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Off-duty deputy stops runaway car

Off-duty deputy stops runaway car

 

An off-duty Asotin County Sheriff's Deputy saved the day when he stopped an unoccupied car from rolling down hillside and into traffic on Clarkston's four-lane Fleshman Way.

Jef Polillo was traveling southbound on 13th Street just south of Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union when he noticed a woman running after the car.  At first, Polillo thought there was possibly an argument in progress. However, he quickly realized there was no driver behind the wheel.



"I look, and I was like, 'that's going to go over Fleshman. That's going to go right across the street and it's going to take someone out,'" Polillo said. "I was just thinking, 'it's going to kill someone down on Fleshman.'"
 

 

Traffic has been congested on Fleshman this week as crews work to place bird netting underneath the 13th Street overpass. Polillo said the car, which was traveling at about 15 m.p.h., went through a yard and took out a telephone box prior to being stopped by his Dodge pickup. He was not injured and the pickup sustained only minor damage.
 

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Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

 

Idaho residents interested in boating can take a Boat Idaho Course on basic boat laws and safety from the The Nez Perce Sheriff's Office. The class will be held on March 21st at 9:00 a.m. at the Idaho Fish and Game Office at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

 

The class is expected to last about six to eight house, and will be instructed by Nez Perce County Marine Corporal Levi Frary. The Boat Idaho Course is free to the public, and open to residents of any state. Whether you are new to boating, a seasoned boat operator, thinking of purchasing a boat, or just like to recreate on the water, this course will teach about boating safety and the requirements and equipment needed.

 

Basic boating laws and rules of the river with regard to navigation and boater courtesy will be instructed. For more information, or to sign up for the course, email the Sheriff's Office Marine Division at levif@co.nezperce.id.us

Lewiston School district selects architectural firm for school construction decisions

Lewiston School district selects architectural firm for school construction decisions

On Monday, February 23, 2015, the Lewiston School District voted to name an architectural firm to work with the board on resolving issues surrounding the building or remodeling of the old high school.

The architectural firm of LKV/RGU was voted as the number one finalist. According to the Idaho Observer, school board member Dale Yochum said that educational persons familiar with LKV/RGU spoke highly of the firm. Besides that, Yochum felt it was a plus to have a local firm involved in any future plans of the school district.

"This is wonderful news. We have yet to hear from the District, however, I can speak for both LKV and RGU that we are extremely excited about the opportunity to work with the District and the community of Lewiston," Amber Van Ocker of LKV said in an email statement. "Educational facility design is a true passion for both of our firms and we are thrilled to be a part of the future educational design goals of the Lewiston School District".

Lewiston has been mired in a dispute over whether to rebuild or remodel the old school. Monday's action took a step in resolving that issue.

Judge tosses blood draw results because of no search warrant

A northern Idaho judge has ruled that the blood alcohol content obtained after drawing blood from a man involved in a fatal crash isn't admissible because police didn't get a search warrant.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that a 2nd District judge also ruled Thursday that statements Kyle N. Rios made to police following the Dec. 1 crash in Lewiston are also inadmissible.

Rios is charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and drunk driving following the crash that killed Paul W. Stuk or Peck.

Judge Jeff M. Brudie says police had ample opportunity to obtain a search warrant before drawing blood without Rios' consent.

Testimony at a preliminary hearing reported Rios had a blood alcohol content of 0.263 percent, three times the legal limit.

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Jump Start Grant funds kid clients

Jump Start Grant funds kid clients

Thanks to funding recently awarded to the Clarkston High School FCCLA program through a $2,000 Jump Start grant, CHS Freshman, Katelyn Bittle, is working to teach elementary students about the value of a dollar.

The Washington Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) notified Clarkston FCCLA Advisor, Debbie Romesburg, that her grant proposal for the high school's Financial Fitness Project was selected for funding. Bittle is utilizing these funds for her FCCLA project "Kid Cents," which runs now through the month of March. Through her project, Bittle will present to sixth grade students at each of the four elementary schools in Clarkston, providing information on wants vs. needs, as well as saving for the future.

Bittle states that she plans to use grant money for project supplies, such as piggy banks for all sixth graders, a billboard encouraging parents to teach kids the art of saving, and various project supplies. Funds may also help with travel to the FCCLA State, and possibly National Leadership Conferences.
 

LCSC Anthropology Club to host Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser Feb. 20

LCSC Anthropology Club to host Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser Feb. 20

The Lewis-Clark State College Anthropology Club is holding its Third Annual Mardi Gras Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, February 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Lewiston Elks Lodge. Proceeds from the event will go to students participating in a field school in Ecuador in May/June 2015. The field school involves undergraduate research, service learning, and the acquisition of Spanish language skills. 

 

The Mardi Gras event includes a silent auction, casino-style games (with play money provided), prizes, and dinner for $25 per person. Attendees can skip dinner at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the rest of the night from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm for only $15. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the community, the club raised over $3,000. This year the goal is set higher at $5,000. 

 

The majority of participants in the field school are first-generation, low-income students who have never traveled beyond our region. Mardi Gras Casino Night supports undergraduate students by helping them to reduce their individual participation costs of $3,500. 

 

N. Idaho man pleads not guilty to killing infant son

A northern Idaho man accused of killing his infant son by shaking him has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that 20-year-old Cody Gossage made the plea Thursday in 2nd District Court.

Authorities say that officers on Oct. 29 responded to a call for help and found 5-month-old old Jordan Bigman-Gossage unconscious and not breathing.

He was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, but then flown to Seattle within a few hours for advanced treatment because of severe brain trauma. He died two days later.

Gossage says his son sustained injuries in a bathtub fall.

But medical doctors told police the child's injuries weren't consistent with a bathtub fall, and that he had rib fractures consistent with an adult's hard grip.