BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are starting the 2016 legislative session with a lesson in civility. Legislative leaders invited members of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, based in Arizona, to host a voluntary workshop. The organization's executive director says the event will focus solely on how lawmakers interact with each other and not the media or the public.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Court of Appeals has overturned a woman's possession of drugs conviction after find the Nampa police detained her based on a "hunch" that she committed a crime. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the court ruled in favor of 31-year-old Natasha Bly, whose appeal stated that the drug was discovered as a result of unlawful detainment.
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder is requesting a new trial. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Charles Capone's attorneys have filed a motion requested a new trial last week based on testimony that discredits Capone's co-defendant. Capone has maintained that he did not kill 40-year-old Rachael Anderson and throw her body in the river.
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A Nampa woman accused of trying to "baptize" her baby in an irrigation canal has pleaded guilty to injury to a child. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 22-year-old Regina Dilworth was arrested in August after a passerby reported seeing her holding the infant down in the water. The witness jumped into the water and rescued the baby.