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The collapse of an Interstate highway bridge in northern Washington state is a wake-up call for the entire nation, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

NTSB: Driver Felt ‘Crowded’ Before Bridge Collapse

The driver of an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse told investigators that he felt “crowded” by a passing vehicle and moved closer to the side of the bridge that had less clearance, according to a preliminary federal report released Tuesday.

CBS Seattle–06/12/2013

The collapse of an Interstate highway bridge in northern Washington state is a wake-up call for the entire nation, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

NTSB Clears I-5 Skagit River Bridge Accident Scene

Portions of a temporary Interstate 5 bridge could extend over the Skagit River in a day or two and the entire 160-foot gap could be filled next week, reopening freeway lanes that have been detoured since the May 23 bridge collapse, the Washington Department of Transportation said.

CBS Seattle–06/06/2013

File photo of a cop car with its lights on. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Man Jumps Out Of Burning Car

A Burien man jumped from his moving car after it caught fire Wednesday morning.

CBS Seattle–06/05/2013

The bridge collapse at the Interstate 5 corridor over the Skagit River. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Feds Look For Temporary Fix After I-5 Bridge Collapse

Federal officials were searching the country for a possible temporary replacement for a bridge that collapsed along the crucial Interstate 5 corridor, but Washington Gov. Jay Inslee cautioned Friday that major disruptions will last for weeks, if not months.

05/24/2013

(Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Oversize Load Truck Blamed For Bridge Collapse

A truck carrying an oversize load struck a bridge on the major thoroughfare between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below, though all three occupants suffered only minor injuries.

CBS Seattle–05/24/2013

(Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

I-5 Bridge Collapses In Mt. Vernon; People, Cars Fall In Skagit River

The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water.

CBS Seattle–05/23/2013

(Photo By: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images )

Gov. Inslee Signs Law Creating Firearm Offender Registry

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Wednesday a measure that creates a registry for firearm offenders in Washington, similar to the sex offender registry.

CBS Seattle–05/08/2013

(Photo by: By: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Audit Calls For Automatic Background Checks

A new state audit is calling for automatic notifications when someone like a foster parent or childcare worker is suspected of committing a crime any time after they’ve already passed an initial background check.

CBS Seattle–05/08/2013

File photo of a police officer on the scene. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Couple Killed When Bus Slams Into SUV

The Washington State Patrol says two passengers in an SUV died after colliding with a Sound Transit bus on I-405 in Kirkland. The bus driver reportedly said the brakes failed.

CBS Seattle–05/07/2013

File photo of test tube rack (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Police: Eastern Washington Crime Lab Manager Falsified Work

The manager of the state crime lab in Cheney resigned last week as authorities determined he lied about performing work in several cases, the Washington State Patrol said Tuesday.

CBS Seattle–04/16/2013

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