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Lori Daybell's mental health is 'extremely complex and fragile,' attorneys say

Lori Daybell's mental health is 'extremely complex and fragile,' attorneys say

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted May 12 - 8:29 p.m.

Lori Vallow Daybell's mental health is "extremely complex and fragile" and if a judge decides to delay her trial, she understands it will give her attorneys more time to prepare her defense.
Boise hospital sues Ammon Bundy, others involved in protests over child welfare case

Boise hospital sues Ammon Bundy, others involved in protests over child welfare case

Ian Max Stevenson and Kevin Fixler, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted May 12 - 10:09 a.m.

St. Luke's Health System has filed a lawsuit against Ammon Bundy, a far-right independent candidate for Idaho governor, and others involved in a slew of protests in March related to a child protective services case — protests that prompted the hospital to go on lockdown.
2 Idaho officers stable as investigation into Thursday officer-involved shooting continues

2 Idaho officers stable as investigation into Thursday officer-involved shooting continues

Kalama Hines, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Updated May 6 - 4:04 p.m.

The East Idaho Critical Incident Task Force and Bannock County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation into a Thursday morning officer-involved shooting.
Idaho man plans to renovate, give away homes in Italy

Idaho man plans to renovate, give away homes in Italy

Silvia Marchetti, CNN  |  Posted May 6 - 10:35 a.m.

There's a place on the Italian island of Sicily where you're increasingly likely to hear an American accent wafting down its narrow streets instead of the local language.
The US housing market is historically overvalued. These cities may see prices drop up to 10%

The US housing market is historically overvalued. These cities may see prices drop up to 10%

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted May 4 - 9:28 p.m.

Economists have predicted that some cities — especially a major one in the West — could see home prices drop up to 10% over the next year or so.
Idaho woman ran over man in a parking lot who she thought she knew, police say

Idaho woman ran over man in a parking lot who she thought she knew, police say

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews  |  Updated May 4 - 4:45 p.m.

A 39-year-old Idaho Falls woman was recently charged with two felonies after allegedly running over a man who she mistook for someone she thought she knew.
Ex-Idaho cops, sheriffs oppose McGeachin's run for governor

Ex-Idaho cops, sheriffs oppose McGeachin's run for governor

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Updated May 3 - 2:01 p.m.

A group of retired Idaho county sheriffs and police say Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin's association with extreme, anti-law enforcement factions has prompted them to oppose her run for governor. The retired officials on Tuesday announced the formation of a political action committee called Defend & Protect Idaho. The group says McGeachin's promotion of intimidation and violence threatens the rule of law. McGeachin is challenging first-term Republican Gov. Brad Little. McGeachin in February delivered a taped speech to the America First Political Action Conference, a white nationalist gathering. She's also posed with members of the Three Percenters antigovernment militia group. McGeachin didn't respond to a phone message seeking comment.  
Idaho man killed in crash day after his brother's funeral

Idaho man killed in crash day after his brother's funeral

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted May 3 - 11:31 a.m.

It had only been 24 hours since Teresa Silerio laid her son to rest when she got the news that another son had just been killed.
Prosecutors seek death penalty against Lori Vallow Daybell, ask judge to hold trials together

Prosecutors seek death penalty against Lori Vallow Daybell, ask judge to hold trials together

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted May 3 - 6:56 a.m.

Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against Lori Vallow Daybell and want her tried with her husband Chad Daybell in January.
Experts: Lawmaker rape case illustrates survivors' trauma

Experts: Lawmaker rape case illustrates survivors' trauma

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Updated April 30 - 7:42 p.m.

Experts say the conviction of a former Idaho lawmaker who raped a legislative intern was a rare victory for prosecutors in a justice system that can be fraught with trauma for assault survivors.
Former Idaho lawmaker found guilty of raping intern

Former Idaho lawmaker found guilty of raping intern

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Updated April 29 - 5:46 p.m.

