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Washington State Patrol

File photo of inflatable doll. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Cops: Man Uses Life-Size Blow-up Doll To Drive In Carpool Lane

Strapping a life-size doll into the passenger seat can be a high-risk strategy to gain access to a carpool lane. It gets even riskier if you cut off a state trooper in traffic.

04/05/2012

File photo of school buses. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly 40 Children Injured After School Bus Overturns On Highway

A school bus overturned Monday morning on a central Washington highway, injuring dozens of children, including three seriously, before coming to rest at the edge of a field, authorities said.

03/12/2012

Thousands gather for memorial service for four fallen police officers in December 2011 (credit:Stephen Brashear/GettyImages)

Sixth Person Arrested In Trooper’s Killing

A sixth person has been arrested and four others were charged Monday for allegedly helping a man who shot and killed a Washington State Patrol trooper during a traffic stop.

02/28/2012

A Washington State Patrol trooper talks to a driver he pulled over (Tacoma News Tribune/GettyImages)

Washington Trooper Killed At Traffic Stop; Suspect Dies

A Washington State Patrol trooper was gunned down at a traffic stop early Thursday, and the suspect — an ex-con with a history of antagonizing police — killed himself as a tactical team closed in on the home where he was hiding, authorities said.

02/23/2012

File photo of Tacoma police car. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Cops: Drunk Woman Drives 17 Miles Wrong Way On Interstate Going 100 MPH

An impaired motorist drove about 17 miles the wrong way on Interstate 5 at speeds as high as 100 mph before troopers stopped her early Wednesday, the Washington State Patrol said.

01/12/2012

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