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Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:52pm

The U.S. Forest Service proposed changes Wednesday to sage grouse protections in six Western states that call for eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining.

Superman actor Dean Cain sworn in as Idaho reserve police officer

Mike Price, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:59am

A crowd gathered outside the St. Anthony City Hall Tuesday morning waiting to see Dean Cain in uniform. Not his Superman uniform – but his brand new police uniform.

Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:35am

An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide.

Pearl Harbor survivor says goodbye before leaving Hawaii

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:29pm

Nearly eight decades ago, Ray Emory, then a young sailor, watched in disbelief as Japanese torpedoes tore into American ships in Pearl Harbor.

Construction worker burglarized Idaho police station, bragged on social media, police say

Laurie Welch, Magicvalley.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:32am

An Idaho man stole $2,000 worth of equipment from the new Rupert Police Department then bragged about it on social media, police say.

4 confirmed dead after fiery I-84 crash in Idaho

Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:37pm

The Ada County, Idaho, Coroner's Office confirmed Monday that four people were killed in a fiery car crash that involved seven vehicles on Saturday.

Idaho lawmakers search for ways to reduce prison population

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:54pm

Idaho's climbing prison population has a group of lawmakers giving a second look at some recommendations made by policy experts three years ago, including reclassifying some felonies as misdemeanors and increasing efforts to prevent people from going to prison in the first place.

Officials mistake White House invitations for spam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:00pm

Some Idaho officials discarded email invitations to visit the White House because they thought they were spam.

Sheriff: Suspect in Idaho triple killing is probably dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:15am

The only suspect in the killing of two women and a 14-year-old girl last year in Idaho will likely never be brought to justice because he's probably dead, a sheriff said.

Park superintendent shuffle shouldn't slow bison quarantine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:04pm

Officials say the impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn't disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison.

Skier dies nearly 3 months after fall in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:17am

A 30-year-old professional skier severely injured last March in fall down a northwest Wyoming mountain has died.

Poaching contributing to curlew population decline in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:17am

Researchers say long-billed curlews are declining in southwestern Idaho due to poachers.

N. Idaho man sentenced for 'lie and buy' gun crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:07am

A 23-year-old northern Idaho man who lied about buying a gun for his own use but that instead was for someone else has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

'Buzzsaw shark' fossil donated to eastern Idaho museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:53am

A fossil of the lower jaw containing the spiraling rows of teeth of an ancient "buzzsaw shark" has been donated to the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University.

Man arrested at airport with 7-inch blade in shoe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:44pm

Authorities arrested a man at Boise Airport after TSA officers found a 7-inch blade concealed in his shoe.

Officials: Idaho as ready as possible for wildfire season

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:25am

Idaho officials say they're as prepared as they can be for the approaching wildfire season with fire crews and air resources strategically placed, more ranchers signing up to help fight fires and two state-owned drones that can be deployed.

Cramped Micron campus adding $32M building for more space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:15am

More than 300 research engineers and other workers currently toil in temporary trailers in a parking lot on memory card maker Micron Technology Inc.'s Boise campus.

Idaho Supreme Court OKs delaying water battle arguments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:03am

The Idaho Supreme Court will postpone arguments surrounding a key water battle to allow parties on both sides of the case to discuss a possible settlement.

Independent allies helped boost spending in Idaho primary

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:37am

An unprecedented amount of money from independent allies helped boost contenders in Idaho's primary election.