BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The last remaining paid staffer at the Idaho Republican Party has left, leaving embattled state chairman Barry Peterson alone at the helm. Financial director Mary Tipps Smith says she left her position yesterday after about a month on the job. At last weekend's state convention, Republicans failed to elect a new chairman or pass a single platform amendment.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A new judge has been appointed to preside over the trial of a man charged with killing his estranged wife. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Senior Judge Carl Kerrick will take over after the previous judge recused himself earlier this week. Fifty-two-year-old Charles Capone is charged with killing his estranged wife, 40-year-old Rachael Anderson of Clarkston, Washington, in April 2010.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A $1.5 million state-funded behavioral-health crisis center will be built in Idaho Falls. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says center is intended to serve as a safety net to treat at-risk mentally ill people whose symptoms often land them in hospitals or jail. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says they may set up more centers in other communities.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A pedestrian died today after being hit by a pickup in Twin Falls. City spokesman Joshua Palmer tells The Times-News that the man was hit at about 10:50 a.m. The driver of the pickup remained at the scene. Police are investigating. Names haven't been released.
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