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No conclusion in probe of deputy-involved shooting

Investigators have not determined if a man shot by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies initiated the gunfire that sent him to the hospital last week, according to court documents released Tuesday. …


State seat belt use in Wash. at 98 percent

OLYMPIA – Nearly 98 percent of motorists in Washington are using their seat belts, one of the highest rates in the nation, the state’s Traffic Safety Commission says. The percentage …


Deputy shoots, injures man north of Spokane

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a deputy-involved shooting overnight in the area near the Little Spokane River in north Spokane County.


Vestal: Medical marijuana dispensaries don’t seem like big threat

It’s time to de-stupidify medical marijuana. Earlier this month, the local gendarmes once again expended a bunch of time and effort bringing down a medical marijuana dispensary. If someone breaks …


Medical marijuana dispensary owner faces drug charges

A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s …


Candidate wants WSP in charge in Creach case

The Democratic challenger for Spokane County prosecutor on Monday called for the Washington State Patrol to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor. Spokane …


Injury crash may lead to charges

The Washington State Patrol said charges were pending in connection with a collision Monday morning on Trent Avenue at Dollar Road in Spokane Valley.


Route 25 wreck sends six to hospital

A two-car, head-on collision on Highway 25 37 miles north of Davenport is sending several people to the hospital.


Getting There: Police plan extra patrols along U.S. 195

Drivers on U.S. Highway 195 from Interstate 90 to South Hatch Road ought to be extra careful over the next two years. Law enforcement officers last week said they plan …


Deer Park man killed in Hwy. 2 accident

Highway 2 north of Chattaroy continues to be blocked by what Washington State Patrol is calling a fatality collision.


Memorial held for WSP employees who died in fire

Hundreds of law enforcement officers are taking part in a procession and attending today’s service for three Washington State Patrol employees killed in a house fire in Zillah.


Chism, an ex-firefighter, pleads not guilty to DUI

Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism pleaded not guilty Monday to driving while intoxicated, just four months after he was charged with assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers who were investigating …


Suspended firefighter pleads innocent in second DUI arrest

Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism pleaded not guilty today to driving while intoxicated just four months after he was charged with assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers who were investigating …


Former Spokane firefighter Chism arrested

Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Chism was stopped about 2 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly drove the wrong way on …


Shawn Vestal: Driver created ‘horrible bond’

William Knight was driving his 1997 Kia without insurance when he hit a bicyclist outside Cheney in April, police say. A few days later, he was cited again: no insurance, …


Highway 395 crash kills motorcyclist

A 58-year-old Bellevue man died Thursday when his motorcycle collided with a car on U.S. Highway 395 south of Deer Park. Richard P. Wittgenstein was riding his 2007 Harley-Davidson south …


Bellevue man killed in Highway 395 collision

A 58-year-old Bellevue man died tonight when his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 395.


Washington troopers died from smoke inhalation

Smoke inhalation caused the deaths of three Washington State Patrol employees who were killed in a house fire early Monday.


Doug Clark: Bureaucrats scuttled the boat, but not the dream

Arrgghh. Bad news today, mateys. Humor-impaired pirates have harpooned Spokane’s beloved nautical automobile – LaBoata.


Colville tribal officer injured in crash

A Colville tribal police officer was hospitalized Monday after crashing his cruiser in Ferry County while responding to an emergency call. Paul Leroy Hill, 38, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the …


3 WSP workers believed dead in Zillah fire

Two Washington State Patrol troopers and the head of the agency’s emergency call center in Wenatchee were believed to be dead today after an early-morning house fire in Yakima County.


I-90 rollover crash kills Tacoma woman

A 21-year-old Tacoma woman died Sunday after the car she was riding in overturned along Interstate 90 about 10 miles east of Ritzville, near the Tokio exit.


Inspection and scales moving to fast lane

A $6.7 million Washington port of entry and weigh station complex under construction along Interstate 90 at the Idaho state line will provide nonstop service to many truckers, Department of …


Man faults brakes for head-on crash

A Spokane man arrested after a head-on collision on Trent Avenue on Wednesday told police he’d drunk two beers but that his brakes may have failed when he crossed into …


Man booked on DUI after 2 hurt in crash

A man allegedly driving drunk injured two others in a car crash in Spokane Valley around noon Wednesday.


Speeding bikers taunt trooper after crash

A Washington State Patrol trooper chasing a group of speeding motorcyclists on Interstate 5 rolled his car and ended up injured in a ditch Tuesday evening as two bikers returned …


Local police say stolen cars often recovered in one piece

While stolen cars serve different purposes for thieves, chances are the vehicle is a Honda or Toyota. The list of the top 10 most-stolen cars in America and in Spokane …


Man was bound before slaying

A Spokane man was bound with a rope before being thrown to his death off the Sunset Bridge in June. Police on Tuesday released a photo of that rope, which …


Car crash on Highway 20 sends driver to hospital

A Cheney man was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Tuesday morning after being injured in a traffic accident in Pend Oreille County. Kenneth R. Engel, 22, is facing …


Convicted teen arrested again

A teenager convicted of assault for his role in a fatal stabbing last year is back behind bars after his second felony arrest in a week. Christopher E. Hooper, 19, …