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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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


Cheney man killed trying to cross highway

The driver who struck and killed a 61-year-old Cheney man Sunday night also was involved in a serious injury accident southwest of Cheney in April, records show.


Developer enters not-guilty plea

A Spokane land developer pleaded not guilty to several felonies related to an alleged drug and stolen property ring investigators believe he ran from his Long Lake home.


Officials: Spokane man skips court, crashes into home

A man accused of crashing his car into a northwest Spokane home early today was scheduled to plead guilty Monday to a charge related to a Cheney shooting, but he …


Driver injured in Highway 195 crash

A 21-year-old Kamiah, Idaho, woman was injured Monday in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 195 near Uniontown, Wash.


Idaho woman injured in head-on collision near Uniontown

A 21-year-old Kamiah, Idaho, woman was injured this morning in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 195 near Uniontown.


Wilbur man dies after one-vehicle crash

A 22-year-old Wilbur, Wash., man died after the truck he was driving went off a Lincoln County road Saturday, hit a dirt embankment and ignited.


New prosecutor named in Todd Chism trooper case

COLVILLE – A new prosecutor was named Tuesday to handle the felony charges against Spokane fire Lt. Todd Chism, who is accused of assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers during …


Firefighter pleads not guilty; new prosecutor appointed

A new prosecutor was named Tuesday to handle the felony charges against Spokane fire Lt. Todd Chism, who is accused of assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers during a confrontation …


Phoning and driving will earn a ticket

Hang up and drive. Or it will cost you. That’s essentially the choice Washington drivers will have starting June 10 after the state Legislature made talking or texting on a …


New cell phone-driving law takes effect June 10

The Washington State Patrol says there will be no grace period when troopers start enforcing the new ban on texting or talking on cell phones while driving.


Firefighter placed on unpaid status

Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was placed on unpaid layoff status Thursday pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month. City …