State’s first universally-accessible public playground opens
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine’s first universally accessible public playground is getting its ribbon cutting.
The Sun Journal reports the ceremony will take place Wednesday to ...
Idaho, Washington farmers see above-average year on wheat
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Farmers in Idaho and Washington saw above-average returns on wheat crop this year, but lentil prices are plunging, officials said.
“Generally speaking, we had an above-average year,” said Nez Perce County Extension agent Doug Finkelnburg. “We had above-average ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a north-central Idaho man died while hunting Sunday morning after accidentally shooting himself.
The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Ryan S. Rigney of Lewiston was hunting near Soldiers Meadow Lake when he accidentally discharged ...
Lewiston’s all-day kindergarten program leads to big gains
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Students in Tina Greene’s kindergarten class are almost one full quarter ahead of schedule in their reading and writing thanks to the launch of the Lewiston School District’s all-day kindergarten program.
Other kindergarten teachers have also shared with Greene ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A judge has issued a permanent protection order against a failed Republican candidate for district attorney in Maine, barring him from having any contact with a woman.
The Sun Journal
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine say a man who was arrested last week was found hanging in his jail cell in Franklin County.
Police arrested 35-year-old Stephen Tripp on Nov. 1 on a charge of sexually assaulting a girl. State police said he was found hanging from a bed sheet ...
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his friend.
A Moscow jury deliberated for about four hours Wednesday before returning a verdict of guilty for Patrick Nuxoll in the 2015 killing of David Cramer, the Lewiston Tribune
New lead standards identifies more poisoning victims
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Maine Affordable Housing Coalition says more children are being deemed to suffer from lead poisoning under a new standard.
State childhood lead poisoning rates from the past year, compiled by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, identified 322 ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) _ Northeast Bancorp (NBN) on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $4.5 million.
On a per-share basis, the Lewiston, Maine-based company said it had profit of 49 cents.
The holding company for Northeast Bank posted revenue of $20.3 million in the ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine lead abatement program has cleared its 500th housing unit of lead since the program launched in 2009.
Lewiston officials announced meeting the milestone Monday. Travis Mills, manager for the Lewiston-Auburn Lead Abatement Program, says they are removing lead ...
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a man was struck by a log at a sand pit and died.
The Sun Journal reports the accident happened Monday afternoon in Auburn.
Deputy Police Chief ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — State and federal entomologists are tracking the spread of a tiny invasive insect that feeds on fir forests.
The Lewiston Tribune reports the ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups that want Idaho to close steelhead fishing to protect wild steelhead have filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue.
The Lewiston Tribune reports in a story on Thursday that Idaho Rivers United, Friends of the ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Democrat Jared Golden, who served in the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, wields a bolt-action rifle in a television ad in his campaign against two-term Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin.
Golden accuses Poliquin of taking potshots. Then he hits the bullseye.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Two northern Idaho newspaper carriers said they were shot at while delivering papers.
Donna Correll and her husband
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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A vintage commercial airplane is set to undertake a long, slow journey from Maine to New York where it will be turned into a cocktail lounge.
The long trip ahead of the Lockheed Constellation, known as the “Connie,” kicked off Monday at a send-off event Auburn-Lewiston ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in north-central Idaho say a suspicious letter mailed to Sen. Mike Crapo’s Lewiston office on Friday didn’t contain any hazardous materials.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a man was killed when he crashed into a yard and hit a patch of trees.
WGME-TV reports 22-year-old Dakota Paige died Thursday night in Lewiston. Police say Paige lost control ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an Idaho man who was killed in a shooting last week near Colfax, Washington.
Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers says Kenneth L. Allen, a 55-year-old Coeur d’Alene resident, was found dead in a vehicle on Friday.
Wardens: 4 injured in boat crash on Lower Richardson Lake
TOWNSHIP C, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service says four people were injured in a boating accident on Lower Richardson Lake in northern Oxford County.
The crash was reported to the state police about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service says the ...
Nez Perce cowboy to be added to Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A Nez Perce man famous for his 1916 saddle bronc win at the Pendleton Round-Up will be inducted into the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame next month.
Former Thai restaurant owner admits to tax evasion
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The former owner of a Maine Thai restaurant had pleaded guilty to underreporting $2.5 million in earnings over a dozen years.
The Sun Journal reports that 51-year-old Junlong ...
School committee approves funding for homeless program
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A local school committee in Maine has voted to fund a homeless student program after the Maine Department of Education rejected the school’s application for federal funding.
Superintendent Bill Webster says it was the first rejection in more than 10 years. The Sun ...
Big donation to fund career and technical education center
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A school district in north-central Idaho got a big donation this week to go toward a new career and technical education center.
The Lewiston ...
School board OKs field trip changes after student drowning
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The school committee in a Maine city has voted to approve big changes to local policies about field trips in the aftermath of the drowning death of a teenage student.
The new rules are a response to the death of 13-year-old Rayan Issa. The Lewiston Middle School ...
Idaho sheriff takes heat for sexual assault meme post
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A county sheriff in north-central Idaho has apologized for a meme his wife posted to his Facebook page mocking women who don’t immediately report sexual assault.
