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State Patrol watching for shooting suspect

Law enforcement officers have been assigned to watch train and bus terminals, and the Washington State Patrol is monitoring freeways in the massive hunt for the suspect in the shooting …


Sprague man was in two I-90 accidents, troopers say

A driver left the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 near Spokane on Sunday evening and was found in the median about 40 miles to the west two …


Valley man challenges 2003 conviction for making ricin

Kenneth Olsen argues his conviction and sentence should be overturned because of problems with prosecution’s expert witness


Driver killed after collision with deer

A motorist was killed this morning when his pickup collided with a deer 11 miles north of Newport on state Highway 20.


Collision with logging truck kills one

A 25-year-old Colville man died this morning when he lost control of his 1992 Toyota pickup and slammed into an oncoming logging truck north of Deer Park.


Troopers who used fake diplomas will be suspended

Eight Washington State Patrol troopers who used diplomas from fake schools to try and claim pay raises will be suspended, but not fired.


Man crashes after falling asleep while driving

A 63-year-old Spokane man was injured today when he fell asleep at the wheel and went off U.S. Highway 195 near Spangle, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Flurry of accidents, one fatality

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended …


Driver in injury accident has history of DUIs

A driver involved in an injury accident near Springdale, Wash., on Wednesday has a long history of driving under the influence and other offenses, including habitually driving with a suspended …


Crash on Highway 21 kills Malo man

A man died on Highway 21 in Ferry County Friday night after another driver crossed the center line and struck his car.


Motorcyclist crashes after short chase suspended

The driver of a stolen motorcycle crashed and was arrested this morning in north Spokane just after a chase by law officers was suspended because of public safety concerns.


Truck hits toddler on Highway 2

A 2-year-old Wilbur boy walking on Highway 2 was struck by a pickup Monday night.


Veteran, wife died from single gunshot wounds

An Iraqi war veteran and his wife found dead early Saturday in Republic both died of single gunshot wounds, authorities said today.


Veteran, wife found dead in Republic

An Iraq war veteran and his wife were found shot to death in Republic on Saturday in what appeared to be a murder and suicide. Ferry County Prosecutor Mike Sandona, …


Republic couple found dead are Iraq war vet and wife

An Iraq war veteran and his wife were found shot to death this past weekend in what Republic residents said is a troubling case of murder and suicide that may …


Six-car pile up sends one to hospital

A six-car collision Friday shortly before 10 p.m. snarled the already-snarled eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 construction zone and sent one passenger to the hospital.


Crash victim was well-known Cle Elum businessman

The Cle Elum man killed Monday in a Lincoln County traffic crash was a business owner active in the community.


WSP: Studded tires, negligent driving caused crash

An Elk man driving with studded tires caused a three-car crash on Highway 2 near Newport this morning.


Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

A Hunters man was seriously injured Tuesday night when the motorcycle he was riding went off state Highway 25 at the city limits of Hunters, state troopers said.


Two troopers under scrutiny quit

Two of the 10 Washington State Patrol troopers under internal investigation into whether they obtained phony college degrees online have resigned, according to a WSP spokesman.


Felon suspected of WSP lot break-in

A felon arrested after a daylong standoff at a north Spokane apartment may be responsible for a break-in at the Washington State Patrol impound lot in April, police said. Detectives …


I-90 cleared at Ritzville after medical-supply spill

Eastbound Interstate 90 was blocked for about four hours this morning at Ritzville after two semi trucks collided, dumping medical supplies on the road, according to the Washington State Patrol. …


WSP trooper rolls patrol car on I-90

A Washington State Patrol trooper rolled his patrol car on Interstate 90 Thursday night after swerving to a miss a camping tent that had fallen off a truck, according to …


Both lanes of I-90 closed at Stateline

One person is dead, and officials are working to clear a multi-vehicle crash involving a moose that has closed eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near the Idaho border.


Drunken driver’s actions may have saved him, police say

A drunken driver inadvertently stopped a train from hitting him when he drove over the tracks near Second Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in Spokane early Wednesday, according to Washington State …


Highway 27 closed between Tekoa and Oakesdale

State Highway 27 is closed between Tekoa and Oakesdale because of water over the road.


Fuel tanker crash blocks highway

A busy south Spokane County highway was blocked for most of Monday after a tanker truck carrying diesel fuel burst into flames in an early-morning collision. A southbound pickup driven …


Wash. State Patrol says labor e-mail not criminal

The State Patrol says an e-mail tying Democratic campaign money to a the passage of a union-friendly bill was not criminal.


Handheld laser shined at drivers

The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses who may have seen two people shining a handheld green laser light into vehicles Tuesday on Interstate 90. Drivers who were targeted …


WSP seeking victims, witnesses in laser incident

State authorities are concerned about a laser light incident reported Tuesday in Spokane on Interstate 90. Officials say the bright lights are a dangerous distraction.