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Maine regulators suspend crematorium services

Jun. 16, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators have filed an order to suspend the operations and the funeral license of Affordable Cremation Solutions after the remains of 11 people were discovered in an unrefrigerated room. An investigator said that the “odor of...

Idaho woman returns from China to find home trashed

Jun. 11, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — When it comes to cases of adding insult to injury, the story of Helen Wong ranks among the worst. “I came back from vacation and found my house in a mess,” Wong, 70, told The Lewiston Tribune Thursday while seated in the front room of the 15th...

Idaho to get $30 million to reduce COVID health disparities

Jun. 10, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho was awarded $30.7 million in federal coronavirus relief funds Wednesday to address health disparities during the coronavirus pandemic. The money awarded Wednesday is part of the $2.25 billion in supplementary funding previous approved by...

13-year-old girl rescued from Maine river dies next day

Jun. 09, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

GREENE, Maine (AP) — A 13-year-old girl died one day after she was rescued from drowning while playing in the Androscoggin River with her family and friends. Rescuers from the Maine Warden Service responded to 911 calls around 5 p.m. on Monday that the teenager, Isha...

Justice Department settles with Lewiston Public Schools

May. 30, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice this week reached a settlement with the Lewiston Public Schools aimed at ending what investigators described as a “systemic and discriminatory practice” of excluding students from school for full days because of behaviors related to...

Bates College holds commencement amid pandemic

May. 27, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Bates College kept with its tradition of holding its commencement on the historic quad on Thursday. But there was a nod to the pandemic. Nearly 479 degrees were conferred in two complete ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon,...

Police: 3 killed in collision in Lewiston

May. 26, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Three people are dead following a collision of two vehicles in Maine's second-largest city, police said Wednesday. Two people died at the scene and a third person died at a hospital on Wednesday, police said. A dog also died. ...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

May. 20, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Mike Moyle terrifies Idaho homeowners May 19 The Lewiston Tribune With apologies to Ronald Reagan, the 11 most terrifying words in the English language are: ...

Judge rules Idaho teen will face murder charge as adult

May. 19, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A judge has ordered a 16-year-old boy stand trial as an adult on a murder charge after police believe he was involved in a home invasion and fatal shooting in Lewiston earlier this year. Nez Perce County Magistrate Judge Michelle Evans said...

Idaho House seat filled after lawmaker accused of rape quits

May. 17, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has appointed Lori McCann of Lewiston to the Legislature to fill a seat left empty after the previous lawmaker resigned amid a rape investigation. Little made the announcement Monday, saying the retired Lewis-Clark State...