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September 23, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Spokane woman sues North Idaho resort over fireworks injury

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Spokane woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho resort contending she suffered severe burns and disfigurement when a mortar shell firework struck her in the face during a Fourth of July display. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Tuesday that Alivia Norwood filed the lawsuit…

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August 11, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Teen struck by train near Bellingham

A 17-year-old was struck by a BNSF train near Bellingham early Sunday morning. Around 2 a.m. the crew repeatedly sounded the horn when they saw the teenager standing in the middle of the tracks, BSNF spokesman Gus Melonas said. He was struck and thrown from the tracks. The crew stopped the train and then ran back to…

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May 31, 2013 at 7:21 PM

WSP motorcycle trooper dies after collision in Skagit County

Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O’Connell (KING 5 photo) CONWAY, Skagit County —  A Washington State motorcycle trooper who was injured in a collision on Friday evening in Conway, Skagit County, has died, according to the State Patrol. Sean O’Connell, 38, of Lake Stevens, had been with the patrol for 16 years and had once been named “Trooper…

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September 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Settlement: $215,000 and free golf for life

The Associated Press SPOKANE — The city of Spokane has finally settled with a golfer who sprained an ankle in 2007 when he stepped through a sprinkler lid on the 12th hole at the Esmeralda Golf Course. Stan L. Peterson is getting $215,000 plus free golf at Spokane city courses for as long as the 72-year-old lives. More

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