Lewiston Man Dies After Falling From Moving Vehicle

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COLTON, WA - A 46-year-old Lewiston man died early Sunday morning after he reportedly fell out of the window of a moving vehicle in Whitman County.  According to the Whitman County Sheriff's Office, John W. Ludwig was the passenger of a vehicle traveling eastbound on Wawawai Road near Blyton Landing when he fell.  Officials say witnesses reported that Ludwig was heavily intoxicated at the time of the 12:30 a.m. incident.

Updates on Fires on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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GRANGEVILLE/KAMIAH, ID - The Hanover Fire, which is in the Gospel Hump Wilderness, is now 13,710 acres and 35% contained.  It is burning in grass and timber south of Grangeville and northeast of Riggins.  The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest brought in Dave Bales’ Type 2 Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 to assume command of the fire at 6:00 p.m. yesterday.

Local Computer Business Victim of Phishing Scam

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LEWISTON, ID - Lewiston Police are warning area residents about a phishing scam that has spoofed the phone number of a local computer business.  Several people have received calls from a number belonging to The Computer Guy, but when they answered their phones they found it was a credit card scam.

"The Computer Guy has nothing to do with this scam, they are using his number to try and get local citizens to answer their phones," LPD says.

Valhalla Burglary Suspect Arrested

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PULLMAN, WA - Pullman Police arrested a 22-year-old man yesterday on suspicion of burglarizing his former employer, the Valhalla Bar and Grill, on July 30th.  Following the alleged burglary, employees at Mr. Z's Casino in Pullman had reported a male subject gambling with money that was bundled in a unique way, identical to money that had been taken from Valhalla.  Stuart H. Schmidtke was charged with 2nd-Degree Burglary, 2nd-Degree Theft, and 3rd-Degree Malicious Mischief.

Lewiston Man Charged With Rape Following House Party Incident

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LEWISTON, ID - A 24-year-old Lewiston man has been arrested for allegedly raping a female who officials say was too intoxicated to consent to sex.  According to court documents, bond for 24-year-old Henry Zubin Warden was set at $30,000.  He is charged with Felony Rape-Prevented from Resisting by Infliction of Bodily Harm, Intoxicating Substance, or Anesthetic.

Woman Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on 21st Street

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LEWISTON, ID - A 19-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision in the 1800 block of 21st Street at about 7:58 p.m. last night.  According to the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office, 24-year-old Ransom Story reportedly was distracted by his dog and failed to see Meredeth Hibbard's 2009 Chevy Malibu stopped for a red light.  His 1992 Nissan Sentra rear-ended her car.

Lewiston Woman Injured in Pickup vs. Pedestrian Collision

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LEWISTON, ID - A 45-year-old Lewiston woman was injured in a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in North Lewiston at about 7:23 p.m. yesterday evening.  According to the Lewiston Police Department, a 2014 Dodge pickup driven by 55-year-old Michael Turner of Lewiston was traveling westbound on 3rd Avenue North and was attempting to turn south onto US 12.  Michelle Osborn was reportedly walking westbound against the crosswalk light trying to cross US 12 when Turner struck her.

Corps Issues Another Closure Warning For Chestnut Beach

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CLARKSTON, WA - The public is again advised to not swim in or drink shoreline river water near the Chestnut Recreation Area after routine weekly testing results showed elevated levels of fecal bacteria in shoreline river water.  As a precaution, the US Army Corps of Engineers is posting warning signs at the popular Clarkston beach.

Uncle Cited After Young Boys Were Found Wandering Juliaetta Streets

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JULIAETTA, ID - A 24-year-old Juliaetta man was cited for two counts of Misdemeanor Injury to a Child after two small children were found without adult supervision on the streets of Juliaetta Sunday evening.  Philip Bunch reportedly told officials that he had fallen asleep while watching his 1- and 3-year-old nephews and the children wandered away.

With Steelhead Fishing Season Closed Due to Low Fish #'s, Chamber Working on Options For Annual Derby

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CLARKSTON, WA - With the Idaho Department of Fish and Game closing the fall steelhead fishing season beginning tomorrow due to low returns of fish, the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce says it has been notified that it will not be granted the permits required to host its annual Rogers Dodge Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby in November.  Officials say the Chamber will adapt to the restrictions and announce changes as soon as they are finalized.

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