Southway Bridge Closed Until Further Notice Due to Police Activity

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LEWISTON, ID - Traffic is resuming on the Southway Bridge.  Law enforcement officials have one person in custody.

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At this time the Southway Bridge has been closed until further notice.  Emergency services are on scene checking the welfare of a subject sitting on the bridge.  Avoid the area if possible.  More information will be released as the situation is currently ongoing.

Ed & Beatriz Schweitzer & SEL Employees Donate $1.5 Million to WSU's Power Engineering Program

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PULLMAN, WA - Washington State University’s power engineering program will establish the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, thanks to gifts totaling $1.5 million from Edmund and Beatriz Schweitzer, and the employee owners of Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Garfield Area Man Dies in One-Vehicle Rollover Near Tekoa

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TEKOA, WA - An 80-year-old Garfield area man died this morning in a one-vehicle rollover crash in Whitman County.  According to a press release from the Whitman County Sheriff's Office, Melvin L. Mundell was traveling northbound on Tekoa-Farmington Road and failed to negotiate a corner.  His 2014 Jeep Patriot left the road and rolled onto its top in Hangman Creek, about 1/4 mile south of Tekoa.

States Receive SBA Grants to Boost Small Business Exports

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OLYMPIA, WA - The US Small Business Administration has awarded the Washington State Department of Commerce a sixth year of funding to help state small businesses grow through exporting. The $900,000 grant, part of the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program, is the highest and maximum amount awarded from a total $18 million nationwide.  The Idaho Department of Commerce received a grant of $343,240.

Kamiah Man Rescued After Missing For Two Days; Car Crashed 75 Feet into Ravine

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KAMIAH, ID - A 24-year-old Kamiah man who was reported missing Friday night was located Sunday morning with the help of his cell phone's signal.  Jacob L. Phillips had left work in Grangeville at 2:15 p.m.   He never made it home and he did not make contact with any family members.  On Sunday, Phillips' car was found 75 feet down in a ravine.

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