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Idaho lawmakers search for ways to reduce prison population

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:54pm

Idaho's climbing prison population has a group of lawmakers giving a second look at some recommendations made by policy experts three years ago, including reclassifying some felonies as misdemeanors and increasing efforts to prevent people from going to prison in the first place.

Officials mistake White House invitations for spam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:00pm

Some Idaho officials discarded email invitations to visit the White House because they thought they were spam.

Idaho coroner: 4 people died in 7-vehicle crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:01pm

Authorities say four people are dead after seven vehicles collided in a chain reaction crash near Boise on Saturday.

Sheriff: Suspect in Idaho triple killing is probably dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:15am

The only suspect in the killing of two women and a 14-year-old girl last year in Idaho will likely never be brought to justice because he's probably dead, a sheriff said.

Park superintendent shuffle shouldn't slow bison quarantine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:04pm

Officials say the impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn't disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison.

Bumblebee blues: Pacific Northwest pollinator in trouble

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:22am

Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific Northwest seeking a better understanding about nearly 30 bumblebee species.

Deer with leash on neck found dead in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:18am

Officials in eastern Idaho are investigating after finding a young male deer dead with a leash around its neck.

Eastern Idaho man found dead at ATV crash site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:26am

Eastern Idaho authorities say a 50-year-old man was found dead at the scene of an ATV crash.

Fire in the Sky Airshow in Idaho promises adventure and fun

Becky Wright, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 15th - 3:15pm

Legacy Flight Museum is hosting a free airshow Saturday.

Idaho Democrat exits tech job to campaign full-time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 1:09pm

Idaho's Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor has announced she will step down from her tech job to campaign full-time.

Idaho trucker accused of dumping saltwater in North Dakota

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:32pm

An Idaho truck driver is accused of illegally dumping saltwater in the North Dakota oil patch.

Idaho Supreme Court asked to delay water battle arguments

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:10pm

The Idaho Supreme Court has been asked to postpone arguments surrounding a lengthy water battle after parties on both sides of the case say they are close to a settlement.

2nd body found after SUV with 6 hunters crashes into Idaho river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:46am

Idaho authorities say a second body has been recovered after a vehicle carrying six hunters crashed into a fast-moving river last month.

Idaho hunters can apply for grizzly bear hunting tag

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:39am

Idaho resident hunters can now apply for the state's one grizzly bear hunting tag.

Central Idaho county to enforce cellphone driving ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:27am

Central Idaho authorities in Blaine County say a county ordinance approved in 2016 making it illegal to use a hand-held device while driving will be enforced starting this summer.

Idaho nuclear research lab looking to downsize workforce

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:23am

Officials at an eastern Idaho nuclear research lab say they want to eliminate 99 employees and hope they will take a voluntary separation agreement.

Southwestern Idaho woman gets 5 years for beating son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 2:22pm

A southwestern Idaho woman who beat her 9-year-old son with a wooden spoon until it broke and grabbed his throat until he lost consciousness has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Cow escapes stockyard, travels through N. Idaho city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 1:49pm

A cow that escaped from a stockyard traveled about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) through a northern Idaho town before being captured.

Body of missing man recovered from river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 10:02am

Authorities say the body of an Oregon man has been recovered from an Idaho river.

BLM releases 26 wild horses in Idaho following 2015 fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 8:58am

The Bureau of Land Management has released 26 wild horses into the Sands Basin Herd Management Area in southwestern Idaho.