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Red Road Closed in Fremont, Clark Counties

Red Road Closed in Fremont, Clark Counties(ST. ANTHONY) – Red Road between Egin and Hamer has been closed for the winter. Local News 8 reports the closure comes about two weeks earlier than usual because of drifting snow in Clark County. Commissioners in Fremont and Clark counties say cutting off public access to the road not only eliminates the risk for […]

ISP Urge Caution When Traveling

ISP Urge Caution When Traveling(IDAHO FALLS) – Slick roads and holiday travelers always make a dangerous combination this time of year. Officials have already reported several slide-offs in the past few days. The Idaho State Police will be monitoring roadways in full force this week. They’re urging drivers to give themselves a little extra travel time to avoid the […]

Sen. Crapo Arrested, Charged With DUI

Sen. Crapo Arrested, Charged With DUI(WASHINGTON D.C.) – Senator Mike Crapo has issued an apology after being arrested and charged with driving under the influence, according to news reports. According to the Associated Press, Police in Alexandria, Va., said Sunday the Idaho Republican was pulled over early Sunday morning after his vehicle ran a red light. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson […]

N. Idaho Man Assaults Child After Walking Into Elementary School

N. Idaho Man Assaults Child After Walking Into Elementary School(CRAIGMONT) – A 10-year-old elementary school student in northern Idaho was assaulted Monday by a man who walked into a school in Craigmont. Byron Scott Edwards, 36, allegedly harassed and assaulted several students, putting one into a chokehold. He was later jailed in a neighboring county on unrelated drug and theft charges. The guardian of […]

Boise Pastor Jailed in Iran

Boise Pastor Jailed in Iran(BOISE) – An Idaho pastor is being held prisoner in Iran. Rev. Saeed Abedini, 32, became a criminal in his own country when he converted to fundamentalist Christianity several years ago. Abedini oversees a Calvary Chapel congregation in Boise. He makes frequent trips to Iran to visit family, and was arrested in September after he […]

Otter Calls for Moment of Silence

Otter Calls for Moment of Silence(BOISE) – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is calling for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Otter is acting on a request from Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to observe a few minutes of silence at 9:30 on Friday morning. Several other states are honoring Malloy’s request. Otter says he […]

Mom Blog Prompts Discussion of Mental Illness

Mom Blog Prompts Discussion of Mental IllnessBOISE) – A Boise woman’s blog post about the challenges of raising a child with a mental illness is receiving national attention. In a post titled “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” Liza Long gives a personal account of how her family has dealt with mental health issues. The state set aside $38.4 million for mental […]

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 […]
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