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Lori Daybell requests extradition to Idaho after judge upholds $5 million bail

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:07pm

Lori Daybell appeared in a Hawaiian court on Wednesday to try and lower her $5 million bail, but a judge upheld the original bail amount.

Idaho moves closer to ban on transgender women in athletics

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 4:39pm

Idaho moved closer Wednesday to banning transgender women from competing in women's sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional and uncertainties about how the NCAA might react.

Yellowstone bison entering Montana face slaughter, hunters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:40pm

One of the last and largest wild bison populations in North America has begun its migration out of Yellowstone National Park into southwestern Montana, where they are being hunted and face government-sponsored slaughter as part of a population reduction program.

Grand Teton: 36 mountain goats killed in helicopter shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:14pm

Sharpshooters killed 36 mountain goats from a helicopter in a contested effort to eradicate the nonnative animals from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

Mom of 2 missing Idaho kids wants $5 million bail reduced

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 4:55pm

A mother arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two Idaho children wants a judge to reconsider her $5 million bail.

Grand Teton goat shoot suspended after stern governor letter

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 1:48pm

Grand Teton National Park officials have suspended efforts to shoot mountain goats from a helicopter after criticism from Wyoming's governor prompted Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to intervene.

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:31pm

Republican senators slipped out of the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, preventing the state Senate from convening in an attempt to doom a bill aimed at stemming global warming.

Girl, 11, brings AR-15 to Idaho hearing on gun legislation

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:50am

An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits.

Idaho targets transgender people, birth certificate changes

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 1:58pm

Idaho lawmakers moved forward Thursday with legislation banning transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates despite a federal court ruling declaring such a ban unconstitutional.

US identifies habitat critical for survival of rare songbird

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 1:05pm

A proposal unveiled Thursday by U.S. wildlife managers would set aside hundreds of square miles across seven Western states as habitat critical to the survival of a rare songbird that migrates each year from Central and South America to its breeding grounds in Mexico and the U.S.

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

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

A Jerome woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing more than $660,000 from a southern Idaho dairy. The Times-News reports 35-year-old Stephanie Wells will be eligible for parole after three years. She pleaded guilty to five counts of grand theft in November. Prosecutors said Wells was working as Box Canyon Dairy's chief financial officer and accountant when she used company checks to pay credit card bills and falsified payments for a loan she had with the company. 

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MST

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

A Jerome woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing more than $660,000 from a southern Idaho dairy. The Times-News reports 35-year-old Stephanie Wells will be eligible for parole after three years. She pleaded guilty to five counts of grand theft in November. Prosecutors said Wells was working as Box Canyon Dairy's chief financial officer and accountant when she used company checks to pay credit card bills and falsified payments for a loan she had with the company. 

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:20am

Two years after a man died in Idaho's Lake Coeur d’Alene, his wife has been charged with his murder. The Spokesman-Review reports search crews recovered the body of 68-year-old Larry Isenberg in March 2018, a month after he fell into the water during a boat ride. Court documents say Lori Isenberg is accused of planning to kill her husband by intentionally creating the situation in which he was submerged in the lake and died. She was booked into the Kootenai County Jail Monday night on suspicion of murder with a $2 million bond. It wasn't immediately known if she has a lawyer.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 1:40am

Two years after a man died in Idaho's Lake Coeur d’Alene, his wife has been charged with his murder. The Spokesman-Review reports search crews recovered the body of 68-year-old Larry Isenberg in March 2018, a month after he fell into the water during a boat ride. Court documents say Lori Isenberg is accused of planning to kill her husband by intentionally creating the situation in which he was submerged in the lake and died. She was booked into the Kootenai County Jail Monday night on suspicion of murder with a $2 million bond. It wasn't immediately known if she has a lawyer.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 3:20am

A mother arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two Idaho children wants a judge to reconsider her $5 million bail. A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday on Kauai, where Lori Vallow was arrested on an Idaho warrant. Seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Their disappearance has captured attention worldwide. Police also have said Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell have lied about the children's whereabouts. Her lawyers say she isn't a flight risk and had been willing to turn herself in prior to her arrest last week.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 1:40am

A mother arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two Idaho children wants a judge to reconsider her $5 million bail. A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday on Kauai, where Lori Vallow was arrested on an Idaho warrant. Seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Their disappearance has captured attention worldwide. Police also have said Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell have lied about the children's whereabouts. Her lawyers say she isn't a flight risk and had been willing to turn herself in prior to her arrest last week.

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

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

An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. Charles Nielsen says he backs the legislation but his granddaughter didn't speak at the meeting. Republican Rep. Christy Zito said the legislation is intended to clear up confusion about state gun laws. Backers also say it will give people the ability to defend themselves if needed. Opponents say allowing teenagers to carry a concealed weapon without any required training within city limits is a bad idea.

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

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

An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. Charles Nielsen says he backs the legislation but his granddaughter didn't speak at the meeting. Republican Rep. Christy Zito said the legislation is intended to clear up confusion about state gun laws. Backers also say it will give people the ability to defend themselves if needed. Opponents say allowing teenagers to carry a concealed weapon without any required training within city limits is a bad idea.

Pacific NW winds shut interstate, fell tree that crushes man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 3:33pm

High winds wreaked havoc on the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, closing a stretch of an interstate freeway in Oregon and toppling a large tree that crushed a man sleeping in an apartment complex in Washington state.