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What’s in the Snake River? Slot machines, cars, bodies, tractor wheels and a whole lot more

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:11pm

The Snake River is a wonderful place to boat, play, take a walk and enjoy the beauty of eastern Idaho. But hidden beneath the surface of calm water and the incredible falls is a different world full of unique, unusual items.

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:45pm

Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory fish afloat in Pacific waters.

Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:23am

The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015.

Grizzlies suspected in fatal Wyoming attack trapped, killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:16am

Wyoming officials have trapped and killed two grizzly bears they believe killed a hunting outfitter and injured his client.

New culture center to honor Shoshone killed in 1863 massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:03pm

The chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is on a mission to make sure hundreds of tribal members who were killed by U.S. troops in the 1863 Bear River Massacre are never forgotten with a new cultural center in southeastern Idaho.

Private school future in flux after official's indictment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:30pm

The future of a small private Christian school in Boise is in flux after its chairman was indicted last month as part of a cellphone smuggling ring.

Trial set for Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:45am

A southeast Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month.

Man, woman found dead at Nampa home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:59am

Police are investigating after two bodies were found at a Nampa home.

Wyoming guide dead after bear attack; Florida hunter hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:28pm

Wyoming authorities say a hunting guide has been found dead after he and a client were attacked by a bear.

Historic Idaho home to float to new location

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:30pm

A 115-year-old home in northern Idaho will be moved to a new location and restored as part of a collaboration with the Museum of North Idaho.

Court sets trial dates for man accused in horses' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:54pm

A southwestern Idaho man who was charged with misdemeanor animal abuse after four of his horses were found dead in a pasture earlier this year will go to trial in January.

Judge to consider suspending Idaho's abortion reporting law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:04am

Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information to the state about women who have had abortions.

Family still waiting for son 8 months after disappearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:43am

It's been 8 months since 16-year-old Matthew Jedediah "Jed" Hall disappeared from his eastern Idaho home, and investigators have still found no sign of the teen.

Man arrested in Washington State University fraternity arson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:52am

Authorities say alcohol caused a 19-year-old man from out of town to start a fire at a Washington State University fraternity house.

Judge invalidates Wyoming elk feedground permit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:54pm

A federal judge has invalidated a 2015 U.S. Forest Service decision that reauthorized a state of Wyoming elk feedground permit in the Jackson Hole area.

Idaho judge: Lethal injection drug source is secret for now

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 2:57pm

An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter.

WSU making good progress is reducing budget deficit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:13am

Washington State University is making a good start on its three-year plan to erase a $30 million annual operating deficit.

Southwestern Idaho contractors seeing spike in thefts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:10am

Building contractors in the Boise region say workplace thefts are on the rise, with plumbing fixtures, wood boards and even landscaping plants stolen from building sites in southwestern Idaho.

Report: Yellowstone's bison population down from last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:54am

Yellowstone park officials say bison numbers are down from last year, but still remain in a healthy range.