SR 26 Detour Update

Mid-December

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OTHELLO, WA – The main thoroughfare from our area to the west side of Washington will still be detoured for another few weeks.  State Route 26 runs from Colfax to Vantage where it meets up with Interstate 90. 

Pickup Photo Leads To Multiple Crimes

Two Men In Jail

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TEKOA, WA – Investigators arrested two people they believe are behind several property crimes in Whitman and Lincoln counties. 

Sunday, the Whitman County Sheriff asked for information on this pickup believing the driver was involved in a burglary of gas and a pump.  A Lincoln County investigator recognized the pickup as someone in the town of Sprague.

Pearl Harbor Ceremony

Dec. 7th | 11am | Lewiston VFW Hall

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LEWISTON, ID – Local Veterans will be remembering Pearl Harbor with a ceremony Friday December 7th.  You’re invited to join several Veteran organizations locally in the event.  The guest speaker is U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Tim Lema. 

LPD Looking For Stolen Property

Nov 22nd | 1:07am | 9th Ave

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LEWISTON, ID – If you know who owns this pickup, Lewiston Police Detectives would like to have a word with him.  The LPD is asking for help identifying the person responsible in the theft of two propane tanks.  It happened in the 1000 block of 9th Avenue on November 22nd just after 1:00 am.

Missing Girl

Autumn Asia Ayres

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***UPDATE*** An LPD Lieutenant says Autumn returned home safely to her family last night.

LEWISTON, ID – You’ve probably seen a missing person’s report circulating through facebook about a local girl named Autumn Ayres.  The Lewiston Police Department says she is considered a runaway juvenile.  A Lieutenant says they don’t believe she’s in any danger, she has just run away from home.  Officers have been following up on the leads they’ve been given, but haven’t found her yet. 

Library Director Candidate Reception

Your Chance To Meet & Greet

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LEWISTON, ID – The Lewiston Library is near to hiring a new Director.  They have narrowed it down to three candidates.  One is the Librarian for the Mountain View School District in the Grangeville area, one is from the Treasure Valley and has worked in and visited libraries all over the world while her husband moved around in the U.S. Army, and the other is the Library Director at Lincoln Library in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. 

Idaho Christmas Tree Lighting

Last Night

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BOISE, ID – Governor “Butch” Otter lit the Christmas Tree in front of the state Capitol yesterday.  Thousands of people turned out to watch the twinkle lights come on.  The Governor and Mrs. Otter celebrated afterward by handing out books, hot apple cider, and treats to kids who attended.

WA DNR Hiring Temporary Firefighters

550 Jobs Open Next Year

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OLYMPIA, WA – This year was one of the busiest for wildland firefighters.  The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is already hiring for next year.  Many of their firefighters responded locally to the Nisqually John Fire just downriver from Chief Timothy Park.  During the fire, they stayed in tents at the school in Colton. 

Early Morning Home Fire

13th St. | 2:18 am

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CLARKSTON, WA – Firefighters jumped out of bed last night to respond to a home fire on 13th Street in Asotin County.  The fire consumed a mobile home at 1630 13th Street.  The call went out at 2:18 am.  Crews from Lewiston Fire also responded to the call through the Auto-Aid program. 

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