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Man’s Ashes Stolen from Home

Man’s Ashes Stolen from HomeGARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) – Police in southwestern Idaho are investigating after burglars broke into a woman’s Garden City home and stole her husband’s ashes. Nicole McDonald told KTVB that thieves took cash, jewelry, computers and a decorative mahogany box filled with her husband’s cremated remains. McDonald says she just wants her husband’s ashes back.

Former Hospital Employee Sentenced

Former Hospital Employee SentencedBLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) – The former IT director of a hospital in Blackfoot has been sentenced to three years of probation for wiretapping. A Bingham County judge sentenced Jack York on Friday. York was accused along with three others of recording telephone calls by a former hospital doctor and his staff.

Plan Would Upgrade Craters of the Moon to Park

Plan Would Upgrade Craters of the Moon to ParkBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A decades-old proposal to upgrade Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve to a national park is getting new life. The monument’s superintendent, Dan Buckley, is proposing the upgrade and says he’s briefed Idaho’s congressional delegation. The move would ultimately require congressional approval. Idaho is the only state in the […]

Former Idaho Trooper Reaches Deal, Pleads Guilty

Former Idaho Trooper Reaches Deal, Pleads GuiltyCOUER D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) – A former Idaho state trooper faces up to five years in jail after he was convicted of a variety of charges, including stealing 15,000 rounds of ammunition from the state police. Daniel Charles Howard entered guilty pleas on several charges Friday and Alford pleas on others after reaching a deal […]

Pocatello’s Delta Air Service Upgraded to Jets

Pocatello’s Delta Air Service Upgraded to JetsPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Pocatello’s commercial air service is getting an upgrade. SkyWest Airlines, a regional carrier on contract with Delta Airlines, will begin using 50-seat jets next year in place of 30-seat turboprops on its Pocatello to Salt Lake City service. The airline provides the only commercial service at Pocatello’s airport. It operates twice […]

Police: Boy Arrested after Hitting Woman with Rock

Police: Boy Arrested after Hitting Woman with RockLEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – A 14-year-old northern Idaho boy has been taken into custody after police say he entered an unlocked home in Lewiston and hit a woman watching TV with a 6-pound river rock in the back of the head. Police say the 57-year-old woman was knocked out by the blow at about 8 […]

‘Kill List’ Found at N. Idaho Elementary School

‘Kill List’ Found at N. Idaho Elementary SchoolCOCOLALLA, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho student is suspected of creating what authorities describe as a “kill list” on an iPad. The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office tells the Bonner County Daily Bee in a story on Thursday that there is no threat remaining at Southside Elementary. Authorities say a list with all the names […]

Deputies Investigate Apparent Road-rage Shooting

Deputies Investigate Apparent Road-rage ShootingBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Ada County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that they suspect is connected to a road-rage incident. The sheriff’s office says a man was shot once in the leg in a Walgreens parking lot near Boise on Wednesday evening. The man was taken to a local hospital, and his injuries did […]

Police: School Shooting Threat in SW Idaho

Police: School Shooting Threat in SW IdahoMOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) – Police in the southwest Idaho city of Mountain Home on Thursday stationed officers at the high school and junior high after a threat of a school shooting. Mountain Home Police Officer Melanie Broughton says someone posted an anonymous message on a social media site called Whisper on Wednesday. The post […]

Otter Requests More Arguments in Gay Marriage Case

Otter Requests More Arguments in Gay Marriage CaseBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter wants to file additional arguments in his attempt to have a panel review the three-judge ruling that overturned Idaho’s gay marriage ban. Otter argued in a motion filed Wednesday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that another reply is needed because a separate federal court […]

Anglers Reminded to be Careful on Frozen Lakes

Anglers Reminded to be Careful on Frozen LakesCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Anglers are being reminded to use caution this winter when venturing onto frozen lakes and reservoirs. Officials with the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails say ice is always in a state of flux, so driving any kind of vehicle, and sometimes even walking, on a frozen surface […]

Blast at Wyoming Propane Dealer Forces Evacuations

Blast at Wyoming Propane Dealer Forces EvacuationsJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – An explosion at a propane dealer in the Wyoming tourist town of Jackson forced the evacuation of several nearby businesses and a small school. There were no immediate reports of anyone being hurt. Jackson police say multiple explosions occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday at the AmeriGas facility about 2 miles […]

Guns on Campus Opponents to Deliver Petitions

Guns on Campus Opponents to Deliver PetitionsSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Several gun-control groups plan to deliver a petition to Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday in opposition to Utah laws that bar universities from keeping guns off their campuses. The Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah, MomsRising.org, and The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus all plan to hold a news […]

Utah Revives Plan for Executions by Firing Squad

Utah Revives Plan for Executions by Firing SquadSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Some Utah lawmakers want to allow firing squads to execute prisoners again to avoid problems with lethal injection drugs. The proposal from Republican state Rep. Paul Ray would call for a firing squad if Utah cannot obtain the drugs 30 days before a scheduled execution. Ray says he thinks it’s […]

NCAA Places Weber State on Probation for 3 years

NCAA Places Weber State on Probation for 3 yearsOgden, Utah (AP) — The NCAA has imposed sanctions on Weber State after it found that a math instructor had improperly helped Wildcats football players. The NCAA put Weber State on probation for three years, reduced scholarships for the football program and imposed $5,000 in fines for violating ethical conduct rules. The NCAA says the math […]

Domestic Elk Escape from East Idaho Ranch

Domestic Elk Escape from East Idaho RanchFIRTH, Idaho (AP) – State officials say 28 domestic elk escaped from a hunting ranch in eastern Idaho near Yellowstone National Park, but the ranch owner says all are accounted for. Veterinarian Scott Leibsle of the Idaho Department of Agriculture says Broadmouth Canyon Ranch near Firth reported within 24 hours the Sunday escape. Ranch owner […]

Idaho Asks for Reconsideration on Broadband Ruling

Idaho Asks for Reconsideration on Broadband RulingBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho officials are asking a judge to reconsider and clarify his ruling that voided the state’s $60 million contract that provides broadband in public schools. Attorneys with the Idaho Department of Administration filed the 12-page motion Tuesday. Fourth District Judge Patrick Owen ruled last week that Idaho violated its procurement law […]

Idaho State Eyes New House for School President

Idaho State Eyes New House for School PresidentPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Idaho State University wants to spend about $600,000 to buy a new house for the school’s president. The Idaho State Journal reports that the State Board of Education will vote on whether or not to spend the money on Monday during a special teleconference meeting with school officials. The 6,000-square-foot house […]

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Begins Thursday

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Begins Thursday  Idaho Falls, Idaho — As motorists hit the road to begin holiday travel, the Idaho Falls Police Department wants to remind everyone to buckle up. Multiple law enforcement agencies are participating in the national “Buckle Up America. Every Trip. Every time” campaign that begins Thursday and runs through the end of the month. The IFPD […]

‘Unguided’ Snowmobiles Return to Yellowstone

‘Unguided’ Snowmobiles Return to YellowstonePOWELL, Wyo. (AP) – This winter snowmobilers again will be allowed to enter Yellowstone National Park without a paid guide. However, snowmobilers on their own have to meet various requirements set up by the National Park Service. Visitors can drive their own snowmobiles into Yellowstone only if their sleds meet the detailed “Best Available Technology” […]

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