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KAMIAH — “...a great loss and tragedy,” for the community of Kamiah, commented Mayor Betty Heater following Monday evening’s shooting incident at a local motel that resulted in three people dead.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, July 20, 10:15 a.m. – According to a prepared statement, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred at a motel on the 1000 block of 3rd Street in Kamiah. Lewis County deputies responded to the motel at approximately 5 p.m. Monday, July 19, af…

“Prescription opioid abuse has already taken a devastating toll on our communities,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Gonzalez. “But we have also seen a terrifying rise in the prevalence of counterfeit prescription pills being sold on the street and online. The public must be aware that while these…

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KAMIAH — Brandaan deGroot, vice chair for the Kamiah Joint School District 304 board of trustees, announced his resignation last week, just days after being charged with a felony for allegedly attempting to strangle his wife.

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NEZPERCE — “Bajo, you have been a staple at the sheriff’s office. No matter how bad of a day it was, if Bajo came in, it made it better,” began deputy Phil Arnzen at the retirement ceremony for Lewis County K-9 officer Bajo, who has served the department since 2012. The brief but emotional c…

Idaho County Sheriffs Posse had their New Year for 2021 meeting with a potluck. Sheriff Doug Ulmer (right) and the posse members presented an award to Larry McPherson (left) for his years of support helping the Idaho County Sheriffs Search and Rescue / Posse in finding lost, missing and reco…

During the Monday, Jan. 11 swearing in ceremony for Lewis County elected officials, Lewis County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Davis was recognized for graduating from the POST (Police Officers Standards and Training) academy.

Idaho State Police (ISP) has been made aware of another round of telephone scams targeting Idahoans. The recent reports include somewhat new twists on long-familiar scams; however, according to the agency, scammers continue to look for specific circumstances or unique vulnerabilities that ma…

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KOOSKIA — What started as a citizen driving complaint report ended in multiple charges, including one for felony eluding, for a Washington State man, alleged to have failed to yield to a county deputy during a low-speed pursuit around Kooskia last week on Thanksgiving eve.

GRANGEVILLE — Heading to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office for non-emergency business? Staff asks the public, before they make a trip to the Idaho County Courthouse, to call ahead to ensure personnel will be available or the office will be open. According to Capt. Jim Gorges, recent COVID-19…

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KAMIAH — Travis D. Ellenwood, 43, has been indicted on one count of strangulation, a felony, in connection with last month’s death of an adult female at a Kamiah residence.

GRANGEVILLE — Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) administrative services were suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 13, following notification that a currently incarcerated inmate has tested positive for Covid-19.