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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Legislature has approved federally mandated child support rules, undoing a rejection that had jeopardized U.S. involvement in an international treaty and threatened to collapse the state's payment system. The bill now goes to Gov. Butch Otter, who has said he'll sign it into law. Supporters characterized the bill as a simple rules update. But opponents called it an unconstitutional overreach by federal authorities.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old Idaho Falls man wanted in connection with the beating death of another man has been taken into custody. Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Clark says Tanner Cox turned himself in yesterday afternoon. Cox is facing a charge of voluntary manslaughter after police say he punched 36-year-old Josh Olzak of Idaho Falls one time in the face on May 9 and caused fatal injuries.
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A man who admitted he beat his girlfriend to death has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Two additional charges, including destruction of evidence and failure to report a death to the authorities, were dropped for 39-year-old Alfredo Martinez in exchange for his plea.
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers in Yellowstone National Park have rescued a New York tourist who stumbled backward into a canyon while trying to take a picture. A statement says the 71-year-old man tumbled about 25 feet on May 10 before he stopped his fall by bracing his body and feet against a small crevice in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. A park rescue team pulled the man back to the rim using ropes and pulleys.
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