Columbia River shoreline closed again over toxic algae

RICHLAND, Wash. — Shorelines across the Columbia River have been closed once again because of toxic algae contaminating the water across Leslie Groves Park in Richland. According to an emergency alert from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD), the closure went…

Human remains found along Snake River trigger search

BUFFALO EDDY, Idaho (AP) - The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says several human bones have been found along the Snake River south of Lewiston. The Lewiston Tribune reports a volunteer with the county's Search and Rescue group found a skull and other bones along the river on Sunday. Sheriff Joe Rodriguez says several bones were found both in the river and on the bank, and investigators have not yet determined the age or sex of the remains.

Body pulled from northern Idaho river

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in northern Idaho say a body has been pulled from the Coeur d'Alene River near Kingston.The Shoshone County Sheriff's office says the remains have not yet been identified, but the body is being sent to a medical examiner for further investigation.A resident reported seeing the body about 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Deputies say they believe it could be the same remains spotted by an angler near Enaville on May 25.