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Community comes together to replace stolen bike

Community comes together to replace stolen bike

It started with a Craigslist ad about a Lewiston girl's bicycle being stolen and it ended with community members coming together to buy the 12-year-old a new bike. Friday morning, Jane Harrington saw the ad that was posted by the girl's mother about how someone had stolen her daughter's only Christmas present, a 26" Kent La Jolla Cruiser Women's Bike, from their home in the 1000 block of 19th Street.

Hunter dies in ATV accident

Hunter dies in ATV accident

The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office reports an overdue horn hunter in the area of North Tom Beall Road was found dead this morning by search and rescue crews.


Deputies were notified of the missing man last night, identified as 42-year-old Gerald Lee Hieb of Lapwai. He was reported to be on an ATV and had not returned home. At 7:00 a.m. this morning, the Nez Perce County Mounted Posse was also contacted to aid in the search.

Monday is big deadline day for health insurance

Monday is big deadline day for health insurance

Washington residents who got up early on Monday to start their application for health insurance on the state's new online exchange may have been disappointed.

The site was down for maintenance and told shoppers to return at 7 a.m.

People who start their application on wahealthplanfinder.org by midnight Monday will have some extra time to complete it and still get health insurance starting Jan. 1.

Officials at the health exchange announced last week they would extend the deadline to help more people sign up.

If they complete the application they began by Dec. 23 and pay by Jan. 15, their insurance benefits will cover them retroactively back to Jan. 1.

About 32,000 Washington residents have completed their applications for private insurance and made their first payment for insurance that begins on Jan. 1. Another 61,000 have done everything but made the first payment. Thousands more are still in process.

Pot distribution to teens "sexually motivated"

Charges against a 49-year-old Clarkston man who allegedly provided marijuana to three teenagers this past summer have been modified to include a special allegation that the offenses were "sexually motivated," according to court documents.


Thomas Eugene McDonald was charged in July with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance to two girls and a boy - ages 15, 16, and 17. Two additional charges of distribution of a controlled substance were also added.

Car crash sends two to hospital

Car crash sends two to hospital

Two people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a collision on US 95 near Winchester Thursday morning. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Austin Smith responded to the crash involving two vehicles at about 9:29 a.m.

Bill assistance provided for Avista customers

Bill assistance provided for Avista customers

From Avista Utilities:


Winter has landed in the northwest and with it comes cold temperatures. The bitter temperatures alone can cause rising energy use and costs, but combined with the holiday season bringing visiting friends and family, more showers, cooking and other energy using activities, many customers will see higher utility bills in January. Knowing this, Avista wants to remind customers of the bill assistance tools available to help them.

Lawsuit against Lewiston PD dismissed

Another lawsuit that was filed by a former employee of the Lewiston Police Department has been dismissed in Lewiston's Second District Court. Former dispatcher Melissa Taylor claimed that she was forced to resign due to harassment she allegedly suffered at the department after she made sexual harassment claims against a police officer.