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Prosecutor responds to 'inappropriate,' 'absurd' requests of Lori Daybell's attorney

Prosecutor responds to 'inappropriate,' 'absurd' requests of Lori Daybell's attorney

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 17 - 9:32 a.m.

Special Prosecutor Rob Wood says a recent motion filed by Lori Vallow Daybell's attorney is "inappropriate" and "absurd."
Attorney makes long list of requests before Lori Daybell is moved to mental health facility

Attorney makes long list of requests before Lori Daybell is moved to mental health facility

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 15 - 8:04 a.m.

Lori Vallow Daybell's defense attorney Mark Means has a lengthy list of requests after a judge committed her to the Department of Health and Welfare last week.
Yellowstone National Park unveils automated electric cars

Yellowstone National Park unveils automated electric cars

The Associated Press  |  Updated June 11 - 2:36 p.m.

Park officials have launched the first tests of electric vehicles in Yellowstone National Park that are capable of operating without drivers.
Chad Daybell pleads not guilty to murder; Lori Daybell heads to psychiatric facility

Chad Daybell pleads not guilty to murder; Lori Daybell heads to psychiatric facility

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Updated June 9 - 1:28 p.m.

Chad Daybell pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder and conspiracy in the deaths and disappearance of his wife Lori Vallow Daybell's children, and in the death of his former wife, Tammy Daybell.
Idaho man gets life in prison in cold-case murder

Idaho man gets life in prison in cold-case murder

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 7:01 a.m.

Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho home a quarter-century ago and an innocent man wrongly served 20 years in prison for the crime. On Tuesday, the man authorities have said is the real killer was sentenced to life in prison.
Prosecutor no longer disputes competency of Lori Vallow Daybell

Prosecutor no longer disputes competency of Lori Vallow Daybell

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 7 - 6:02 p.m.

The prosecutor in the Lori Vallow Daybell case no longer contests the findings of a psychologist who believes Daybell is not competent for court proceedings.
States rebound from bleak forecasts to pass record budgets; Utah among states with top gains

States rebound from bleak forecasts to pass record budgets; Utah among states with top gains

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted June 6 - 2:26 p.m.

Just a year ago, the financial future looked bleak for state governments as governors and lawmakers scrambled to cut spending amid the coronavirus recession that was projected to pummel revenue.
NFL quarterback, former BYU star Taysom Hill answers 7 Questions with EastIdahoNews.com

NFL quarterback, former BYU star Taysom Hill answers 7 Questions with EastIdahoNews.com

Emmy Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 3 - 7:52 p.m.

Today I'm speaking with NFL quarterback Taysom Hill. He plays for the New Orleans Saints, was raised in Pocatello and attended BYU in Provo. Taysom and his wife, Emily, have a little boy named Beau.
Utah resident launches third fitness product and it's a massive success on Kickstarter

Utah resident launches third fitness product and it's a massive success on Kickstarter

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted June 3 - 11:02 a.m.

First there was CrossGrips. Then RYZE-UPS. Now there's HYPERBELL and, by the looks of a Kickstarter campaign, the three-in-one dumbbell converter is a massive success.
Forget swarms of cicadas. Millions of Mormon crickets are marching in the Idaho desert

Forget swarms of cicadas. Millions of Mormon crickets are marching in the Idaho desert

Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted June 2 - 2:58 p.m.

Idaho won't see any cicada swarms, but a Boise woman's recent videos showing a different insect infestation have drawn a lot of interest.
A psychologist says Lori Vallow Daybell is not competent. What happens now?

A psychologist says Lori Vallow Daybell is not competent. What happens now?

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 1 - 5:20 p.m.

Although a psychologist has said Lori Vallow Daybell is not competent for trial right now, a judge still needs to legally declare it, and a pause in court proceedings could only be temporary.
Daybell attorney withdraws subpoena against EastIdahoNews.com reporter

Daybell attorney withdraws subpoena against EastIdahoNews.com reporter

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 31 - 11:15 a.m.

A subpoena filed against EastIdahoNews.com reporter Nate Eaton has been withdrawn by John Prior, the defense attorney representing Chad Daybell.
Aunt of slain Idaho child: Daybells' indictment is 'day we've been waiting for'

Aunt of slain Idaho child: Daybells' indictment is 'day we've been waiting for'

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 30 - 5:19 p.m.