A former Idaho lawmaker has been convicted of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern after a dramatic trial in which the young woman fled the witness stand during testimony, saying "I can't do this."
Judge denies Daybell dismissal request, reaffirms decision to move trials to Ada County

Judge denies Daybell dismissal request, reaffirms decision to move trials to Ada County

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Updated April 28 - 5:49 p.m.

District Judge Steven Boyce has denied a motion to have a criminal indictment against Chad Daybell dismissed. The judge has also denied a request from prosecutors to have a jury transported from Ada County to Fremont County for the upcoming trials.
'I can't do this': Woman halts testimony in rape trial of former Idaho lawmaker

'I can't do this': Woman halts testimony in rape trial of former Idaho lawmaker

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted April 27 - 8:10 p.m.

A woman who said she was raped by an Idaho lawmaker while serving as a legislative intern fled the witness stand during the rape trial Wednesday. The woman was visibly distressed as she haltingly described the first moments of the assault.
Idaho judge sets date, location for Lori Vallow Daybell trial

Idaho judge sets date, location for Lori Vallow Daybell trial

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Updated April 20 - 4:06 p.m.

Trial dates and the venue has been set for the trial of Lori Vallow Daybell in connection with the deaths of her children and her husband's first wife.
Lori Vallow Daybell remains silent during arraignment, judge enters not guilty plea on her behalf

Lori Vallow Daybell remains silent during arraignment, judge enters not guilty plea on her behalf

Rett Nelson and Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Updated April 19 - 9:25 p.m.

Lori Vallow Daybell was silent during an arraignment Tuesday, and her attorney asked a judge to enter a not guilty plea on her behalf to murder and other charges.
Judge will issue written ruling on Daybell jury decision

Judge will issue written ruling on Daybell jury decision

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 19 - 6:15 p.m.

During a hearing at the Fremont County Courthouse on Tuesday morning, prosecutors in the Chad and Lori Daybell murder case made their arguments about bringing in a jury from Ada County rather than moving the entire trial across the state.
This boy's lemonade stand raised nearly $2,000 for Idaho Humane Society

This boy's lemonade stand raised nearly $2,000 for Idaho Humane Society

Zoe Sottile, CNN  |  Posted April 17 - 2:12 p.m.

A 9-year-old boy's love of cats inspired him to raise almost $2,000 for the Idaho Humane Society.
Pilot killed in Idaho plane crash was 'adventurous, beautiful' woman who 'brightened the room'

Pilot killed in Idaho plane crash was 'adventurous, beautiful' woman who 'brightened the room'

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 14 - 9:02 p.m.

An Idaho family is mourning the loss of their daughter and sister after she was tragically killed in a plane crash Wednesday morning.
Lawsuit over Idaho transgender student-athlete ban likely to proceed

Lawsuit over Idaho transgender student-athlete ban likely to proceed

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Updated April 14 - 6:27 p.m.

A federal lawsuit challenging Idaho's ban on transgender athletes in women's sports will likely move forward after both sides agreed that the woman who sued is again enrolled at Boise State University and competing in school athletics.
Lori Vallow Daybell returns to Idaho jail after being declared competent to stand trial

Lori Vallow Daybell returns to Idaho jail after being declared competent to stand trial

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 14 - 12:41 p.m.

Lori Vallow Daybell is back in an eastern Idaho jail after being released from an Idaho Department of Health and Welfare facility.
Now that she's competent, what's next for Lori Vallow Daybell?

Now that she's competent, what's next for Lori Vallow Daybell?

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 14 - 7:48 a.m.

Lori Vallow Daybell will be making her way back to eastern Idaho in the coming days as proceedings in her murder trial are set to begin.
Pilot killed after plane crashes into Idaho potato processing plant

Pilot killed after plane crashes into Idaho potato processing plant

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 13 - 4:14 p.m.

