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News For The Week of July 3, 2014
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Kamiah man found guilty of assaulting KMO deputy

     Paul Lee Oatman, 33, of Kamiah, was convicted last week by a federal jury in Coeur d'Alene for assault on a police officer resulting in serious bodily injury.

     During the four-day trial, the jury heard evidence that on July 13, 2013, the defendant assaulted a Kamiah Marshal and fractured his jaw in two places. The marshal was attempting to arrest a friend of the defendant, when the defendant interfered and struck the marshal in the jaw.

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You know the fight is serious when it elevates to feather pulling, as observed by these two rooster pheasants near Kamiah last week. In addition to tempers, valley temperatures are also on the rise. Ben Jorgensen/Progress

 
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 Veteran K-7-3-14-jasonandbajo9 handler and partner score big at state trials

     In the case of K-9 officer Bajo, his bite might truly be worse than his bark.

     Bajo is a three-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd who works for the Lewis County Sheriff's Office. He lets his handler, veteran K-9 handler and Chief Deputy Jason Davis, ride along with him in the police cruiser and take the calls. Although Davis is the alpha in their two-year-old partnership, it's Bajo that packs the hardest bite...in the state.

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Garrett avoids serious injury in wreck 7-3-14-garrett

     Unbeknownst to his wife, Cindy, and parents, Julia and Tom Igo, George "Wes" Garrett of Woodland didn't make it home as expected on June 20.

     He literally flew off the north side of Hog's Back Ridge shortly after 9:15 p.m. that evening in a 1989 Chevy Blazer just moments after stopping to speak with the Eldon Farris search team at Lookout Point at the top of the Woodland Grade.

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Kamiah to host meth awareness presentation

      Former meth addict Cyn Reneau will lead a presentation about meth awareness at Kamiah on July 23.

     The presentation will7-3-14-cyn be held at the Wa-A-Yas gym from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

     The presentation will include components of meth, its short and long term effect on the body, and how its abuse affects family and other relationships.

     There will also be a panel of service providers (physician, alcohol and drug counselor, social services, and law enforcement) for participants to ask questions.

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