Idaho Firefighters Working on Two New Fires in the Region

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LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Department of Lands and other agencies are working on two new fires in the region today.  The Kruze Fire is located 2-½ miles west/southwest of Soldiers Meadow Reservoir.  It is estimated to be about 12 acres and is approximately 70% contained.  The Mile Marker 16 Fire is located at State Highway 13 near Harpster and is estimated to be about three acres.

Spalding to Arrow Bridge Construction Update

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SPALDING, ID - The first layer of the US 12 Spalding to Arrow Bridge portion of the project is scheduled to be completed on Sunday.  The contractor for the $9.1 million project, Knife River Corporation of Boise, is working tonight and tomorrow night, and possibly Sunday night in the vicinity of the US 12 Spalding Interchange to reduce wait times and congestion in this area.  The Idaho Transportation Department says drivers should be aware that this will be a change in what they have experienced due to the confined nature of the work.

Officials Investigating Untying of Three Beamers Tour Boats From Clarkston Dock

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CLARKSTON, WA - The Asotin County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident during which three boats owned by Beamers Hells Canyon Tours were untied from the company's dock at the Port of Clarkston on the Snake River.  According to a press release, officials received a call at about 6:17 a.m. this morning requesting assistance in retrieving the loose boats.

WSU Student From Seattle Critically Injured After Falling Out of Second Story Window

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PULLMAN, WA - An 18-year-old Washington State University student was airlifted to a Spokane hospital after reportedly falling out of the window of his dormitory room early this morning.  A WSU Police official says the unidentified male from Seattle fell from the second story window at Duncan Dunn Residence Hall at about 1:50 a.m. and suffered critical head and facial injuries. 

Warnings Lifted at Chestnut Beach in Clarkston

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CLARKSTON, WA - Public advisories to not swim in or drink shoreline river water at the Chestnut Recreation Area in Clarkston have been lifted.  The Walla Walla District of US Army Corps of Engineers says laboratory results received today from water samples taken on Monday showed no indication of high levels of fecal bacteria in shoreline river water.

Attempted Murder Charge Dismissed Against Clarkston Man Due to Death of Victim

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LEWISTON, ID - Charges were dismissed today against a 30-year-old Clarkston man who was charged with the shooting of another man at a downtown Lewiston apartment in May of 2015.  Nez Perce County Prosecutor Justin Coleman says due to the recent death of the victim and sole witness, 32-year-old Gary Grogan, the charge of Attempted 1st-Degree Murder was dismissed against Tyrone Paul.

Firefighters Rescue Man From Cliff

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LEWISTON, ID - The Lewiston Fire Department rescued a man who had become trapped on the face of a cliff in the 900 block of 7th Avenue North at about 10:30 a.m. this morning.  According to a press release, the man had reportedly climbed to the location and found himself on a loose gravel portion of the hillside.

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