A pilot is dead after a plane crashed into a potato processing plant Wednesday morning in central Idaho.
'I'm ecstatic': Tylee Ryan's aunt reacts to Idaho judge's competency ruling for Lori Daybell

'I'm ecstatic': Tylee Ryan's aunt reacts to Idaho judge's competency ruling for Lori Daybell

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 13 - 6:57 a.m.

Tylee Ryan's aunt is pleased the case against Lori Vallow Daybell is moving forward after a judge declared her competent for trial.
Idaho Falls police officer 'very relieved' after judge dismisses case against him

Idaho Falls police officer 'very relieved' after judge dismisses case against him

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 12 - 7:42 p.m.

Day two of a trial for an Idaho Falls police officer accused of shooting and killing a man last year took an unexpected turn.
'She is going to have to look at us.' Grandparents preparing to face Lori Vallow Daybell

'She is going to have to look at us.' Grandparents preparing to face Lori Vallow Daybell

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 12 - 7:30 a.m.

JJ Vallow's grandparents are excited, relieved and ready to look Lori Vallow Daybell in the eyes after a judge ruled she is now fit for trial.
Lori Vallow Daybell restored to competency; trial to proceed

Lori Vallow Daybell restored to competency; trial to proceed

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Updated April 11 - 11:30 a.m.

Lori Vallow Daybell has been restored to competency and court proceedings will continue in her murder case.
Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocks new abortion law

Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocks new abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted April 8 - 9:27 p.m.

The Idaho Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a new state law that would ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allow the law to be enforced through lawsuits.
Groups seek to stop gold mine exploratory drilling in Idaho

Groups seek to stop gold mine exploratory drilling in Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted April 8 - 8:50 a.m.

Environmental groups are renewing efforts to stop exploratory drilling by a Canadian mining company hoping to build a gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park.
Wind storm takes down iconic Spud Drive-In screen in eastern Idaho

Wind storm takes down iconic Spud Drive-In screen in eastern Idaho

Jeannette Boner, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted April 5 - 4:35 p.m.

As the winds topped 55 mph Monday night, the force of the storm brought down the iconic Spud Drive-In screen in Driggs, Idaho. The managers of the iconic "Spud" say they will rebuild.
'I can't believe I'm going to die from a trampoline.' Mother hurt protecting daughter during windstorm

'I can't believe I'm going to die from a trampoline.' Mother hurt protecting daughter during windstorm

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 5 - 7:26 a.m.

An Idaho mother is recovering from severe injuries after a 300-pound trampoline slammed into her during a windstorm.
Idaho sheriff accused of threatening church group pleads not guilty; judge denies motion to disqualify attorney

Idaho sheriff accused of threatening church group pleads not guilty; judge denies motion to disqualify attorney

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 1 - 8:44 a.m.

Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland pleaded not guilty to felony charges of aggravated battery and aggravated assault during his District Court arraignment Thursday afternoon.
Friends say final moments of man shot by police aren't reflective of his life

Friends say final moments of man shot by police aren't reflective of his life

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted March 30 - 4:23 p.m.

Friends of a man killed by police following a carjacking over the weekend say his final moments were not reflective of his life, much of which was dedicated to serving his country.
Idaho wants to study the impacts of 'harmful' library books

Idaho wants to study the impacts of 'harmful' library books

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted March 28 - 2:17 p.m.

The Idaho House of Representatives created a working group to study "harmful" materials in libraries and affirmed its commitment to protecting minors from obscenities in a resolution passed on Friday.
Idaho man killed after exchanging shots with Salt Lake police

Idaho man killed after exchanging shots with Salt Lake police

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 12:09 p.m.

Salt Lake police have released the name of a man shot and killed by officers following an armed carjacking on Saturday.
Montana sheriff says hiker killed, grizzly bear suspected

Montana sheriff says hiker killed, grizzly bear suspected

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted March 25 - 8:47 p.m.

