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Gory details emerge about missing woman's suspected demise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:34pm

After months of mostly silence from authorities investigating the disappearance of a Colorado mother on Thanksgiving Day, grim details about her suspected demise emerged this week, including accusations that the woman's fiance beat her to death with a baseball bat while their baby was in the next room.

The Latest: Judge orders trial in Colorado woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:32am

The Latest on the case of the death of a missing Colorado woman (all times local):

Search underway for man in Idaho mountains after woman, baby are found in stranded truck

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:16am

A search is underway for a 32-year-old father missing for several days in a remote part of Owyhee County.

Truck rolls into Gardner River in Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:50pm

Two people escaped injury when their truck rolled into the Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park.

Idaho gov: Legislature must fund Medicaid before adjourning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:37pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the Legislature must fund a voter-approved expansion of the state's Medicaid program before lawmakers adjourn for the year.

Bill to raise fee for private forest owners goes to governor

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:23am

Legislation that will for the first time in 16 years raise the assessment private forest owners pay the state to make sure logging is done in a sustainable way and in compliance with Idaho laws is headed to Gov. Brad Little.

Bill to form Idaho Council on Federal Lands goes to House

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:24am

Idaho is a step closer to forming a permanent committee of state lawmakers to consider federal lands issues.

Authorities suspend search for missing man amid winter storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:55pm

Authorities in Idaho say they are suspending the "missing person" search for a 32-year-old man who left his car to get help after getting stranded with a woman and their infant.

Plan to partially lift N. Idaho Superfund designation fails

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:32pm

Legislation aimed at removing a federal Superfund site designation in northern Idaho has failed to advance amid concerns state taxpayers could end up on the hook for millions of dollars in cleanup costs.

Legislation aims to reduce wilderness study areas in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:45pm

Legislation urging Congress to remove hundreds of thousands of acres from wilderness study area designation in Idaho is going to the full House despite concerns it could also end up encouraging Congress to designate more wilderness.

House OKs legislation to increase testing of rape evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:18pm

Legislation intended to increase testing of sexual assault and rape evidence kits and get DNA results into a national database has cleared the House.

House passes resolution honoring Idaho conservationist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:43pm

The House has passed legislation to honor a conservationist who led efforts to prevent the extinction of Idaho's state raptor, the peregrine falcon.

House urges federal agency to issue steelhead fishing permit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:32pm

Legislation to urge federal officials to complete work on a federal permit requested by Idaho to make sure the state can open a steelhead fishing season this fall has cleared the House.

2 dead after wrong-way crash on southern Idaho interstate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:38am

Idaho State Police say two people are dead and two others were flown to a regional hospital after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho Monday night.

Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:18am

The chairman of the Idaho Republican Party has resigned.

New trial scheduled for Idaho man accused in baby's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:08am

A new trial has been scheduled for a northern Idaho man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 28-day-old daughter.

Budget set for Idaho office that protects imperiled species

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:34am

The Legislature's budget-setting committee has approved a 4.8 percent increase to $15 million for the governor's Office of Species Conservation.

Committee approves $53.2 million for juvenile corrections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:21am

The Legislature's budget-setting committee has approved a 2.2 percent increase to $53.2 million for state Department of Juvenile Corrections.

Idaho constitutional amendment passes Senate, heads to House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:31am

A proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at protecting the legal rights of victims of crime has passes the Idaho Senate and now heads to the House.