IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A court-ordered deadline at the end of this month to ship nuclear waste out of Idaho might be missed, officials at the Idaho National Laboratory say. Steel drums filled with low-level radioactive waste are backing up at the site because an underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico is not taking shipments due to recent mishaps. Brad Bugger of the U.S. Department of Energy said it's not clear when nuclear waste from the Idaho facility will start being shipped again.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho must pay more than $400,000 to the team of lawyers who successfully fought to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge ruled. In her decision, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale awarded an amount that is about 10 percent less than what the six lawyers requested. While Gov. Butch Otter and his legal team didn't dispute that the state should pay the lawyers' fees, they did argue that the lawyers took too much time communicating with one another and charged too much in hourly fees. State lawyers argued the amount, therefore, should be cut in half.
MALAD, Idaho (AP) — A southeastern Idaho family that says it owns a dismantled cabin where the outlaw Jesse James once lived wants to raise money to restore the building and create a historical site. Ernest Palmer said he has documents proving his great-great aunt in May 1869 married the bank and train robber then using the name William Cole, which Palmer said is a known alias for James. Palmer said it will cost about $6,500 to restore the cabin, and about $800 has been raised so far on the project's website.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in southwest Idaho are searching for a dark-colored pickup police say is involved in a fatal hit-and-run. Police say the pickup yesterday morning struck and killed 66-year-old John Perkins of Boise as he crossed a street at a Boise intersection. The Ada County Coroner's Office today listed the cause of death as blunt force trauma.