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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 […]

Otter Addresses Closure of Simplot Plant

Otter Addresses Closure of Simplot Plant(ABERDEEN) – Gov. Butch Otter was in Aberdeen Tuesday as part of his “Capital for a Day” program. Local News 8 reports Otter touched on a major concern for Aberdeen residents: the projected closure of the town’s Simplot plant in 2014. Otter said he’s working with the departments of Commerce and Labor to find new […]

Motorhome Crash Sends Two to the Hospital

Motorhome Crash Sends Two to the HospitalMALAD – A one-vehicle crash sent two to the hospital earlier today. The Idaho State Police are investigated a crash on Interstate 15 near Malad at approximately 11:05 a.m. today. According to reports, a motorhome driven by Eugene Gillette, 79, of Bishop, Calif., attempted to exit the intersate when he failed to stop at a […]

Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder in Toddler’s Death

Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder in Toddler’s Death(BOISE) – A Homedale woman has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of her 2-year-old daughter in August. Veronica Herrera, 29, allegedly burned her daughter’s body in a barrel after the child fatally injured her head at home. Herrera feared she would lose custody of her other children if she explained what happened. […]

California Man Arrested on Drug Charges

California Man Arrested on Drug ChargesAMERICAN FALLS – A California man was arrested on drug charges Thursday morning following a traffic stop along I-86 near American Falls. Robert Wiuff, 52, of Sonoma, Calif., was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officials found 3.4 pounds of marijuana in the man’s car with […]

Woman Arrested After Standoff in Victor

Woman Arrested After Standoff in VictorVICTOR – A Victor woman is undergoing a mental health evaluation after she allegedly attempted to provoke law enforcement officials in an attempted suicide-by-cop Sunday. Authorities have not identified the woman, but said she had a background in law enforcement and tried to provoke a lethal response. Police from multiple agencies were involved in the […]

ACLU Reacts to ‘Gang Activity’ in Idaho’s Largest Prison

ACLU Reacts to ‘Gang Activity’ in Idaho’s Largest PrisonBOISE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho says a private contracting company running Idaho’s largest prison is in violation of a settlement reached two years ago. ACLU officials claim Corrections Corporation of America allowed Idaho’s prison system to become so violent, it has been called a “Gladiator School.” ACLU sued the company, and […]
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