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Idaho man indicted for allegedly abducting wife before deadly crash

An Idaho man accused of abducting and stabbing his ex-wife and then causing a fatal crash in eastern Oregon has been indicted by an Oregon grand jury.


Oregon, Idaho residents brace for icy rain after snow

Residents in Idaho and Oregon braced for treacherous roads and the possibility of nuisance flooding Sunday as freezing rain coated parts of the region.


Dairy official says he hasn’t seen human trafficking lawsuit

The manager of an Idaho dairy named in a human trafficking lawsuit declined to comment on the allegations Thursday, saying they hadn’t yet been notified of the legal action.


Boise zoo’s lion, 14, dies after battling lymphoma

The Boise zoo’s 14-year-old male lion has been euthanized after a battle with lymphoma.


Boise police officer paralyzed after shooting

A Boise police officer seriously injured in a shooting in November while searching for a suspect is paralyzed from the waist down.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:18 p.m.

Police: Nearly half of Idaho’s rape kits not sent to lab

A new state audit of the evidence collected in Idaho’s sexual assault investigations shows that law enforcement officials didn’t submit nearly half of the rape kits to be tested.


Man accused of beating debtor, leaving him naked on roadside

A Boise man has been accused of abducting a man who owed him money, beating him and leaving him on the side of the road in freezing temperatures wearing nothing …


Idaho snowplow driver dies after getting pulled into blades

Authorities say a rotary snowplow operator with the Idaho Transportation Department has died after getting pulled into the machine’s blades.


Arrest made following death of 18-year-old Boise woman

Police in Boise say a 61-year-old man has been arrested in New York in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Boise woman whose body was found in late October.


Boise’s Gowen Field under consideration for F-35 base

The Idaho National Guard says its training center in Boise is one of five locations the U.S. Air Force is considering as a base for about 18 fighter jets.


Lion at Zoo Boise diagnosed with cancer

Officials at Zoo Boise say one of the three lions in the African Plains Exhibit is being treated for cancer and the prognosis is unclear.


Idaho lawmakers consider changing asset forfeiture laws

Two state lawmakers are working on a bill to change laws police use to seize property during drug seizure cases.


Idaho single-sex classrooms violated federal law

Officials with the U.S. Department of Education say an Idaho school district violated federal law when it segregated elementary students into single-sex classrooms.


Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for U.S. West

It sounds like a “Big Fish” story: a plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. But scientists …


FAA investigating Boise Airport air traffic control incident

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after air traffic controllers went silent for 20 minutes at the Boise Airport.


More than 1,000 gather to mourn slain police dog in Boise

There were whines, tears and even barks in Boise’s Taco Bell Area where as many as 1,500 people gathered to mourn a police dog that was killed in the line …


Crash victim flung into river, swims to island for rescue

Law enforcement officials say an Idaho man was flung 50 feet into the Snake River and forced to swim to a nearby island after being struck by a vehicle on …


Idaho police officer’s condition improving after shooting

A hospital spokesman says the condition of a Boise officer who was seriously injured in a shooting last week has improved.


Idaho police dog saved with blood donated by 2 other dogs

Two dogs that donated blood are being credited with helping save the life of a police dog that needed emergency surgery after being shot in the line of duty.


Boise police: 1 officer remains in critical condition, 1 out of hospital

One of two Boise police officers who were shot during a search for a fugitive has been released from the hospital, while the other remains in critical condition.


Boise holds off Coeur d’Alene 3-1 in State 5A boys soccer title match

It would have been easy for Coeur d’Alene boys soccer coach Jeff Lake into the we-were-just-happy-to-be-here mode with just two seniors on a vastly young team.


Prosecutors drop charges in juvenile inmate sex abuse case

A former Idaho juvenile corrections nurse accused of having sex with inmates has had all charges against her dropped.


Boise man pleads guilty in friend’s stabbing death

A 26-year-old Boise man charged with the stabbing death of his roommate has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.


Police investigate after woman’s body found in Boise canal

Police are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a Boise-area canal.


Idaho county launches food truck-inspired polling stations for early voting

Idaho election workers say it’s no longer enough to encourage people to get out to the polls. Instead, they say, it’s time to bring the polls to the people.


Boise takes in more Syrian refugees than New York and L.A. combined

Despite resistance by Idaho’s top political leaders, 118 Syrian refugees have moved to the Gem State since last Oct. 1, all of them settling in Boise, according to new data …


Crews working to bolster fire lines on blaze east of Boise

Fire bosses in southwest Idaho called in retardant bombers Wednesday morning as well as additional firefighters in an attempt to strengthen containment lines on a blaze burning in grass and …


Boise police officer cleared after firing shot at suspect

BOISE – A Boise police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing after firing a shot at a suspect that missed.


Fires spark renewed discussion about Idaho fireworks laws

NAMPA, Idaho – After fireworks sparked a wildfire in central Idaho that burned about 4 square miles as well as a separate house fire in Nampa public officials are pushing …


Ban fireworks sales in Idaho, Boise fire chief says

Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan is calling for lawmakers to ban the sale of fireworks in Idaho.