Kamiah Man Rescued After Missing For Two Days; Car Crashed 75 Feet into Ravine

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KAMIAH, ID - A 24-year-old Kamiah man who was reported missing Friday night was located Sunday morning with the help of his cell phone's signal.  Jacob L. Phillips had left work in Grangeville at 2:15 p.m.   He never made it home and he did not make contact with any family members.  On Sunday, Phillips' car was found 75 feet down in a ravine.

Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, & Camas Prairie

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. West wind 6 to 14 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight Showers likely, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

Clarkston Woman Involved in Rollover Crash on Tammany Creek Road

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LEWISTON, ID - A 22-year-old Clarkston woman received only minor injuries in a one-vehicle rollover crash on Tammany Creek Road at about 10:22 a.m. this morning.  The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says Samantha R. Wantz was traveling eastbound near milepost 5 when she lost control of her 1997 Ford Explorer on a turn and hit the embankment.

Small Business Technology Funding Workshop Oct. 19th

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LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Small Business Development Center, Idaho National Laboratory, and the Idaho Department of Commerce are teaming up to hold a small business technology funding workshop on October 19th at the Lewiston City Library from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public, but anyone attending is asked to pre-register at idahosbdc.org/roadtour.

One Injured in US 95 Crash

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GENESEE, ID - One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision on US 95 at about 3:33 p.m. yesterday afternoon.  The Idaho State Police says 21-year-old Brandon Arneson of Genesee was traveling southbound when he attempted to turn left across the northbound lanes onto eastbound Genesee-Juliaetta Road.  He failed to yield the right-of-way and his 1997 Geo Prism was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by 19-year-old Regan Campbell of Moscow.

Decision Clears Way for Hazardous Fuels Reduction Near Lowell

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KAMIAH, ID - Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor Cheryl Probert has approved a plan that is designed to improve forest health and reduce hazardous fuels in the Community Protections Zone of Lowell. The Lowell Wildland Urban Interface project will treat 166 acres on the Lochsa/Powell and Moose Creek Ranger Districts.

Secretary of State Forwards Cases of Potential Voter Fraud to County Prosecutors

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OLYMPIA, WA - Following a study involving Washington and four other states, 74 cases of possible voter fraud will be turned over to local prosecutors by the Secretary of State.  Those individuals have been identified as possibly voting more than once or voting on behalf of someone who was deceased, accounting for .002% percent of the 3.36 million votes cast in last year’s General Election in Washington.  There was one case in Asotin County and one case in Whitman County.

Idaho's Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate Since 2007

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BOISE, ID - Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 10 years last month, matching the state’s record low of 2.9% in June 2007.  The one tenth-of-a-percent decline was the sixth consecutive monthly decrease in the unemployment rate and is a result of the first substantial increase to Idaho’s labor force since February.

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