IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in eastern Idaho say a sheriff’s deputy was hit and killed by another deputy when both were responding to a crash early Monday morning. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office said in a prepared statement that the accident happened when the deputies were responding to the scene of a rollover vehicle crash before sunrise on Monday. The first deputies at the scene were trying to talk to a woman who was involved in the initial crash when another deputy arrived in his vehicle, striking one of the deputies in the group. The deputy who was struck died of his injuries a short time later. The Idaho State Police is investigating.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little says self-employed Idaho residents can tap into the $300 million in grant money the state has set aside to help small businesses financially harmed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor announced Monday the expansion of who can get the grant money that's from the $1.25 billion it received in federal funding. Those seeking the $7,500 grants must earn at least 50% of their income from self-employed work. About 2,600 businesses with up to 19 employees applied for grants of $10,000 last week, and businesses with up to 50 employees are applying this week.
COUGAR, Wash. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak disrupted what had been big plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state. The peak in the Cascade Mountain Range blew its top on May 18, 1980, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top of the mountain and raining volcanic ash around for hundreds of miles. But there will be no public observances at the volcano on Monday. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the main highway into the national volcanic monument is closed due to COVID-19 and the multiple visitor centers and museums that had planned remembrances are also shuttered.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman has been charged with murder in connection with the death of her infant son. Paramedics were called to a home in Meridian last week for a 2 month-old boy who was unresponsive and later died of his injuries. Twenty-six-year-old Danielle Radue of Meridian was charged with first-degree murder on Friday. She has not yet had a chance to enter a plea and her attorney could not be immediately reached for comment. Police did not release the child’s name nor any details about his injuries.
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