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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 …