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Washington deadline to remove studded tires

Washington deadline to remove studded tires

Monday is the deadline for drivers to remove studded tires.

Drivers with studded tires after Monday could get a $124 ticket.

The Transportation Department wants studded tires off the road because they cause highway ruts and damage bridge decks.

No serious injuries in Riggins school bus crash

No serious injuries in Riggins school bus crash

There were no serious injuries Thursday afternoon when a Salmon River Joint School District #243 bus rolled on Seven Devils Road southwest of Riggins.


According to the Idaho State Police, there were seven children on the bus at the time. One child was transported to the hospital with a scalp laceration, while the others received bumps and bruises, and the driver was uninjured, a witness states.

Rock slide blocks Hwy 12

Rock slide blocks Hwy 12

A rockslide has reduced Hwy 12 at milepost 22 to one lane reports Big Country News Connection.


The slide occurred just after 11 am, and no injuries have been reported. Flaggers are on scene directing traffic between Cherry Lane Road and Amos Beach Road. No word on when the debri is expected to be cleared.

Lewiston announces street sweep schedule

The City of Lewiston's Street Maintenance Division has announced its 2014 Designated Street Sweeping Schedule.


The schedule was developed to provide residents with an opportunity once a year to know when street sweeping will occur in their neighborhood, so they can remove their cars from the roadway in advance of the sweeping operation.

Idaho considering raising speed limits

Idaho considering raising speed limits

If you feel the need for speed, you could soon be cruising the freeways in Idaho at 80 miles an hour, after the state senate has green lit a bill that could increase freeway speeds.

Idaho could join Texas and Utah as the only states to have speed limits of 80 mph or higher. If the bill passes the state legislature, freeway speeds would jump from 75 to 80 while state highway speeds would go from 65 to 70 mph.

Some drivers are giving the legislation a green light.

"I'm young, I can handle it, I have good reaction time, step it up to 90," Gary Hopkins said.

"I don't think it's going to change a whole lot, I think a lot of people are doing 80 anyway so let them do it," Justin Goldthorpe said.

Other drivers, however, want to put the brakes on the legislation.

"I don't think it's smart with the terrain around here, the winter conditions, I think you increase the speed, you increase the fatalities," Aaron Smith said.

"You are going to burn more gas, more fuel, more pollution," Mic Horrocks said.

The speed limit bill passed the Idaho Senate Tuesday in a 30-4 vote and now moves to the House for action.

No injuries in morning school bus collision

No injuries in morning school bus collision

There were no injuries and only minimal damage Friday morning when a Lewiston Independent School District No. 1 bus was involved in a collision with a snow plow in the Waha Glen Road area.


There were five elementary school-aged children on the bus when the plow slid into the stopped bus at about 7:45 a.m. Parents were notified immediately following the incident.

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.