Washington State Patrol
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.
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.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Wednesday a measure that creates a registry for firearm offenders in Washington, similar to the sex offender registry.
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.
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.
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.
Transportation Department workers were spray-washing Interstate 5 lanes early Thursday at Federal Way hours after a truck spilled a glue resin in an injury crash.
The Washington State Patrol is recommending a vehicular homicide charge against a 26-year-old Gig Harbor man who crashed his car on Highway 16, killing his 9-year-old nephew.
Thirty-seven Washington State Patrol troopers were sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice James Johnson Friday in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. The troopers were given their commission cards by Gov. Chris Gregoire and patrol Chief John Batiste.
The Washington State Patrol says a 14-year-old Portland girl was driving under the influence when she swerved to avoid a deer on Interstate 5 about 3:30 a.m. Sunday near Napavine, just south of Chehalis.