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Amazon homeless shelter boosts unique program for sick kids

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 9:11am

After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she'd be missing something critical to care for her daughter.

Idaho credit union employee dies from medical emergency during robbery; suspect identified

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 8:16pm

Jacob O’Haver, 33, was pronounced dead at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after emergency responders were unable to revive him at Mountain America Credit Union or at the hospital, family members said. O’Haver is survived by his wife and four children.

More fireworks in Americans' hands for July 4 raises risks

Suman Naishadham, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 10:25am

For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier.

Desertion charges dropped against Lori Vallow Daybell

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 6:46pm

Two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children against Lori Vallow Daybell were dismissed Thursday.

US sets deadline for wolverines protection decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:05pm

U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August whether climate change and other threats are pushing the rare wolverine closer to extinction in the mountains of the West.

Utah manufactured invention a massive success on Kickstarter – and it’s not the first time

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 7:46am

For the second time in two years, a Rigby native has launched a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to make a product that will help people exercise on the go.

Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:45pm

Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two weeks as part of a soft launch of the next phase of the largest head count in U.S. history, Census Bureau officials said Wednesday.

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

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office says two people died and as many as six other people may be missing in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene. A release from the sheriff's office states that witnesses said they saw two planes colliding above the water, then crashing into the lake near Powderhorn Bay. Lt. Ryan Higgins says two bodies had been recovered from the planes. The victims have not been identified. Investigators are checking initial reports that there were a total of eight passengers and crew on the two planes. Investigators do not believe there are other survivors in the crash. 

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

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office says two people died and as many as six other people may be missing in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene. A release from the sheriff's office states that witnesses said they saw two planes colliding above the water, then crashing into the lake near Powderhorn Bay. Lt. Ryan Higgins says two bodies had been recovered from the planes. The victims have not been identified. Investigators are checking initial reports that there were a total of eight passengers and crew on the two planes. Investigators do not believe there are other survivors in the crash. 

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

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

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office says two people died in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunday. Witnesses say they saw two planes colliding above the water, then crashing into the lake near Powderhorn Bay, according to a release from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. The crash took place about 2:20 p.m. Multiple local agencies, including the sheriff’s marine teams, local fire departments and the United States Coast Guard, responded to the crash, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported. Lt. Ryan Higgins says two bodies had been recovered from the planes. The victims have not been identified.

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

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office says two people died in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunday. Witnesses say they saw two planes colliding above the water, then crashing into the lake near Powderhorn Bay, according to a release from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. The crash took place about 2:20 p.m. Multiple local agencies, including the sheriff’s marine teams, local fire departments and the United States Coast Guard, responded to the crash, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported. Lt. Ryan Higgins says two bodies had been recovered from the planes. The victims have not been identified.

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

Authorities say six men in eastern Idaho have pleaded guilty to poaching 16 elk and three mule deer. KBOI-TV reported that Jay Reeder, Brandon Porter, Rick Earl, Jesse Earl, Dustin Hollingsworth and Brian Miller reached plea agreements for killing the 19 animals near Preston in the fall of 2018, including several trophy class animals. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game launched an investigation after multiple animals were poached over several months without regard for season, weapon restrictions and tagging requirements. Officials say members of the group also unlawfully killed pheasants, magpies, and wild turkeys baited onto the property.

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

Authorities say six men in eastern Idaho have pleaded guilty to poaching 16 elk and three mule deer. KBOI-TV reported that Jay Reeder, Brandon Porter, Rick Earl, Jesse Earl, Dustin Hollingsworth and Brian Miller reached plea agreements for killing the 19 animals near Preston in the fall of 2018, including several trophy class animals. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game launched an investigation after multiple animals were poached over several months without regard for season, weapon restrictions and tagging requirements. Officials say members of the group also unlawfully killed pheasants, magpies, and wild turkeys baited onto the property.

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

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

An Idaho father has been reunited with his 9-year-old son who went missing during a hike with extended family in Utah. KSL-TV reported that Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez says the dad drove to Utah where his son, Stratton Joshua Wright, became separated from his uncle, cousins and siblings Wednesday around 8 p.m. during a hike near Bear Lake. Wright was found by his dad in an open field Thursday. He was slightly dehydrated and tired, but otherwise healthy. Helicopters, trained search and rescue crews and horses had also been searching for him.

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

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

An Idaho father has been reunited with his 9-year-old son who went missing during a hike with extended family in Utah. KSL-TV reported that Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez says the dad drove to Utah where his son, Stratton Joshua Wright, became separated from his uncle, cousins and siblings Wednesday around 8 p.m. during a hike near Bear Lake. Wright was found by his dad in an open field Thursday. He was slightly dehydrated and tired, but otherwise healthy. Helicopters, trained search and rescue crews and horses had also been searching for him.

Canada high court dismisses Indigenous appeal of pipeline

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:18am

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday dismissed an appeal from British Columbia First Nations against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast

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

Idaho officials say new unemployment claims jumped 26% last week to about 5,500. The Idaho Department of Labor said Thursday that it received about 1,100 more new claims last week compared to the week before that. Idaho's unemployment numbers have been edging down under Republican Gov. Brad Little's reopening plan during the coronavirus pandemic. But a spike in new infections in recent weeks has led to the closing of bars and the return of tougher restrictions in highly populated Ada County. Idaho's unemployment rate is 8.9%, with about 80,000 people looking for work.

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

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

Idaho officials say new unemployment claims jumped 26% last week to about 5,500. The Idaho Department of Labor said Thursday that it received about 1,100 more new claims last week compared to the week before that. Idaho's unemployment numbers have been edging down under Republican Gov. Brad Little's reopening plan during the coronavirus pandemic. But a spike in new infections in recent weeks has led to the closing of bars and the return of tougher restrictions in highly populated Ada County. Idaho's unemployment rate is 8.9%, with about 80,000 people looking for work.

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 5:46pm

Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over thousands of the animals that have been killed by hunters and agencies as they attempted to migrate into Montana.