A hiker in Montana has been killed in a suspected encounter with a grizzly bear north of Yellowstone National Park.
Prosecutors seek to disqualify attorney for Idaho sheriff accused of threatening youth group

Prosecutors seek to disqualify attorney for Idaho sheriff accused of threatening youth group

Kamala Hines, East Idaho News  |  Posted March 24 - 10:14 p.m.

The Idaho Attorney General's Office claimed in a motion filed Thursday that a conflict of interest that should eliminate the defense attorney in the case against Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland, who is accused of threatening a youth group with a gun in November.
Why Idaho governor says he signed abortion law despite calling it 'unwise'

Why Idaho governor says he signed abortion law despite calling it 'unwise'

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted March 24 - 3:01 p.m.

Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed the Idaho Legislature's Texas-style abortion bill into law, making the Western state the first state to follow in Texas' footsteps to ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.
Vetoes show lack of GOP lockstep on transgender sports bans

Vetoes show lack of GOP lockstep on transgender sports bans

Lindsay Whitehurst And Sam Metz, Associated Press  |  Posted March 24 - 11:57 a.m.

Republican governors in Utah and Indiana rejected legislation to ban transgender players from girls sports. The vetoes show there are some remaining fractures among GOP leaders over how to navigate gender's reemergence as a culture war issue.
Judge doesn't rule on motion to dismiss Chad Daybell case

Judge doesn't rule on motion to dismiss Chad Daybell case

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews  |  Updated March 23 - 6:22 p.m.

No final decision has been made regarding a motion to dismiss the case against Chad Daybell. During a hearing Wednesday morning, District Judge Stephen Boyce declined to issue a ruling pending submission of written briefs from defense and prosecuting attorneys.
Deputies: Idaho mother lit dumpster fires with minor son, gets charged with arson for fence fire

Deputies: Idaho mother lit dumpster fires with minor son, gets charged with arson for fence fire

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted March 23 - 6:01 p.m.

A 39-year-old woman has been charged with felony third-degree arson from a September incident after court documents allege she lit part of a fence on fire at an Idaho business.
Idaho governor signs abortion ban modeled on Texas law

Idaho governor signs abortion ban modeled on Texas law

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Updated March 23 - 4:48 p.m.

Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to enact a law modeled after a Texas statute banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allowing it to be enforced through civil lawsuits to avoid constitutional court challenges.
Grandmother 'relieved' after judge denies request to separate Daybell cases

Grandmother 'relieved' after judge denies request to separate Daybell cases

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted March 21 - 7:09 p.m.

JJ Vallow's grandmother says she's "relieved" after learning the murder trial for Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell will be held together after a judge rejected a request to separate the cases.
Energy grants for US tribes aimed at aiding vast power needs

Energy grants for US tribes aimed at aiding vast power needs

Felicia Fonesca, Associated Press  |  Posted March 21 - 6:24 p.m.

More than a dozen tribal communities around the U.S. will share $9 million in federal grant funding for renewable energy projects, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday.
Group from Utah, Idaho grows effort in Poland to help Ukrainian refugees

Group from Utah, Idaho grows effort in Poland to help Ukrainian refugees

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 21 - 3:33 p.m.

A volunteer group from Utah and Idaho that's helping Ukrainian refugees in Poland said they're bracing for a huge surge in numbers this week.
Idaho man killed in Ukraine was in the country caring for his partner, sister says

Idaho man killed in Ukraine was in the country caring for his partner, sister says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted March 19 - 4:06 p.m.

Idaho resident Jimmy Hill spent the last few weeks of his life in Ukraine doing what his sister, Katya Hill, said he did best: being a peacemaker and working to bring people together.
Utah men helping Ukrainian refugees to safety as family raises money at home

Utah men helping Ukrainian refugees to safety as family raises money at home

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 19 - 11:11 a.m.

