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School Trustees Seek Reboot of Luna Laws

School Trustees Seek Reboot of Luna Laws(BOISE) – The Idaho School Boards Association is pushing for a resurrection of several pieces of the recently-rejected “Students Come First” laws. The group will ask the Idaho Legislature to reinstate some of the provisions, including a June deadline for contract negotiations. At least 16 school districts imposed their own contract deadlines this year. School […]

House Majority Leader Opposes Otter’s Insurance Plan

House Majority Leader Opposes Otter’s Insurance Plan(BOISE) – Idaho House Majority Leader Mike Moyle is opposing Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to adopt a state-run insurance program. Moyle suggests Idaho should join 23 other states that have rejected similar legislation. Otter said he favors the exchange because it allows for individuals and small business owners to shop around for the insurance coverage […]

Pebble Creek Could Open Soon

Pebble Creek Could Open Soon(INKOM) – The Pebble Creek Ski Resort could be open as early as this weekend. KPVI reports the upper mountain is already ready for skiers, but the middle and base area still need a little more snow. Managers have their fingers crossed that heavy snow will hit the region this weekend. They said opening before […]

Boise School Put on Lock Down

Boise School Put on Lock Down(BOISE) – A Boise elementary school went into lockdown Monday after a father arrived at the school upset and allegedly suicidal. Tensions were high at Grace Jordan Elementary after the man walked in and refused to cooperate with administrators. Despite initial rumors, police say the man was unarmed. Officials told teachers over an intercom the […]

Special Deputy Prosecutors Have Charged 217 Gang Members and Associates Over the Past Five Years

Special Deputy Prosecutors Have Charged 217 Gang Members and Associates Over the Past Five YearsFBI news release (BOISE) — United States Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today that between January 2007 and December 11, 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has prosecuted 217 offenders for gun and gang-related crimes committed in the Treasure Valley. During the five years of its innovative Gang Special Assistant United States Attorney (“Gang SAUSA”) program, […]

Man Charged For Arranging Meeting to Have Sex With Young Girl

Man Charged For Arranging Meeting to Have Sex With Young Girl(BOISE) – A Boise man was arrested Wednesday after trying to meet up with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex. Randy Wade Standlee, 31, was arrested after the 13-year-old was actually an Ada County Sheriff’s detective posing online. Standlee was charged with suspicion of sexual enticement of a minor over the Internet. […]

Wife of Convicted Murderer Sentenced for Theft

Wife of Convicted Murderer Sentenced for Theft(MERIDIAN) – A Meridian woman was sentenced to prison Wednesday after stealing $32,000 from a former employee. Kandi Hall was sentenced to two to 14 years in prison after stealing from an attorney she worked for in 2010. Hall’s husband is also in prison for second degree murder after killing the man Hall was having an affair […]

Former Supreme Court Justice Dies at 75

Former Supreme Court Justice Dies at 75(BOISE) – Former State Supreme Court Justice Byron Johnson died Sunday morning in his home. The 75-year-old had a cancerous tumor return earlier this year, which ultimately led to his death. Some of Johnson’s life achievements include graduating from Harvard Law School in 1962, representing the Idaho Education Association for two decades, and serving on […]

Rollover Kills One on I-84

Rollover Kills One on I-84(MALTA) – A fatal car crash on Interstate 84 near the Idaho-Utah border left a Bellevue woman dead Saturday. Michael Woodall was driving Saturday morning on I-84 near the Juniper Rest Area when he tried to change lanes to pass a slower moving vehicle. Woodall lost control of the car, spiraled out of control, traveled […]

Bedke and Moyle Win Legislative Posts

Bedke and Moyle Win Legislative Posts(BOISE) – Idaho Republican Rep. Scott Bedke of Oakley has been named House speaker in the state legislature. Bedke was elected after a secret vote ousted Rep. Lawrence Denny, who held the post for six years. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle was re-elected, as were all the incumbents in leadership positions in the Senate. Experts […]

