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Report: Idaho school bus crash caused by tired driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:28pm

Law enforcement officials say the driver of a school bus that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students was either asleep or fatigued before the crash occurred.

Idaho students greeted with touching display of support following tragedies

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:28am

Students at Rigby High School arriving for class Friday morning were greeted with a touching display of support following two recent tragedies.

Overhaul of Idaho oil and gas laws includes new commission

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:29pm

A revamped commission overseeing Idaho's natural gas and oil industry and a beefed up state agency to aid that effort emerged from this year's Legislative session along with more extensive reporting requirements for oil companies.

Idaho Supreme Court finds errors in grocery tax lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:48am

The Idaho Supreme Court has found several errors in a lawsuit filed by 30 lawmakers challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on a bill that would have repealed the state’s sales tax on groceries.

Chobani sues Alex Jones for disparaging claims about refugee workers in Idaho

Jackie Wattles  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:10am

The yogurt company Chobani is suing Alex Jones, the aggressive conspiracy theorist with a large following, over his claims that Chobani supported "migrant rapists."

Eastern Idaho caregiver charged with Medicaid fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:17pm

An eastern Idaho woman accused of forging billable hours to a health program without providing care to a patient is facing multiple counts of Medicaid fraud.

Court documents detail horrific alleged abuse that led to toddler's death

Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:53pm

Court documents unsealed Tuesday detail the horrific events investigators say happened when an 18-month-old was “viciously attacked” – receiving injuries that led to his untimely death, according to court documents.

Idaho GOP congressman faces subdued crowd in 2nd town hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:34am

Idaho Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador faced a friendlier crowd Monday during his second town hall in Nampa.

Rain delays Idaho potato, wheat planting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:18am

Eastern Idaho farmers are hoping for a hot and dry spell after cold rain delayed much of their spring planting schedules.

Idaho man dies on private boating trip on Colorado River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:40pm

Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an Idaho man has died while on a private boating trip on the Colorado River.

Former BYU-Idaho student pleads guilty to hiding camera in women's apartment

Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:28am

A former Brigham Young University-Idaho student pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a camera and recording women in their bathroom.

Idaho burial site contained 2 sets of child remains, sheriff says

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:35pm

A burial site discovered north of Mountain Home earlier this month contained two sets of human remains, Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead announced Monday.

Southwestern Idaho police cleared in shooting of 72-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:50pm

A prosecutor has cleared three southwestern Idaho police officers who shot a 72-year-old man after he pointed a gun at them.

100M pounds of spoiled onions disposed of in Idaho, Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:28pm

An estimated 100 million pounds of spoiled onions have been disposed of in Idaho and Oregon following a winter of unprecedented snowfall.

Idaho board approves $150M in bonds to address I-84

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:22pm

Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend $150 million in newly approved bonds to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa.

Idaho's anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:12pm

A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities.

Idaho man pleads not guilty to running over neighbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:53am

A southwest Idaho man authorities say ran over and seriously injured a neighbor who helped get his vehicle out of the snow has pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

Idaho adds more oversight to $2B in special districts

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:34am

Idaho officials are praising a new system designed to add accountability and transparency involving the more than $2 billion that flows through hundreds of the state's special districts, but they caution they are still working out kinks.

Police: Utah road-rage driver ran Oregon couple off I-84 in Idaho rollover crash

Alex Riggins, Times-News  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:28am

A Utah man engaged in a road-rage dispute with an Oregon couple ran the couple’s SUV off the road, then tried unsuccessfully to get into the SUV where the injured couple was trapped after rolling several times, police said.

Idaho unemployment drops to 3.5 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:53pm

Idaho's unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a point from the previous month to 3.5 percent.