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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.


Police say man targeted elderly

A Spokane man suspected of scamming more than $100,000 from elderly people across the Northwest will appear in Yakima County Superior Court today. James William Schmidt, 50, faces a first-degree …


Our View: Troopers’ fake degrees point to flawed system

The 10 Washington State Patrol troopers who got raises in exchange for dubious diplomas won’t be prosecuted, says Thurston County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jon Tunheim, because it would’ve been difficult …


Troopers will not face charges

OLYMPIA – No criminal charges will be filed against 10 Washington State Patrol troopers who used phony college diplomas to obtain higher pay. All, however, have repaid the extra money …


Troopers with bogus degrees won’t be charged

OLYMPIA – No criminal charges will be filed against 10 Washington State Patrol troopers who used phony college diplomas to obtain higher pay. All, however, have repaid the extra money …


Firefighter sues WSP over arrest

Lawyers for Spokane firefighter Lt. Todd Chism and his family filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Washington State Patrol. Detectives arrested Chism a year ago and accused him of possessing …


WSP seeks victims of sales scam suspect

A Spokane man accused of stealing from elderly people may have more victims, and the Washington State Patrol is asking for help finding them. James William Schmidt, 50, is charged …


Drug bust uncovers suspected stolen goods

A recent drug bust in Airway Heights led police to a house full of suspected stolen property, including a trailer reported stolen more than a decade ago. It began when …


Vehicles’ lighted signs draw police scrutiny

Eye-catching, lighted signs on pizza-delivery cars and scrolling, illuminated billboards on trucks driving state roads could catch the attention of law enforcement – and subject drivers to $124 fines, state …