Maine’s metro economies growing, according to federal data
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New federal figures show that economies in Maine’s southern cities grew faster last year.
Maine Public reports that Bureau of Economic Analysis figures show that Portland-South ...
Another Maine district looks at policy for water field trips
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Another school district in Maine is looking to tighten up its standards for water-related field trips as a result of the drowning death of a Lewiston middle schooler.
The Bangor Daily News
Air Force jet over Lewiston’s Veterans Memorial Park
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston is about to give a salute to the Air Force.
Jerry Dewitt, chairman of the L&A Veterans Council, said that within the next year the park will take delivery of the Air Force version of the 44-foot Corsair A-7 attack ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Nine more trips around the sun means nine more birthdays, nine more anniversaries and nine more years of beating the odds.
Earlier this month, Bill Wade celebrated 55 years of marriage to his wife, Lou Wade. Earlier this year, he celebrated his 78th birthday. But ...
Proposed Lochsa River designation draws strong opposition
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Residents fear that agencies will have more authority over a northern Idaho river if it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
A majority of people who attended a Wednesday meeting in Grangeville voiced strong objections to the idea to place the ...
Student’s death prompts changes to field trip policy
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Officials in a Maine school district are looking to change their field trip policy following the drowning of a student.
Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster announced the proposed changes Monday, which some School Committee members say are too extreme.
Maine gov candidates focus on labor shortage in first forum
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine’s four gubernatorial candidates used a public forum to talk about attracting and keeping young people in the state with the highest median age in the country.
The Monday forum was the first in the race to replace Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Democrat Janet ...
Congressman in Maine touts New Balance in spat with Nike
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Republican U.S. congressman from Maine is touting Maine-made New Balance shoes for conservative supporters unhappy with Nike for using athlete Colin Kaepernick in a new ad campaign.
Rep. Bruce Poliquin took to social media Thursday to promote New Balance as an ...
Report: Psychiatric patients turned away, arrested
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Two hospitals that operate emergency rooms turned away psychiatric patients and had them arrested, causing their conditions to worsen at the jail in some cases, according to recently released documents from state licensing inspector.
Hospital staff at Central Maine ...
Group buys Idaho ranch to protect bighorn sheep habitat
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A conservation group bought a 4.5-square-mile (11.7-square-kilometer) ranch in Idaho with the purpose of protecting bighorn sheep.
Portland, Oregon-based Western Rivers Conservancy purchased the Ten Mile Creek Ranch near Lewiston last week, the Lewiston Tribune
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Horizon Airlines made its last flight into the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport on Saturday, leaving local travelers with just one direct flight option.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The question isn’t why the chicken crossed the road, but why do you have to pay the poultry owner if you hit the wandering chicken with your vehicle?
To get to the other side of this issue, we have to look at Idaho’s open range law. Open range was put on the books in ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man who killed his ex-wife and his daughter has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that 73-year-old Richard A. Carlin received the sentence Thursday in 2nd District Court. He must serve ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Organizers of the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston and Auburn are hoping that the weather holds for weekend launches.
Weather forecasters say rain is likely Saturday with a chance of thunderstorms, potentially creating problems for the balloons.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities asked Idaho officials to investigate after county employees and their families bought items at a county surplus auction.
Nez Perce County Prosecutor Justin Coleman issued a memo Tuesday saying county elected officials, department heads and employees ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A 76-year-old man charged with fatally slashing a woman in front of her 11-year-old twins in Maine has indicated that he’s going to use an insanity defense.
Albert Flick, of Auburn, Maine, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday. The judge ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The body of a 19-year-old northern Idaho woman has been recovered from the Snake River.
Authorities say a Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office dive team from Idaho on Friday recovered the body of Elizabeth Krueger of Lewiston in 25 feet of water.
Authorities tell ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine House candidate says she’s “frustrated” by an online fundraising campaign started on her behalf after her former competitor called a Florida high school shooting survivor a “skinhead lesbian” and called another a “bald-faced liar.”
Democrat Eryn Gilchrist
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who was struck in the face by a bullet while he was playing disc golf says he’s lucky to be alive.
Police say Cameron Hart, of Lewiston, was struck Sunday at the Stevens Mountain View Disc Golf Course in Turner. He underwent surgery to remove the bullet ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Recommendations made after the drowning of a Lewiston Middle School student include an assessment of swimming skills before kids enter the water.
A law firm that conducted an investigation for the Lewiston School Department has come out with recommendations for “best ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey is offering to have dinner with five, randomly selected individuals who raise money for families affected by cancer.
The Sun Journal
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Central Maine HealthCare says it’s standing by its CEO, despite no-confidence votes at all three of its hospitals.
The Sun Journal reports board Chairwoman Deborah Avasthi sent a note ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Some suction dredge miners seeking gold on the South Fork of the Clearwater River in north-central Idaho aren’t adhering to state and federal rules, federal and state officials said.
The Idaho Department of Water Resources is considering issuing notices of violations ...