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'It's a mess!' Massive amounts of Mormon crickets invade parts of eastern Idaho

'It's a mess!' Massive amounts of Mormon crickets invade parts of eastern Idaho

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 21 - 1:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Parts of eastern Idaho are experiencing a sudden surge in Mormon crickets this week. Photos sent to EastIdahoNews.com show the insects by the thousands on buildings, cars, roads, houses, signs and other places.
Investigators on the Daybell case speak out after the end of Chad Daybell's jury trial

Investigators on the Daybell case speak out after the end of Chad Daybell's jury trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com, Nate Eaton, East Idaho News  |  Posted June 19 - 10:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The chief prosecutor, chief investigator and special FBI agent assigned to the Chad and Lori Daybell case spoke to East Idaho News about their experiences in interviews over the last weeks since Chad Daybell's trial ended.
Judge permanently seals nearly 100 exhibits from Chad Daybell trial

Judge permanently seals nearly 100 exhibits from Chad Daybell trial

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 18 - 8:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

Judge Steven Boyce has issued an order permanently sealing nearly 100 exhibits displayed in Chad Daybell's murder trial.
Teton Pass update: Crews moving 'mountains' of dirt to construct detour through landslide region

Teton Pass update: Crews moving 'mountains' of dirt to construct detour through landslide region

David Pace, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 17 - 8:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Crews are making significant progress on an ambitious plan to reconnect two lanes of Wyoming State Highway 22 following the massive Teton Pass landslide on June 8.
Idaho freedom celebration billed as largest fireworks show west of Mississippi River

Idaho freedom celebration billed as largest fireworks show west of Mississippi River

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 16 - 8:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

The largest fireworks show west of the Mississippi River is returning this year for the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration and organizers says it will "be bigger and better than any other fireworks show in the American West.
'He's an evil man.' Mom does not plan to speak at sentencing of man who killed Dylan Rounds

'He's an evil man.' Mom does not plan to speak at sentencing of man who killed Dylan Rounds

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 12 - 12:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Candice Cooley does not plan to speak at the sentencing hearing of the man who killed her son.
Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 6:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

The reported birth of a rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone National Park fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times.
2 rescued after boat explodes, catches fire, then sinks

2 rescued after boat explodes, catches fire, then sinks

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 11 - 6:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two people in Idaho were rescued after a boat they were on exploded and then caught fire.
Idaho family plans to sue after loved one was buried in wrong grave

Idaho family plans to sue after loved one was buried in wrong grave

Keith Burrell, CNN  |  Posted June 10 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The family of an Idaho woman discovered she had been buried in the incorrect spot when they arrived at the cemetery for the funeral.
How to access Grand Teton National Park, Jackson after highway 'catastrophically failed'

How to access Grand Teton National Park, Jackson after highway 'catastrophically failed'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 2:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Grand Teton National Park officials are advising those planning to visit from the west to use an alternate route following last week's massive landslide along Teton Pass.
Trial scheduled for man accused of killing, mutilating new BYU-Idaho graduate

Trial scheduled for man accused of killing, mutilating new BYU-Idaho graduate

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 8 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

A trial has been scheduled to begin this month for a Georgia man accused of killing a recent Brigham Young University-Idaho graduate nearly two years ago.
2 Idaho men arrested, accused of receiving meth through courier service

2 Idaho men arrested, accused of receiving meth through courier service

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 6 - 5:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two men face felony charges in Idaho accusing them of trafficking methamphetamine through a courier service.
A stinky situation: Solid waste spills out of truck in Idaho, closes area for cleanup

A stinky situation: Solid waste spills out of truck in Idaho, closes area for cleanup

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.vom  |  Posted June 5 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Part of a street in Ammon, Idaho, has been closed off due to a solid waste spill that stretches at least a mile.
Chad Daybell files notice of appeal, asks Idaho Supreme Court to review verdict and sentence

Chad Daybell files notice of appeal, asks Idaho Supreme Court to review verdict and sentence

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 5 - 2:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's attorney has filed an appeal and is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to examine his case, verdict and death sentence.
Chad Daybell jurors speak about 'heart-wrenching' 2-month murder trial

Chad Daybell jurors speak about 'heart-wrenching' 2-month murder trial

Collin Leonard, KSL.com and Nate Eaton, East Idaho News  |  Posted June 5 - 11:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

Seven of the 18 former jurors in the Chad Daybell triple-murder trial spoke about their experience sitting face-to-face with a man whom they would sentence to death.
Chad Daybell now in custody at maximum security prison in Ada County, Idaho

Chad Daybell now in custody at maximum security prison in Ada County, Idaho

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 4 - 12:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell is now in custody at the maximum security prison in Kuna, Idaho.
83-year-old woman gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park

83-year-old woman gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 12:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

An 83-year-old woman was seriously injured at Yellowstone National Park over the weekend after park rangers say she was gored by a bison that was "defending its space."
Chad Daybell sentenced to death for the murders of Tammy Daybell, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

Chad Daybell sentenced to death for the murders of Tammy Daybell, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

Collin Leonard and Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated June 1 - 2:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

The same 12 jurors who found Chad Daybell guilty of triple murder on Thursday determined that his crimes do merit the death penalty.
Jurors to continue deliberating death penalty for Chad Daybell on Saturday

Jurors to continue deliberating death penalty for Chad Daybell on Saturday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 31 - 8:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Family of JJ Vallow, Tylee Ryan and Tammy Daybell shared how they have been impacted by the murders during the penalty phase of Chad Daybell's trial Friday.
Chad Daybell guilty of triple murder

Chad Daybell guilty of triple murder

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 30 - 9:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

After seven hours of deliberation, a Boise jury found Chad Daybell guilty Thursday of all charges, including three counts of first-degree murder.
The many pretrial hearings in Idaho quadruple murder case against Bryan Kohberger

The many pretrial hearings in Idaho quadruple murder case against Bryan Kohberger

Eric Levenson, CNN  |  Updated May 30 - 5:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

After yet another pretrial hearing in Bryan Kohberger's quadruple murder trial in early May, the family of one of the victims openly criticized the slow pace of the proceedings.
Alpacas in Idaho positive for bird flu

Alpacas in Idaho positive for bird flu

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 29 - 9:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Bird flu has for the first time been found in alpacas, according to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, which confirmed detection on a farm in Idaho where poultry had previously been culled because of the infection.
Jury deliberating whether Daybell orchestrated killings or was set up by new wife and her brother

Jury deliberating whether Daybell orchestrated killings or was set up by new wife and her brother

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 29 - 6:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors in the Chad Daybell triple murder trial began deliberating the case late Wednesday afternoon. Prosecutors say he orchestrated three deaths, but the defense says he was set up.
Church to break ground on second Rexburg, Idaho, temple this weekend

Church to break ground on second Rexburg, Idaho, temple this weekend

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 29 - 8:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is breaking ground on its second temple in Rexburg Saturday.
Testimony wraps up in Chad Daybell murder trial; closing arguments Wednesday

Testimony wraps up in Chad Daybell murder trial; closing arguments Wednesday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 28 - 12:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors were excused after only a few hours of rebuttal witnesses Tuesday, and closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday in the murder trial for Chad Daybell.
'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.