The aunt of Tylee Ryan said hearing Chad and Lori Daybell had been indicted on murder charges was the moment a lot of people have been waiting for.
Hiker injured by grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park

Hiker injured by grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted May 29 - 8:16 p.m.

A visitor to Yellowstone National Park received injuries from a grizzly bear while hiking alone Friday.
Idaho governor nixes mask-mandate ban lieutenant governor issued while he was out of state

Idaho governor nixes mask-mandate ban lieutenant governor issued while he was out of state

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28 - 4:39 p.m.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday issued an executive order repealing a 24-hour-old mask-mandate prohibition put in place while he was out of the state by the lieutenant governor, describing her actions as a tyrannical abuse of power and an "irresponsible, self-serving political stunt."
Evaluation finds Lori Daybell not competent as Arizona police seek charge in her ex-husband's death

Evaluation finds Lori Daybell not competent as Arizona police seek charge in her ex-husband's death

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Updated May 27 - 3:19 p.m.

A judge in Idaho has paused a criminal case against Lori Vallow Daybell after an evaluation found that she is not competent to face charges tied to the disappearance of her two children.
New wolf killing laws trigger push to revive US protections

New wolf killing laws trigger push to revive US protections

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26 - 8:30 p.m.

Wildlife advocates petitioned the Biden administration on Wednesday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across all or portions of at least six states — Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon and a small area of northern Utah.
Chad and Lori Daybell appear in court to face murder charges

Chad and Lori Daybell appear in court to face murder charges

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Updated May 26 - 1:09 p.m.

The investigation into deaths of Lori Vallow Daybell's two children and Chad Daybell's former wife have delved into the couple's reported doomsday beliefs. Both appeared in court Wednesday.
Chad Daybell, Lori Vallow Daybell indicted on murder charges

Chad Daybell, Lori Vallow Daybell indicted on murder charges

Jacob Klopfenstein and Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Updated May 25 - 10:43 p.m.

A grand jury has indicted Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow Daybell on murder charges in connection with the deaths of Lori's two children and Chad's former wife, Tammy Daybell.
'I knew my life was over': Idaho woman gets life in prison for murdering husband with medicine

'I knew my life was over': Idaho woman gets life in prison for murdering husband with medicine

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 24 - 10:02 p.m.

An Idaho woman who killed her husband with an over-the-counter medication as an embezzlement scheme unraveled will likely spend the rest of her life behind bars.
Judge declares Lori Vallow Daybell indigent

Judge declares Lori Vallow Daybell indigent

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 22 - 12:09 p.m.

In Idaho's court system people are sometimes declared indigent when seeking a public defender, but this does not seem to be in the case for Daybell.
Idaho suspect falls from Subway restaurant ceiling with stolen deli meat, police say

Idaho suspect falls from Subway restaurant ceiling with stolen deli meat, police say

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 20 - 8:01 p.m.

Police say a theft suspect in Idaho Falls fell through the ceiling tiles of a local restaurant Tuesday evening while running from officers.
Handful of Oregon counties vote to consider move into Idaho

Handful of Oregon counties vote to consider move into Idaho

Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 8:22 a.m.

Five eastern Oregon counties voted Tuesday in support of considering becoming part of Idaho. The chances of those counties joining Idaho are slim.
Rigby teacher breaks her silence about shooting: 'After I got the gun, I just pulled her into a hug'

Rigby teacher breaks her silence about shooting: 'After I got the gun, I just pulled her into a hug'

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted May 19 - 12:50 p.m.

A Rigby Middle School math teacher who disarmed a student with a gun spoke publicly about the incident for the first time during an interview with Good Morning America Wednesday.
COVID-19 pet boom has veterinarians backlogged, burned out

COVID-19 pet boom has veterinarians backlogged, burned out

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15 - 6:09 p.m.

Veterinarians across the country have extended hours, hired additional staff and refused to take new patients, and they still can't keep up with the COVID-19 pet boom.
Idaho man killed, Utahn injured by falling ice in Alaska national park

Idaho man killed, Utahn injured by falling ice in Alaska national park

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15 - 9:25 a.m.

A climber was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by a falling block of glacier ice in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, an official said Friday.
Defense subpoena targets Idaho journalist in criminal case for Lori, Chad Daybell

Defense subpoena targets Idaho journalist in criminal case for Lori, Chad Daybell

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Updated May 13 - 6:28 p.m.

