# Asotin county
Asotin Mother Arrested for Endangering Child With Alleged Meth Use
CLARKSTON, WA - A 30-year-old Asotin woman was arrested after she allegedly smoked methamphetamine in front of one of her children. Kasee Walburn was charged with Endangerment with a Controlled Substance after being taken into custody yesterday in the 1300 block of 3rd Street and booked into the Asotin County Jail at around 6:56 p.m.
Hundreds of Counterfeit $20 Bills Found During Domestic Violence Investigation in Washington State
CLARKSTON, WA - Hundreds of counterfeit $20 bills were reportedly found during an investigation into a domestic violence call involving alleged spitting Friday evening. According to a Probable Cause Affidavit, 21-year-old Dalijha Hancock was arrested on one count of 4th-Degree Assault-Domestic Violence and one count of Counterfeiting after Asotin County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call at 6:15 p.m.
Speed & Alcohol Believed to be Factors in Crash That Seriously Injured Lewiston Teen
CLARKSTON, WA - A male juvenile was airlifted to a Seattle hospital following a single-vehicle crash in the 2500 block of 13th Street at about 1:55 a.m. Sunday morning. Officials believe speed and alcohol contributed to the crash.
Asotin County Prosecutor/Coroner Ben Nichols Tragically Dies After Motorcycle Crash
CLARKSTON, WA - Asotin County Prosecutor and Coroner Ben Nichols succumbed to his injuries following a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Critchfield Road and Swallows Nest Drive at 11:59 a.m. According to the Asotin County Sheriff's Office, Nichols was traveling eastbound on Critchfield Road and was just passing the intersection of Swallows Nest Drive when a Subaru SUV attempted to make a lefthand turn onto Swallows. The car, driven by 79-year-old Richard B. Hensley of Lewiston, collided with Nichols' motorcycle.
ACFD1 Chief Noel Hardin Visits Olympia For Signing of Firefighting Bill He Helped Create
OLYMPIA, WA - After seven years, eastern Washington State Representative Mary Dye (R-Pomeroy) and Asotin County Fire District #1 Chief Noel Hardin of Clarkston have seen their work to allow local fire departments that use aviation suppression efforts on the initial attack of brush, timber, and grass fires to be reimbursed by the state for those expenses come to fruition. Governor Jay Inslee today signed House Bill 1498 into law.
Clarkston Police Arrest 60yo Man For Alleged Threats to Kill Walmart Customers & Employee With Wire
CLARKSTON, WA - A 60-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill Walmart customers and a store employee with wire was arrested by Clarkston Police officers last night. According to a Probable Cause Affidavit, Eugene R. Wilson was booked into the Asotin County Jail on charges of Harassment Threats to Kill and 2nd-Degree Criminal Trespass. He had been banned from the store in August 2020.
Court of Appeals Rules That Convicted Rapist Won't Receive New Trial
SPOKANE, WA - A 41-year-old Clarkston man who was convicted and sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for raping a woman in December 2013 will not get a new trial. In an unpublished opinion, the Washington State Court of Appeals Division III denied a personal restraint petition that Zachary J. Biggs had filed.
For Third Time Since 2011 Clarkston School District Voters Fail to Pass Bond to Reconstruct Aging High School
CLARKSTON, WA - A 25-year Capital Improvements Bond to reconstruct the Clarkston High School has failed to receive at least 60% of the votes as required by law. With an estimated 350 ballots left to count, the yes votes have garnered 51.09% while no votes account for 48.91%. There have been 5,508 total votes so far out of 12,294 registered voters. Voter turnout is approximately 44.83%, according to election results.
Asotin County Fire District #1 Crews Battle First Wildland Fire of the Year
CLARKSTON, WA - Asotin County Fire District #1 firefighters battled their first wildland fire of the year this afternoon. Crews were dispatched at about 1:47 p.m. to a fire in the Silcott Hills area about seven miles west of Clarkston.
Former IT Manager's Appeal for 2021 Child Porn Convictions Denied by Court of Appeals
SPOKANE, WA - The Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III has denied a 59-year-old Clarkston man's appeal of his child pornography convictions. Linden K. Thomas was sentenced to 57 months in prison following a bench trial in September 2021. According to Department of Corrections records, he is being held at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell. It is the largest prison by capacity in the state.
Wisconsin Man Arrested in SE Washington State After Allegedly Crashing His Car Multiple Times & Stealing Excavator
ASOTIN, WA - A 28-year-old Wisconsin man who allegedly injured a family member, crashed his car multiple times, and then stole an excavator was arrested early Saturday morning on a variety of charges. According to a Probable Cause Affidavit, Lucas Franklin was visiting family in Asotin late Friday night when he reportedly became angry for an unknown reason while he was sitting in his 2012 Ford Fusion, drinking alcohol and listening to music with a family member.
Public Can Comment on New PFAS Cleanup Guidance; Five Sites in Asotin County, More Than 14,000 Statewide
CLARKSTON, WA - The public is invited to review and comment on the Washington State Department of Ecology's draft cleanup guidance for contamination and cleanup of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances through March 3rd. PFAS are a large group of manufactured chemicals used in a variety of industries since the 1940s. They are soluble in water, colorless, odorless, and tasteless.