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Who’s tracking opioids in the Treasure Valley?

Boise police started tracking opioid-related arrests in November 2016, after a case Officer Terry Weir remembers well.


How 8 Idaho counties might save $2M on radio service for first responders

Eight Idaho counties including Ada and Canyon — as well as the Idaho Military Division — have the potential to save an estimated collective $2 million by changing how they …


Mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile Virus near Parma

West Nile Virus has been confirmed in a mosquito trap located west of Parma, according to a press release from the Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District.


Man, woman die in murder-suicide in Canyon County shooting

Both the man and woman involved in Monday’s shooting that sheriff’s deputies are calling a domestic violence situation died Tuesday, according to a Canyon County Sheriff’s Office release from Chief …


Deputy coroner alleges misconduct at Canyon coroner’s office, including usage of remains as fertilizer

A notice of a tort claim filed against the Canyon County coroner by a current employee alleges ongoing harassment and a “hostile” work environment riddled with violations.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 2:02 p.m.

Fired S. Idaho deputy contends unlawful termination

An ex-deputy in southwestern Idaho authorities say took part in a plan to have inmates attack another inmate has filed notice that he intends to bring a lawsuit contending wrongful …


Looking to the future after becoming a teenage felon

In May 2009, Zachary Neagle killed his 32-year-old father, Jason Neagle, in their Caldwell home. When his defense argued that years of sexual abuse prompted the killing, national and international …


Opiate treatment center opening soon in Nampa

Raise the Bottom, a Boise-based non-residential opiate treatment center, is expanding to Nampa.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

SW Idaho billboards draw attention to unsolved homicide case

Authorities in southwestern Idaho have launched a billboard campaign hoping to find the people who robbed an Idaho convenience store and killed a 25-year-old employee.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Idaho AG to continue criminal investigation into lawmaker

Authorities said Thursday the criminal investigation involving a former state representative has been turned over to the Idaho Attorney General’s office.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

Canyon County considering death penalty agreement

Officials with the Canyon County Public Defender’s office say they are considering a possible agreement with a nearby county to handle their legal defenses in death penalty cases.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Three found dead outside southwestern Idaho home; authorities investigating

Investigators are trying to determine what killed three people whose bodies were found hidden outside a southwestern Idaho home.


Idaho sheriff calls for probe into Canyon County Commission

The Canyon County sheriff is planning to ask the Attorney General’s Office to investigate county commissioners for willful neglect of duty following a string of escapes from a jail tent …


Canyon County jail to close tent facility due to escapes

Canyon County is shutting down a tent facility used by the county jail after a number of escapes and the potential for additional ones


Idaho’s Canyon County goes “Caddyshack” on gopher population

The Canyon County Pest Control District pays a $1-per-tail bounty for gopher tails delivered to the district office in Caldwell, Idaho.


Idaho jail no longer requires federal oversight

Seven years after the American Civil Liberties Union sued over overcrowding and other conditions, the Canyon County Jail is no longer required to have federal oversight.


Shawn Vestal: CEO sees what’s right for workers as best for business

It’s been a week since Dan Price became the newsiest CEO in the land by cutting his own pay and setting his company’s bottom salary at $70,000. The decision made …