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Twin Falls Police, Sheriff find evidence in Colorado murder case

Twin Falls law enforcement agencies have joined the investigation into a missing Colorado woman thought to have been murdered by her fiancee.


Idaho’s bounty hunters are unregulated, leading to questions

Weapons at school. Livestreaming arrests. These Idaho bounty hunters’ questionable practices (still) aren’t regulated.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

As salmon spawn, eagles return in numbers to Lake Coeur d’Alene

Every year, hundreds of bald eagles stop at the lake between November and February to catch spawning kokanee salmon as the birds migrate south.


Idaho’s dog ownership is the highest in the U.S.

Idaho is one of the most pet-friendly places in the country and tops the charts when it comes to dog ownership, a recent study has found.


Traffic stop leads discovery of 800 pounds of pot

Idaho State Police say a traffic stop in eastern Idaho led to the discovery of 800 pounds of marijuana worth more than $3 million.


Grip on Sports: There is no question success comes in many different looks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have questions. Some of which even have answers. Others, not so much. Read on.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Indictment says two former employees embezzled at least $800,000 from Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood’s former accounting manager, Melissa K. Foeller, and former Chief Financial Officer Christopher A. Wyatt each face five counts of grand theft.


Deal inked involving small nuclear reactors in Idaho

The U.S. Department of Energy, a Utah-based utility and a contractor that operates an eastern Idaho nuclear research facility have reached an agreement involving plans to build a dozen small …


University of Idaho falls below 5 percent target for reserves

The University of Idaho fell way below the Idaho State Board of Education’s target reserve range for fiscal year 2018 after it experienced a $21 million loss.


Grip on Sports: Though Christmas is just on the other side of the weekend, there is still plenty of sports action to enjoy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend is almost on tap. The final weekend before Christmas. Will everyone be busy? If I were a betting man, I would take the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Hayden man cleared of hate crime, found guilty of battery in altercation with Spokane church group last summer

Richard A. Sovenski Jr. faces a potential sentence of up to six months in county jail for the attack, which was caught on video. However, jurors did not believe his …


Boise priest who lived in ‘world of Satanism and pornography’ sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole

The Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, a longtime priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise who pleaded guilty to five felony crimes, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to college football recruiting, there are no saints

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there is one personality trait that angers us, it’s hypocrisy. Doing one thing. Saying the opposite. Covering oneself in a cloak of righteousness while …


Lewiston airport board faces FBI investigation

The FBI is investigating the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority Board for its handling of sensitive security information in the chaos immediately after the board fired Manager Stephanie Morgan …


Officials: State needs to invest in mental health facilities

A recent death of a jail inmate shows why the state needs to invest more in mental health care and add beds in secure mental health facilities, Idaho officials said.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Sheriff’s office identifies man found dead near Hayden Walmart

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man who was found dead Monday morning in a wooded area near the Walmart in Hayden.


Idaho, U.S. sign logging and forest restoration agreement

State and federal officials signed an agreement Tuesday that will help protect Idaho’s national forest lands, which they said are at risk of insect infestations and destructive wildfires.


Former autism therapist jailed for embezzlement

A former Idaho autism therapist accused of embezzling from her clients has been sentenced.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Body found in wooded area near Hayden Walmart

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies discovered a body Monday morning in a wooded area near the Walmart in Hayden.


Mass stabbing suspect flew under the radar in Memphis. Then, he came to Boise.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Several Boiseans interacted with Timmy Earl Kinner Jr. in the weeks before he was accused of going on a murderous rampage at a 3-year-old’s birthday party. As …


3-year-old girl killed after being hit by truck in Boise

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a pickup truck in Boise. The Ada County Sheriff’s office says the truck had just pulled out of …


Grip on Sports: Eastern’s latest trip to the FCS title game had to deal with a couple of detours

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The road to Frisco, Texas, wasn’t a smooth one for the Eastern Eagles this season. And it wasn’t as direct as they might have liked. …


Grad student’s research ruins potatoes to find fungus fix

Andrew Hollingshead estimates he’s ruined 10 to 12 tons of potatoes.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

Reviving the Bunker Hill: Company betting on historic mine runs into financial troubles

The Trump administration announced a deal in March that would allow the long-closed Bunker Hill Mine to reopen. But the Canadian company trying to restart mining operations has financial troubles, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power …


Idaho Fish and Game names new director

A 35-year veteran of Idaho Fish and Game has been named its new director.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Idaho Rep. Nilsson Troy looks to legalize hemp under new farm bill guidelines

Fifth District Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy will introduce legislation early next year that would legalize hemp in Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Bonner County election officials discover 396 uncounted ballots from November election

Bonner County elections officials noticed something was wrong on Wednesday when they tried to balance the number of registered voters against the number of ballots counted.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

Idaho extends prison health contract for 2 years

Idaho’s state Board of Correction voted to extend its $46 million-plus-a-year contract with Corizon Health for inmate health care for another two years.