CHILD KILLED-NEW HEARING
Idaho court OKs new hearing for woman serving life sentence
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing a 2-year-old child will get a hearing that could lead to a new trial. The Idaho Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a lower court wrongly rejected Katherine Stanfield’s request for post-conviction relief based on ineffective assistance from her attorney.
Man’s cat found after 2 months at Oregon rest area
(Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.com)
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A man has been reunited with his cat more than two months after she slipped out of his car at an eastern Oregon rest area. The East Oregonian reports Antonio Martinez stopped at the Deadman Pass rest area east of Pendleton during his move from Texas to Beaverton. He says that’s when his tabby cat Korra slipped out. Last week, a motorist headed home to Aberdeen, Washington, stopped at the rest area and spotted Korra. Robert Holt says he used a ham sandwich to lure the feline into his car.
Idaho man gets 15 years in prison for sending hoax threats
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Idaho man convicted of felony terrorism almost nine months after he was arrested for making fake bomb threats in Nampa. Prosecutors say the 22-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, with three years to be served before being eligible for parole. Prosecutors say additional charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal. Authorities say he was arrested after the Nampa Police received social media messages warning them of multiple bombs.
Idaho governor seeks tribal water quality data for review
(Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com)
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s governor has called for a third-party assessment of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s water quality as the tribe that owns a third of the lake backs out of a joint monitoring project. The Coeur d’Alene Press reported Republican Gov. Brad Little wrote to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe requesting data from the tribe and the state Department of Environmental Quality compiled since 1996 when the tribe and state began collaborating to track toxins and produce plans to reduce pollutants.
PLANE CRASH-SOUTH DAKOTA
Survivors from South Dakota plane crash in stable condition
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A family representative says that the three survivors from a plane crash in South Dakota are in stable condition at a hospital. The Saturday plane crash killed nine members of an extended Idaho family. The three survivors are recovering at a hospital in Sioux Falls. The family was returning from an annual pheasant-hunting trip near Chamberlain, South Dakota, when the plane crashed during a winter storm warning.
Lighting ceremony in Boise delayed after evergreen topples
(Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Boise has been delayed because the tree fell over. The Idaho Statesman reports that the 45-year-old evergreen toppled sometime Thursday night. The ceremony, which brings a crowd to the Grove in Downtown Boise every year, had been set for Friday night. The Downtown Boise Association says it will reschedule the event
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