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Moscow man sentenced to life for shooting spree that killed 3

A Moscow man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2015 shooting deaths of three people and the wounding of a fourth.


E-cigarette products must be locked up at Cda childcare facilities

Licensed childcare facilities in Coeur d’Alene must ensure that all tobacco products are secured away from children under new regulations recently adopted by the City Council.


Site of Bear River Massacre in Idaho pinpointed, archaeologist says

An archaeologist says the exact location of the Bear River Massacre in eastern Idaho has been determined.


Two new magistrate judges named in North Idaho

Mayli Walsh, an attorney with the Kootenai County Public Defender’s office, has been named a magistrate judge for the 1st Judicial District. Walsh will fill a vacancy in Kootenai County …


No injuries in Garden City auto shop explosion

Fire officials said an explosion at an automobile repair shop in Garden City has caused significant damage.


Woman who died in BASE jump accident had hole in parachute

A Canadian BASE jumper’s death has been ruled an accident, and investigators say they found a hole in her pilot chute.


We can welcome refugees without fear

I was afraid of my neighbors’ reactions, so I walked the family to the park with trepidation. I didn’t mention the situation to many people at my workplace.


Idaho man sentenced for killing Spokane woman, dumping body near Hauser Lake

A North Idaho man was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison Friday after previously pleading guilty to killing a Spokane woman and dumping her body near Hauser Lake …


Feds will miss cleanup deadline at E. Idaho nuclear facility

Federal officials announced Friday they won’t meet a September deadline to start converting 900,000 gallons of high-level radioactive liquid waste to a solid form at the Idaho National Laboratory in …


Group says wounded Idaho veteran climbs Mount Everest

A group that helps wounded veterans says a 30-year-old Idaho native has become the first combat wounded veteran to climb Mount Everest.


Priest River teacher marks 25 years of astronaut visits

Someone once told teacher Chris Naccarato he’d never get an astronaut to visit his students at Priest River Elementary School. He didn’t get one. He got over 20 astronauts – …


Idaho must pay lawyer’s fees in ‘ag-gag’ case, judge rules

A federal judge has ordered Idaho to pay roughly a quarter million dollars in legal fees to the Animal Legal Defense Fund and other groups who successfully sued the state …


Idaho board OKs master teacher pay bonuses

Experienced teachers in Idaho looking for a bonus will have to show their work just like their students under a new plan recently adopted by the Idaho State Board of …


Boy hunting black bears kills 500-pound grizzly in E. Idaho

Authorities say a 15-year-old boy hunting black bears with his father mistakenly shot and killed a 500-pound male grizzly bear in eastern Idaho.


Two University of Idaho students presumed drowned after crash

Authorities say two University of Idaho students are feared dead after their vehicle went off U.S. Highway 95 and became submerged in the Salmon River.


Vandals just miss shot at national tourney berth

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Man who followed school bus arrested after high-speed chase near Pinehurst

A man was arrested Wednesday after appearing to follow a school bus and then leading Shoshone County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase.


Maryland college administrator to lead North Idaho College

Richard MacLennan, president of Garrett College in Maryland, will be the new president of North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. The NIC Board of Trustees announced Wednesday it had selected …


Man pleads not guilty to pointing crossbow at ex-girlfriend

A Jerome man whose first-degree murder conviction was overturned after more than 30 years is denying allegations he broke into his former girlfriend’s house and pointed a crossbow at her.


Crapo, Labrador coast to wins; most North Idaho lawmakers leading, but Sims trails opponent in early returns

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador cruised easily through the state’s primary election on Tuesday – Crapo didn’t even have an opponent – but North Idaho …


Wolfinger fends off challenge for Kootenai County sheriff

Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger survived a challenge from the hard right of the Republican party in Tuesday’s Idaho primary. Wolfinger prevailed with 63 percent of the vote to defeat …


Runoff set in Idaho Supreme Court race, with Brody in the lead

A rare contested race for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court appears to be headed for a runoff in November, as none of the four hopefuls was polling …


Warrant issued for North Idaho doctor guilty of selling narcotics

A federal warrant has been issued for a North Idaho doctor found guilty Tuesday of selling prescriptions for narcotics, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. Rafael L. Beier, 62, an osteopathic physician …


Area roundup: GU’s Walsh, Idaho’s Sutton stay in hunt

Area roundup: Gonzaga senior Sean Walsh and Idaho sophomore Daniel Sutton remained in the hunt at their respective men’s regional golf tourneys on Tuesday.


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: Killing of gay man in Idaho shows why state must ‘add the words’

While culture warriors have been hysterically policing public restrooms, a truly horrific killing of a gay man in Idaho has flown mostly under the radar. And now, as police look …


Tanner Kovacevich hits 60-foot eagle putt as CCS wins men’s golf title

Tanner Kovacevich made a 60-foot eagle putt on the first playoff hole to give Community Colleges of Spokane its third straight Northwest Athletic Conference men’s golf championship on Monday in …


North Idaho homeless count up 5 percent

The number of homeless people in North Idaho increased 5 percent from 2015, new data shows, with service providers attributing the increase to more participation in this year’s count.


Eye on Boise: Campaign finance dispute crops up in Idaho Supreme Court race

Robyn Brody’s campaign for the Idaho Supreme Court disputes a finding by the Idaho Secretary of Statethat four donations, totaling $27,000, received from four farm-related businesses exceeded the state Sunshine …


College track and field: Eastern Washington athletes win three titles at Big Sky Championships

Seniors Katie Mahoney and Kaytlyn Coleman, and freshman Larry Still picked up wins Friday for Eastern Washington as the Big Conference outdoor track and field championships opened in Greeley, Colorado.