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  • Idaho State Police end investigation into fatal shooting of Adams County rancher

    Idaho State Police investigators have handed the results of a four-month investigation into the shooting death of 62-year-old Jack Yantis to state prosecutors.


  • Father, daughters killed in crash

    A Spokane man who took his two young daughters along while he made an early-morning newspaper delivery to Sandpoint died with them Saturday in a car crash on U.S. Highway …


  • Downed power pole closes Highway 95 north of Athol for several hours

    A dump truck hit a power pole on Highway 95 just north of Athol around 2:30 p.m. today and the highway will be closed for repairs for several hours, according …


  • Eye on Boise: Highway projects’ payoff called ‘dramatic’

    BOISE – From 2007 to 2012, traffic crashes in Idaho dropped by 18 percent, according to research by Scott Stokes, deputy director of the Idaho Transportation Department, while fatalities and …


  • Man found dead on Highway 95 in Coeur d’Alene

    A dead man was found on the side of the highway in Coeur d’Alene late Sunday night.


  • Board begins crafting heavy truck rules

    BOISE – Controversial legislation to let extra-heavy, extra-long trucks on Idaho roads is now law, but it’s unlikely new routes will be designated for the heavier trucks in North Idaho …


  • Extra-heavy rigs to lumber on Idaho highways

    BOISE – Extra-heavy trucks could roll on North Idaho highways under controversial legislation that passed the Idaho House on Friday and headed to the governor’s desk. The extra-heavy trucks – …


  • Panel passes heavy-load bill

    BOISE – Legislation to open nonfreeway routes in Idaho to extra-heavy trucks passed a state House committee over the objections of the two North Idaho lawmakers. The bill now moves …


  • Sandpoint byway wins award

    SANDPOINT – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho has selected the U.S. Highway 95 realignment project in North Idaho as the winner of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards …


  • Sand Creek Byway has restored ‘small town’ feeling

    It’s shoulder season in Sandpoint. The summer crowds have dispersed and skiers have a couple of months to wait until the slopes open. But there is a bustle in town …


  • Massive concrete girders take shape at Spokane business

    Some of the largest pre-stressed concrete girders in the U.S. have been coming out of a manufacturing yard in Spokane in recent weeks. The 186-foot-long girders are being used for …


  • North Idaho police warn bypass trespassers

    The Sand Creek Byway’s anticipated opening date isn’t until June 29, but some impatient drivers and pedestrians are slipping behind barriers and orange construction cones to try out U.S. Highway …


  • Widening, interchanges will ease access problems

    Visitors to Silverwood Theme Park often find the last thrill ride of the day is pulling out of the parking lot back onto Highway 95. For drivers leaving the park …


  • Getting There: Highway 95 upgrade slated for major work

    A long-term effort to widen and improve U.S. Highway 95 north of Coeur d’Alene will take a major step forward this year. Two important segments will undergo construction in the …


  • Second megaload’s future uncertain

    The smaller, first shipment by Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil crossed the Idaho/Montana border Monday night but — with a day left before the oil company’s permits with the Idaho Transportation Department expire …


  • ExxonMobil equipment goes through Moscow

    MOSCOW – The first of two oversized loads of ExxonMobil refinery equipment set to leave the Port of Lewiston over a five-day span has started moving in North Idaho. The …


  • Oil equipment makes its way north on Hwy. 95

    MOSCOW, Idaho — Some protesters were surprised when they showed up to the Pie Hole to find out Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil’s first oversized shipment of refinery equipment had already rolled through …


  • ITD fines increase for water violations

    BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay more than $1 million in fines for Clean Water Act violations related to construction on Highway 95 south of Coeur …


  • ITD agrees to more than $1M in EPA fines

    The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay more than $1 million in fines for Clean Water Act violations related to construction on Highway 95 south of Coeur d’Alene, including …


  • Megaloads security beefed up

    LEWISTON – ExxonMobil has hired off-duty police in Lewiston to provide extra security for its refinery equipment during an environmental conference taking place near the Idaho-Montana border. Company spokesman Pius …


  • Half-sized megaloads may travel Interstate 90

    Some of the controversial, oversized loads of oil refinery equipment headed to Canada may be moved through Kootenai and Shoshone counties in the near future. The Idaho Transportation Department began …


  • Two injured in crash at Cougar Gulch

    Two people were injured today when their vehicles collided on Highway 95 at Cougar Gulch. The Idaho State Patrol said John M. Shepard, 57, was northbound on the highway in …


  • Driver injured in crash with snowplow

    A Hayden woman was injured after colliding with a snowplow on U.S. Highway 95 on Sunday.


  • Driver dies when semi crashes on U.S. 95

    A 56-year-old Hayden man died Monday when his semi-tractor and tanker trailer crashed on U.S. Highway 95.


  • Driver killed in slide-off crash on Highway 95

    A Bonners Ferry woman is dead and a young boy seriously injured after being thrown from their SUV as it crashed down an embankment Thursday morning. The accident occurred about …


  • Icy roads a factor in rollover crash

    Icy roads contributed to a rollover auto accident Thursday in North Idaho that sent five people to a Sandpoint hospital, authorities said.


  • Driver cited in crash on U.S. 95 near CdA

    A three-car accident Friday on Highway 95 south of Coeur d’Alene closed the road for a couple of hours and sent one woman to a hospital.


  • Woman dies after crash at intersection

    A Coeur d’Alene woman died Saturday morning at Kootenai Medical Center after the car she was riding in hit a semitruck that ran a red light.


  • Crews repaving highway at night

    Nighttime drivers going through Sandpoint will encounter street paving tonight through Thursday night. The Idaho Transportation Department and contract crews are installing asphalt patches on the U.S. Highway 95 route …


  • Fireworks stand burns in Worley

    Worley residents got a free impromptu fireworks display Friday night after a child ignited a firework that caused a fireworks stand to go up in flames.

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