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'She's been really brave': Idaho teen miraculously survives rollover crash

'She's been really brave': Idaho teen miraculously survives rollover crash

Brittni Johnson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 27 - 8:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 16-year-old Idaho girl is home recovering after being in a car crash that left her with several injuries, including a broken neck.
73-year-old survives five days in the wilderness after raft flips on Idaho river

73-year-old survives five days in the wilderness after raft flips on Idaho river

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 27 - 7:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

A 73-year-old man endured five days in the wilderness after his raft fell apart on the Salmon River in Idaho.
How much an Idaho attorney has to pay after filing a 'frivolous pleading' in Daybell case

How much an Idaho attorney has to pay after filing a 'frivolous pleading' in Daybell case

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 24 - 9:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

A judge has issued an order imposing sanctions on an Idaho attorney who filed an error-filled motion asking to intervene in the murder case of Chad Daybell.
Mexican Consulate to help families of deceased after crash that killed 6 in Idaho Falls

Mexican Consulate to help families of deceased after crash that killed 6 in Idaho Falls

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 23 - 9:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Mexican Consulate in Boise has announced it will be assisting the families of the deceased after a two-vehicle fatal crash last weekend in Idaho.
Some Idaho callers not able to reach 911 when using Verizon, AT&T

Some Idaho callers not able to reach 911 when using Verizon, AT&T

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 23 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some AT&T and Verizon customers in Idaho are reporting that their 911 calls are not going through.
Biden is poised to pick up more delegates in Idaho's Democratic caucuses

Biden is poised to pick up more delegates in Idaho's Democratic caucuses

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 3:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Idaho Democrats are caucusing across the state to select their nominee for the White House, giving President Joe Biden more delegates after he already clinched his party's 2024 nomination.
Chad Daybell says he will not testify in murder trial

Chad Daybell says he will not testify in murder trial

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 23 - 2:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

The defense has rested in the Chad Daybell murder trial without him testifying. A former co-worker of his son testified of a conflicting story about the day Tammy Daybell died.
Elderly woman tells dispatcher she is handcuffed, home invader dead in 911 call

Elderly woman tells dispatcher she is handcuffed, home invader dead in 911 call

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 22 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The audio recording of a 911 call reveals more details about a home invasion that led to the death of the gunman who threatened handcuffed the homeowner.
Defense 'prepared to rest' in Chad Daybell murder trial; 3 rebuttal witnesses expected

Defense 'prepared to rest' in Chad Daybell murder trial; 3 rebuttal witnesses expected

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 22 - 4:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's defense called two witnesses Wednesday, outlining the lack of location data from devices that could place Daybell on his property during the days after two children were killed.
'No scientific evidence' Tammy Daybell died of homicide, defense pathologist says

'No scientific evidence' Tammy Daybell died of homicide, defense pathologist says

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 21 - 2:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dr. Kathy Raven, a forensic pathologist from California, contradicted autopsy results Tuesday that show Tammy Daybell died of asphyxiation, and that her cause of death was homicide.
Coroner identifies 6 men killed in crash on Idaho highway

Coroner identifies 6 men killed in crash on Idaho highway

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 20 - 10:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

The names of the six people who died in a major crash Saturday morning have been released.
Chad Daybell children say their mother was tired, suffered 'fainting spells' before she died

Chad Daybell children say their mother was tired, suffered 'fainting spells' before she died

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 20 - 4:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's children took the stand as the defense in the Daybell murder trial began presenting its case Monday.
6 people killed, 10 injured in Idaho when pickup crashed into passenger van

6 people killed, 10 injured in Idaho when pickup crashed into passenger van

Associated Press  |  Posted May 19 - 4:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Six people were killed and 10 others injured early Saturday morning when a pickup crashed into a passenger van in Idaho.
Catching river giants on Idaho's Snake River

Catching river giants on Idaho's Snake River

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Idaho is home to white sturgeon, North America's largest freshwater fish species. Exceeding 10 feet in length, they're true river giants.
Utah man gets prison for causing DUI crash that killed 5-year-old

Utah man gets prison for causing DUI crash that killed 5-year-old

Kalama Hines, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man who killed one and injured others in a crash while driving under the influence has been ordered to serve a 15-year prison sentence.
One-of-a-kind NASA jet donated to Idaho State University

One-of-a-kind NASA jet donated to Idaho State University

Logan Ramsey, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 16 - 9:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

A NASA jet that served as the first and largest flying science laboratory for 37 years landed at its new home in Idaho on Wednesday.
Judge says error on indictment for JJ's murder not grounds for acquittal of murder charge

Judge says error on indictment for JJ's murder not grounds for acquittal of murder charge

