Idaho authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police after a high-speed chase. Police identified the suspect Thursday as 28-year-old David Bamber Jr. of Pleasanton, California. The Twin Falls Police Department says Bamber was wanted for burglary and firearm possession charges by California authorities and was a suspect in two kidnappings in Nevada.
Idaho's Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she'll ask the Legislature for a $101 million increase to the public schools budget next year. The Lewiston Tribune reports Ybarra made the announcement during a presentation to the Idaho State Board of Education on Wednesday. If approved, the request would account for a 5.3% increase over the current year's appropriations, bringing the general education budget for K-12 to just under $2 billion.
Keith Ridler, Associated Press | PostedOct 16th - 10:32am
The U.S. Air Force wants to fly supersonic fighter jets at lower altitudes in lightly populated areas of southwestern Idaho, northern Nevada and southeastern Oregon to better simulate combat conditions.