Two Injured in Collision at Intersection of Levee Bypass Road and D Street

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LEWISTON, ID - UPDATE from LPD:
The Lewiston Police major collision investigation team will continue the investigation of the traffic collision at Levee Bypass and D Street. The driver of the 2012 Toyota Camry involved died just before 6 p.m. on May 19th after being transported to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center following the collision.

The driver of the Toyota was identified as 80 year old Clarkston resident Veronica Zeimantz. The passenger in the Toyota Camry was identified as 80 year old Clarkston resident Michael Zeimantz. The 2005 Sterling delivery truck was operated by 28 year old Clarkston resident Joshua Flerchinger. His passenger was 20 year old Lewiston resident Roman Riggs-Bay.

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Two people were injured in a collision at the intersection of Levee Bypass Road and D Street at 2:37 p.m. this afternoon.  The Lewiston Police Department says a 2012 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on D Street and was struck on the driver's side by a 2005 Sterling delivery truck that was hauling drywall.  The 10-wheel truck had been traveling eastbound on Levee Bypass Road.

Road Closure Expected as Avista Replaces Power Poles in Clarkston

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CLARKSTON, WA - Avista Utilities will be replacing eight power poles in Clarkston early next week in order to accommodate a Washington State Department of Transportation project.  Officials say a road closure is planned as crews replace four poles along Bridge Street and four poles on 2nd Street between Monday and Wednesday.

Clearwater & Lewis Counties, Other Areas Receive Emergency Funding for Flood Damages

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WASHINGTON, DC - Roads and bridges in Idaho that were damaged by flooding this spring are getting a financial boost for repairs.  The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration today announced the immediate availability of $1.25 million in Emergency Relief funds to help begin repairs on Grangemont Road in Clearwater County, Central Ridge Road in Lewis County, and elsewhere.

Latah, Clearwater, and Idaho Counties Among Those Covered by Federal Disaster Declaration

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LEWISTON, ID - Eight northern and north-central Idaho counties received a Presidential Disaster Declaration today to help communities recover from flooding that occurred between March 6th through the 28th.  Thirty-one of the state's 44 counties now have a state or local disaster declaration.

Capsized US Coast Guard Vessel Located

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ALMOTA, WA - A US Coast Guard vessel that capsized yesterday just downriver from Boyer Park has been located.  The US Army Corps of Engineers found the 26-foot Aids to Navigation boat about 12 miles below Lower Granite Dam at around 11:30 a.m. this morning.  Five USCG petty officers who are assigned to Navigation Team Kennewick were servicing some navigation aids in the area of Channel Marker 46 when their vessel capsized.

Breaking News: Rescue Personnel on Scene of Fatal Crash on Old Spiral Highway

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LEWISTON, ID - UPDATE: A 32-year-old Clarkston woman died in a one-vehicle crash on the Old Spiral Highway at about 10:56 a.m. this morning.  The Idaho State Police says La Dawna Knight was driving northbound when her 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee left the highway on the right shoulder and went through the cable barrier.

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Rescue personnel are on the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash on the Old Spiral Highway.  The crash has been confirmed as a fatality.

Consortium Receives $840,000 NSF Grant to Help Address Region's Manufacturing Needs

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LEWISTON, ID - A consortium that includes Lewis-Clark State College has received a grant to help regional metal manufacturers address their future workforce needs through the training of high school students.  The $839,809 National Science Foundation grant was awarded for the completion of a project entitled “Technical Career Pathways for Rural Manufacturing: Using a Sector Approach to Support the Northwest Intermountain Metal Manufacturers (NIMM).”

The grant is a collaborative effort with LCSC, the Clearwater Economic Development Association, and the University of Idaho, and is supported by 19 north-central Idaho school districts.  Up to 90 high school students will be recruited beginning this fall with the first online courses offered in January.  There is no cost to the students or school districts.

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