Lincoln Middle & Heights Elementary Schools Evacuated

12:15 | Bomb Threat

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***UPDATE***  The school district says there was no bomb found in the building.  There are no after-school extra-curricular activities today, and school will resume at the normal time tomorrow.  Kids will not be allowed back into the school today to retrieve any personal belongings.

CLARKSTON, WA – Students were evacuated today from both Lincoln Middle and Heights Elementary Schools.  They were taken straight to the future Asotin County Fire District building on Appleside where parents could pick them up for the day. 

The Clarkston School District sent out a message to parents that said the decision to evacuate came after they found a bomb threat.  It hasn’t been confirmed by the school district or the Sheriff’s Office yet, but one student walking several blocks with his mother to their car said that the threat is likely connected to the threat that came yesterday in which a student told others that they should stay home from school today.  This morning the School District sent out a press release assuring parents that there was no need to worry about yesterday’s threat. 

Holiday Zero Tolerance

Law Enforcement in Idaho and Washington

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LEWISTON, ID – If you decide to drive home drunk or drugged from a holiday party this year, you’re likely to get caught.  Sheriff’s deputies, police officers, and state troopers on both sides of the river are increasing patrols to find people who made a bad choice and keep them from hurting or killing other drivers and pedestrians.

LMS Students Report Possible Threat

Yesterday Afternoon

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CLARKSTON, WA – The Clarkston School District staff wants to assure the community that “there’s no threat to the safety of students, staff, or the community.”  Yesterday afternoon students at Lincoln Middle School advised staff that another student had advised kids “to stay home”. 

Gift Wrapping For A Good Cause

North 40 | Until December 24th

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LEWISTON, ID – A local church group is offering to wrap your presents for you.  Ladies from the Lewiston Foursquare Church will put some festive paper on your Christmas gifts.  They’re at North 40 now through Christmas Eve.  December 20th, if you buy someone a gift at North 40, they’re offering to wrap for free between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Missing Girl Last Seen In Lapwai

Gone Since Yesterday

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LAPWAI, ID – Be on the lookout for a missing girl from Lapwai.  Nez Perce Tribal Police are searching for Benae Wright.  She’s 15 years old and hasn’t been seen since yesterday.  She’s 5’3” tall, 110 pounds, and wears black rimmed glasses. 

She was last seen at the Pineewaus Community Center in Lapwai at 4:30 yesterday.  She was wearing a light gray sweater and light blue jeans. 

Idaho River Community Alliance & Fish and Game Meet Tonight

LCSC | Sacajawea Hall Rm 115 | 6pm

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LEWISTON, ID – A spokesperson from Idaho Fish & Game will be at the Idaho River Community Alliance meeting tonight to talk about the steelhead fishing season and you’re invited to hear what’s going on.  The Clearwater Chapter of the IRCA meets at 6:00 pm tonight at LCSC in room 115 of Scajawea Hall. 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

40 MPH Winds in Pomeroy

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LEWISTON, ID – The Hazardous Weather Outlook continues for the LC Valley with more serious conditions in the surrounding areas. 

The LC Valley should expect rain today with a slight chance of snow tonight, but the Pullman/Moscow area should expect snow and rain all day with winds picking up tonight.

Orofino and Kamiah are both forecast to get rain and light winds today and tonight.

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