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 16 - 6:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Judge Steven Boyce on Thursday heard arguments about a critical error in the indictment for JJ Vallow's murder but ultimately denied a defense motion to acquit Chad Daybell on that charge.
Man pleads guilty to killing Dylan Rounds; mom says he was 'mad' about where Rounds parked

Man pleads guilty to killing Dylan Rounds; mom says he was 'mad' about where Rounds parked

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 15 - 10:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

James Brenner pleaded guilty to the murder of Dylan Rounds in a plea deal that changes the aggravated murder charge to murder in exchange for him helping officers find the body.
Jailhouse phone call: Daybells thought there was a '3% chance there would be trouble'

Jailhouse phone call: Daybells thought there was a '3% chance there would be trouble'

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 15 - 6:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

The jury listened to excerpts from a jail phone call between Chad and Lori Daybell where Chad Daybell claims to convey a message from her brother who had died, a detective testified.
Doctor: Tammy Daybell's bruises were inflicted just before or after death, possibly by 2 people

Doctor: Tammy Daybell's bruises were inflicted just before or after death, possibly by 2 people

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 14 - 4:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Prosecutors presented testimony about Tammy Daybell's autopsy and the locations of Alex Cox's phone on the days JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan disappeared.
Introducing the world's tastiest ice cream cone

Introducing the world's tastiest ice cream cone

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted May 13 - 5:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

When Jeremy Carlson served a mission in the Czech Republic, he discovered a little cone-shaped pastry sold along the roadside the locals called trdelnik.
Tylee's best friend, investigators who examined her remains testify in Chad Daybell murder trial

Tylee's best friend, investigators who examined her remains testify in Chad Daybell murder trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 13 - 3:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors in the Chad Daybell murder trial heard testimony Monday from victim Tylee Ryan's best friend and from investigators who testified about marks found on Tylee's bones.
Chad Daybell said dead wife appeared to him, told him to move on, sister-in-law testifies

Chad Daybell said dead wife appeared to him, told him to move on, sister-in-law testifies

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 10 - 3:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors heard testimony from Tammy Daybell's relatives and the deputy coroner during Chad Daybell's trial on Friday.
Police found missing children's debit card, iPad with Daybells in Hawaii, sergeant says

Police found missing children's debit card, iPad with Daybells in Hawaii, sergeant says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 9 - 4:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's murder trial continues Thursday in Boise. He is charged with killing his wife and Lori Daybell's two children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan.
Doctor shows emotional jurors photos of children's autopsies in Chad Daybell murder trial

Doctor shows emotional jurors photos of children's autopsies in Chad Daybell murder trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 8 - 3:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's murder trial continued Wednesday in Boise with more testimony from the doctor who performed autopsies on JJ and Tylee's bodies.
Widow describes fringe religious teachings from Chad and Lori Daybell surrounding 3 deaths

Widow describes fringe religious teachings from Chad and Lori Daybell surrounding 3 deaths

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 7 - 4:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Seventeen jurors in Chad Daybell's murder trial are hearing more from prosecution witnesses, including Zulema Pastenes the wife of Alex Cox, on Tuesday, the 18th day of testimony.
Prosecutors won't charge man who yelled racial epithets at Utah basketball team

Prosecutors won't charge man who yelled racial epithets at Utah basketball team

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted May 7 - 3:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Coeur d'Alene prosecutors have declined to charge an 18-year-old high school student who confessed to yelling racial epithets at the University of Utah women's basketball team.
Lori Daybell's niece testifies about zombies, castings at Chad Daybell's murder trial

Lori Daybell's niece testifies about zombies, castings at Chad Daybell's murder trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 6 - 4:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors heard testimony on Monday from Melani Pawlowski and her husband, Ian Pawlowski, about the influence Chad Daybell had over their small religious group.
Family of Dylan Rounds announces nonprofit in his memory

Family of Dylan Rounds announces nonprofit in his memory

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 6 - 10:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

The family of an Idaho resident whose body was found in Utah has created a nonprofit to be a beacon of hope and support for families who suffer the loss of a loved one.
As the US moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, could more states legalize it?

As the US moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, could more states legalize it?

