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'CHiPs' TV star Estrada donates police dog to Idaho agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:55pm

"CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada has donated a drug dog to an east Idaho police agency where he's a reserve police officer.

Person on way to hospital for emergency dies following car crash

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:38pm

A person being taken to the hospital for a medical emergency died after being involved in a crash Sunday evening.

Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:04pm

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.

Fire damages lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:19pm

A raging fire at a base lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley Resort ski area heavily damaged the building just days after the ski season ended, officials said Thursday.

Desperate buyers offer more than sellers ask, but still lose as Boise’s home prices skyrocket

Maria L. La Ganga, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:02am

So you think you want to buy a house in Boise? Where the region’s median home prices are at record highs, construction is still below precrash levels and West Coast ex-pats are flocking in, flush with cash and amazed at all the real estate "bargains"?

Police: Idaho man ran large-scale meth operation on farm, used 'potato' as code

Laurie Welch, Times-news  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:46am

Police say a Rupert man had a large-scale meth operation and in text messages to buyers used the word "potato" as a code word for his wares.

Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:47pm

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.

Idaho Supreme Court rules on slip-and-fall lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 1:06pm

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court must once again review a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Walmart.

Central Idaho county exploring public defense options

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:27pm

Blaine County commissioners say they are contemplating establishing an in-house office to provide representation for poor people caught in the criminal justice system.

N. Idaho man enters pleas following fatal collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:47am

A northern Idaho man charged with killing a Washington state woman and injuring an Idaho woman after hitting the two with his pickup as they walked along a road in Sandpoint has entered pleas.

GOP congressional candidate clarifies abortion claim

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:32am

Republican Russ Fulcher, who is currently running for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District, has clarified his campaign claim that he's passed more "pro-life" legislation than anyone else in the Gem State

Idaho sees job results after attracting firearms industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:53pm

Employment in the firearms industry in Idaho has grown in recent years following a state initiative a decade ago, officials said.

Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.9 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:39am

Idaho's unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.

Idaho man sentenced to prison for 2016 shooting death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:12am

A Pocatello man was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a man and for hitting a police officer with his pickup truck.

Trooper cleared after firing at vehicle that drove at him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:20am

An Idaho State Police trooper who fired seven shots at a vehicle containing two teenage girls who authorities say tried to run over the trooper has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Idaho GOP candidates face off in state treasurer debate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:27pm

Three Republican candidates vying to become Idaho's next state treasurer traded barbs and defended their backgrounds Thursday during their first and only televised debate.

Officials eye ways to protect squirrels near Idaho dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:53pm

Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho.

Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility's expenses

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:37pm

Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.

Idaho treasurer accused of misusing county credit card

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:21pm

Idaho commissioners have asked a county treasurer to surrender her county credit card.