Stories tagged: Benewah County
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Lake Coeur d’Alene may reach highest level since 1997; St. Maries levee gets emergency help from the Army Corps of Engineers
St. Maries levee gets emergency help from Army Corps of Engineers as water levels rise in St. Joe River and Lake Coeur d’Alene
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
All but 1 Idaho county asks for public defender grants
All but one county in Idaho has applied for additional state money to help pay public defenders.
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016
100 years ago in Benewah County: Relatives suspect foul play in man’s disappearance
From our archives, 100 years ago Authorities in Benewah County were investigating the mysterious disappearance of Oscar Olson, a young man who lived alone on farm on the St. Maries …
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
N. Idaho counties to get federal disaster aid
Local governments in North Idaho will get federal aid to help with damage from last month’s windstorm.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 7:04 p.m.
Huckleberries: Chairwoman ready to bare shoulders, teeth if necessary
Chairwoman Christa Hazel of the Coeur d’Alene School Board bared her shoulders for proms and homecoming dances back in her Glory Days at Coeur d’Alene High and sees no reason …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
Oil spill closes St. Joe River; origin sought
An oil sheen on 1 1/2 miles of the St. Joe River is restricting boating traffic on the river and at the Aqua Park beach and boat launch in St. …
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
Attempted murder suspect thought to be in Spokane
The U.S. Marshal’s Office says Britton Michael Hanson, 31, is likely in the Spokane area. Those who think they see the attempted murder suspect are asked to call 911.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
PLUMMER, Idaho – Gary Leva joked that employee productivity would drop with the opening of the new Benewah Medical Center. With its rooftop gardens, open atrium and sweeping mountain views, …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2012
Inmates take easy way out
ST. MARIES – A sign behind the front desk of the Benewah County Sheriff’s Office wryly cautions visitors: “No whining, crying, outright blubbering or the likes thereof … whatsoever! This …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 10:52 a.m.
Benewah jail escapees arrested near Worley
After escaping just after midnight, two Benewah County jail inmates were arrested following a multi-departmental search near Worley, Idaho.
Sat., April 28, 2012
Five rivers at flood stage in region
Emergency management officials in North Idaho on Friday said the rush of water from mountain rain and snowmelt was stopping short of serious flooding. Levees and sandbags were holding at …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2011, 4:33 p.m.
St. Maries woman, 18, shot to death on Christmas
An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed on Christmas Day in Benewah County, Idaho, officials confirm.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2011
Unemployment in Idaho drops
Idaho’s jobless rate went down two-tenths of a point to 9 percent in September, the first time it’s been below the national rate since last November, the Idaho Department of …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2011, 3:11 p.m.
Tribe, county battle over hunting rights
The Benewah County prosecutor was incorrect to say the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in North Idaho does not have the right to hunt or fish on reservation land owned by non-tribal …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2011
Federal officials giving tribal police more authority
BOISE – Law enforcement is being hampered in Indian Country by what federal authorities describe as jurisdictional gaps. So they’re working with three Idaho tribes, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, …
Wed., May 4, 2011
Benewah coalition promotes tolerance
A fledgling human rights organization in Benewah County has formed with a goal of promoting better relations between members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and nontribal residents. “If you live …
Thu., April 28, 2011
Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s casino expansion honors land, tradition
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has spent about $75 million on a major upgrade of its resort and casino in Worley, Idaho. Most of the investment went into a 15,000-square-foot spa …
Sat., April 23, 2011
Romantic tie figures in murder case
Jealousy may have led to the fatal stabbing of a Spokane man in Plummer, Idaho, on Sunday, a friend said. Victim Antowyn D. “Tony” Swiney, 37, was with his girlfriend …
Sun., April 17, 2011, 8:25 p.m.
Deputies arrest four in connection with North Idaho homicide
Sheriff’s deputies seize and hold four on suspicion of North Idaho murder
Thu., Feb. 17, 2011, 12:54 p.m.
Idaho House kills tribal policing bill by one vote
The Idaho House has rejected the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s policing bill by one vote, after a tense debate that stretched for two hours.
Thu., Feb. 10, 2011
Idaho panel endorses tribal policing proposal
BOISE – After a six-hour hearing that stretched long into the evening, an Idaho House committee on Wednesday endorsed the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s legislation to let its police officers enforce …
Mon., June 28, 2010
Woman trapped overnight in car
A 72-year-old woman is recuperating at Kootenai Medical Center after spending the night trapped in an overturned car along a North Idaho highway.
Wed., June 23, 2010
Survivor of crash pleads not guilty
A North Idaho man is in federal custody on a manslaughter charge for a crash last summer. Joseph Michael Matt Jr., a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, was charged …
Thu., April 22, 2010
Policing dispute flares in North Idaho
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe on Wednesday accused Benewah County of reneging on an agreement, backed by state lawmakers, to cross-deputize tribal police officers. Tribal officials said they received this week …
Thu., March 25, 2010
Rural Idaho counties see population decline
The number of people moving out of rural Idaho increased between mid-2008 and mid-2009 as the recession reached into every corner of the state.
Thu., March 18, 2010
Benewah, tribe solve policing stalemate
BOISE – Benewah County and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe have reached a deal on policing on the reservation, just in time to head off state legislation that was up for …
Thu., March 11, 2010, 7:13 p.m.
Lawmakers want county, tribe to negotiate
Idaho lawmakers are stepping up the pressure on Benewah County and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to reach a cross-deputization agreement, after a four-hour hearing Thursday that left some appalled. “I …
Thu., March 4, 2010
Counties oppose tribal policing bill
County commissioners throughout Idaho’s Panhandle unanimously agreed Monday to oppose legislation that would give Idaho’s tribal police officers the right to arrest nontribal members and deliver them to state courts …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2010
Benewah Co. sheriff’s office, tribe tangled in policing rift
The call came in Tuesday at 12:36 p.m. Some men had been yelling and screaming for about an hour across from the Tensed post office. Four Coeur d’Alene Tribe police …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2010
Policing bill gets panel’s support
BOISE – Controversial legislation proposed by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe on state-tribal law enforcement won a unanimous vote in committee Tuesday, clearing a key first hurdle. The Idaho House Judiciary …