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Idaho credit union employee dies from medical emergency during robbery; suspect identified

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 8:16pm

Jacob O’Haver, 33, was pronounced dead at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after emergency responders were unable to revive him at Mountain America Credit Union or at the hospital, family members said. O’Haver is survived by his wife and four children.

More fireworks in Americans' hands for July 4 raises risks

Suman Naishadham, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 10:25am

For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier.

Desertion charges dropped against Lori Vallow Daybell

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 6:46pm

Two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children against Lori Vallow Daybell were dismissed Thursday.

US sets deadline for wolverines protection decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:05pm

U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August whether climate change and other threats are pushing the rare wolverine closer to extinction in the mountains of the West.

Utah manufactured invention a massive success on Kickstarter – and it’s not the first time

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:46am

For the second time in two years, a Rigby native has launched a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to make a product that will help people exercise on the go.

Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:45pm

Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two weeks as part of a soft launch of the next phase of the largest head count in U.S. history, Census Bureau officials said Wednesday.

Chad Daybell facing new charges of conspiracy to destroy evidence

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jul 1st - 8:17am

Chad Daybell has been charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.

Lori Vallow Daybell appears to cry during hearing on new charges

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jun 30th - 7:18am

Lori Vallow Daybell appeared to wipe away tears Tuesday afternoon during her initial court appearance on two felony charges of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 3:40am

A family homeless shelter has opened inside a gleaming Amazon corporate building on the tech giant’s Seattle campus. It's believed to be the first homeless shelter built inside a corporate building in the U.S. Part of the shelter helps homeless children with life-threatening health conditions. The glass-encased building is divided in half, with the nonprofit on one end and workers in Amazon's cloud computing unit on the other. Two floors are reserved for families dealing with debilitating health issues, many of them with compromised immune systems from chronic illnesses or chemotherapy.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 11:20 a.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 1:20am

A family homeless shelter has opened inside a gleaming Amazon corporate building on the tech giant’s Seattle campus. It's believed to be the first homeless shelter built inside a corporate building in the U.S. Part of the shelter helps homeless children with life-threatening health conditions. The glass-encased building is divided in half, with the nonprofit on one end and workers in Amazon's cloud computing unit on the other. Two floors are reserved for families dealing with debilitating health issues, many of them with compromised immune systems from chronic illnesses or chemotherapy.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 3:20am

An Idaho father has been reunited with his 9-year-old son who went missing during a hike with extended family in Utah. KSL-TV reported that Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez says the dad drove to Utah where his son, Stratton Joshua Wright, became separated from his uncle, cousins and siblings Wednesday around 8 p.m. during a hike near Bear Lake. Wright was found by his dad in an open field Thursday. He was slightly dehydrated and tired, but otherwise healthy. Helicopters, trained search and rescue crews and horses had also been searching for him.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 1:40am

An Idaho father has been reunited with his 9-year-old son who went missing during a hike with extended family in Utah. KSL-TV reported that Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez says the dad drove to Utah where his son, Stratton Joshua Wright, became separated from his uncle, cousins and siblings Wednesday around 8 p.m. during a hike near Bear Lake. Wright was found by his dad in an open field Thursday. He was slightly dehydrated and tired, but otherwise healthy. Helicopters, trained search and rescue crews and horses had also been searching for him.

Canada high court dismisses Indigenous appeal of pipeline

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:18am

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday dismissed an appeal from British Columbia First Nations against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 3:20am

Idaho officials say new unemployment claims jumped 26% last week to about 5,500. The Idaho Department of Labor said Thursday that it received about 1,100 more new claims last week compared to the week before that. Idaho's unemployment numbers have been edging down under Republican Gov. Brad Little's reopening plan during the coronavirus pandemic. But a spike in new infections in recent weeks has led to the closing of bars and the return of tougher restrictions in highly populated Ada County. Idaho's unemployment rate is 8.9%, with about 80,000 people looking for work.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:40am

Idaho officials say new unemployment claims jumped 26% last week to about 5,500. The Idaho Department of Labor said Thursday that it received about 1,100 more new claims last week compared to the week before that. Idaho's unemployment numbers have been edging down under Republican Gov. Brad Little's reopening plan during the coronavirus pandemic. But a spike in new infections in recent weeks has led to the closing of bars and the return of tougher restrictions in highly populated Ada County. Idaho's unemployment rate is 8.9%, with about 80,000 people looking for work.

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 5:46pm

Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over thousands of the animals that have been killed by hunters and agencies as they attempted to migrate into Montana.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 3:20am

Prosecutors accused a man of conspiring with his new wife to keep the bodies of her children hidden on his rural Idaho property. The new charges against Chad Daybell came Tuesday evening in the strange case that involves the couple’s doomsday beliefs and the mysterious deaths of their former spouses. Prosecutors say Daybell conspired with wife Lori Vallow Daybell to keep hiding the bodies of 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan because they knew the remains would likely be used as evidence in court. Chad Daybell already has been charged with burying or helping bury the kids and has pleaded not guilty. Lori Daybell also has been charged with several crimes.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:40am

Prosecutors accused a man of conspiring with his new wife to keep the bodies of her children hidden on his rural Idaho property. The new charges against Chad Daybell came Tuesday evening in the strange case that involves the couple’s doomsday beliefs and the mysterious deaths of their former spouses. Prosecutors say Daybell conspired with wife Lori Vallow Daybell to keep hiding the bodies of 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan because they knew the remains would likely be used as evidence in court. Chad Daybell already has been charged with burying or helping bury the kids and has pleaded not guilty. Lori Daybell also has been charged with several crimes.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 3:20am

A federal judge has ordered Idaho officials to accept online signatures that could put a $170 million education funding initiative on the November ballot. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued the order on Tuesday after Idaho balked at his order to accept online signatures or simply put the initiative on the ballot. The education funding initiative seeks to raise $170 million for K-12 education by raising Idaho’s corporate tax rate and increasing taxes on individuals making $250,000 a year or higher. State officials did not immediately comment on whether they plan to appeal the judge's order.