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Upgrading major Lewiston intersection means removing 10 trees from Locomotive Park

LEWISTON, ID (KLEW) -- Changes are coming to Lewiston's Locomotive Park this fall. The Idaho Transportation Department is redesigning the intersection of US 12 and 21st Street, which means some tees are coming down in Locomotive Park.


Former board member plans to sue Lewiston airport

A former member of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority board intends to sue the board and airport, claiming an airport employee slandered him. Joe Gish, who briefly served on the airport’s governing board before resigning in August, brought the tort claim Wednesday, stating he m


Idaho Falls police officer killed in Utah home invasion was facing felony charges

IDAHO FALLS — It’s not clear what events led up to the death of Idaho Falls Police Officer Blaine Reed at the hands of a Utah homeowner Thursday night, but there is some indication Reed was having difficulty in his personal life.


Idaho couple sues Planned Parenthood after failed abortion procedure results in ‘unplanned child’

An Idaho couple is suing Planned Parenthood after a failed abortion procedure led to the birth of “an additional unplanned child.” The Albequerque Journal reported Wednesday that Bianca Coons and her partner, Cristobal Ruiz, have named two Planned Parenthood branches, a Boise hospital and “various m


UPDATE: Winter storm warnings and advisories issue in eastern Idaho

IDAHO FALLS — Many parts of eastern Idaho will see frequent snow starting Saturday until late Tuesday. A long-duration storm began hitting parts of eastern Idaho at around noon Saturday. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the higher elevation areas along


Vista Outdoor looks to save money

Fewer than 20 employees at Vista Outdoor’s operations in Lewiston accepted offers of early retirement presented to them in January. A company spokesman confirmed at the time the offers were extended that the company was seeking volunteers to retire, but only recently shared how many had been accepte


Lewiston Elementary Schools Lunch Menu

LEWISTON, ID – The March elementary lunch menu is out for Lewiston schools. It includes a variety of options like turkey and mashed potatoes, tuna sandwich, and, of course, sloppy joes. The calendar doesn’t include the last week of the month because spring break starts March 25th.


The Latest: Attorney says dead Idaho officer felt betrayed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An attorney for an off-duty Idaho Falls police officer who authorities say was fatally shot after he entered a Utah home uninvited says the man was upset after finding out his longtime friend was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend.


East Idaho man dies in two-vehicle crash northwest of Idaho Falls

A 25-year-old East Idaho man died Thursday evening in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 33 east of Terreton, which is about 37 miles northwest of Idaho Falls, according to Idaho State Police.


Lewiston man charged with rape; hearing scheduled for March 6

A Lewiston man was charged Wednesday with allegedly raping a woman whom he restrained by pulling her hair. Jason A. Torres, 29, is charged with one count of rape where the victim resisted but her resistance was overcome by force and violence. Torres’ bond was set at $20,000, and a preliminary hearin


Daylight Saving Time Survives Idaho House Vote

If you’re a fan of working on your tan well into the night, you’re in luck. Idahoans will keep springing forward and falling back when it comes to setting their clocks. A bill would’ve kept Idaho on standard time year-round, meaning sunset would come an hour earlier during the summer. It failed in t


'It's a godsend': Idaho SNAP recipients turn to food pantries after government shutdown ripple effect

BOISE, Idaho — Some people across the nation and here in Idaho are still feeling the effects of the recent partial government shutdown - especially those who received Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits (SNAP), or food stamps, weeks early.


Dangerous road conditions cause two car crash on Bryden

LEWISTON, ID -- A two-car crash that happened Wednesday evening around 7:30 on Bryden Avenue and Fifth Street sent a man to the hospital. The man’s vehicle was headed east-bound when his car lost control and T boned a car coming from the opposite direction.


Idaho boys: Lewiston eliminates Lake City in 5A district tourney

Joel Mullikin scored 11 points and Lewiston (10-12) eliminated visiting Lake City (3-17) 50-46 in a Idaho 5A District 1-2 loser-out game on Thursday. Lewiston hosts Coeur d’Alene (13-7) in the district second-place game on Friday for a berth to a state play-in game against Capital at Grangeville HS


BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Bantams’ winning streak snapped in Regionals

PUYALLUP — The Clarkston High boys’ basketball team rallied from 13 down in the second half and trailed by two midway through the fourth, when North Kitsap hit a shot-clock-beating attempt from “half court,” in Clarkston coach Justin Jones’ words.


Drunk driver hits gas line in Lewiston

LEWISTON, Idaho - A man driving under the influence lost control of his car Wednesday night and hit a natural gas line on Gun Club Road. The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the crash at 9:19 p.m. Driver Devin Villopoto told them he turned onto Gun Club Rd. from Lapwai Rd


Identity Moscow parking shortage causes 'domino effect'

While Moscow's Identity apartment complex meets the city's parking requirements, it is not up to snuff for many of its tenants who are compelled to find parking - sometimes illegally - in surrounding neighborhoods and business lots.


More outsiders want a slice of Washington’s fruit orchards

In 1910, Washington state had more than 27,000 commercial farms that grew apples, according to data from the Washington State Tree Fruit Association. A little over a century later — as of 2012, the latest year data was available — the state had 2,839.


Investigators: Self-Defense Possible In Layton Shooting Of Idaho Cop

LAYTON Utah – Investigators are looking into the possibility that a homeowner who shot and killed an Idaho police officer in Layton Thursday night was acting in self-defense.


IDAHO STATE WRESTLING MEET: Four from District II come up with upsets

POCATELLO — Virtually every team and every district experiences surprises on the first day of the state wrestling tournament. The goal is to tally more good ones than bad ones.