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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Then you saw them, now you don’t: Development foes lament loss of landmarks, open space

A group called Vanishing Boise has attempted to quantify what has been lost here in recent years, as new residents pour in, construction cranes soar over the skyline, and roads …


500-year-old skeletons sought by 3 Native American tribes

Somewhere in Boise, the 500-year-old skeletons of two Native Americans found last year when a badger apparently unearthed them from their resting place in Idaho’s high desert sagebrush steppe are …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Prosecutors: Drugs, child porn found in Boise priest’s home

Hundreds of child pornography images as well as marijuana, LSD and ecstasy were discovered in the home of a retired priest from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise, prosecutors said.


Retired Boise Catholic priest facing child sex charges

A retired priest from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Boise has been arrested and is facing charges involving sexual exploitation of a child.


Driver accused of swerving to kill newlyweds is charged

A driver accused of intentionally striking and killing young newlyweds holding hands on an Idaho sidewalk has been charged with murder.


Idaho soccer coach fights back after receiving racist letter

A Boise youth soccer coach is fighting back after receiving a threatening anonymous letter with racial slurs directed at his players.


Students evacuated due to bathroom fire during exam week

Officials at a Boise junior high school say a fire that caused an evacuation during exam week is of suspicious origin.


Lewiston lawmaker wants to keep drivers on the road

A Lewiston lawmaker plans to introduce legislation this session that could help people all across Idaho keep their driver’s licenses, even when they can’t afford to pay the fine for …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Ex-wife says Idaho lawmaker molested 2 girls

The ex-wife of a former Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative …


Officials ID man who died after officer-involved shooting

Authorities in southwestern Idaho have identified a 27-year-old man who died after an officer-involved shooting.


Star stolen from big Idaho Christmas tree found, with $100 bill

BOISE – The star atop a giant Christmas tree in Boise that was stolen before dawn on New Year’s Day by someone who scaled the tree has been found, officials …


Giant Idaho Christmas star snatched from top of Boise’s tree

Police are investigating after a giant star at the top of Boise’s official Christmas tree vanished on New Year’s Day.


Boise Police: Officer wounds man who didn’t obey commands

A Boise police officer shot and wounded a male suspect who didn’t follow officers’ commands and continued to approach them, Boise Police said Monday.


Kayakers find body near Diversion Dam in Boise

Kayakers discovered a body along the Greenbelt near the Diversion Dam off Highway 21 in Boise, Idaho.


Idaho GOP to consider changes at winter meeting

Idaho Republican leaders will soon meet in Boise to vote on possible rule changes and discuss which resolutions the state party will urge GOP lawmakers to support.


Zoo Boise’s 6-month-old red panda cub dies from infection

Zoo Boise officials say a red panda cub has died.


Livestock owners concerned about wolves in Boise foothills

Federal officials say there have been no reports of livestock kills associated with a seven-member wolf pack that roamed in the Boise foothills last spring.


Police: Boise car thief arrested after running out of gas

State police say a Boise car thief was arrested after the pickup truck he stole ran out of gas and a trooper stopped to help.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

Police: Man upset with court tries to crash into courthouse

Authorities say a man upset with the court system tried to crash a car into the courthouse in downtown Boise.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Boise monument marking “beginning of civilization” removed

A monument to the Army officer who selected the site for Fort Boise in 1863 stood for 84 years near his campsite on the Boise River. The Boise Metro Rotary …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 12:35 p.m.

Porsche driver who plowed into Idaho crowd faces misdemeanor

The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show has been charged with one misdemeanor count of reckless driving.


Police: Suspect in Boise Airport luggage thefts in custody

A 55-year-old Meridian man police say stole luggage at the Boise Airport is facing two counts of felony grand theft.


Idaho man who hid daughters in Nevada mountains sentenced

A Boise father who authorities say endangered his two young daughters when he hid them in the Nevada mountains in May was sentenced to 20 years in prison.


Idaho Statesman publisher to step down

The Idaho Statesman’s president and publisher says she’s stepping down to work for Idaho Power.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Idaho man dead, another injured after small plane crashes

A Boise man died and another sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed in southwest Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Former bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise dies at 78

The Most Rev. Michael Patrick Driscoll, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise from 1999 to 2014, died Tuesday in Boise at age 78.


Boise State declines to play ball at proposed downtown park

Boise State University officials say they’ll build their own baseball stadium on or near campus rather than play in a proposed stadium that a company wants to build near downtown.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Police: Idaho woman intentionally drove off cliff with 3 kids

An Idaho woman who drove her sport utility vehicle off a cliff and into a reservoir in a crash last year that killed her and her three young children did …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

Giant sequoia doing well 4 months after Idaho uprooting

A 10-story-tall tree moved two city blocks on giant rollers last summer has new growth and appears happy in its new location, a tree expert said Wednesday.