DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — The panel that disciplines judges in Idaho says it will investigate a complaint filed against the judge who sentenced a teen to probation for sexually assaulting a high school football teammate. The Times-News reports that the Idaho Judicial Council received a verified complaint against Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker earlier this month.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and legislative leaders say they have reached a settlement with the vendors involved in a lengthy lawsuit over a failed public school broadband program. Last year, the Idaho Supreme Court agreed that a $60 million state broadband contract was illegal. Otter's office announced a $3.4 million settlement on Thursday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Surplus general funds would continue to be funneled to transportation projects in Idaho for another five years under newly introduced legislation. Rep. Joe Palmer, chairman of the House Transportation and Defense Committee, pitched his so-called surplus eliminator proposal to the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Police say a 61-year-old man suspected in the shooting death of a woman in a northern Idaho hospital parking lot has been found dead. The Spokesman-Review reports someone spotted Steven Denson's vehicle Thursday afternoon along Highway 53 north of Post Falls. Authorities say he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Denson was also accused of assaulting 37-year-old Kelly A. Pease earlier this year. Pease's body was found Wednesday.