A defense subpoena seeks to have Idaho journalist Nate Eaton testify as a witness in the Chad Daybell case.
Mining ban considered to protect bird species in US West

Mining ban considered to protect bird species in US West

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 12 - 8:00 p.m.

The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the greater sage grouse.
Teacher, custodian hailed as heroes after Idaho school shooting injures 3

Teacher, custodian hailed as heroes after Idaho school shooting injures 3

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted May 7 - 8:36 p.m.

Rigby and surrounding communities rallied together in support of three people who were shot. They also credited a teacher and a custodian with saving students' lives during a shooting at Rigby Middle School.
'The Lord wanted him alive': Former NFL player saves man in fiery train crash

'The Lord wanted him alive': Former NFL player saves man in fiery train crash

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted May 7 - 2:35 p.m.

Brandon Bair recalls every detail of a routine Thursday night that led to him saving the life of 25-year-old Steven Jenson seconds before Jenson could have burned to death.
Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks to resume bus operations

Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks to resume bus operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 7 - 12:14 p.m.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have resumed large group tours with safety measures intended to limit the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks and being tested with 72 hours before the trip or showing proof of vaccination.
School shooter could face attempted murder charges; doctor says condition of victims is an 'absolute blessing'

School shooter could face attempted murder charges; doctor says condition of victims is an 'absolute blessing'

Nate Sutherland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Updated May 6 - 6:31 p.m.

It is an "absolute blessing" that two students and a custodian were not more seriously injured or killed after being shot Thursday morning at Rigby Middle School, a doctor says.
Booms in Idaho, Utah buck the curve of slowing US growth

Booms in Idaho, Utah buck the curve of slowing US growth

Lindsay Whitehurst and Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 2 - 1:27 p.m.

Two Western states known for their rugged landscapes are bucking the trend of sluggish U.S. population growth, though different forces are powering population booms in Utah and Idaho.
DNA testing conducted on possible blood, Chad Daybell's tools, court documents reveal

DNA testing conducted on possible blood, Chad Daybell's tools, court documents reveal

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 29 - 8:40 a.m.

Law enforcement conducted DNA testing on tools seized from Chad Daybell's property and a possible blood sample found at an apartment.
Bill to kill up to 90% of Idaho wolves heads to governor

Bill to kill up to 90% of Idaho wolves heads to governor

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Updated April 29 - 6:27 a.m.

The Idaho House on Tuesday approved legislation allowing the state to hire private contractors and expand methods to kill wolves roaming Idaho — a measure that could cut the wolf population by 90%.
Ethics hearing: Idaho lawmaker accused of rape pleads Fifth

Ethics hearing: Idaho lawmaker accused of rape pleads Fifth

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Updated April 28 - 4:34 p.m.

An Idaho lawmaker facing rape allegations from a 19-year-old intern refused to answer questions during a legislative ethics hearing Wednesday about what happened inside his apartment, where she said she was sexually assaulted. He declined to do so after his attorney told him to invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination.
2 men cited over helicopter poaching of wolves in Montana

2 men cited over helicopter poaching of wolves in Montana

The Associated Press  |  Posted April 25 - 3:10 p.m.

Two Montana men have been cited over illegally poaching two wolves from a helicopter in the Big Hole Valley.
Daybell defense attorneys file motion regarding DNA testing

Daybell defense attorneys file motion regarding DNA testing

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 23 - 6:26 p.m.

The attorneys for Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell are requesting an expedited court hearing to discuss DNA testing being performed by law enforcement.
Made-for-TV movie based on Daybell story set to air this summer

Made-for-TV movie based on Daybell story set to air this summer

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted April 15 - 9:00 a.m.

A&E Networks' Lifetime plans to air its dramatization of the Daybell story this summer.
Daybell trial pushed back, no new date set

Daybell trial pushed back, no new date set

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted April 7 - 7:11 p.m.

The trial of Chad and Lori Daybell has been pushed back after their attorneys said Tuesday they are not ready for the scheduled dates in July.
2 killed, 3 hospitalized following Idaho crash involving Utah man

2 killed, 3 hospitalized following Idaho crash involving Utah man

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted April 7 - 10:33 a.m.

Two people were killed and three were rushed to the hospital following a crash Tuesday afternoon in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in US West

Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in US West

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted April 7 - 7:02 a.m.

Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century, according to a sweeping government study released Tuesday.
Idaho Falls family reeling after devastating barn fire kills 200 prized show pigs, 6 lambs

Idaho Falls family reeling after devastating barn fire kills 200 prized show pigs, 6 lambs

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted April 2 - 6:28 a.m.