Idaho Fugitive Arrested in North Dakota

Idaho Fugitive Arrested in North Dakota(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Law enforcement authorities in North Dakota have arrested a northern Idaho man accused of kidnapping. Mitchell Lee Walck, 57, allegedly pulled a gun on a driver at a Bismarck truck stop on Wednesday. He then fled to a nearby trailer park where officers found him hiding behind a tree. Walck is accused […]

High Schoolers Taking More College Credit

High Schoolers Taking More College Credit(TWIN FALLS) – More Idaho high school students are taking college college credits before graduation. Over 1,800 high schoolers are currently enrolled in dual-credit classes being offered through the College of Southern Idaho, and thousands of others are enrolled in public and private-sponsored universities statewide. Officials say dual-credit courses are often more affordable than simply […]

Rising Grizzly Population Could Lead to Regulated Hunts

Rising Grizzly Population Could Lead to Regulated Hunts(MISSOULA, Mont.) – State wildlife officials in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming say regulated trophy hunts for grizzly bears could be on the horizon. Federal protections for grizzlies in the areas surrounding Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks could be lifted before 2014. The proposed hunts would be conducted in areas where run-ins with humans and livestock […]

Boise Woman Wins $1M Powerball Prize

Boise Woman Wins $1M Powerball Prize(BOISE) – A 63-year-old Boise woman has struck it rich. Susan Worthington, who recently retired, won a $1 million runner-up prize during last week’s Powerball jackpot drawing valued at nearly $600 million. Worthington plans to use her winnings to retire comfortably, which includes finishing a remodeling project on her kitchen and some landscaping around her […]

FBI Looking For Idaho Man

FBI Looking For Idaho Man(COEUR D’ALENE) – The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for a northern Idaho man. The man known as Mitchell Lee Walck is described as being 5’8 or 5’10 in height, of medium build, and is driving a 2005 silver Subaru Forester with Idaho license plates. He is wanted for kidnapping a 62 year-old woman, and shooting […]

Zoo Boise Beefs Up Security

Zoo Boise Beefs Up Security(BOISE) – Zoo Boise is boosting security measures after a burglar beat one of the zoo’s monkeys to death last month. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department recently added razor wire to some parts of the zoo’s barrier system. Michael Watkins has been charged with felony burglary for his role in a Nov. 17 incident […]

White Supremacists to Build New N. Idaho Compound

White Supremacists to Build New N. Idaho Compound(SPOKANE, Wash.) – The Aryan Nations may soon reestablish themselves in northern Idaho. Shaun Winkler, who ran unsuccessfully for Bonner County Sheriff earlier this year, said a supporter is offering his group eight acres of land near the town of Priest River. Winkler, who doesn’t shy away about his white supremacist views, hopes to develop the property […]

Falling Frat Partiers Prompting Major Concerns

Falling Frat Partiers Prompting Major Concerns(MOSCOW) – Several recent falls from buildings on the University of Idaho and Washington State University campuses are prompting some major concerns about safety. Officials say all five falls, which have occurred since September, involved alcohol at fraternity parties. One victim reportedly fell 11-stories, barely surviving because he struck several tree branches on the way down. Administrators […]

Boise Man Wins $1 Million in Lotto

Boise Man Wins $1 Million in Lotto(BOISE) – Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing valued at over $587 million made two people in Missouri and Arizona a lot richer, but someone in Boise was pretty lucky as well. A ticket sold in Boise matched the first five numbers of the drawing, with a $1 million reward to whoever claims the prize. $10,000 tickets […]

Feds Scale Back Habitat for Woodland Caribou

Feds Scale Back Habitat for Woodland Caribou(COEUR D’ALENE) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has scaled back proposed plans for protected woodland caribou habitat in northern Idaho. The agency announced Tuesday it will set aside only 30,000 acres in the Selkirk Mountains, which sprawl through areas of Boundary County and parts of eastern Washington. The original plan called for 375,000 […]
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