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Kamiah man faces two felony assault charges

Incident alleged to involve shotgun, knife

A preliminary hearing is set for next Tuesday, Feb. 9, for a Kamiah man charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault resulting from an incident with his son last month.

Fear restrains Riggins couple at standoff site

Threat of arrest, being shot keep Andersons from leaving refuge

“None of them want anything more to do with this. They want to go home,” said Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings of four individuals – two of whom are Riggins residents – who remain at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, site of a month-long standoff by protestors.

Was occupation worth taking a man’s life?

Editorial

Did activist Robert LaVoy Finicum have to die? Opinions are heated on last week’s shooting of the spokesman for activists who have staged a month-long occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. Was it justified, or was it an ambush and murder? That’s a conclusion we’re not ready to jump at, because more importantly we’re asking whether this whole situation justified actions that resulted in a man losing his life. And with this also brings to mind the role of law enforcement as public servants and protectors of the peace.

Break-ins may be related; GPD advises precautions

Main Street establishments hit

Main Street businesses are advised to take precautions following an attempted break-in early this week that may be related to two separate burglaries last month.

Felony cases amended, dropped in abduction

Felony charges against two Arizona woman involved in an apparent child custody dispute at Kamiah were resolved in district court last week. In a plea agreement reached with the prosecution last Tuesday, Jan. 26, Rita L. Lewis 49, pleaded guilty to the charge, amended to a misdemeanor; and the custodial interference case against Veronica M. Lewis, 26, was dismissed.

Slick conditions contribute to weekend injury, rollover crashes

Slick conditions over the weekend contributed to several slideoff and rollover crashes, reported to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO).

Continually evolving drug trends warrant renewed attention, vigilance

Editorial

If you know all about the trending illegal drug scene, then you can stop reading here. But, if you are like us, you likely have no clue as to the extent of what is really going on … and so perhaps, you should be paying better attention.

Council drops proposed helicopter ordinance

Months of discussion and meeting on a proposed ordinance regulating helicopter activity within the municipal limits ended last week with a unanimous vote by the Grangeville City Council to drop the matter entirely.

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Due to mental state, 2006 murder suspect likely not to see trial

Ivie case: 10 years later

Ten years ago this month, David D. Ivie, 45, was shot to death as he lay asleep in his Harpster home. His wife, Rockie Sue Ivie, reportedly admitted to the crime and was charged with first-degree murder. But less than a month into the court process, Rockie was determined to be mentally incompetent to stand trial. Now 60, Rockie is under care at a southern Idaho assisted living facility. Her mental condition has somewhat improved since 2006, but the likelihood is she will never stand within an Idaho County courtroom to face her felony charge.

Suspects sought in early morning Oscar’s burglary

Investigators are seeking information on two suspects involved in an early Sunday morning burglary of Oscar’s Restaurant.

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