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Wednesday, April 1, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Driver in fiery crash identified as Spangle man

The driver killed in a fiery crash on U.S. Highway 195 south of Hatch Road was identified this morning as a 57-year-old Spangle man.


Motorist dies in fiery crash

At least one motorist is dead after a pickup truck smashed into the back of a state snowplow Tuesday night and burst into flames, authorities said. Witnesses said the compact …


Three injured in crash on Highway 290

Three people were injured on Monday when a motorist failed to yield to oncoming traffic on state Highway 290, according to the Washington State Patrol.


3 injured in head-on highway crash

Three people were injured today when a motorist failed to yield to oncoming traffic on Highway 290, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Getting There: On snowy roadways, slower is smarter

Now that the weather has our attention, it’s probably a good time to check in with the highway patrol on how to stay safe on the road this winter. Washington …


Highways closed across region

Among the road closures this morning because of zero visibility and/or blowing snow are: Highway 27 (Spokane and Whitman counties), Highway 21 (Lind to Wilbur) and Highway 261 (Interstate 90 …


Pair charged with drug trafficking

A Spokane woman who was nine months pregnant and unarmed when she was shot by a Washington State Patrol sergeant during a drug raid has been charged with drug trafficking. …


Officers in shooting named

Six police officers fired a total of 26 shots at a man who refused to drop a shotgun near a busy Spokane intersection last week, investigators said Wednesday. Ethan A. …


Woman shot by trooper charged with drug trafficking

A Spokane woman who was nine months pregnant and unarmed when she was shot by a Washington State Patrol sergeant during a drug raid has been charged with drug trafficking. …


Road cleared after frozen fish flies at Fishtrap on I-90

One lane of Interstate 90 was blocked this morning at the Fishtrap Lake exit when a semi truck with a load of frozen salmon overturned, spilling its load. The roadway …


Pedestrian hit; driver not cited

A Spokane man was struck by a car Friday evening when he stepped into traffic on Division Street, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Man injured when truck rolls over

A man was ejected from his Chevrolet pickup early Sunday on state Route 23 near Sprague in Lincoln County. The truck left the road about 5:30 a.m. and rolled twice, …


Police reopen shooting scene

Investigators wrapped up their search of the scene of Friday’s fatal police shooting and reopened the neighborhood about noon Saturday. The shooter, who was killed after firing shots at a …


2 hospitalized after icy highway crash

A driver and passenger from Wilbur were airlifted to a Spokane hospital this morning after their Jeep lost control on icy Highway 2.


Girl, 1, injured in crash on U.S. 395 dies of injuries

A 1-year-old Colville girl injured in a crash Friday on U.S. Highway 395 at Addy, Wash., has died. Jalah Jones was a passenger in a car driven by Jenie Jones, …


Crash near Cheney leaves two injured

Two men were transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center at 5:50 a.m. Saturday for injuries they sustained when their vehicle drifted off a road and hit several trees.


Drivers strike woman’s body on Highway 28

A woman’s body was hit twice on state Highway 28 near Quincy, Wash. A driver called 911 to report that he hit something with his car in the 13000 block …


Accident leads to vehicular assault charges

A 28-year-old Newport woman faces vehicular assault charges for causing a three-car crash near Day-Mt. Spokane Road on Friday night, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Semi-truck driver, passenger arrested

Washington State Patrol arrested a semi-truck driver and his passenger Thursday night after a road rage incident occurred on Trent Avenue near the state line.


Police shooting scene examined again

A Spokane man shot by sheriff’s deputies two weeks ago pleaded not guilty to a single assault charge this week as investigators examined his medical records and searched the shooting …


Woman shot by officer faces charges

An unarmed pregnant woman shot during a drug raid in Spokane nearly two weeks ago faces felony crack cocaine charges under a police recommendation announced Wednesday. Keamia D. Powell, 24, …


Trooper says shooting was unintentional

A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid last week has told investigators it was “an accidental discharge,” sheriff’s officials announced Thursday. Sgt. …


Almira, Wash., woman dies in car rollover

A 68-year-old woman died Thursday morning when she was ejected from her car in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 2, four miles west of Wilbur, Wash. Joyce M. Hansen, …


WSP sergeant: Shooting that wounded woman ‘accidental’

The Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman last week during a drug raid has told investigators it was “an accidental discharge.”


WSP names officer in shooting that wounded woman

The chief of Washington State Patrol said Tuesday he has no reason to believe last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman in Spokane was accidental. “I don’t have anything …


WSP sergeant who shot pregnant woman is 25-year vet

The Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane early Friday has been identified as Lee Slemp, a 25-year veteran.


Shot woman said to have given birth

A spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation into last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman by a Washington State Patrol sergeant, said Monday …


Pregnant woman shot

A pregnant, unarmed woman was shot during a drug raid in Spokane on Friday morning and she remained hospitalized late last night as investigators pieced together what happened in the …


State patrol officer shoots pregnant woman

A Washington State Patrol detective-sergeant shot and wounded a pregnant woman while serving a search warrant in Spokane this morning.


Deputies no longer assert that suspect fired first

Deputies who initially said an armed assault suspect fired on them before they shot back, wounding him last week, now say they’re unsure if the man shot at them at …