A family in Idaho Falls is reeling after a devastating barn fire killed more than 200 prized show pigs and six lambs.
Veteran homicide prosecutor will join case against Chad Daybell; decision on Lori Daybell pending

Veteran homicide prosecutor will join case against Chad Daybell; decision on Lori Daybell pending

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted March 24 - 9:57 a.m.

A local judge says an out-of-state veteran homicide attorney can join the prosecution team against Chad Daybell.
Idaho Legislature shuts down due to COVID-19 outbreak

Idaho Legislature shuts down due to COVID-19 outbreak

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted March 21 - 5:07 p.m.

The Idaho Legislature voted Friday to shut down for several weeks due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
Daybell prosecutor requests a veteran homicide, death penalty attorney join the case

Daybell prosecutor requests a veteran homicide, death penalty attorney join the case

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted March 19 - 2:53 p.m.

Madison County Prosecuting Attorney Rob Wood wants to add a veteran homicide prosecutor to his team to assist in the ongoing case against Chad and Lori Daybell.
Crews rescue Idaho couple, dogs from pickup hanging over gorge

Crews rescue Idaho couple, dogs from pickup hanging over gorge

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews  |  Updated March 16 - 10:39 a.m.

A pickup truck dangled off a bridge near Twin Falls, Idaho, Monday evening and resulted in what Idaho State Police Troopers describe as a heroic rescue.
Idaho ends Powerball in state, fearing foreign participation

Idaho ends Powerball in state, fearing foreign participation

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted March 10 - 9:36 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers fearing foreign participation in the Powerball lottery killed legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed the game with huge jackpots to continue in the state after a run of more than 30 years.
Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings

Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings

Paul J. Weber and Tammy Webber, Associated Press  |  Posted March 2 - 7:33 p.m.

Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let their guard down yet.
Idaho woman gives birth in parking lot — then delivers a surprise second baby 20 minutes later

Idaho woman gives birth in parking lot — then delivers a surprise second baby 20 minutes later

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 8:33 p.m.

Katie Clay knew she was expecting a baby but had no idea her child would be delivered in the parking lot of a potato processing plant.
Tammy Daybell's autopsy is complete

Tammy Daybell's autopsy is complete

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 2:24 p.m.

The autopsy for Tammy Daybell is finished and has been turned over to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.
Intermountain expands DNA mapping study to include children in largest effort to date

Intermountain expands DNA mapping study to include children in largest effort to date

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 4:09 p.m.

Intermountain Healthcare's HerediGene children's study, the largest effort to map DNA in kids, could dramatically change the landscape of modern medicine.
Lori Daybell's attorney says she should be given a cellphone so they can communicate

Lori Daybell's attorney says she should be given a cellphone so they can communicate

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:04 a.m.

Lori Vallow Daybell's attorney wants his client to be given a cellphone so they can communicate with each other, and he's asking that jail video cameras be turned off whenever the two meet face to face.
FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February

FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February

Eric Olson, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 3:59 p.m.

One college football season just ended, and another one starts in just over a month.
Environmentalists move toward lawsuit over fuel break plan

Environmentalists move toward lawsuit over fuel break plan

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 13 - 10:41 p.m.

Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles of fuel breaks they contend would violate the Endangered Species Act in a misguided effort to slow the advance of wildfires in six Western states, including Utah.
Study: Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in US West

Study: Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in US West

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 11 - 5:53 p.m.

Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday.
Judge rules prosecutor in Lori Vallow case can continue representing state

Judge rules prosecutor in Lori Vallow case can continue representing state

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 5:50 p.m.

A judge has decided against disqualifying the special prosecutor in the Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell case for the deaths of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, but he said he isn't ruling out the possibility.
No decision made yet in keeping prosecutor on Daybell case

No decision made yet in keeping prosecutor on Daybell case

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jan. 7 - 8:30 a.m.

After a daylong hearing, the status of Special Prosecutor Rob Wood in the Daybell case remains unknown.
Hearing regarding Daybell prosecutor happening Wednesday morning

Hearing regarding Daybell prosecutor happening Wednesday morning

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 8:35 a.m.

A judge will listen to arguments Wednesday morning from the attorneys of Chad and Lori Daybell as they request that special prosecutor Rob Wood be dismissed from the cases of their clients.