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Woman who helped man who killed his fiancee gets 3 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 12:27pm

A woman who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.

Chad and Lori Daybell have been in Hawaii for at least a month in gated million-dollar community

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted Jan 28th - 9:36am

Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell likely spent Sunday night at the Kauai Beach Resort after local police served them with a search warrant and seized their rental SUV.

Lori Daybell must produce children in 5 days or may be found in contempt of court

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted Jan 27th - 12:13pm

Authorities in Madison County, Idaho have filed a child protection order on behalf of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow.

Mom of two missing kids found in Hawaii with new husband

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:06am

Police say the mother of two missing children has been found in Hawaii, along with her new husband, but the children still have not been located.

EastIdahoNews: Daybells served with search warrants in Hawaii

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jan 26th - 10:28pm

Chad and Lori Daybell did not have much to say after they were served with two search warrants.

Controversial Washington lawmaker spreads views across West

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 8:17am

A Washington state lawmaker whose actions surrounding an armed standoff with federal agents were dubbed “domestic terrorism” in a recent report has for years been spreading his anti-government views to other Western states.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 11:20 a.m. MST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 29th - 3:20am

Officials say a man was hospitalized and a child sustained minor injuries after a school bus ran a stop sign in southwestern Idaho Wednesday morning. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office says the school bus, registered to Caldwell Transportation Company, was carrying 12 Jefferson Middle School students when the driver failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled out into oncoming traffic. A Dodge Dart driven by a 61-year-old Parma man collided with the bus, and that driver was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A student on the bus with minor injuries was treated at the scene. The sheriff's office says the bus driver was given a citation for inattentive driving.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 29th - 1:40am

Officials say a man was hospitalized and a child sustained minor injuries after a school bus ran a stop sign in southwestern Idaho Wednesday morning. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office says the school bus, registered to Caldwell Transportation Company, was carrying 12 Jefferson Middle School students when the driver failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled out into oncoming traffic. A Dodge Dart driven by a 61-year-old Parma man collided with the bus, and that driver was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A student on the bus with minor injuries was treated at the scene. The sheriff's office says the bus driver was given a citation for inattentive driving.

Documents released that prompted ouster of lawmaker

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 5:44pm

The Washington House of Representatives on Tuesday released a trove of documents supporting a recent report that branded an arch-conservative state lawmaker a ``domestic terrorist'' and got him kicked out of the Republican caucus.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 3:20am

State auditors say Idaho's prisons are overcrowded and dilapidated, the inmate population is rapidly growing and taxpayers could save millions by building a new prison. The findings came from the Office of Performance Evaluation's report on managing the state's correctional capacity. The report found that the Idaho Department of Correction could save as much as $17 per inmate, per day by building a state-run minimum security prison in Idaho. Idaho currently has more than 9,400 inmates, but only enough prison beds to house about 6.970 of them. That means thousands of inmates are shipped out of state to privately run prisons or housed in already crowded county jails. 

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:40am

State auditors say Idaho's prisons are overcrowded and dilapidated, the inmate population is rapidly growing and taxpayers could save millions by building a new prison. The findings came from the Office of Performance Evaluation's report on managing the state's correctional capacity. The report found that the Idaho Department of Correction could save as much as $17 per inmate, per day by building a state-run minimum security prison in Idaho. Idaho currently has more than 9,400 inmates, but only enough prison beds to house about 6.970 of them. That means thousands of inmates are shipped out of state to privately run prisons or housed in already crowded county jails. 

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:20am

Lawmakers who oversee appropriations for the U.S. Forest Service have sent a letter requesting the agency revoke its decision allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho. Top Democrats on the House Appropriations Subcommittee sent the letter Monday. The lawmakers also want all records leading to the Forest Service giving British Columbia-based Midas Gold authority to write the document. Internal Forest Service documents indicate the company received that authority after the Trump administration became involved. The document deals with the potential effect the mines would have on protected salmon, steelhead and bull trout.  

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 1:40am

Lawmakers who oversee appropriations for the U.S. Forest Service have sent a letter requesting the agency revoke its decision allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho. Top Democrats on the House Appropriations Subcommittee sent the letter Monday. The lawmakers also want all records leading to the Forest Service giving British Columbia-based Midas Gold authority to write the document. Internal Forest Service documents indicate the company received that authority after the Trump administration became involved. The document deals with the potential effect the mines would have on protected salmon, steelhead and bull trout.  

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 3:40am

Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are being criticized for taking part in a research project that led to the killing of 206 elk across southern Idaho from Pocatello to Nampa. The hunting and fishing group Idaho For Wildlife recently posted photos of butchered elk quarters stacked on pallets online, drawing attention to the hunt that happened between July and October of 2019. Mike McDonald, regional wildlife manager for the agency’s Magic Valley region, told the Idaho Statesman that the elk represent less than 1% of the population in the area. He says the kill was part of a University of Idaho graduate student's research on deterring elk, which are causing significant damage to private landowners who then file claims with the state.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 1:20am

Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are being criticized for taking part in a research project that led to the killing of 206 elk across southern Idaho from Pocatello to Nampa. The hunting and fishing group Idaho For Wildlife recently posted photos of butchered elk quarters stacked on pallets online, drawing attention to the hunt that happened between July and October of 2019. Mike McDonald, regional wildlife manager for the agency’s Magic Valley region, told the Idaho Statesman that the elk represent less than 1% of the population in the area. He says the kill was part of a University of Idaho graduate student's research on deterring elk, which are causing significant damage to private landowners who then file claims with the state.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 3:40am

The Department of Justice says a 24-year-old Coeur d'Alene man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Spokane bank. Officials say that Seth Patrick Getty walked into the Spokane Teachers Credit Union on March 12, 2018, and gave a note to a bank teller telling the person he had a gun and demanding money. Court records show that investigators were able to use state vehicle records, security footage, and tips from the community to identify Getty as the bank robber. Getty faces up to 20 years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and at least five years of supervised release.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 1:20am

The Department of Justice says a 24-year-old Coeur d'Alene man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Spokane bank. Officials say that Seth Patrick Getty walked into the Spokane Teachers Credit Union on March 12, 2018, and gave a note to a bank teller telling the person he had a gun and demanding money. Court records show that investigators were able to use state vehicle records, security footage, and tips from the community to identify Getty as the bank robber. Getty faces up to 20 years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and at least five years of supervised release.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:20am

The number of Idaho residents who have signed up for Medicaid under the state's voter-approved expanded coverage has passed 60,000. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare posted updated numbers Thursday. The agency estimates 91,000 residents meet requirements. Coverage started Jan. 1, but enrollment is year-round. Voters authorized Medicaid expansion in 2018 with an initiative that passed with 61% of the vote after years of inaction by state lawmakers. But lawmakers in 2019 added restrictions requiring five waivers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. None have been approved so far.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 1:40am

The number of Idaho residents who have signed up for Medicaid under the state's voter-approved expanded coverage has passed 60,000. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare posted updated numbers Thursday. The agency estimates 91,000 residents meet requirements. Coverage started Jan. 1, but enrollment is year-round. Voters authorized Medicaid expansion in 2018 with an initiative that passed with 61% of the vote after years of inaction by state lawmakers. But lawmakers in 2019 added restrictions requiring five waivers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. None have been approved so far.