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Beehive truck strikes U.S. 2 overpass

A commercial vehicle carrying beehives struck the railroad overpass on U.S. 2 near Fairchild Air Force Base, spilling hives onto the highway.


Spokane man hurt on state Highway 20

A 36-year-old man was flown to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after losing control of a homemade motorcycle on a highway east of Republic late Sunday, state troopers said.


WSU grad student killed in crash near Colfax

A 34-year-old graduate student at Washington State University died Monday evening after her car collided with another vehicle on Highway 26 at Penawawa Road southwest of Colfax.


Getting There: Spokane Falls Boulevard section reopening

An east-west arterial link into downtown Spokane should reopen later this week as workers progress on an initial segment of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Spokane Falls Boulevard …


Wellpinit man dies in rollover accident

A Wellpinit man died after an accident Saturday about 4:30 p.m. on Ford Wellpinit Road, just west of Martha Boardman Road.


Man stopping to aid motorist dies in Interstate 5 pileup

A Spokane man was killed on Interstate 5 near Woodland, Wash., on Monday night after he stepped out of a car to help a motorist who had crashed. Ronnie D. …


Spokane man killed on I-5 at Woodland, Wash.

A Spokane man was killed on Interstate 5 near Woodland, Wash., on Monday night after he stepped out of a car to help a motorist who had crashed.


Ham on the lam dies with a bam

A 500-pound pig was shot to death Friday by a Washington State Patrol trooper in Spokane Valley after escaping a van and absorbing several Taser shocks. Trooper Morgan Mehaffey saw …


One dead in vehicle versus pedestrian collision

Authorities have confirmed one dead in a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred in Colfax today.


WSP: Impaired driving caused injury accident

Authorities say a woman was impaired when she struck another vehicle this evening at the Argonne Road exit off Interstate 90.


Two women hurt in one-car crash

Two women were injured late Tuesday when their SUV went off Mount Spokane Park Drive and hit an embankment. Linda R. Nelson, 27, of Spokane, was westbound on the highway …


I-90 accident scene cleared

Authorities are working to extricate two people trapped after a collision on Interstate 90 about two miles west of Spokane.


Two women injured in evening collision

Two women were injured late Tuesday when their SUV went off Mount Spokane Park Drive and struck an embankment.


Pe Ell, Wash., man killed in I-90 accident

A man from Pe Ell, Wash., was killed Sunday night in a traffic accident on Interstate 90 just west of Spokane, the Washington State Patrol said.


Honda model chosen as troopers’ new ride

Ninety years ago, the Washington State Patrol was formed with troopers riding Indian motorcycles. The iconic bikes were replaced in recent years with BMW motorcycles for the state’s 43 troopers …


Collision near Deer Park injures two

The Washington State Patrol this morning responded to a two-car collision near Clayton north of Deer Park on U.S. Highway 395 that blocked the highway and caused injuries to two …


U.S. 395 reopens after fatal collision

One person was killed and three others injured in a two-car head-on collision five miles south of Colville today.


Biker at bill signing may have been involved in killing

OLYMPIA – One of the bikers gathered around the table as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill outlawing “motorcycle profiling” may have been a member of an outlaw gang whose …


WSU student hospitalized following alleged joy ride

A 22-year-old Washington State University student who was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday is suspected of causing damage to the WSU campus and golf course prior to the rollover.


Two trucks hit, kill wandering horse near Reardan

The Washington State Patrol reported this morning that a horse was struck and killed on U.S. Highway 2 about six miles east of Reardan.


Protesters march through Capitol

OLYMPIA – Sixteen protesters were arrested in Washington’s Capitol outside the governor’s office Thursday in the third day of demonstrations over proposed cuts to state spending. Fifteen, including three from …


Woman dies in rollover crash near Ritzville

A Western Washington woman died after a one-car rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Ritzville today.


Pregnant woman shot by WSP reportedly apologized

A state trooper who accidentally shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane last fall was emotional in interviews with investigators and was overheard asking why the …


International search is on for missing Canadian couple

A multi-agency, international search for a missing Canadian couple is underway.


Post Falls man killed in wrong-way crash on I-90

A Post Falls man died this morning following a collision involving another driver going the wrong way on Interstate 90 at Barker Road. The freeway was closed for several hours …


Shawn Vestal: WSP’s request a far cry from Colonial-era tyranny

There was a time in this country, before it was this country, when the king’s customs agents carried general warrants allowing them to search anyone, anytime, anywhere, and take anything …


WSP gets chided for letter that seeks gun

OLYMPIA – Three dozen legislators are taking the Washington State Patrol to task for sending a letter to gun dealers that they fear is an unconstitutional “fishing expedition.” The patrol, …


WSP officer won’t face charges in shooting of pregnant woman

A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane last fall will not face criminal charges, officials confirmed Tuesday. Sgt. Lee Slemp …


WSP sergeant who shot pregnant woman won’t be charged

A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane last fall will not face criminal charges, officials confirmed Tuesday.


Pedestrian killed at stateline ID’d as CdA woman

A woman who died after being struck by a car on Interstate 90 Saturday has been identified as Dana M. Barton, 37, of Coeur d’Alene.