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.

Craig Mt. Complex Fires Are 5% Contained at 1,600 & 7,000 Acres

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WINCHESTER, ID - Fire crews continue their work on containing the Craig Mountain Complex, which includes the 1,600-acre Corral Creek Fire and the 7,000-acre Powerline Fire.  Both fires, which were started by lightning on Saturday, are burning in heavy grass and brush in steep, rough terrain about 30 miles south of Lewiston.

Crews Have "Unexpected Success" With Snake River Fire on Monday

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POMEROY, WA - UPDATE: The fire is now 100% contained and following better mapping is set at 3,100 acres.


The Snake River Fire east of Pomeroy will return to local fire control by noon tomorrow after crews had "unexpected success" with the fire on Monday.  The fire, which was started early Saturday morning by lightning, remains at 3,180 acres and 70% contained.


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