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted May 4 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A federal proposal to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug has raised the hopes of some pot backers that more states will embrace cannabis. A total of 24 states already have legalized recreational marijuana for adults and an additional 14 states allow it for medical use.
Charm, shovel, pick from Chad Daybell's property shown to jurors

Charm, shovel, pick from Chad Daybell's property shown to jurors

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 3 - 2:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

A detective and an FBI agent testified Friday about searching for Lori Daybell's two missing children, including searches at Chad Daybell's backyard where their bodies were found.
'This case is turning into a hamster wheel': Family of slain Idaho student frustrated at pace of murder trial

'This case is turning into a hamster wheel': Family of slain Idaho student frustrated at pace of murder trial

Jim Sciutto, Eric Levenson and Jean Casarez, CNN  |  Posted May 3 - 11:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

The family of slain University of Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves on Thursday expressed their frustration at the pace of the murder trial for Bryan Kohberger, the man accused of killing their daughter and three other students.
Idaho woman whose son died fighting in Ukraine travels to nation, shares healing experience

Idaho woman whose son died fighting in Ukraine travels to nation, shares healing experience

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 3 - 8:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho mother who lost her son in 2022 after he fought in Ukraine recently returned from a trip to Ukraine and said it was healing to walk the streets her son did and serve the people.
JJ Vallow's grandma, Chad Daybell's mother and sister-in-law all testify in murder trial Thursday

JJ Vallow's grandma, Chad Daybell's mother and sister-in-law all testify in murder trial Thursday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 2 - 1:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors in the Chad Daybell murder trial heard testimony on Thursday from JJ Vallow's grandmother, Kay Woodcock. Daybell is accused of murdering his wife and his new wife's two children.
'She didn't like me': Friends testify about Chad Daybell's comments about missing girl

'She didn't like me': Friends testify about Chad Daybell's comments about missing girl

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 1 - 4:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

The man who performed the autopsy on Tammy Daybell showed jurors photos of the procedure and spoke about what he saw that made him conclude she died by homicide.
Key testimony so far from witnesses in Chad Daybell trial

Key testimony so far from witnesses in Chad Daybell trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 30 - 5:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here is a summary of some of the testimony from prosecution witnesses during the first 13 days of Chad Daybell's murder trial in Boise.
Idaho Falls man kicks Yellowstone bison and goes to jail, say park officials

Idaho Falls man kicks Yellowstone bison and goes to jail, say park officials

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted April 29 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho man got drunk, kicked a bison, got hurt and went to jail, Yellowstone Park officials said.
FBI agent uses phone data to show where Chad Daybell was when JJ and Tylee disappeared

FBI agent uses phone data to show where Chad Daybell was when JJ and Tylee disappeared

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 29 - 2:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

An FBI agent testified Monday about phone data from the days when two children were believed to have been killed. Other relatives testified about his demeanor at his wife's funeral.
Family, friends gather for celebration of life of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow

Family, friends gather for celebration of life of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 27 - 8:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

A celebration of life was held in Idaho on Saturday afternoon for Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow — the two children killed in the Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell murder cases.
'Something wasn't sitting well': Funeral director expressed concerns about Tammy Daybell's death

'Something wasn't sitting well': Funeral director expressed concerns about Tammy Daybell's death

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 26 - 1:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors heard testimony from friends of the Daybell family on Friday during the trial for Chad Daybell, who is accused of murdering his wife and his future wife's two children.
Daybell assigned many 'light' or 'dark' ratings and discussed them with family, officer testified

Daybell assigned many 'light' or 'dark' ratings and discussed them with family, officer testified

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 25 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

An investigator testified Thursday in Chad Daybell's murder trial about how Daybell would assign multiple people "light" and "dark" ratings, depending on what level of evil he believed a person had.
Coroner describes why she changed Tammy Daybell's cause of death to homicide

Coroner describes why she changed Tammy Daybell's cause of death to homicide

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 24 - 4:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Testimony in the death penalty trial against Chad Daybell on Wednesday focused on Tammy Daybell's death and autopsy.
New details on how elderly Idaho woman outgunned home intruder during deadly standoff

New details on how elderly Idaho woman outgunned home intruder during deadly standoff

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted April 24 - 2:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

To many of her neighbors, 85-year-old Christine Jenneiahn is known for her friendly and welcoming demeanor. She's the kind of person known for dropping off cookies to local law enforcement.
Supreme Court appears skeptical that state abortion bans conflict with federal health care law

Supreme Court appears skeptical that state abortion bans conflict with federal health care law

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Updated April 24 - 11:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

Conservative Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Wednesday that state abortion bans taking effect after their sweeping ruling overturning Roe v. Wade violate federal health care law, though some also questioned the impact on emergency pregnancy care.
Idaho filmmaker, 'Studio C' alum, takes on new movie playing in theaters nationwide

Idaho filmmaker, 'Studio C' alum, takes on new movie playing in theaters nationwide

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted April 24 - 8:44 a.m.  |  Save Story

A filmmaker and actor with ties in Utah and Idaho is featured in a new movie playing nationwide.
Ex-husband of Lori Daybell's niece testifies about an attempt to kill him, identifying JJ's body

