Monday night after he was ejected from his vehicle during a single-car rollover crash on State …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Small hazmat leak closes weigh station at westbound I-90 near Idaho border

A small hazardous materials leak closed the Washington State Patrol port of entry at westbound I-90 near the Washington-Idaho border Thursday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

4 hospitalized after rollover crash on Highway 2 near Fairchild Air Force Base

A van was driving on Highway 2 west of the Air Force base when a truck approaching from behind lost control on a patch of ice and struck the van, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

One lane of westbound I-90 at Vantage Bridge to remain closed overnight due to tanker spill

Westbound I-90 closed at the Vantage Bridge at about 10:30 a.m. this morning after a tanker spilled a large amount of fuel in the roadway. Washington State Patrol had no …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019

WSU engineering professor injured in crash near Pullman

An engineering teacher at Washington State University has been hospitalized after a one-vehicle crash near Pullman early Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019

49-year-old Spokane man dies in Lincoln County crash, WSP reports

One person died in a single-vehicle accident in Lincoln County at 11:34 a.m. Friday, Washington State Patrol reported.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after single-vehicle crash on I-90

Three lanes of traffic were shut down and emergency crews guided cars through an emergency lane, causing a large traffic jam on eastbound I-90 through downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

Woman, 93, dies following Sunday crash in Chattaroy

The Washington State Patrol reported the death of Alvera Quaschnick on Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Deadly crash near Othello shuts down State Route 24 for more than five hours

The fatal crash, east of Othello, occurred around 5 a.m. in the Hanford Reach National Monument wildlife refugee.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Four-vehicle crash including tractor north of Spokane sends four to the hospital

The crash, near Wild Rose Road, is under investigation, according to a news release from the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Woman accused of DUI after car hits pedestrian near Millwood

Gina M. Duer, 42, of Deer Park, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. Dominick D. Pirtle, 28, of Spokane, was injured and …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Newport woman was airlifted after suspected DUI crash

A 32-year-old Newport woman was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane early Thursday morning following a suspected DUI crash.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Detectives suspect Spokane man shipped 16 packages of marijuana to buyers nationwide

Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over the 20-year-old man in May and allegedly found plastic food-saver rolls, a heat sealer, scissors, moving tape, shipping receipts, $5,854 in cash, 110.3 grams …