Lewiston Official Arrested for Alleged "Excessive" DUI Following Minor Parking Lot Collision

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LEWISTON, ID - A City of Lewiston official was arrested for Excessive DUI and Injury to a Child Tuesday evening after she allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration of more than four times over the legal limit and struck another vehicle in a restaurant parking lot.

Clarkston Man Arrested Following Drug Task Force Investigation

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CLARKSTON, WA - A 28-year-old Clarkston man was arrested on drug charges yesterday morning following a two-week investigation by the Quad Cities Drug Task Force.  Bren Goodnight was booked into the Asotin County Jail at 10:10 a.m. on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Failure to Obey an Officer, and Tampering With Physical Evidence.

Avista Announces Merger With Canadian Utility, Hydro One Limited

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SPOKANE, WA - Avista Corporation today announced that it is merging with Hydro One Limited, creating a regulated electricity and natural gas business with over $25.4 billion in combined assets and more than two million retail and industrial customers.  Hydro One is paying $53 per share of Avista in a $5.3 billion all-cash transaction.

Chestnut Beach is Reopened After Water Tests Come Back Within Acceptable Levels

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CLARKSTON, WA - New laboratory tests have come back indicating no high levels of fecal bacteria in water along the Chestnut Beach shoreline in Clarkston.  The Walla Walla District of the US Army Corps of Engineers has removed public advisories to not swim in or drink shoreline river water near the Chestnut Recreation Area.

Update on Craig Mountain Complex Fires

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LEWISTON, ID - The Craig Mountain Complex continues to grow.  It includes the 16,876-acre Powerline Fire and the 1,782-acre Corral Creek Fire.  They remain 5% contained.  There are 406 personnel working on the fires which were started Saturday by lightning.

There will be a community meeting at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Craigmont Fire and Emergency Services building, located at 116 North Division Street in Craigmont.

Prosecutor Reviewing Attempted Murder Case After Alleged Shooting Victim Passes Away

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LEWISTON, ID - A 32-year-old Lewiston man who was shot in the chest and paralyzed from the waist down at a downtown Lewiston apartment in May of 2015 has passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.  Gary Grogan had reportedly been fighting a serious infection, according to friends.  Nez Perce County Prosecutor Justin Coleman says his office will be staffing the case against Paul this morning and considering what options they have going forward now that Grogan has passed away.

Orofino Restaurant Owner/Registered Sex Offender Arrested on New Charge

Restaurant is next door to pre-school/daycare according to court documents

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OROFINO, ID - A 34-year-old registered sex offender was arrested last week for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old girl.   Christopher Gugger, who owns and works at a restaurant in the 12000 block of US 12 in Orofino, is charged with Sexual Battery - Soliciting the Participation of a Minor ages 16 to 17 Years of Age.

As a registered sex offender, Gugger is required to stay at least 500 feet away from any school.  A Probable Cause Affidavit says that there is a pre-school/daycare next door to "The Jig," which is 275.6 feet away.  Law enforcement officials say they will be "looking into this issue," the document says.  The daycare business was reportedly unaware of Gugger's sex offender status.

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