Ex-husband of Lori Daybell's niece testifies about an attempt to kill him, identifying JJ's body

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 23 - 4:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

As Chad Daybell's jury trial continued into its ninth day, jurors heard testimony from the ex-husband of Lori Daybell's niece, Brandon Boudreaux, and the police officers who responded to the attempted shooting and eventual death of Tammy Daybell.
Judge OKs phone surveys of jury pool for man charged in 4 University of Idaho student deaths

Judge OKs phone surveys of jury pool for man charged in 4 University of Idaho student deaths

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted April 22 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A judge says defense attorneys for a man charged in the deaths of four University of Idaho students can resume phone surveys of potential jurors in the case.
'Angels are angry': FBI agent describes 'manipulating' texts between Lori and Chad Daybell

'Angels are angry': FBI agent describes 'manipulating' texts between Lori and Chad Daybell

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 22 - 3:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors in the Chad Daybell murder trial heard testimony Monday from Lori Daybell's son, from the husband of her best friend, and from an FBI agent who analyzed text messages.
Idaho group says it is exploring a ballot initiative for abortion rights and reproductive care

Idaho group says it is exploring a ballot initiative for abortion rights and reproductive care

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted April 22 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

A new Idaho organization says it will ask voters to restore abortion access and other reproductive health care rights in the state after lawmakers let a second legislative session end without modifying the strict abortion bans.
Mountain lion caught falling from tree after being tranquilized in Pocatello

Mountain lion caught falling from tree after being tranquilized in Pocatello

Logan Ramsey, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted April 21 - 10:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

A mountain lion was captured by local authorities Thursday after being tranquilized in a tree in a Pocatello neighborhood.
Suspect in killing of Idaho sheriff's deputy fatally shot by police, authorities say

Suspect in killing of Idaho sheriff's deputy fatally shot by police, authorities say

Associated Press  |  Posted April 21 - 5:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Authorities say an Idaho sheriff's deputy is dead after being shot by a driver during a traffic stop in Boise.
Judge sanctions attorney who filed last minute, error-filled motion to have Daybell case delayed

Judge sanctions attorney who filed last minute, error-filled motion to have Daybell case delayed

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted April 20 - 11:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

Judge Steven Boyce sanctioned a Mountain Home lawyer for filing a late-night error-filled motion asking to intervene in the murder case of Chad Daybell.
Texts show Chad and Lori Daybell's relationship days after her husband's death

Texts show Chad and Lori Daybell's relationship days after her husband's death

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 19 - 1:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors for Chad Daybell's trial heard testimony on Friday about Lori Daybell's texts from an FBI agent, along with the end of testimony from Lori Daybell's friend, Melanie Gibb.
Chad and Lori Daybell used 'castings' to pray for spouses' deaths, ex-friend testifies

Chad and Lori Daybell used 'castings' to pray for spouses' deaths, ex-friend testifies

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 18 - 5:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

An ex-friend of Lori Daybell testified Thursday that Chad and Lori Daybell prayed for evil spirits to leave their spouses, which if successful would mean the person would die.
Expert will testify Bryan Kohberger's cellphone was outside Moscow on night of Idaho murders

Expert will testify Bryan Kohberger's cellphone was outside Moscow on night of Idaho murders

Taylor Romine, CNN  |  Posted April 18 - 6:40 a.m.  |  Save Story

Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, was out driving west of Moscow, Idaho, the night of the slayings, his attorney says.
Lori Daybell emptied daughter's bank account right after girl was last seen alive, officer says

Lori Daybell emptied daughter's bank account right after girl was last seen alive, officer says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 17 - 4:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

A detective testified Wednesday in the Chad Daybell murder trial that Daybell's wife emptied her daughter's bank account shortly after the girl was last seen alive and months before her body was discovered.
'Permanent change is coming': Jurors hear about Chad Daybell's text messages

'Permanent change is coming': Jurors hear about Chad Daybell's text messages

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 16 - 5:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Prosecutors said Tuesday that Chad Daybell's Google searches and texts from 2019 show a belief that his then-wife and Lori Vallow Daybell's then-husband would not be around for long.
Celebration of life planned for JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan in eastern Idaho

Celebration of life planned for JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan in eastern Idaho

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted April 15 - 9:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

The public is invited to a celebration of life in honor of Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan later this month.
US Supreme Court lets Idaho enforce ban on transgender-related treatment for minors

US Supreme Court lets Idaho enforce ban on transgender-related treatment for minors

Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Updated April 15 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a Republican-backed law in Idaho that criminalizes transgender-related treatment for minors broadly take effect after a federal judge blocked it as unconstitutional.