Two Utah men are in Poland right now, along with a brother from Idaho, and are doing what they can to help with the fleeing Ukrainian refugees. Back in Utah County, their story is hitting close to home at Freedom Prep Academy in Vineyard, where a Ukrainian Dance Concert is being planned as a fundraiser.
Hearing held over whether to separate Daybell murder cases

Hearing held over whether to separate Daybell murder cases

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted March 18 - 2:17 p.m.

Chad Daybell's attorney argued Friday that his client's murder trial should be held separate from Lori Vallow Daybell's, but prosecutors said having one trial will save money and is more efficient.
Idaho resident among civilians killed in Russian attack in Ukraine

Idaho resident among civilians killed in Russian attack in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted March 18 - 7:22 a.m.

An Idaho resident was killed in a Russian attack on the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, where he was seeking medical treatment for his partner. The death of Jim Hill was reported Thursday by his sister.
Idaho passes Texas-style abortion bill. What does it mean for national abortion debate?

Idaho passes Texas-style abortion bill. What does it mean for national abortion debate?

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated March 15 - 4:47 p.m.

The Western state of Idaho has become the first state to pass a bill modeled after a Texas law that seeks to ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy by allowing potential family members to sue a doctor who performs one.
Idaho House panel approves full-day kindergarten legislation

Idaho House panel approves full-day kindergarten legislation

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted March 14 - 7:59 p.m.

Lawmakers on a House panel have approved legislation to boost reading skills among young students with optional full-day kindergarten.
Idaho activist Ammon Bundy arrested for trespassing in child welfare dispute

Idaho activist Ammon Bundy arrested for trespassing in child welfare dispute

Steve Gorman, Reuters  |  Posted March 13 - 10:18 a.m.

Right-wing activist and Idaho gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy was arrested on Saturday on a trespassing charge for refusing to leave a hospital where an infant was taken into protective custody from his parents in a child-welfare case, police said.
Bill would lift Idaho's hair braiding license requirement

Bill would lift Idaho's hair braiding license requirement

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted March 12 - 5:29 p.m.

Idaho is one of five states that still require cosmetology licenses for professional hair braiding.
'One in a million chance': Sinus infection leads to brain surgery for Idaho teenage boy

'One in a million chance': Sinus infection leads to brain surgery for Idaho teenage boy

Brittni Johnson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted March 11 - 5:15 p.m.

A sophomore at Ririe Junior-Senior High School was fighting for his life after a sinus infection took a turn for the worse.
As competency questions loom, what's next for Lori Vallow Daybell?

As competency questions loom, what's next for Lori Vallow Daybell?

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted March 9 - 7:11 p.m.

An update on whether Lori Vallow Daybell will stand trial on murder charges may be coming soon.
Idaho woman dead after being trampled by livestock

Idaho woman dead after being trampled by livestock

Kalama Hines, East Idaho News  |  Posted March 8 - 10:15 p.m.

A woman has died from injuries sustained when she was trampled by livestock in Idaho on Monday afternoon.
1st-of-its-kind veterinary medicine program coming to Utah

1st-of-its-kind veterinary medicine program coming to Utah

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 8 - 7:07 p.m.

The Utah legislature this year funded the new College of Veterinary Medicine at Utah State University, making it the first program of its kind in the state.
Real estate agents to conservatives living in liberal areas: Try Idaho

Real estate agents to conservatives living in liberal areas: Try Idaho

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press   |  Posted March 7 - 8:21 p.m.

Real estate companies are using ongoing political discord to find homes for conservatives in places like rural Idaho.
What is WOTUS? Supreme Court to review controversial water rule

What is WOTUS? Supreme Court to review controversial water rule

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted March 6 - 7:11 a.m.

A neighborhood lot in Idaho. Farmland in California. Properties in the West are running up against a controversial water rule that the Supreme Court is due to revisit.
Groundbreaking dates announced for temples in Utah, Idaho, California

Groundbreaking dates announced for temples in Utah, Idaho, California

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted March 4 - 12:37 p.m.

Groundbreaking dates for three temples, including the Smithfield Utah Temple, were announced on Friday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.