Author: Will Wixey

City of Spokane finalizes public safety labor agreements

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The city of Spokane finalized labor agreements with its public safety employees, including a multi-year deal with firefighters that will start negotiations to create a regional dispatch partnership. A five-year agreement with Local 29 includes a 3.8…

Thunderstorm causes numerous wildfires across the Idaho Panhandle

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — On Thursday night and Friday morning, a thunderstorm moved across the Idaho Panhandle with widespread lightning and very little precipitation. High temperatures and low precipitation resulted in Very High Fire Danger across the panhandle. There have…

Crash cleared from State Route 2 near Fairchild AFB

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Both lanes of State Route 2 near Fairchild Air Force Base are back open after a crash. A trailer holding an excavator overturned in a crash on Monday. The roadway is now clear and traffic is flowing…

2023 Bloomsday Finisher Shirt Design contest now live

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The contest to create the design for next year's Bloomsday finisher shirts is now live! The deadline to submit a design is September 16. The artist who submits the winning design will receive $1,000 and a lifetime…

Four teenagers injured in crash near Oldtown

OLDTOWN, Idaho -- Idaho State Police are investigating a crash that occurred in Bonner County on Thursday around 10:26 a.m. A green 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by a 17-year-old man, was traveling southbound on SH-41 when the SUV left the…

Avista substation goes down in south Spokane Valley

SPOKANE, Wash. -- People living in South Spokane Valley are currently without power due to an Avista substation going down. Crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Avista says around 3,600 customers in the Inland…

Inslee orders flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Firefighter Dan Patterson

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Governor Jay Inslee announced on social media that all U.S. and state flags in Washington should be flown at half-staff on Friday to honor Firefighter Dan Patterson. Inslee made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. https://twitter.com/GovInslee/status/1557871210863529984?s=20&t=bGkq963ddfi4ijSkHQTR4A Patterson passed…

Washington state employees no longer required to get COVID booster

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington State employees no longer need to get a COVID-19 booster to remain employed. Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued an updated directive on policies Thursday. The current requirement that new and current state employees be fully vaccinated…

One dead after motorcycle/SUV crash on Maple and Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle/SUV accident that occurred on Maple Street and Northwest Boulevard in the Emerson Garfield neighborhood. Police say one person died from the crash and another person was taken to the hospital…