Deputy AG Recognizes Idaho Detective for Investigations of Suspected Child Pornographers

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WASHINGTON, DC - A Moscow Police Forensic Detective was recognized today for his role in investigating 15 cases of possession and distribution of child pornography across multiple jurisdictions in Idaho and Washington State.  Deputy US Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today honored Eric Kjorness with the Missing Children’s Child Protection Award during the Department’s National Missing Children’s Day ceremony.

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Threat at Jenifer Junior High School

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LEWISTON, ID - UPDATE: The emergency  evacuation of Jenifer Junior High School was lifted at approximately 9:58 a.m. following a joint response, in accordance with the District’s School Bomb Protocol, by the Lewiston Police Department personnel and District Administration.  The decision to resume the normal school schedule at Jenifer Junior High School is based on a complete and thorough search of campus buildings and no discovery of any potential threat to students and staff.

Parents wishing to pick up their students may do so by using the normal check-out procedures.

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Emergency evacuation procedures for Jenifer Junior High School are in effect due to receiving a bomb threat at the school today.

UPDATE on Orofino Shooting

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OROFINO, ID - The investigation into a fatal shooting in Orofino Monday evening is continuing.  Law enforcement officials have spent the day going through the residence in the 12000 block of Laqa Avenue where the shooting reportedly took place at about 7:23 p.m.  The victim was identified as 23-year-old Samantha S. Fignani of Orofino.  The incident is being investigated as a homicide; no suspects have been arrested as of this time.

Southeast Washington Coalition Wins 2017 Governor’s Smart Communities Award

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OLYMPIA, WA - A coalition consisting of Asotin, Columbia, and Garfield Counties; the City of Clarkston; and the Town of Starbuck has been awarded a 2017 Smart Communities Award for the Southeast Washington Coalition Shoreline Master Program Update.  The five-jurisdiction plan allows for consistency among local jurisdictions while simultaneously being tailored to each individual region.

Lewiston & Clarkston Residents Now Protected With 'Automatic AID' From Four Fire Districts

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LEWISTON, ID - The Clarkston Fire Department, Asotin County Fire District #1, Lewiston Fire Department, and Wheatland Fire District have signed an automatic aid agreement for all future structure fires. The agreement, which had been in the works for about 14 months, went "live" this morning at 8:00 a.m.

Delta Airlines Adding Additional Round-Trip Flight Between Lewiston & Salt Lake City

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LEWISTON, ID - Delta Airlines is adding an additional round-trip flight between Lewiston and Salt Lake City in preparation for increased business travel and summer vacations.  Beginning July 8th, travelers will have a third option for departing from the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport.

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