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Man to face death penalty in birthday party stabbing rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:11pm

A man suspected of going on a stabbing rampage at a children's party, killing a little girl celebrating her third birthday and wounding eight others, will face the death penalty, prosecutors in Idaho said Thursday.

He was flown to the hospital, then got the bill: $56,800 that insurance won’t cover

Audrey Dutton, The Idaho Statesman  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:32am

Paul Vinci was on the brink of death when doctors at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center called for an air ambulance. They needed to get him to a hospital in Salt Lake City, because his body was about to shut down.

Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:06am

A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, with the bear sinking her teeth into his arm and clawing his eye before another hunter drove her off, the victim recounted Monday.

Idaho lieutenant governor candidates differ on Medicaid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:26pm

Idaho's candidates for lieutenant governor staked out far different positions on Medicaid expansion, minimum wage and abortion during a debate Wednesday on Idaho Public Television.

Federal court: Salmon must have protection from warm water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:08pm

A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures, which can be fatal for the fish species. '

Yellowstone sees increase in September visitation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:18am

The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park in September increased 13 percent from a year ago.

University of Idaho sued over response to assault complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:06am

A former University of Idaho student has filed an antidiscrimination lawsuit against the school contending she faced a hostile environment after reporting a sexual assault by a football player.

Deputies cleared of wrongdoing in home invasion, fatal fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:11am

Prosecutors have cleared of responsibility Ada County Sheriff's deputies who shot at a Nampa man before he broke into a home and set a fatal fire in Boise.

Driver who hit car show crowd guilty of reckless driving

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:36am

The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show in Boise has been found guilty of reckless driving.

Otter backs write-in bid by eastern Idaho lawmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:08am

A longtime Republican Idaho lawmaker who launched a write-in campaign after losing to a political newcomer in May's primary has received an endorsement from Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.

Actor Bruce Willis sells central Idaho ranch for $5.5M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:08am

Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million.

Idaho official: Only public voter records were on dark web

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:23pm

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says Idaho voter records that were offered for sale on the dark web contained only publicly available information.

Idaho man pleads guilty to child enticement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:35pm

A southern Idaho man was sentenced to a therapeutic prison program after pleading guilty to child enticement.

Jordan sent $20,000 to newly-formed company in Wyoming

Keith Ridler and Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:22pm

Staffers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign say $20,000 sent to a recently-formed Wyoming company was for polling, consulting and voter registration work.

Reward offered for information in attack on trucker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:18pm

A trucker from Missouri who was beaten at an Idaho truck stop last month is still recovering from his injuries, and his employer has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his attacker.

Search called off for woman missing from hunting camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:22am

Officials have called off the search for a 76-year-old woman missing from a north-central Idaho hunting camp.

Idaho State Police arrest 2 after finding 117 pounds of pot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:37pm

Idaho State Police say two people were arrested after officers discovered more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of marijuana during a traffic stop near Idaho Falls.

Idaho owes about $20 million for 2018 wildfire season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:32pm

Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season.

The Latest: Idaho governor fears impact of dead baboon photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:47am

The Latest on a graphic photo of an Idaho wildlife official posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa (all times local):

Law enforcement: Fatal Idaho shooting may be self-defense

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:36am

Law enforcement officials in northern Idaho say a fatal shooting last Friday appears to have been done in self-defense.