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ISP investigating Priest River crash

Idaho State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred just before 8 a.m. on Monday north of Priest River. A 72-year-old male, from Newport, Washington, was northbound in a 2016 Nissan Frontier pickup, with a male passenger, on Highway 57, when he drove into the northbound ditch. The driver...
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Man dead after a motorcycle crash in Deer Park (Deer Park, WA)

On Monday morning, a man lost his life following a single-vehicle accident in Deer Park. As per the initial information, the fatal motorcycle crash took place on N. Echo Rd at about 6:20 a.m. The early reports showed that the motorcyclist was heading north on Echo Rd when he failed to navigate a left curve, traveled off the road and crashed. The man succumbed to his injuries after the accident.
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Laclede Water District receives $3.5M DEQ loan

LACLEDE — The Laclede Water District has been awarded a $5.32 million loan by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality for improvements to its water system. IDEQ issued the loan at 1.5% interest in accordance with LWD’s “Water Facilities Plan” from April 2021. The loan is payable over 30 years and has a principal forgiveness of $721,321, according to a Thursday press release from the department.

Rosemary (Dolly) Veltri, 96

Our beloved mother, grandmother and friend to all, Rosemary (Dolly) Veltri, 96, passed away June 8, 2022. Dolly was born March 20, 1926, in Tacoma, Wash. She was the daughter of Gladys and James Hamilton. Dolly was born the sixth of seven children. Dolly grew up 40 miles from Mount Rainier. As a child, she was a tomboy, playing baseball and football. Her dad took them on Sunday rides to Puget Sound for picnics.

Authorities seek help in locating missing LC Valley man

Detectives with the Idaho State Police are asking for the public’s help with information about the disappearance of an LC Valley man. According to a news release, Michael Murphy was last seen in March 2018. At the time of his disappearance, he was living in the. Lewiston/Clarkston area. Murphy...

Man killed in Deer Park motorcycle crash

DEER PARK, Wash. – A man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Deer Park Monday morning. The crash happened on N. Echo Rd around 6:20 a.m. Authorities believe the motorcyclist was driving north on Echo Rd and failed to navigate a left curve. He drove off the road and crashed. No other vehicles were involved.
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Air Force once part of the Army

For this week's Military Tales, I wanted to shares some interesting facts from World War II. There were 22 million men of military age in the United States at this time, with 4,500,000 being rejected by the Army and Navy for military service because of physical and mental defects. In fact, the government figured that up to 40 percent of these men were unfit for military service. Remember there wasn’t any Air Force at the time, it was then part of the Army known as the Army Air Corps.
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Hospital golf tournament celebrates 15 years

POST FALLS — The 15th annual Fore! The Health of It! Golf Tournament at The Highlands Golf Course scrambled 23 foursomes for the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation fundraiser. The annual golf tournament continues to reign as one of the Foundation’s highest grossing events, represented by platinum event...

Man found guilty of second-degree murder in Newport teen’s death

NEWPORT, Wash — Riley Hillestad was found guilty of second-degree murder in 19-year-old Jason Fox’s 2020 death. Hillestad faces several charges and was convicted on all but two. He was found not guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping but was convicted of second-degree murder, manslaughter, unauthorized concealment of a body, tampering with physical evidence, unauthorized disposal of a body and...

Summer comes Tuesday and the weather to match – Mark

Here are Your 4 Things to know about the upcoming weather forecast. A few showers and afternoon thunderstorms are in the forecast on Monday. However, we are finally seeing trends of  warmer temperatures. It’s finally starting to feel like summertime weather! Clouds and mild weather take over the forecast on Monday. Highs grace in the mid to high 60s, with...

Stripe Rust Found In Idaho’s Magic Valley, Washington, Oregon

The University of Idaho confirmed late last week the detection of stripe rust in the southern portion of the state. The rust was found in breeding plots near Buhl. The breeding line was reportedly significantly infected, but isolated, meaning the infections were not widespread in the field. UI said most...
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PR issues water advisory

PRIEST RIVER — The city has issued a "do not drink city water" advisory for some residents in the community following a Tuesday water main break. Residents included in the "do not drink" advisory are those who live north of U.S. 2 and west of Highway 57. Priest River officials said Priest River residents within the affected area would be contacted by a city employee directly.
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Prison ordered in assault case

SANDPOINT — A Priest River man was sentenced to at least two years in prison for the assault of a pre-teen boy. Thomas John Calvin, 79, will serve at least two years in state prison for assaulting the youth in 2019. Although Calvin was sentenced on one count of...