Northwest

Bus crashes near Arlee; 4 reported injured

The Montana Highway Patrol reports a Rimrock Stages bus with about 17 passengers aboard collided with a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 93 North in western Montana. At least four people were injured, but there were no fatalities.

Dog dragged through truck stop, loses foot pads

Troutdale police say they've arrested four people on charges of dragging a dog leashed to their vehicle 600 feet through a truck stop, tearing off most of the animal's foot pads and nails.

Mountain lion shot in Boise

Officials with Boise State University say a mountain lion that has been seen in southeast Boise over the past couple of days has been shot and killed.

Navy divers recover body of missing WA diver

The Kitsap County sheriff's office says the body of a missing 59-year-old diver has been found off Blake Island, near the area where he disappeared Sunday while spearfishing with friends.

Winter Wheat Looking Great

The Inland Empire's wet spring is doing great things for this year's winter wheat crop. While many people were grumbling during the month of March because of a seemingly never ending train of rain and snow storms, area wheat farmers, at least those with winter wheat, were loving it. Winter wheat is planted in the fall and sits in the fields throughout the winter waiting to grow. As with all farming, it can be risky business. If there isn't sufficient snow cover during the coldest temperatures, the wheat can be killed off. If there isn't enough moisture in the ground, the yield can drop significantly. This year's wet March appears to have provided an ample amount of moisture and farmers say this year's crop is looking great.

Ex-Marine dies in North Bend standoff

Authorities in North Bend say a former Marine has died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after firing at police and barricading himself inside a house.

TV station SUV rolls into Columbia River

While covering the news Friday morning, a photographer with KVEW TV, the Tr-Cities ABC affiliate, became the news when his SUV rolled into the Columbia River, taking his video camera with it.

Sister of Wash. cop killer to leave prison soon

Washington Corrections officials confirm that the sister of a man who killed four police officers in November 2009 will be freed in July after serving about half of the five-year sentence she got for her role in the case.

Ore. man booted from board meeting wins pistol

A Portland man whose disruptive behavior prompted his removal from a county commissioners meeting has won a 9 mm Glock pistol in a campaign fundraiser held by a candidate who is trying for a seat on the board.