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Idaho Student Suspended after Toy Gun Found

Idaho Student Suspended after Toy Gun FoundMIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) – A southwest Idaho boy who brought what turned out to be a toy gun to class leading to a 45-minute search by police and two school lockdowns has been suspended. Middleton School District Superintendent Rich Bauscher says the second-grader at Middleton Heights Elementary School will get a two-day suspension and possibly […]

Police: Utah Teen Planned to Open Fire at School

Police: Utah Teen Planned to Open Fire at SchoolSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Police say a student caught with a loaded gun at his northern Utah high school planned to shoot a former girlfriend and open fire on the rest of the school. The Weber County Sheriff’s Office says another student spotted the handgun at about noon Monday at Fremont High School. The […]

Faulty Equipment is Cause of Wyoming Propane Fire

Faulty Equipment is Cause of Wyoming Propane FireJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Faulty equipment is being blamed for a series of dramatic explosions that destroyed a propane business and fitness center in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson last month. Jackson fire investigators on Tuesday released their findings in the Nov. 20 fire and explosion at the AmeriGas facility on the southwest […]

Wyoming Lawmakers Mull Death Penalty Ruling

Wyoming Lawmakers Mull Death Penalty RulingCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – A Wyoming lawmaker says he still intends to push a bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned inmates even though there’s no one on death row. Sheridan Republican Sen. Bruce Burns is the outgoing chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He’s pushing a bill to allow execution […]

Standoff Ends in Apparent Suicide

Standoff Ends in Apparent SuicideCOEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) – State police say an autopsy determined that a man found dead in his ex-wife’s Coeur d’Alene home after an hours-long standoff with police died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Troopers say the Kootenai County coroner’s office had finished its autopsy of 37-year-old John David Crispin. He was found dead […]

Idaho Falls Man Steals $150,000 from Employer

Idaho Falls Man Steals $150,000 from EmployerPocatello, Idaho — An Idaho Falls man is pleading guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from his employer. From 2011 to 2013, 45 year old Matthew Lewis Udy used five credit card accounts owned by his employer to make unauthorized personal purchases. Udy could face up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. […]

Petition to Recall Prosecutor Filed

Petition to Recall Prosecutor FiledRigby, Idaho  — A petition to recall Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Robin Dunn was turned into the county Tuesday night. The County Clerk’s office now has 15 days to verify the more than 3,500 signatures. Organizers of the petition say Dunn has made too many questionable decisions that have been detrimental to the county. Dunn […]

Black Angus Cattle Missing in Bonneville County

Black Angus Cattle Missing in Bonneville CountyIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Authorities in southeastern Idaho say 25 pairs of Black Angus cows and calves are missing. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office in a statement Tuesday says Dexter Van-Orden reported the cattle have disappeared from the area they graze. Authorities say the cattle have a Sunrise D brand as well as white […]

Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Hotline Expands Hours

Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Hotline Expands HoursTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s suicide prevention hotline is offering help around the clock for the first time to those who are in danger of ending their lives. The Times-News reports that the Boise phone center is now taking calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hotline launched in 2012, but […]

UI to Demolish Vacant Fraternity House on Campus

UI to Demolish Vacant Fraternity House on CampusMOSCOW, Idaho (AP) – The University of Idaho has purchased a vacant fraternity house on campus and the building will be demolished to make way for use by a new student organization. The Lewiston Tribune reports the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity moved out of the house in 2007. Though a few student organizations temporarily used […]

Powered Parachutist Spotting Deer Fined in Idaho

Powered Parachutist Spotting Deer Fined in Idaho  MUD LAKE, Idaho (AP) – Three southeastern Idaho men have been banned from hunting for a year after one of them used a powered parachute to spot deer and radio back information to two others on the ground. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a news release Monday says parachute flyer Braxton […]

Northern Idaho County Seeks Federal Payments

Northern Idaho County Seeks Federal PaymentsSANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) – Bonner County commissioners in northern Idaho want Congress to approve a federal program that compensates rural counties for federal lands they can’t tax. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that commissioners joined the National Association of Counties in asking that lawmakers approve the program known as Payment in Lieu of Taxes, […]

Anti-Wolf Ad Campaign Launches

Anti-Wolf Ad Campaign LaunchesMOSCOW, Idaho (AP) – A billboard campaign in Washington state aims to reignite a debate that splits the Pacific Northwest: Do wolves belong? The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the four billboards near the Idaho border by Washington Residents Against Wolves calls for the state to decrease the wolf population. The group says wolves kill livestock, […]

Man Found Dead after Standoff in N. Idaho

Man Found Dead after Standoff in N. IdahoCOEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) – Coeur d’Alene police say a fugitive who barricaded himself in his ex-wife’s home for hours has been found dead in the house. Police say 37-year-old John David Crispin was found Sunday morning after an hours-long standoff with police. Police did not immediately say how Crispin died. The incident began Saturday […]

Blaze Destroys Former Kraft Plant in Pocatello

Blaze Destroys Former Kraft Plant in PocatelloPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A weekend fire has destroyed the former Kraft plant in Pocatello. The Idaho State Journal says no one was hurt in the blaze, but the decades-old building was a total loss. A passing motorist reported smoke just after 6 p.m. Saturday. The building was the original site for Kraft Cheese in […]

Spike in Speeding Tickets on I-84 after Speed Hike

Spike in Speeding Tickets on I-84 after Speed HikeJEROME, Idaho (AP) – Idaho State Police say troopers have issued more speeding tickets since the speed limit increased to 80 mph along stretches of Interstate 84. Spokeswoman Teresa Baker says state police wrote 2,066 speeding tickets on I-84 between July 24 and Nov. 13. That’s up nearly 20 percent from the same period in […]

Idaho Sockeye Salmon Success Could be Blueprint

Idaho Sockeye Salmon Success Could be BlueprintBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Fisheries biologists say strategies used to bring back from the brink of extinction a population of central Idaho sockeye salmon have been so successful they could be used as a blueprint to prevent other extinctions. Thomas Flagg of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Paul Kline of the Idaho Department […]

Man Sues after Daughter Cut from Basketball Team

Man Sues after Daughter Cut from Basketball TeamSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah man is suing his daughter’s school district because the girl didn’t make the basketball team. Rick Westmoreland says in a filed lawsuit last week that his daughter wasn’t passed over for the Bonneville High School team because she was a bad player, but because she’s a ninth-grader at […]

Officer in Police Shooting Didn’t Turn on Body Cam

Officer in Police Shooting Didn’t Turn on Body CamSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Authorities say an officer who fatally shot a man in South Jordan over the weekend was testing out a body camera but didn’t have it turned on at the time of the shooting. South Jordan police say 26-year-old Ty Worthington was killed Sunday during a confrontation in a horse corral. […]

Utah to Scrap Parts of Immigration Law Under Deal

Utah to Scrap Parts of Immigration Law Under DealSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its immigration enforcement law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the ACLU. The ACLU announced the deal Tuesday. Both sides agreed to accept the stipulations of a split ruling on the law that a federal judge made […]

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