News  /  Idaho  / 

Most Recent

Cleanup of US nuclear waste takes back seat as virus spreads

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:02pm

The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at a pace that watchdogs and other critics say threatens public health and the environment.

Orem family keeps Idaho hotel open for truckers

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 1st - 9:16am

An Orem family is helping truckers during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free rooms at their Idaho hotel.

'I heard the roar': 6.5 earthquake hits Idaho

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 6:21pm

An earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 3:20am

Idaho officials have extended the statewide school closure because of the coronavirus through the end of the academic year, or until social distancing requirements are lifted. The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to extend school closures past the April 20 date for possible re-opening. Students will still be taught online. Health officials say the number of people contracting the virus in Idaho is expected to peak in late April and early May. The school closures are based on guidelines for social distancing set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 1:40am

Idaho officials have extended the statewide school closure because of the coronavirus through the end of the academic year, or until social distancing requirements are lifted. The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to extend school closures past the April 20 date for possible re-opening. Students will still be taught online. Health officials say the number of people contracting the virus in Idaho is expected to peak in late April and early May. The school closures are based on guidelines for social distancing set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 3:40am

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says Gov. Brad Little's stay-at-home order to limit the spread of the coronavirus is legal and clearly defined by law. Wasden says the Republican governor's power to assert such an order is found within Idaho code. Little issued the 21-day order on March 25. Some lawmakers and a northern Idaho sheriff had questioned Little's authority to do that, contending it violated the U.S. Constitution. Idaho has 1,078 confirmed cases and 10 deaths because of the virus, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally on Sunday morning. 

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 5th - 1:20am

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says Gov. Brad Little's stay-at-home order to limit the spread of the coronavirus is legal and clearly defined by law. Wasden says the Republican governor's power to assert such an order is found within Idaho code. Little issued the 21-day order on March 25. Some lawmakers and a northern Idaho sheriff had questioned Little's authority to do that, contending it violated the U.S. Constitution. Idaho has 1,078 confirmed cases and 10 deaths because of the virus, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally on Sunday morning. 

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

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

Authorities have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who was buried in an avalanche in southeastern Idaho. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Robert Kincaid, of Victor, was riding with a group of about 10 people in the Austin Canyon area when the slide happened Friday. One rider went for help while the others started searching for Kincaid. His body was found about 2 1/2 hours later. Poor weather and rough terrain hampered rescuers, who recovered the body Saturday. Investigators say Kincaid was wearing an avalanche beacon, but it wasn’t activated at the time. No other information has been released.

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

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

Authorities have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who was buried in an avalanche in southeastern Idaho. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Robert Kincaid, of Victor, was riding with a group of about 10 people in the Austin Canyon area when the slide happened Friday. One rider went for help while the others started searching for Kincaid. His body was found about 2 1/2 hours later. Poor weather and rough terrain hampered rescuers, who recovered the body Saturday. Investigators say Kincaid was wearing an avalanche beacon, but it wasn’t activated at the time. No other information has been released.

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

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

The Ada County Coroner says an Idaho man who was shot by police last Saturday has died of his injuries. The Idaho Press reports Shane Farwell died Wednesday evening at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Farwell had been listed in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds since the shooting. The investigation into the shooting is still underway, but the Caldwell Police Department says it happened after officers responded to reports of gunfire and were told a man shot at his wife and a passing vehicle and held neighbors at gunpoint. Police say Farwell shot at officers, who returned fire. The officers were not injured. 

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

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

The Ada County Coroner says an Idaho man who was shot by police last Saturday has died of his injuries. The Idaho Press reports Shane Farwell died Wednesday evening at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Farwell had been listed in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds since the shooting. The investigation into the shooting is still underway, but the Caldwell Police Department says it happened after officers responded to reports of gunfire and were told a man shot at his wife and a passing vehicle and held neighbors at gunpoint. Police say Farwell shot at officers, who returned fire. The officers were not injured. 

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

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

Nearly 33,000 Idaho residents filed for unemployment benefits last week as the Idaho economy continues shedding jobs at a record rate because of the coronavirus. The Idaho Department of Labor on Thursday reported that the total number of people filing for claims between March 15 and Saturday is more than 46,500. The agency says workers of all age groups are being affected, but people under age 25 represent a disproportionate share of the total. The agency says its working with the federal government to put in place provisions of the $2.2 trillion rescue package approved by Congress last week that should help self-employed or gig-economy workers.

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

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

Nearly 33,000 Idaho residents filed for unemployment benefits last week as the Idaho economy continues shedding jobs at a record rate because of the coronavirus. The Idaho Department of Labor on Thursday reported that the total number of people filing for claims between March 15 and Saturday is more than 46,500. The agency says workers of all age groups are being affected, but people under age 25 represent a disproportionate share of the total. The agency says its working with the federal government to put in place provisions of the $2.2 trillion rescue package approved by Congress last week that should help self-employed or gig-economy workers.

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

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

The day after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled Idaho, authorities near the epicenter say there have been no reports of significant damage or injuries. Kathy Rodgers, a dispatcher with the Custer County Sheriff's Office, says calls poured in following the earthquake just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday but all appears to be well in the sparsely populated central Idaho county. More than 2 million live in the region that could feel the initial Idaho quake, according to the US Geological Survey. At least 47 aftershocks had been recorded by the USGS by mid-morning, with the largest one measured at a magnitude 4.6. 

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

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

The day after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled Idaho, authorities near the epicenter say there have been no reports of significant damage or injuries. Kathy Rodgers, a dispatcher with the Custer County Sheriff's Office, says calls poured in following the earthquake just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday but all appears to be well in the sparsely populated central Idaho county. More than 2 million live in the region that could feel the initial Idaho quake, according to the US Geological Survey. At least 47 aftershocks had been recorded by the USGS by mid-morning, with the largest one measured at a magnitude 4.6. 

U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 6:19pm

U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho.

Groups sue over continued grazing in Wyoming grizzly habitat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 12:21pm

Conservation groups sued the U.S. government Tuesday over livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest, saying grizzly bears are too often killed by ranchers and wildlife managers for pursuing cattle in such settings.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 3:20am

A large earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian. A restaurant owner in Stanley near where the quake hit said his whole house was rattling from the force of it. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 1:40am

A large earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian. A restaurant owner in Stanley near where the quake hit said his whole house was rattling from the force of it. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.