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Wednesday, December 19, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  Idaho

Mass stabbing suspect flew under the radar in Memphis. Then, he came to Boise.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Several Boiseans interacted with Timmy Earl Kinner Jr. in the weeks before he was accused of going on a murderous rampage at a 3-year-old’s birthday party. As he sought meals at local shelters and worked to get school transcripts, his behavior seemed normal, they told the Statesman. And they were unaware of the 30-year-old homeless man’s erratic, violent criminal history in Memphis, Tennessee – or what that might portend.

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3-year-old girl killed after being hit by truck in Boise

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a pickup truck in Boise. The Ada County Sheriff’s office says the truck had just pulled out of a driveway and was moving slowly down the street at around 5:15 p.m. Saturday when the girl started running alongside it. The driver didn’t see the girl and the truck hit her.
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Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants.
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Idaho’s November tax revenue collections fall short

Halfway through the fiscal year Idaho revenue collections continue to come in below forecast, state officials say. Barring a big increase December’s tax collection, the state could come have nearly $63 million less than expected as the 2019 legislative session begins.
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Police call this mental health crisis program ‘a godsend.’ Could it work in Idaho?

The hotline Targeted Adult Service Coordination program doesn’t exist in Idaho, where police officers and sheriff’s deputies may be the first and only people to respond to mental health emergencies in rural areas. That costs those departments time and requires extra training for their employees. And, the number of people fatally shot by Idaho law enforcement has spiked this year; many of the confrontations appeared to involve mental illness.