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Working 4 you: How to crave healthy foods

Working 4 you: How to crave healthy foods

Could it be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants, even craves healthy food? New research suggests it could be possible.

So how do you do it?

Researchers suggest all you have to do is eat healthy. They say by following a healthy diet, a person can actually change how their brain reacts to high- and low-calorie foods. It could be the difference between deciding to snack on carrots or cookies.

Researchers divided the participants of this study into two groups.

The experimental group was offered healthier meals for six months and asked to reduce their calorie intake by 500 to 1,000 calories per day. The meals in the second group, the control group, were not adjusted.

The experimental group ended up losing about 14 pounds, on average during that period.

Then, at the end of that six months, both the experimental and control groups were shown photos of healthy and unhealthy foods.

Northern Idaho public defender suspended

The public defender for Idaho County the last two years has been suspended from practicing law for nine months.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that Orofino attorney Christopher S. Lamont received the suspension order last month from the Idaho Supreme Court.

The court says Lamont violated terms of a previous disciplinary probation having to do with failure to communicate with clients.

Lamont declined to comment to the newspaper.

The suspension stems from a disciplinary order Nov. 14 that imposed the nine-month suspension and 1 year probation.

The suspension was withheld until the court in August found Lamont failed to comply with terms of the probation.

Idaho County officials say two Grangeville attorneys have been hired as felony public defenders through September.

September is National Disaster Preparedness month

September is National Disaster Preparedness month

Disaster can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month and create a disaster plan for their household that can keep people safe in an emergency.

“Having an emergency plan is an important step so everyone in the household knows what they should do if something happens,” said Martha Reed, Regional Disaster Program Officer. “We believe people should mark National Preparedness Month by creating or updating their plan.”

As we recently saw throughout central and eastern Washington, flash floods and severe weather can strike quickly, leaving residents with only moments to evacuate in some cases. Every second counts during a disaster so the best time to prepare is before one hits.

The Spokane Regional Health District is also participating in National Preparedness Month with a different, but important message every week. They'll be providing resources online and on social media to assist families with the following themes:

Working 4 you: Americans working more than 40-hour weeks

Working 4 you: Americans working more than 40-hour weeks

For many Tuesday means back to work after the Labor Day weekend. But for many full-time employees, they may still be clocking in close to 40 hours this week.

A new study suggests most full-time employees are logging more than 40 hours per week. Gallup's annual Work in Education Survey shows that many people could be working a full workday longer each week.

Some experts believe the reason for this is some people might be more resourceful, while for others, it may be part of their pay structure.

Employees paid by the hour are sometimes restricted in the amount of time they can spend on the job because of limits on overtime. That's typically not an issue for salaried employees, so they are more likely to log more hours at the office.

Gallup's survey found about half of the adults it surveyed say they work 47 hours a week, on average. Nearly one in ten say they work even more, at least 50 hours a week. And 18 percent they work 60 hours a week or more.

So, if you're a full-time employee but actually work less than 40 hours a week, you're in the eight percent minority.

Lewiston Police investigate shooting

A Lewiston man is facing Aggravated Assault charges after shooting at another man Saturday morning.

Just before 8 a.m. Lewiston Police Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of Park Avenue. While officers responded to that location, at least two other people called in the shooting, one of them claiming to have just been shot at by a suspect in that neighborhood.

Upon arrival, officers contacted the shooting victim to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. During the course of the investigation, 25-year-old Benjamin Mowery of Lewiston was detained, and then later taken into custody for Aggravated Assault, a felony under Idaho law.

Police say the incident started as an argument between the victim and Mowery.

The weapon involved in the incident was recovered as evidence. The block was closed for nearly one hour while officers processed the scene for evidence and searched for additional witnesses.

If you were a witness to the incident, you're asked to call the Lewiston Police Department at 208-746-0171.

ID toddler hit by intoxicated driver

A two-year-old child is in the hospital after being hit by a woman driving under the influence on Friday night.

Idaho State Police say around 9:20 38-year-old Sarkisian Farnham was traveling northbound on Hill Street near 12th Street in Kamiah when the two-year-old ran out into the roadway from the parking lot of a nearby football field. Farnham struck the child with her vehicle.

The child was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

During the investigation it was determined Farnham was under the influence of an intoxicating substance, not alcohol, and was arrested for driving under the influence.

The crash is under investigation.

Help identify person of interest in credit card theft

Help identify person of interest in credit card theft

The Whitman County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying two persons of interest in a case of vehicle prowling and credit card fraud.

On the evening of June 6th or early June 7th, a vehicle parked in Colton, WA was illegally entered by one of more persons. A credit card was taken and later used at two businesses in Lewiston, Idaho.

Deputies received surveillance footage from one of the businesses where the credit card was used. Based on interviews with the business' loss prevention staff and video footage (pictured above) it is believed two females in their late-teens or early-20's have information that could lead to an arrest. Both females were described as being around 5'9” or 5'10” tall.

If you recognize the individual in the photo above, please call the Whitman County Sheriff's Office at (509) 397-6266 and reference case number 14-S1690.