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Driver arrested in one-car accident on 195

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault after a one-car accident seriously injured a passenger.


Crocker charged with DUI, fleeing scene

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has been charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of a Spokane Valley accident. The 63-year-old retired diplomat is accused of colliding …


Conflicting evaluations mar trooper’s struggle with brass

Second of two parts. Is Allen Larned fit to return to work as a Washington State Patrol trooper?


Vestal: Trooper’s tangle stems from brain injury maze

First of two parts. One August midnight four years ago, Washington State Patrol Trooper Allen Larned was sitting in his patrol car on the side of Interstate 90.


WSP patrol car kills pedestrian at Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A Washington State Patrol car struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday night on Interstate 5 off-ramp at Mount Vernon.


Reclaiming an old hobby along with an old bike

When Don Arndt’s motorcycle was stolen from the backyard of his old Spokane Valley home in 1975, he quickly lost hope of ever seeing it, but he never gave up …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2012

Stolen motorcycle returned after 37 years

When Don Arndt’s motorcycle was stolen from the backyard of his old Spokane Valley home in 1975, he quickly lost hope of ever seeing it, but he never gave up …


Edwards arrestee appeals sentence

A Spokane methamphetamine dealer ordered to spend 15 years in federal prison is trying to get his sentence overturned, in part because it was investigated by a now-fired Spokane police …


Woman who smuggled monkey in 2007 dies after rollover

A woman who smuggled a monkey from Thailand to Spokane in 2007 died when her truck went off the road four miles south of Northport on Tuesday night, authorities said. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2012

Car crash victim smuggled monkey into U.S. in ‘07

A woman who smuggled a monkey from Thailand to Spokane in 2007 died late Tuesday or early Wednesday when her pickup truck went off the road four miles south of …


Getting There: WSP’s newest Crown Vic marks end of an era

The Ford Crown Victoria, the classic law enforcement patrol car, is coming to a dead end. The last new Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor sedan in the fleet of the …


Crashes near Newport kill one, injure another

Separate crashes north and south of Newport Sunday morning left one man dead and a woman injured.


Troopers in Chism case not punished

The two Washington State Patrol troopers whose botched child pornography investigation cost taxpayers $2.4 million have been transferred off a sex crimes unit but have not faced any discipline for …


Chism settles suit against WSP for $2.4 million

A botched search for child pornography at the home of a Spokane firefighter will cost Washington taxpayers $2.4 million. The Washington State Patrol and the attorney for Spokane Fire Department …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2012

Chism settles with WSP for $2.4 million after botched child porn inquiry

A botched search for child pornography at the home of a Spokane firefighter will cost Washington taxpayers $2.4 million.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2012

WSP investigating crash as possible crime

The Washington State Patrol is handling a deadly crash in north Spokane this morning as a crime scene because the only victim in the car may not have been driving.


Teens airlifted after intoxicant-involved crash

Two teens were airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center hospital today after a rollover crash in Ferry County. Drugs or alcohol were involved, according to the Washington State Patrol. …


5 accused of assistance in WSP trooper’s killing

Five people are accused of rendering criminal assistance in Thursday’s shooting death of Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu near Gorst, Wash.


Complications of crash injuries caused death

An autopsy showed a Garfield, Wash., woman injured in a crash earlier this month died from complications related to those injuries. Whitman County Coroner Peter J. Martin announced on Wednesday …


One injured in ATV crash

A man was airlifted to a hospital after a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle and a farm tractor. Joseph J. Andrews, 19, of Usk, Wash., was on a Polaris ATV …


Freezing rain causes several collisions

The Washington State Patrol is responding to several collisions due to freezing rain. All lanes of westbound Interstate 90 is completely shut down at Barker due to several collisions just …


Bill would control behavior on ferries

BREMERTON – The Washington State Patrol is requesting a law to help troopers control inappropriate behavior on state ferries. The bill introduced Monday by Sen. Kevin Ranker of San Juan …


Proposal includes $5 fee on new studded tires sold

OLYMPIA – As many Inland Northwest residents prepare to employ studded snow tires during winter storms forecast this week, the Legislature is being asked to tax them. A proposal by …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 21, 2011

Man shot to death by Reardan police identified

A man shot to death by the Reardan police chief in what investigators say was an “exchange of gunfire” has been identified as John R. Merrick, 54.


Police chief shoots man to death in Reardan

The police chief in the one-cop town of Reardan shot a man to death today after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a cemetery.


Medical Lake man critically injured in early morning crash

A Medical Lake man is in critical condition after a collision with a semi truck early this morning on Interstate 90 about 20 miles west of Ritzville. David James Palmieri, …


Portland officer charged in Post Falls road rage incident

A Portland police captain accused of brandishing a gun during a road rage incident on Interstate 90 in Post Falls acted arrogantly to state troopers as if he thought “I’m …


Spin Control: Math, civics pointers for the Occupy folks

OLYMPIA – It may be pointless to offer advice that hasn’t been requested, but should some leader of the Occupy movement ask I’d be happy to give it. This assumes, …


One dead in I-90 rollover crash

An Everett man died in a rollover crash on Interstate 90 18 miles west of Spokane. Matthew G. Pitts, 33, died at the scene of the 4:12 a.m. crash, according …


Shooting victim was new to area

A 21-year-old man shot to death by a Colville police officer late Saturday was raised by a computer analyst and an elementary school teacher in a small town near Bakersfield, …