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Two injured in rollover crash

Two people were hospitalized after a rollover crash today five miles north of Newport.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 24, 2011

Spokane woman dies in fiery crash in Adams County

A 20-year-old Spokane woman died today in a fiery vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Adams County.


Driver fleeing stop bumped, arrested

A driver fleeing a traffic stop in Whitman County was forced off U.S. Highway 195 Friday morning in the vicinity of Hatch Road. Trooper Troy Briggs of the Washington State …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 21, 2011

Troopers stop fleeing driver on U.S. 195

A driver fleeing from a traffic stop in Whitman County was forced off U.S. Highway 195 this morning in the vicinity of Hatch Road.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 30, 2011

Eastbound I90 cleared after two collisions

Two multi-car crashes Friday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Highway 195 caused a seven-mile backup in the eastbound lanes.


Highway 20 crash kills motorcyclist

A motorcyclist died in a crash this morning on Highway 20 four miles south of Cusick.


Sex offender arrested after stop

A sex offender released from federal prison last month is accused of raping a Spokane prostitute in an attack that was discovered by a state trooper. Derrick Ross Vargas, 24, …


Recently released sex offender arrested for rape

A sex offender released from federal prison last month is accused of raping a Spokane prostitute in an attack that was discovered by an observant state trooper patrolling traffic.


Then & Now photos: Motorcycle cops

The motorcycle cops of the 1940s rode year-round, said retired officer Jack Latta, 88, who started patrolling Spokane streets in 1952. When winter came, Latta said, officers added sidecars for …


Washington-Idaho Port of Entry allows easier inspection

The new Port of Entry facility near the Washington-Idaho border is up and running, seeing a steady stream of trucks roll slowly over the scales as Washington State Patrol commercial …


New Port of Entry is upscale

The new Port of Entry facility near the Washington-Idaho border is up and running, seeing a steady stream of trucks roll slowly over the scales as Washington State Patrol commercial …


In brief: One child killed, one injured when SUV slips into lake

One child died and another was in critical condition late Sunday after the vehicle they were riding in slid into Fernan Lake. Coeur d’Alene firefighters pulled both children from its …


One vehicle rollover causes injuries near Ritzville

A one-vehicle rollover accident this afternoon on Interstate 90 near Ritzville resulted in injuries to as many as five persons, the Washington State Patrol said.


Motorcycle driver charged with DUI in accident

A motorcycle rider was injured early today when he failed to negotiate a curve on Trent Avenue at Wellesley Avenue in Spokane Valley.


Chism’s wrongful arrest lawsuit headed to trial

A suspended Spokane firefighter’s wrongful arrest lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol over a botched child pornography investigation is headed to trial after an appellate court ruling Wednesday. A three-person …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 25, 2011

Appeals court orders WSP trial as Chism files $10M claim

A federal appeals court has reversed a decision granting immunity to State Patrol investigators who wrongly accused a Spokane firefighter of possessing child pornography, and ordered a trial to determine …


Getting There: Airport director dropping Wi-Fi, cart fees

Airline passengers annoyed by add-on fees will be pleased that Spokane International Airport is listening. Passenger surveys in recent years have shown that people who fly, many of whom are …


Colfax man in critical condition, charged with DUI

A Colfax man was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after driving off an embankment last night.


Jury clears firefighter Chism of all charges

COLVILLE – Embattled Spokane firefighter Todd Chism won his latest legal battle with the Washington State Patrol on Thursday when a jury cleared him of all charges stemming from a …


Jury clears firefighter Chism of all charges

COLVILLE – A Stevens County jury exonerated suspended Spokane Firefighter Todd Chism tonight of four felony counts and a misdemeanor stemming from a confrontation in 2010 that injured two Washington …


Semi driver smacks overpass; second driver hits debris

A semi with an oversized load was headed west on Trent Avenue when the load struck the top of the overpass at Sullivan Road about 6:25 a.m., Washington state troopers …


Deer Park crash injures eight

Eight persons were injured on Sunday night in a two-vehicle collision at Deer Park, the Washington State Patrol said.


Tanker truck spills oil near Springdale

Emergency crews this morning were cleaning up a ditch near Springdale in Stevens County after a tanker truck crashed on state Highway 231.


Man dies days after one-car crash

A man who was injured in an accident earlier this month died Friday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.


UPDATED: Thu., July 21, 2011

Hwy. 26 near Dusty reopens after truck crash

A rollover collision involving a semi-truck partially blocked state Highway 26 west of Colfax in the vicinity of the wheat farming community of Dusty for several hours this morning.


Retired police detective injured in motorcycle crash

A retired Spokane police detective was injured in a motorcycle crash on Trent Avenue today.


UPDATED: Mon., June 20, 2011

Driver pursued by Spokane deputies dies in crash

A driver being pursued by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies crashed head-on into a semi-truck and died Monday after driving for about a mile with a flat tire caused by law …


Getting There: Accident reports available by email

Technology is going to give drivers in Washington convenient access to accident reports. The Washington State Patrol recently activated a new system it calls Washington Requests for Electronic Collision Reports.


Many drivers talked way to tickets in first year of cellphone ban

A few try to hide it with their hands. Others may drop it in their lap to avoid detection. But some drivers don’t even bother – their cellphones stay clearly …


Troopers show degrees of dishonesty

When Washington State Patrol Trooper Daniel Mann talks about his days at Berkley – if he ever does – it’s probably nothing like you imagine. No free-speech protests or sit-ins. …