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Minister accused of abuse reported in Spokane-area

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota…. …read more

Pacific County accident sends four to hospital

A two vehicle accident sent four to the hospital yesterday morning, after an SUV drifted off of the road, over corrected, and slid sideways into an oncoming vehicle. The Washington State Patrol reports a 2000 Dodge Durango was headed West on State Route 6 about 8 miles East of Raymond, when it drifted into a…

State troopers collide in chase near Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Two Washington State Patrol cars collided as the troopers were on their way to help in a stolen car chase early Tuesday near Lynnwood…. …read more

State Patrol: Wash. mudslide area not for tourists

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is “not a tourist attraction.”… …read more

Washington State Patrol: Trooper Cadet Taser Training

WSP Taser Training

On any given day, in any given situation, any Washington State trooper may be confronted with an aggressive subject. Verbal de-escalation is always the goal, but is not always successful. This is why troopers are given a number of other tools to defend themselves should the need arise. One of those tools is the Taser.…

US Open loses help of Wash. state patrol for now

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a budget provision that would have directed the Washington State Patrol to help with the 2015 U.S. Open golf championship in Pierce County…. …read more

Former combat medic sentenced for hitting trooper

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former Marine combat medic to 30-days electronic home monitoring for failing to stop after his pickup grazed a Washington State Patrol trooper on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 101…. …read more

Bus catches fire on I-5 north of Seattle

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a bus caught fire Tuesday evening on northbound Interstate 5 in the Lynnwood area, temporarily disrupting traffic. There were no immediate reports of any injuries…. …read more

Wash. State Patrol: 1 dead in I-5 wrong-way crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 5 north of Vancouver, Wash., that involved a wrong-way driver…. …read more

Aberdeen standoff comes to an end in eighteenth hour

Aberdeen standoff

The standoff in South Aberdeen came to a peaceful end Wednesday afternoon. In the eighteenth hour negotiators were able to talk 54 year old Michael Watson out of the home with a Washington State Patrol robot. He was seen briefly by Aberdeen medics before being taken into custody. Aberdeen Officer Schmidt tells us “The State Patrol sent…

Fleeing driver shoots self to death in Auburn

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver who fled the Washington State Patrol shot himself to death as the chase came to an end early Wednesday on Highway 167 in Auburn…. …read more

Washington State Patrol car hit near Sedro-Woolley

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State Patrol car was involved in a collision Thursday night on Highway 20 east of Sedro-Woolley…. …read more

Driver slides under tractor-trailer near Central Park, closes State Route 12 Monday

Central Park 12 accident

A Montesano woman was transported to Community Hospital yesterday with non-life-threatening injuries after she apparently lost control of her 1992 Maxda MX3 and slid under a semi-trailer in the right lane of eastbound State Route 12. Trooper Russ Winger with the Washington State Patrol said the semi was slowing for an accident ahead. State Route…

Driver spins out, ends up in median of SR 12 in Central Park

The Washington State Patrol reports just after 1 p.m. Monday a 2005 Chevy Blazer failed to negotiate the corner on State Route 12 near Devonshire road, spun out of control, went through the cable barrier and came to rest in the median. A 3 year old, and two Montesano women in the vehicle, aged 19…

Man killed in 2-car accident north of Chelan

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says weather was a factor in a fatal two-car accident north of Chelan on Saturday afternoon…. …read more

Hoquiam man arrested over ‘large amount’ of sexually explicit images

Detectives from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force (MECTF) with the assistance of detectives from the WSP Criminal Investigation Division and the Hoquiam Police Department have arrested a man for possessing and dealing a large number of images that show sexually explicit conduct involving minors. The investigation originated from cyber-tips…

Aberdeen school bus involved in traffic accident

South Aberdeen accident

Some Aberdeen grade school students took a little longer getting home today, after a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Boone and Cushing street left bus 103 t-boned by a full size Chevy SUV on the South side of Aberdeen just before 4 Friday afternoon. Washington State Patrol and Aberdeen police were on scene shortly…

Former Wash. State Patrol officer arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Clark County, Wash., sheriff’s office says a former Washington State Patrol lieutenant has been arrested on a warrant alleging multiple sex abuse offenses…. …read more

Trooper hit at traffic stop in Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a trooper suffered only minor injuries when he was struck while he was outside of his car Monday night for a traffic stop in Moses Lake…. …read more

Wrong-way driver hits trooper on I-5 at Tukwila

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — A wrong-way driver has hit multiple vehicles including a Washington State Patrol car on Interstate 5 at Tukwila…. …read more

Stolen motorcycle in fatal crash in Renton

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says the motorcycle in the fatal crashed early Thursday in Renton was a 2010 Harley Davidson that had been stolen in Arizona…. …read more

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Renton bike trail

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — A motorcycle rider fleeing a Washington State Patrol trooper was killed in a crash just before 2 a.m. Thursday in Renton…. …read more

No injuries from Central Park rollover accident in front of 7-11

No injuries were reported yesterday when a pickup truck rolled on Highway 12 and came to rest upright between a semi and it’s attached tanker trailer parked at the Central Park 7-11. The Washington State Patrol reports when Eastbound traffic slowed in front of a 19 year old Oakville man, his brakes failed and he…

Taholah man airlifted after motorcycle hits schoolbus

A 27 year old Taholah man was airlifted to Harborview yesterday after his motorcycle collided with a school bus. The Washington State Patrol tells us he was riding with no helmet on the shoulder of Ocean View Drive North around 4:30 Monday when he lost control and ran into the school bus, which was stopped…

Three vehicles strike elk herd crossing highway 12 near Elma

Elk crossing Highway 12 caused a 3-car accident and blocked traffic near Keys Road in Satsop last night. The Washington State Patrol reports no injuries. A large herd was crossing the highway when two cars from the West, and one from the Eastbound lanes struck elk in the herd just before 9 Monday night. Westbound…