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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have identified all three murder victims found outside an Idaho farmhouse in June and investigators are still searching for the 60-year-old Utah man suspected of killing them. Gerald Michael Bullinger hasn't been seen for weeks, but Idaho's Canyon County Sheriff Kiernan Donahue says investigators are casting a wide net for the pilot and outfitter. The bodies of his wife, Cheryl Baker, Nadja Medley and Medley's 14-year-old daughter Payton were found hidden in a shed in June.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with Idaho's welfare agency say six employees have lost their jobs at a treatment center for people with severe disabilities after an investigation concluded some staffers physically and psychologically abused g residents. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced Tuesday two employees abused people at unit of the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa. The department says four others knew about the abuse and did not report it, which is considered neglect.
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A 17-year-old Idaho boy hospitalized after his brother died trying to save him from drowning in a river has also died. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 17-year-old Isaac Grasser was on life support for three days last week but died Friday. He struggled and panicked in the Pend Oreille River Aug. 1 and his 11-year-old brother Michael tried to rescue him after their mother tried to get help.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials warned Monday that if California sea lions continue feeding below Willamette Falls, they could push winter steelhead trout to the brink of extinction. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the state Department of Fish and Wildlife highlighted the threat in a population feasibility study. Without federal intervention, they said, there's an 89 percent probability that least one population of the iconic fish species will go extinct in the near future.
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